Police Department Employment

The Point Pleasant Police Department is an equal opportunity employer and consistently seeks men and women who desire to accept the challenges and rewards of a career in law enforcement. The laws, rules and regulations of the New Jersey Department of Personnel (NJDOP) govern our hiring practices. Positions with the Administrative Bureau are anounced in the classified section of the local newspapers and on this website. The process to become a sworn police officer begins with application to the NJDOP. The NJDOP will announce test dates, generally in December of each year.

It will be announced on this website when the New Jersey Department of Personnel is accepting applications.


Applicants for police officer shall be bona fide residents of Point Pleasant Borough at the time of their application for the test.

Graduation from High School or possession of an approved High School Equivalent Certificate.

Applicants must be of United States Citizenship.

Appointees will be required to possess a valid New Jersey driver’s license if the operation of a vehicle, rather than employee mobility, is necessary to perform the essential duties of the position.

Medical Examination
As a prerequisite for employment, appointees may be required to pass a thorough medical and psychological examination to be administered by the appointing authority. Any psychological, medical or physical condition which would prevent efficient performance of the duties of the position, cause the appointee to be a hazard to themselves or others, or become aggravated as a result of the performance of these duties, may be cause for rejection.