Full Time Law Enforcement Positions
Long Beach Township is governed by the New Jersey Department of Personnel. In order to be considered for full time employment you must first take the DOP Police Test. You can obtain additional information on the testing procedure by contacting the Exams Information section of the New Jersey Departmental of Personnel at (609) 292-8668 or by visiting their web site at http://www.state.nj.us/csc/.
Long Beach Township maintains a residency preference for full time law enforcement employees as defined by local ordinance; Residency Requirement Ordinance. You must maintain residency in Long Beach Township from the time of application for your Department of Personnel Police Test, through the hiring process including your appointment.
Seasonal Law Enforcement Positions
Long Beach Township employs approximately fifteen Special Law Enforcement Officers each summer. Class I and Class II officers must be able to commit to working the summer season through Labor Day. The seasonal hiring process begins in January, candidates that are being considered will be notified at that time when to pick up an application in person. The Township residency requirement does not apply to seasonal employees, although applicants must be legal residents of New Jersey.
Class I Candidates:
Candidate must be 18 years old and have a HS Diploma or GED prior to attending the Class I Academy – therefore prior to June 1 of the year they are applying for a position.
Applicants must participate in a physical training test and pass a psychological exam as a condition of employment. The physical training (PT) scoring is cumulative over five components and will be ranked against other applicants. PT ranking along with certifications and strength of application are all variables in the selection process.
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Class II Candidates:
Must possess a current New Jersey PTC Class II certification or attended a New Jersey full time police academy.
*NOTE* As of December 15, 2016 we will no longer be accepting letters of interest for the 2017 season.
Long Beach Township employees both communications and records positions, which are not governed by the residency requirement.
** Currently accepting letters of interest for part-time communication positions only.
Those interested in obtaining an application for employment must first write a letter of interest to Captain Chuck Schnell. It is helpful to include a current resume with your letter. Additionally, you should indicate what position within the department you are interested in.
If you have further questions regarding the application and hiring process you may contact Captain Chuck Schnell at (609) 361-2069 or CSchnell@lbtpd.org.