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Campus Police Officer Recruit

The College of New Jersey
New Jersey, United States
Salary Not Specified
Date posted
Nov 28, 2023

To enrich education through diversity, The College of New Jersey is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The College has a strong commitment to achieving diversity among faculty and staff, and strongly encourages women and members of underrepresented groups to apply.

Post Date: November 27, 2023
Close Date: December 17, 2023
Job Title: Campus Police Officer Recruit
NJ CSC Title: Campus Police Officer Recruit
Job Category: Classified, Non-Competitive, Non-Exempt, 40-Hour Workweek
Job Spec Code: 55172
Union Description: NJ State PBA - SLEU
Salary: FA99/ $40,000

Position Summary:

The College of New Jersey's Office of Campus Police Services is seeking candidates for Campus Police Officer Recruit role. Under supervision of a Campus Police Sergeant, Lieutenant or other supervisory officer and in cooperation with municipal, county and state law enforcement officers, the selected candidate will provide the safety and assistance of persons and visitors on campus.

The Office of Campus Police Services provides for the overall safety and security of the institution, including the community and property of the institution. Campus Police ensures the enforcement of the laws, ordinances, rules and regulations for the state of New Jersey, the Township of Ewing and The College of New Jersey. The College of New Jersey Campus Police is committed to providing community policing consistent with the mission of the College, public service, excellence and professionalism at all times in service to the community. The Department consists of an Operations and Administrative Office. The Operations Section includes sworn police officers, security officers, and public safety telecomunicators. Services provided by the Operations Section include calls for police services, taking reports of crimes and complaints, student and staff escorts, in addition to many other services. The Administrative Section provides administrative support to the department, which includes record keeping services, providing discovery for attorneys, and processes report requests for involved parties.

Main Responsibilities:
  • Participate in vehicle and foot patrol, traffic control and conducting investigations on campus.
  • Conduct foot and vehicle patrol to detect security problems, safety hazards and provide surveillance of campus or assigned areas.
  • Take appropriate action to safeguard lives and property of the campus or portions thereof.
  • Promote an atmosphere of teamwork and community policing by fostering and maintaining professional relationships with co-workers, faculty, staff and students.
  • Maintain a working knowledge of job related laws, statutes and codes.
  • Take part in police activities intended to provide a safe and secure campus environment, to provide order, maintenance, assistance and protection of persons and property.
  • Complete and record necessary forms, fingerprints, photographs, etc. to document arrests, investigations and complaints.
  • Provide general assistance to persons, including information on locations, events, regulations, provisions of the law and other matters.
  • Make and maintain essential Campus Police records and files.
Required Qualifications:
  • Graduation from a high school or vocational school or possession of an approved high school equivalent certificate
  • Appointees must possess a driver's license valid in NJ
  • As a prerequisite for appointment, appointees are required to pass a thorough medical examination, psychological test, drug test
  • Appointees must be able to complete satisfactorily the police training course administered by the Police Training Commission. Such training includes successful attainment at a level of proficiency in the use of firearms.
  • Appointees who successfully complete the 12-month training period will be eligible for advancement, under Civil Service Commission procedures, to the title of Campus Police Officer.
Persons with disabilities may request reasonable accommodations in order to perform the essential functions of the position. If the requested accommodation(s) cannot be made because it would cause the employer undue hardship, the applicant may not be eligible for the position.

Employer Qualifications:
  • Final offer of employment is contingent upon the successful completion of background and reference checks.
  • Residency Requirement: In accordance with the New Jersey First Act P.L. 2011 c.70, effective September 1, 2011, new public employees in certain positions (faculty exempt) are required to obtain New Jersey residency within one (1) year of employment. Applicants must meet the requirements listed.
About TCNJ:

TCNJ is a highly selective institution that has earned national recognition for its commitment to excellence. Founded in 1855, TCNJ has become an exemplar of the best in public higher education and is consistently acknowledged as one of the top comprehensive colleges in the nation. TCNJ currently is ranked as one of the 75 "Most Competitive" schools in the nation by Barron's Profiles of American Colleges and is rated the No. 1 public institution in the northern region of the country by U.S. News & World Report. TCNJ was named the #10 value in public higher education by the Princeton review in 2009 and, in 2006, was awarded a Phi Beta Kappa chapter - an honor shared by less than 10 percent of colleges and universities nationally. A strong liberal arts core forms the foundation for programs offered through TCNJ's seven schools - Arts & Communication; Business; Education; Humanities and Social Sciences; Science; Nursing, Health, and Exercise Science; and Engineering. TCNJ faculty members are teacher-scholars who share a commitment to liberal learning. TCNJ is located within an hour, by train, of New York City and Philadelphia. The College's campus is set on 289 tree-lined acres in suburban Ewing Township and is known for its natural beauty and has 39 major buildings.

Employee Benefits:

As a member of The College of New Jersey Community, you will be a part of an exciting and rewarding public university career. Eligible full-time employees will be able to take advantage of a generous benefits package that includes health, welfare, and retirement benefits, including:
  • Comprehensive benefit plans covering medical, dental and prescription plans
  • Generous leave entitlements program and Energy Savings Program
  • Employee and dependant Tuition Waiver and Reimbursement Program
  • Pension, retirement, and deferred compensation plans, group life insurance
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Employee affinity groups
  • New Jersey State Employee Discount Program (Pet insurance, cell phone plan discounts, discounted amusement park tickets, etc.)
  • Access to extensive learning opportunities
To view a comprehensive list of benefits available to employees, visit our Health Benefits Plans and Programs page to learn more!

Application Instructions:

Qualified candidates should apply online at: and submit a letter of interest, resume (CV), as well as the names and contact information for three professional references. Applications will be considered until a viable candidate is selected. Final offer of employment will be contingent upon successful completion of a background investigation, drug screening and employer funded physical.

SAME Applicants:

If you are applying under the New Jersey "SAME" program, your supporting documents (Schedule A or B letter), resume (CV), as well as the names and contact information for three professional references by the closing date listed above to: . For more information on the SAME program visit their website at: , email:, or call CSC at: 833-691-0404.

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