Campus Police Officer Recruit

Montclair, NJ
Montclair State University


Reporting to a Campus Police Sergeant, Lieutenant, and/or other supervisory officer at Montclair State University Police Department, the Campus Police Officer Recruit provides foot and vehicular patrol security and surveillance during an assigned tour of duty.


  • Detects security problems, safety hazards, and provides surveillance for the University.
  • Takes necessary measures to safeguard the lives and property of members and/or visitors; rescue people from life threatening and/or serious injury circumstances.
  • Investigates criminal, civil, and other complaints committed by or against the University
  • Participates in separating and arresting individuals as necessary to restore order at a domestic dispute in compliance with Domestic Violence and Intervention Act.
  • Enforces traffic and parking regulations on campus and cooperates with and assists municipal, county, and State Police in traffic control as required.
  • Assists security officers in investigations, reviews and edits reports.
  • Regulates and controls pedestrian and vehicular traffic when necessary to ensure safety and reasonable, rapid movement of traffic with a minimum of interference.
  • Participates in directed patrol activity to observe and detect unusual activities, circumstances, or violations of the law.
  • Conduct preliminary investigations of crime and forward results to appropriate units.
  • Makes investigations of complaints involving misconduct, suspicious behavior, illegal activities, improper conditions, and other matters within the field of police operations.
  • Assists in administering first aid in the case of accidents or emergencies.



  • Graduation from high school or vocational school or possession of an approved high school equivalency certificate.
  • Minimum of 18 years of age.
  • United States citizenship.
  • Undergo a medical examination administered by appointing authority.  Any psychological, medical, or physical condition or defect which would prevent efficient performance of the duties of the position, cause the appointee to be a hazard to himself/herself or others, or become aggravated as a result of performance of these duties, will be cause for rejection.
  • Appointees to this position shall qualify annually in the use of firearms.
  • Possess a driver’s license valid in New Jersey only if the operation of a vehicle, rather than employee mobility, is necessary to perform the essential duties of the position.
  • Certificate of Completion of the Basic Course for Police Officers.