Careers

Current Job Openings

Police Officer (9/2/2022) - We are now accepting applications for the position of Police Officer. Applications must be submitted no later than 4:00 PM on October 3rd, 2022.

SLEO II (9/2/2022) - We are now accepting applications for the position of PTC-Certified Special Law Enforcement Officer II. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.

The Neptune Township Police Department is an equal opportunity employer in all facets of the personnel process. In accordance with this agency’s Recruitment Plan, when openings are available or anticipated, the Chief of Police and the Human Resources Department will post notices on agency social media and the police department website.

Application

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis and should be submitted by mail to Stephanie Oppegaard at the Neptune Township Human Resources Department, P.O. Box 1125, Neptune Township, NJ, 07754-1125 or via email at soppegaard@neptunetownship.org. Applications submitted are kept on file for the calendar year in which they were submitted (if you submit it on May 1st, 2018 it is good until December 31st, 2018) and will be used for any applicable hiring announcements during that year. If you have already submitted an application during the past calendar year, and wish to be considered for a job opening, you MUST resubmit a resume and cover letter indicating your interest and your previously submitted application. It is your responsibility to ensure that the application has been submitted within the past 365 days.

Click here to access the application for Police Officer, SLEO II, SLEO I, and Jailor

Click here to access the application for Retired Law Enforcement Officers

If you have additional questions, contact our recruitment officers by email at Recruitment@NeptunePolice.org, or by phone at (732) 988-8000 ext. 425. Do not send applications to this email address, this email is for questions only.

Qualifications & Requirements for Police Officer Applicants

The goal of the Neptune Township Police Department is to attract qualified individuals to pursue a career with our department. The Neptune Township Police Department is subject to the provisions of New Jersey Statutes Annotated 40A:14-118, et seq. and municipal ordinance in all facets of the recruitment and selection process. We recruit from a candidate pool open to all residents of the State of New Jersey. To be eligible for appointment as a full-time Police Officer with the Neptune Township Police Department, candidates must:

  • Be a citizen of the United States
  • Possess a valid New Jersey Driver's License
  • Be at least 21 years of age and under 35 years of age (18 for SLEO I)
  • Have graduated from high school or possess a General Equivalency Degree (GED).
  • Possess an associate’s degree or sixty (60) college/university credits from an accredited college/university or be honorably discharged from active duty service in any branch of the U.S. Military (Police Officers only).
  • Be able to perform all the tasks and duties of a Police Officer.
  • Be of good moral character and not have been convicted of any criminal offense involving moral turpitude.
  • Shall have successfully passed the police officer’s entry level written and physical examination administered by the New Jersey State Association of Chiefs of Police and currently on a valid active list. This requirement may be waived if candidate successfully completed a NJ Police Training Commission (PTC) approved basic training course for police officers, or has successfully completed a PTC approved training course for Special Law Enforcement Officer Class II (SLEO II) at the Monmouth County Police Academy, and is eligible for a waiver of training under PTC guidelines.

During the hiring process, a comprehensive background investigation will be conducted, including but not limited to:

  • A review of the candidate’s application to confirm/verify meeting eligibility requirements for the position applied for.
  • A check of the applicant’s driving history.
  • A fingerprint-based background check for a criminal record.
  • A check of the New Jersey Central Drug and Domestic Violence Registries.
  • Verification of at least three personal references.
  • A Medical Exam and a Psychological Exam will be conducted on all sworn candidates prior to appointment but after being given a conditional offer of employment.

Job Descriptions for Other Police Positions

School Resource Officer

This position is part-time and the salary for this position starts at $36.00 per hour. There are no health, pension or time off benefits for this position. Applicants must possess a current NJ PTC SLEO II certification or be Retired Law Enforcement Officers to be considered.

School Resource Officers will be primarily assigned to Neptune Township Public School System during the school year. Duties include issuing summonses, making arrests, conducting investigations, and maintaining school security during school hours and at school-sanctioned events. School Resource Officers may also be assigned to assist the Shift Commander as necessary. No person may commence their duties as a Special Law Enforcement Officer unless they have successfully completed a training course approved by the Police Training Commission.

