Police Officer Recruit (6 vacancies)

Agency: Rutgers University - Newark Police Department

Location: Newark NJ

Industry: Protective Service

Occupational Category: Law Enforcement



Posting Summary  Rutgers University-Newark, an urban public research university and anchor institution, located in Newark, New Jersey, a city of promise, is seeking a Police Officer Recruit. Under the supervision of a University Police Sergeant or Lieutenant or any other command officer during an assigned tour of duty or special assignment.
The Police Recruit will:
•Render police services designed to provide assistance and protection to persons, safeguard property, and provide required security services to the Rutgers University community. 
•Ensures that the laws of the State of New Jersey, local ordinances, and the rules and regulations of Rutgers University are observed on campus and contiguous streets. 
•Provides general assistance to all persons on the campus, including information regarding campus geography, special events, campus regulations, provisions of the law, and other related matters. 
•Requires ability to deal courteously and effectively with a culturally diverse community, both individually and in groups. 
•Initiates, receives, and investigates complaints; where possible takes appropriate action in cases under the officer’s jurisdiction; and reports said complaint and corrective action in keeping with the State Uniform Crime Report Program. 
•Investigates criminal, motor vehicle, civil, and other complaints committed by or against the university community and the general public, and observes established regulations and policy. 
•When necessary, takes appropriate action to apprehend, warn, cite, and/or take into custody violators of the laws of the State of New Jersey.


Position Status           Full Time

Hours Per Week         37.5

FLSA                              Exempt

Standard Hours          37.50

Union Description      Police Recruits

Payroll Designation   PeopleSoft

Benefits                        Information about the benefits provided to Rutgers employees can be found at: http://uhr.rutgers.edu/benefits/benefits-overview

Seniority Unit             

Terms of Appointment      Staff - 12 month

Position Pension Eligibility         PFRS


Minimum Education and Experience   

Applicants must minimally possess the following qualifications for consideration: High school/vocational school education (or equivalent); be not less than 21 years of age; U.S. citizenship; valid New Jersey driver’s license (with two years of driving experience)


Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities     

Requires ability to perform all essential job functions; write clear, accurate, and comprehensive police reports; and have completed or be able to satisfactorily complete, within one year of appointment, the Police Training Course given by an accredited police academy in the State of New Jersey.
Applicants possessing a bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution in a related discipline or those who possess a current PTC certification and have police experience are desired.
Applicants who are currently enrolled at a New Jersey Police Training Commission sanctioned police academy or that have at least two years active military service with an honorable discharge are preferred.
Applicants may be selected to appear before a police review board or complete a pre-employment physical agility test.
Selected candidates will be required to satisfactorily complete a pre-employment medical examination that includes drug screening, stress test, and consultation with a psychologist.

Preferred Qualifications   Fully Certified PTC and alternate route candidates preferred. College degree preferred


Physical Demands and Work Environment   

Special Conditions  Applicants are required to undergo and pass a comprehensive background check and must be able to successfully be commissioned as a police officer under N.J.S.A. 18A:6-4.3 et. seq.


Posting Number       17ST1570

Special Instructions to Applicants        There are six (6) positions available. Applications must be submitted by 11:59pm on March 22, 2017. No applications will be accepted/considered after that date.

Regional Campus    Rutgers University-Newark

Home Location Campus  Rutgers University-Newark







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