Rutgers University - Probationary Police Officer
Rutgers University Police Officers patrol designated areas by vehicle and foot, respond to calls for assistance and emergencies, apprehend, detain, process and arrest individuals who violate New Jersey law, interacts with and establishes rapport with the campus community, testifies in court cases as necessary and work rotating shifts. Police officers may be called back to duty in emergency situations and are required to work weekends, nights, University events and holidays as needed by the department.
Be a citizen of United States
High School Diploma or equivalent
Possess a valid New Jersey Driver’s license
Must be at least 21 years of age at the time of appointment
Visual acuity not less than 20/50 in each eye corrected to 20/20 with normal color perception
Normal auditory acuity
Must be a resident of the State of New Jersey at the time of appointment
All applicants will be required to successfully pass the Physical Training Assessment. Following submission to this job posting, you will be contacted at the email address which you provide in your application with details; including: date, time and location of the Physical Training Assessment.
The Physical Training Assessment will consist of the following:
1.5 mile run in 15:55 minutes or less
24 pushups in one (1) minute
28 sit ups in one (1) minute
300 Meter Run in 70.1 seconds or less
Vertical Jump of at least fifteen (15) inches
Applicants currently holding a Class A Certification by the New Jersey Police Training Commission, a waiverable SLEO II Certification or currently enrolled in a NJ PTC Alternative Route Program may be exempted form the Physical Training Assessment.
Candidates will be required to pass ALL sections of the physical assessment to move forward with the process.
Selected candidates will then undergo a series of interviews and will be required to successfully complete a comprehensive background investigation process.
Selected candidates will then be required to pass a thorough medical and psychological exam. Any medical or physical condition or defect which would prevent efficient performance of the position of police officer will be cause for rejection. If you successfully pass all portions of the selection process and are selected you must complete a six-month Basic Police Academy within one year of appointment, if not already certified
If you successfully pass all portions of the selection process and are not selected for employment, your name shall be retained for future vacancies. If you fail to complete any portion of the selection process or falsify any information, your name shall be removed from consideration and you will not be considered for re-testing, reapplication and reevaluation.
Included in this job posting is a Medical Certification Form which will need to be completed by a physician prior to participating in the Physical Training Assessment.
55 Paul Robeson Boulevard
New Brunswick, NJ 08901