Essex County Academy - Alternate Route Basic Course for Police Officer - Coming Soon!

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Department Essex County Police Academy
TypeEntry Level
Job TitleAlternate Route Basic Course for Police Officer - Coming Soon!
Location Cedar Grove, NJ

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Essex County Police Academy, NJ

ESSEX COUNTY POLICE ACADEMY

ALTERNATE ROUTE BASIC COURSE FOR POLICE OFFICERS

Applications for our Alternate Route Basic Course for Police Officers are not currently open at this time, however, please enter your name and email address below if you would like to be notified as soon as applications open up! 

What Is The Alternate Route Basic Course For Police Officers? 

This program was designed to give individuals interested in becoming police officers, the opportunity to attend a police training academy at their own expense, prior to being hired by a police department. 

Although successful completion of the program does not assure a participant a position in law enforcement, graduates will have received training from a certified police academy, and are able to pursue employment as a certified police officer. 

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS

Candidates applying for the Alternate Route Program MUST meet the following requirements:         

  • AGE: 18-35
  • Is a citizen of the United States
  • Is sound in body and of good health sufficient to satisfy the board of trustees of the Police and Firemen’s Retirement system of New Jersey as to his/her eligibility for membership in the retirement system.
  • Is able to read, write and speak the English language well and intelligently.
  • Is of good moral character, and has not been convicted of any criminal offense involving moral turpitude. 
  • Must have minimum of 60 college credits or two (2) years active military service or a combination of the two. (Must provide proof of military service – DD214).

SELECTION CRITERIA

The selection process consists of:

  1. Written Examination (60% of final score)
  2. Physical Agility Test (Pass/Fail)  Testing standards:  24 push-ups in 1 minute; 28 sit-ups in 1 minute; 1.5 mile run in 15:55 or less; 300 meter run in 70.1 seconds or less; 15-inch or more vertical jump.
  3. Comprehensive Background Investigation (Pass/Fail)
  4. Oral Interviews (40% of final score)
  5. Medical Examination (Pass/Fail)
  6. Psychological Examination (Pass/Fail)
  7. Drug Testing Through Urinalysis (Pass/Fail)


Jobs close at 11:59 PM (Eastern) on the deadline date specified, or when the position capacity has been met, or unless otherwise specified in the announcement. If the deadline date is not specified in the announcement, the agency has sole discretion on setting the deadline and jobs may close without notice. It is the applicant's responsibility to thoroughly read and understand the deadline requirements and capacity limits as outlined by the agency.


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