The candidate must have at a minimum a high school diploma or GED, hold a current and valid NJ Driver’s License, must pass a background check, criminal history, fingerprint check, drug testing, and a medical and psychological examination. Required experience as a Retired NJ Law Enforcement Officer or SLEO II (NJ PTC Certification).

Jailor

This position is full-time, 40 hours per week, and includes health benefits and entry into the Public Employees Retirement System (PERS) and an annual salary of $36,500.00

The full-time Jailor for the Neptune Township Police Department shall be under the direct supervision of the Chief of Police or designee. The Jailor shall be responsible for performing duties such as maintain jail security; complete mandatory cell block inspections; supervise detainees; take inmates to court if necessary; take fingerprints and photographs; oversee the health and welfare of detainees; process and release of detainees; searching detainees; provide meals and telephone calls when necessary; maintain prisoner logs and required forms as per department standard operating procedures and directives and any other duties assigned by the Chief of Police or designee. This position will require working nights and weekends.

The candidate must have at a minimum a high school diploma or GED, hold a current and valid NJ Driver’s License, must pass a background check, criminal history, fingerprint check, drug testing, and a medical and psychological examination. Required experience as a Retired NJ Law Enforcement Officer, SLEO I (NJ PTC Certification) or SLEO II (NJ PTC Certification).

SLEO II

This position is part-time and the salary for this position is $22.85 per hour. There are no health, pension or time off benefits for this position.

Officers of this class shall be authorized to assist the Shift Commander. Duties include serving as jailor, performing court security, transporting prisoners, running radar, writing reports, conducting foot patrols in Ocean Grove during the summer season, enforcing traffic laws, and addressing parking violations. SLEO II officers have the ability to issues summonses and make arrests, having the same authority as full time police officers while on duty. No person may commence their duties as a Special Law Enforcement Officer unless they have successfully completed a training course approved by the Police Training Commission.

The candidate must have at a minimum a high school diploma or GED, hold a current and valid NJ Driver’s License, must pass a background check, criminal history, fingerprint check, drug testing, and a medical and psychological examination.

SLEO I

This position is part-time and the salary for this position is $18.85 per hour. There are no health benefits, vacation, personal or sick day benefits for this position.

Officers of this class shall be authorized to perform routine traffic detail, spectator control and similar duties. SLEO I officers shall have the power to issue summonses for disorderly persons and petty disorderly persons offenses, violations of municipal ordinances and violations of Title 39 of the Revised Statutes. SLEO I's do not carry or use firearms. No person may commence their duties as a Special Law Enforcement Officer unless they have successfully completed a training course approved by the Police Training Commission.

The candidate must have at a minimum a high school diploma or GED, hold a current and valid NJ Driver’s License, must pass a background check, criminal history, fingerprint check, drug testing, and a medical and psychological examination.

Promoting Diversity in Law Enforcement Recruiting and Hiring Statement:

Pursuant to the December 2021 Attorney General Guideline “Promoting Diversity in Law Enforcement Recruiting and Hiring,” the Neptune Township Police Department is committed to doing all that we can to hiring staff who reflect the communities that we serve.  See N.J.S.A.52:17B-4.10.  2019 Census Data indicates that Monmouth County’s population is 75% White, 7% Black, 11% Hispanic, and 5% Asian.  As of December 31, 2021, the Neptune Township Police Department had 78 police officers: 73% were white, 22% were black, 3% Hispanic and 3% were Asian. Of the 78 officers, 9% were female and 91% were male.

Although our Diversity numbers are higher than the 2019 census data for Black police officers, only 3% of our police officers were Hispanic/Latino or Asian. The NTPD continues to work towards getting these percentages to more closely reflect the census data through attendance at job fairs at Brookdale Community College and Neptune High School, as well as through community events such as National Night Out, Neptune Day and Coffee with a Cop. The NTPD is committed to increasing the number of Hispanic/Latino and Asian police officers on staff and will enhance our efforts to seek diverse applicants to join our office.