Department Staff & Hiring

Hiring & Recruitment

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jurisdiction, therefore, all phases of the recruitment, selection, and hiring process for    entry level law enforcement positions conform to the rules and regulations established by the New Jersey Civil Service Commission and Town of Boonton Code.

Effective 8/4/2021, Initial appointments of entry level police officers may, at the sole discretion of the appointing authority, be made in accordance with the provisions of N.J.S.A. 11A:4-1.3 The Civil Service Commission shall exempt from the requirement to take an examination for an entry-level law enforcement position a person who has successfully completed a full Basic Course for Police Officers training course at a school approved and authorized by the New Jersey Police Training commission. Eligible candidates should forward a cover letter and resume to For those individuals without prior law enforcement experience, entry-level examinations are conducted exclusively by the New Jersey Civil Service Commission approximately once every two years, with the most recent results issued in 2020. Information about upcoming tests can be found here.

Once an individual has successfully passed the entry-level examination they will be placed on a list of candidates that the Town of Boonton Police Department can draw from. When a position becomes available, a list of eligible candidates is requested from the State Civil Service Commission, and up to ten (10) of the top candidates who have responded that they are interested in the position may receive notice to respond to pick up an application for employment.

Upon successful completion of the written application process, candidates may be subject to background investigations including, but not limited to, fingerprinting, criminal & motor vehicle history checks, reference checks, and panel interviews from Officers in various ranks of the Agency.

 If an individual successfully completes this phase of pre-employment screening, they will be offered a conditional offer of employment, subject to psychological and medical screenings.