Logan Township Police Department
Published
August 28, 2023
Location
125 Main Street, Bridgeport, NJ 08014
Job Type
Salary Range
$50,418.98 - $64,169.61 commensurate with the applicant’s employment experience (Current top salary for patrol officers in 2023 is $107,303.66)

Description

Job Description:
The Logan Township Police Department is accepting applications for the position of full time Police Officer. Applicants must be self-motivated, dependable and display integrity and selflessness. Applicants who are bilingual in English and Spanish are encouraged to apply. Applications are being accepted from both untrained individuals as well as lateral transfers.

All candidates will be required to submit to physical & psychological testing, formal interviews, drug screening and an extensive background investigation. Eligible candidates shall apply through PoliceApp.com here: https://www.policeapp.com/Logan-Township-NJ-Police-Department/667/

Job Responsibilities:
• Patrol the Township and receive dispatched calls for service to help prevent crime, aid citizens needing assistance, and arrest violators of the law
• Enforce traffic laws and provide escorts to ensure safe motor vehicle operation throughout the Township
• Prepare written reports as required by specific assignments
• Answer calls from citizens requesting police services
• Investigate reports of criminal activity, interview victims and witnesses, gather and submit evidence for processing, arrest suspected offenders
• Testify in court as required
• Participate in community-based policing strategies and programs
• Monitor vehicular traffic, operating radar equipment and issuing appropriate traffic summonses
• Investigate motor vehicle crashes and crimes against persons and property
• Process prisoners, including fingerprinting, photographing, and searching the prisoner, and documenting all the prisoner’s property
• Assists EMS personnel, firefighters, animal control, and Township and County departments/agencies as required
• Conduct security checks of homes and businesses while on patrol
• Foster good police-community relations among residents and the business community
• Other duties as assigned

Qualifications:
• Possess an active NJ Police Training Commission Basic Course for Police Officers Certificate or be eligible for a NJ Police Training Commission Waiver of Training for SLEO II or be able to complete the NJ Police Training Commission Basic Course for Police Officers Training at a NJ Police Training Commission approved Police Academy.
• Be a United States citizen, and
• Be a resident of the State of NJ
• Possess a valid NJ driver’s license with no suspensions or revocations, and
• Have no criminal record, and
• Have completed 30 college credits in Law Justice/Criminal Justice or possess an Associate’s Degree in a related field, or have a minimum of two years of Active Duty in the United States Military, and

Benefits:
• Department paid Police Academy Training
• Agency funded specialized training
• Healthcare package which is eligible to continue into retirement
• Dental and Eye Coverage
• Paid vacation, personal and sick time
• Opportunities for overtime/extra duty work
• Department supplied uniforms and equipment
• Department paid dry cleaning of uniforms/work attire
• Physical fitness incentives

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