Wayne - NJPTC Certified Police Officer

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Department Wayne Police Department
Job TitleNJPTC Certified Police Officer
Salary$44,500 to $52,100
Deadline Jun 1, 2022 11:59 PM Eastern
Registration Fee$210.00
Location Wayne, NJ
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Wayne Township Police Department




Here is an overview of who we are and who we serve:

  • We have 116 sworn officers
  • In 2020, we handled over 75,000 calls for service
  • We serve a diverse community of over 54,000 residents
  • Our jurisdiction is 27-square miles, with several major highways and shopping malls


Some of the essential duties of a Wayne Township Police Officer include the following:

  • Patrol an assigned area
  • Respond to, take charge of, maintain order by directly controlling the scene in any emergency situation
  • Prepare and submit precise reports on investigations, arrests, motor vehicle crashes, and other police matters
  • Protect life, property, and the rights of citizens by enforcing State laws and County and Municipal ordinances


To be appointed as a Wayne Township Police Officer, applicants must meet the following minimum standards, which must be met on or before the established date of the test.

Only those individuals currently possessing a valid New Jersey Police Training Commission Certification and who have completed the Basic Course for Police Officers (“BCPO”), or who have completed the Police Training Commission (“PTC”) Basic Course for Police Officers (Alternate Route Program) and are eligible for PTC Certification upon date of hire.

In addition:

He/she shall be a citizen of the United States.

  1. He/she shall possess formal education or training as evidenced by a senior high school graduation certificate or an equivalency certificate.
  2. He/she shall possess a bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university recognized by the New Jersey Department of Education.
  3. He/she must not have been convicted of any crime of the first, second, third or fourth degree, as designated by the Criminal Code of New Jersey, or a crime or felony offense in any other jurisdiction that involved moral turpitude or, at the time of application, is undergoing or awaiting court action of any kind in regard to such a crime or felony offense.


Resident of New Jersey with a valid New Jersey Driver’s License

  • Applicant must be at least 21 years of age and not more than 35 years of age at the time of appointment. 
  • Fluent in English
  • Healthy both physically and mentally
  • Of good moral character, with no convictions for a criminal offenses involving moral turpitud


  1. Oral Examination (min score of 80% to move onto Physical Agility portion)
  2. Physical Qualification Test/ Swim Requirement (Pass/Fail) The top 50 candidates who have successfully passed the oral phase will progress to the Physical Agility Phase
  3. Complete Background Investigation (Pass/Fail)
  4. Medical Examination (Pass/Fail)
  5. Psychological Examination (Pass/Fail)
  6. Drug Testing Through Urinalysis (Pass/Fail)



In accordance with the Stipulation of Settlement entered into with the NAACP, preference in recruitment and hiring of police officers shall be given to residents of Passaic, Essex, Bergen, Morris and Sussex Counties (combined) over nonresidents of those counties.


Oral Examination Location: TBA

Oral Examination Date and Time:  June 7th-8th, 2022. Time is TBA

Must present a government issued photo identification showing current address. No one will be admitted without proper identification.

No electronic devices will be permitted into the examination area. 

The Oral Examination will be administered by the New Jersey State Chiefs of Police.

  • There will be no make-up dates for the Oral Examination nor changing of appointments
  • Applicants will receive notification of their Oral Examination scores via email


The top 50 candidates who  successfully pass the  Oral Examination Phase with a score of 80 or higher will progress to the Physical Agility/ Swim Test Phase.  

Physical Qualification Test/ Swim Requirement will be administered on a date to be determined

The top 50 candidates will be notified by email if they qualify for this phase of the testing process.

All other candidates who have successfully completed the oral examination phase but are not in the top 50 will be maintained on the appropriate list and may be called at a future time to be tested in the Physical Qualification Test/ Swim Requirement.

The Physical Agility/Swim Test is based on the New Jersey Police Training Commission Physical Requirements.

The Physical Qualification Test (PQT) Battery will consist of the following timed tests: Push Ups, Sit Ups, and 1.5 Mile Run, 300 Meter Run and Vertical Jump. Applicants unable to pass the PQT will be disqualified from the selection process.  This section of the test is pass/fail; no points will be given.

The Swim Test will consist of the following tests: Swim 50 yards any stroke without touching the bottom of the pool. Tread water for five (5) continuous minutes.

How to APPLY

Application Fee is $175.00

Applicants may apply at the following website:  www.policeapp.com



Please direct questions regarding this position to policetest@waynetownship.com


Additional information can be found at www.waynetownship.com/clerk-code.html

The Wayne Police Department and the Township of Wayne reserve the right to adjust, modify, cancel or change any part of this timeline or process to meet the administrative needs of the Township or Police Department.

The Wayne Police Department will provide reasonable accommodations in testing for persons with Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)-related disabilities. If you wish to request an accommodation please do so in writing at least seven (7) days prior to the  test date of June 8, 2021.  Application for accommodations can be forwarded to hopped@waynetownship.com

The Township of Wayne is an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer. The Township of Wayne and the Wayne Police Department will not discriminate against any applicant for employment because of age, race, creed, color, national origin, ancestry, marital status, affectional or sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, nationality or sex.



Please direct questions regarding this position to policetest@waynetownship.com

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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