Neptune City Police Department
106 West Sylvania Avenue
Neptune City, NJ 07753
Serving with Pride
(1) Police Officer Applicant Requirements:
All applicants, in addition to statutory requirements, must satisfy the following prerequisites to receive consideration for appointment:
a. Must be named on the current police officers eligibility list for non-
municipalities issued by the Monmouth County Police Academy and;
b. Must be 18-
c. Possess a valid New Jersey driver’s license at the time of appointment.
d. Possess a high school diploma or equivalent.
e. Be a United States Citizen and a resident of the State of New Jersey at the time
f. Must possess a minimum of an Associate’s Degree in a field related to Law
Enforcement at an accredited college or university;
g. Holds a valid certification from the New Jersey Police Training Commission as a
Class A Police Officer;
h. Must have completed two or more years of active duty in any branch of the Armed
Forces of the United States. Two or more years of Reserve or National Guard
time does not meet this requirement unless the applicant was on active duty for at least twenty four months;
i. Fulfill such requirements as determined by the Director of Public Safety.
(2) All candidates, in addition to the above requirements, must be able to perform the “essential functions” of a police officer:
Walk, sometimes for long periods of time, in extreme weather conditions, in
physically hazardous locations.
Run, sometimes sprinting at a high rate of speed for a short distance, in
extreme weather conditions; in a physically hazardous location.
Ascend or descend stairs.
Climb over, pull up or jump over obstacles.
Jump down from elevated surfaces or areas.
Climb or crawl through openings.
Crawl under obstructions or in confined areas.
Balance on uneven or narrow surfaces.
Use body force to gain entrance or break through barriers.
Push objects, vehicles, or persons.
Pull objects or persons.
Lift and carry objects or persons.
Drag objects or persons.
Sit or stand for extended periods of time.
Employ defensive tactics, using balance, leverage, concentration of power and
Operate a motor vehicle, during the day or at night, in emergency situations, at
high rates of speed on the open road or in congested traffic, in unsafe
conditions caused by factors such as fog, smoke, rain, ice or snow.
Stop suspicious individuals and vehicles.
Pursue fleeing suspects, in a vehicle or on foot.
Restrain or subdue resisting suspects.
Affect a full physical custody arrest, forcibly if necessary, using handcuffs and
Conduct visual and audio surveillance.
Perform law enforcement patrol functions, on foot or in a vehicle.
Direct traffic, sometimes for long periods of time, using hand signals, flares,
Observe, record, recall, and report incidents and information.
Operate radar equipment.
Administer field sobriety tests.
Operate a fire extinguisher.
Fingerprint, photograph and video tape individuals, objects and scenes.
Transport citizens, prisoners, and committed mental patients, using handcuffs
and other restraints, when appropriate.
Work rotating shifts and adapt to irregular work conditions.
Maintain mental alertness and readiness to act, even during periods of calm and
Identify, collect, label and preserve evidence.
Secure the scene of a crime, emergency or disaster.
Stand guard at the scene of a crime, emergency, or disaster to prevent damage,
loss, or injury.
Secure and evacuate persons from particular areas, using either verbal
commands or the appropriate degree of physical force.
Perform rescue and support functions at the scenes of accidents, emergencies and disasters.
Administer emergency first aid.
Physically check buildings, including doors and windows, to insure they are
Remediate hazardous conditions by direct action or notification of appropriate
authority or agency.
Perform searches of people, vehicles, buildings and large outdoor areas, which
may involve seeing, feeling and detecting objects and walking for long periods
Search for missing, wanted or lost persons and evidence.
Load, unload, aim and fire a handgun and shotgun in day and night conditions
from a variety of body positions at the proficiency level required by qualification
Process arrested persons, which includes examining documents, communicating
verbally and eliciting and recording information.
Understand and follow orders, policies and procedures.
Accept direction and function cooperatively as one member of a unit.
Communicate effectively verbally and in writing, detailing incidents and
activities of those involved.
Prepare written investigative and other reports, including sketches, using
appropriate grammar, symbols, and mathematical computations.
Read and comprehend legal and non-
and processing of documents such as summonses, affidavits and warrants.
Communicate effectively and coherently over the telephone or radio, initiating
or responding to verbal communications.
Communicate effectively in court and in other formal settings.
Communicate effectively with people, including juveniles, by giving information
and direction by eliciting information and by advising of rights, processes and
Communicating effectively with individuals in an agitated or distraught
Integrate individual activities and goals with the efforts of other members of
the law enforcement community for the promotion of common goals and
Mediate disputes and confrontations with hostile and potentially violent
Gather information by observation of behavior, visual inspection and oral
communication; determine what information is significant; assess a situation
based on that information; and exercise independent judgment to make
decisions concerning choice of action and equipment.
Perform a variety of tasks involving different and sometimes contrasting skills
in rapid succession during short periods of time.
Exercise independent judgment in determining when there is a reasonable
suspicion to detain, when probable cause exists to search and/or arrest and
when force may be used and to what degree.
Endure verbal, mental and physical abuse, including threats, taunts and insults
to self, family and fellow officers.
Withstand exposures to and deal appropriately with stress involved in dealing
with hostile views, opinions and behavior in antagonistic settings; with crime
victims, accident victims, disaster victims and their families; with incidents of
suicide and domestic violence.
(3) The applicant may be disqualified for any of the following reasons;
a. An applicant who is involved in ongoing criminal activity, use of narcotics,
drugs, intoxicating beverages, or any other substance which is detrimental to
the health of an individual.
b. An applicant who has been convicted of a crime.
c. An applicant who has been terminated or asked to resign from a public office,
position or government employment.
d. An applicant who has attempted to practice any deception or fraud on an application.
e. An applicant whose character and employment references are unsatisfactory.
f. An applicant whose background, behavior, demeanor or personal character
would indicate that they are lacking the moral and personal qualities needed to
be a Neptune City Police Officer.
g. An applicant who does not possess a High School Diploma or its equivalent.
h. An applicant whose driving privileges are revoked or suspended, or otherwise
has an unsatisfactory driving record.
i. An applicant who does not possess a minimum of an Associates Degree in a
field related to Law Enforcement at an accredited college or university.
j. An applicant must not have any tattoo or branding visible while in police
uniform or civilian attire while on official police business. Visible areas
include,but are not limited to: head, neck, arms, hands/fingers, legs and feet.
Applicants will not wear visible body piercing jewelry while on duty.
This shall include but is not limited to nose, eyebrow, navel and tongue
k. An applicant that has not completed two or more years of active duty in any
branch of the Armed Forces of the United States. Two or more years of
Reserve or National Guard time does not meet this requirement unless the
applicant was on active duty for at least twenty four months.
l. An applicant who does not hold a valid certification from the NJ
Police Training Commission as a Class A Police Officer.
m. An applicant that does not fulfill such requirements as determined by the
Director of Public Safety.
Only those candidates meeting these criteria will be deemed eligible for participation in the Department’s selection process. The Director of Public Safety, based upon the hiring needs of the Department, shall determine the number of candidates invited to participate in the selection process. Applications for employment will be issued by the Neptune City Police Department only upon determination that the Borough of Neptune City is anticipating hiring one or more police officers.
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