Police Officer Application

Aug 2, 2021

We are no longer hiring at this time;
however, applications are being accepted and will be kept on file for 6 months.

Completed applications can be dropped off at the Police department in person, mailed to :
Penns Grove Police Department,  Cpl. Robert Frett, P.O. Box 527, Penns Grove NJ 08069
or taken /dropped off to the Borough Clerk Sharon Williams.

Download PDF Application Form (47 pages total including instructions)

Important Notice to Applicants
The Penns Grove Police Department conducts background investigations on all potential employees to determine their suitability for employment. The information that is requested in this booklet is necessary in order to complete these background investigations. We may not be able to offer you employment if you fail to answer any question completely and honesty. The information that you provide is confidential and will be used for employment purposes only, however, if necessary, your information may be shared with other entities as it relates to your background investigation.

The Penns Grove Police Department is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all prospective and current employees and does not discriminate regardless of race, creed, color, religion, sex, age, national origin or disability.

The selection process for a Police Officer Candidate is an extremely competitive endeavor that requires our agency to identify only the most highly qualified applicants for consideration for employment. You must understand that there are an overwhelming number of highly qualified applicants that you will be competing against for a limited number of position vacancies within this department. Our community expects and demands that we employ only those individuals who possess the highest degree of integrity. The completion and submission of this application booklet is an important step in a thorough and lengthy employment selection process. These steps include a comprehensive background investigation, and an optional oral review board. Following a conditional offer of employment, you will be required to take a full medical and psychological examination.

All questions contained within this booklet must be completed honestly, accurately and thoroughly. The information that you provide will be carefully analyzed and evaluated to determine your suitability for employment. Do not withhold any information, whether you think that it is important or not. This agency will decide the importance of the information that you have provided. The omission of information and or any deception will not be tolerated and will be justification to remove you from consideration.

While completing the application booklet and when listing individuals and or places of employment, be sure that you provide the full name and identity of the individual or business with their title, position, complete home and or business addresses and any other applicable information. We will not attempt to determine correct spellings, street numbers, apartment numbers, telephone numbers, zip codes or area codes. It is your responsibility to provide complete and accurate information.

If during any phase of your employment, application or selection process, you have any contact of an investigative or prosecutorial nature with any law enforcement officer or agency, you are required to immediately notify the Applicant Unit or your background investigator.

If you have any questions about the application or selection process or need clarification regarding the application booklet, please contact the Operations Officer, Cpl Robert Frett or your background investigator.