Employment with the Morristown Police Bureau

The Morristown Police Department seeks only the finest individuals to employ as certified Police Officers. Police Offers enjoy a competitive salary and benefit package which includes medical and dental health insurance, paid vacation and a generous pension program. As an equal opportunity employer, the department hires new officers based upon local ordinance and NJ Civil Service hiring guidelines. Prospective applicants must meet the following criteria to be considered eligible for employment:
  • Must be 18 years of age at time of application.
  • Must be a resident of the Town Of Morristown with proof of residency.
  • Must be a citizen of the United States.
  • Must be proficient in the English Language (spoken and written).
  • Must possess a high school diploma or equivalent.
  • Must have a clean driving record.
  • Must have a clean criminal background and good moral character.
Hiring Process The Morristown Police Department currently has an authorized strength of 60 sworn Police Officers as set by the Morristown Town Council. New Officers are hired to replace existing Officers when a position becomes available. Prospective applicants who meet the above criteria must apply to take the NJ Entry Level Law Enforcement Civil Service Test. This application period changes each year and the applicant should check frequently with the NJ Civil Service Commission to determine when the next application will be released. Applications may be picked up at the Morristown Police Department during this period. All application and testing dates are subject to change and are at the sole discretion of the NJ Civil Service Commission.
Once an applicant has taken the test, he/she will be notified by mail as to his/her score and subsequent ranking upon an eligibility list. This list will be used to interview potential applicants when a position becomes available. Once an applicant is contacted by the Morristown Police Department, the process will continue with a background check and a check of the applicant's criminal history. If the applicant successfully completes this stage, he/she will be scheduled for an oral interview before a departmental panel, a medical examination and a psychological examination.
It should be noted that the demand for the position of Morristown Police Officer is extremely high and there are few positions available. Since the Morristown Police Department seeks to hire only the most qualified candidates, the selection process is extremely competitive.
Upon receiving an offer of employment, the new hire will attend the Morris County Fire Fighter and Police Training Academy. Currently, this training lasts for 22 weeks and prepares the new hire in all aspects of police training including NJ Criminal and Motor Vehicle Law, survival training, physical fitness, firearms proficiency, use of deadly force and many other topics. The new hire will be paid during this training period as outlined in the current PBA contract. Upon graduation from the Police Academy, the new Officer is assigned to a Field Training Officer for an additional 14 weeks of on the job training before being assigned to solo patrol.
Any questions in regards to employment with this agency should be directed in writing to the Office of the Chief of Police, 200 South Street CN914, Morristown NJ 07963-0914.