Police Officer

New Brunswick, NJ
Rutgers University Police Department

Salary: $45,888 – $120,000.

Closing Date: Jun 15, 2024.

Position Summary:

The Rutgers University Police Department is accepting applications for current and future openings for the position of Police Officer. The Rutgers Police Department is seeking highly motivated and dedicated men and women to join a diverse, community-oriented police department that provides police services to three geographic locations throughout New Jersey; Newark, New Brunswick and Camden. The Rutgers University Police Department is a full-service police organization comprised of 180 fully sworn police officers and over 250 civilian personnel. Sworn officers are New Jersey Police Training Commission Certified and have full power and authority to make arrests, investigate crimes and carry firearms.

Essential Functions:

  • 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.
  • 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.