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Recruitment

The Florham Park Police Department is always seeking qualified applicants who are interested in a career in law enforcement.  While the agency seeks to hire the most qualified applicant, it is also seeking to increase the number of females, African American and Hispanic employees to more accurately reflect the population we serve.

All employees are subjected to a background investigation. All aspects of the hiring process have specific time limits and applicants will be explained those limits in the specific job opening announcement. Any candidate who is not selected shall be advised and they may chose to reapply at a later date if they were not disqualified during the process. The agency does not retain resumes on file.
The hiring process for all employees is as follows:


Police Officer Candidates

The department will announce the beginning of the hiring process on the department website as well as through our Facebook page and on the Borough of Florham Park bulletin board located on the second floor of the borough hall. Applicants will be required to submit a resume and application during the announced hiring period. Generally, applicants are required to have at least 60 college credits, a current PTC Class A training certificate, or a SLEO II training certificate. Applicants must also be at least 18 years of age, have a valid New Jersey driver's license and be a citizen of the United States. (Specific minimum requirements will be outlined in the job announcement). 

The process for sworn officers is as follows:

  • Application / Resume
  • Oral Board Interview 
  • Background Investigation  
  • Chief's Interview
  • Appropriate Authority and Council Interview 
  • Selection by Chief of Police
  • Approval by Appropriate Authority 

Successful applicants are provided with a conditional offer of employment and this offer is contingent upon successful completion of a medical examination, a psychological examination and any requirement of the police academy if the applicant is not currently a certified police officer through the New Jersey Police Training Commission.


CIVILIAN EMPLOYEES (Clerical, Communications)


When there is an opening for a civilian position the opening will be advertised on this web page, our Facebook page and on the Borough of Florham Park bulletin board located on the 2nd floor of the Borough Hall.  

The process for a civilian employee is as follows:

  • Application / Resume 
  • Oral Board Interview 
  • Chief's Interview 
  • Appropriate Authority and Council Interview
  • Selection by Chief of Police
  • Approval by Appropriate Authority

Successful applicants may be given an offer of employment or a conditional offer of employment depending on the position. The conditional offer may be contingent upon successful completion of a medical and/or psychological examination.

Police Department - Florham Park, NJ