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Interested in joining the Ewing Police? The Ewing Township Police Department participates in the State of New Jersey Department of Personnel standardized testing process for hiring and promotional advancement.

The Ewing Police Department is a NEW JERSEY CIVIL SERVICE COMMISSION – LAW ENFORCEMENT  jurisdiction, therefore, all phases of the recruitment, selection, and hiring process for entry level law enforcement positions conform to the rules and regulations established by the New Jersey Civil Service Commission and municipal ordinance.  

Entry level examinations are conducted exclusively by the New Jersey Department of Personnel once every two years.

The entrance examination for police officers is administered by the NJ Civil Service Commission. Check the NEW JERSEY CIVIL SERVICE COMMISSION – LAW ENFORCEMENT website for more information.

The mandatory qualifications for appointment as a municipal police officer are:

  • Citizen of the United States;
  • Good health to satisfy pension requirements;
  • Literacy (read, write and speak the English language);
  • Good moral character (based on contemporary standards); and
  • Free of criminal conviction involving moral turpitude.

Source: (N.J.S.A. 40A: 14-122)

The Ewing Police Department participates in the New Jersey Intergovernmental Transfer Program.  This is a voluntary program that offers New Jersey's Merit System employees the opportunity to transfer from one jurisdiction to another, while maintaining permanent civil service status. This innovative program allows State and local employees to explore new career opportunities, whether for personal or professional reasons, and helps locate new jobs for those facing layoffs.

The Ewing Police Department is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

For further information on the employment process and testing dates, see the New Jersey Civil Service Commission website.