The Harvey Cedars Police Department is an equal opportunity employer.
Being a police officer in The Harvey Cedars Police Department is a highly coveted and rewarding job which offers a competitive salary, medical benefits, and a pension plan.
Like many things in life, becoming a Harvey Cedars Police Officer starts with a great deal of preparation and effort on the part of the prospective employee. Employment in the law enforcement profession is highly competitive. Successful applicants are often those who have put the most effort into their education and physical conditioning. The Harvey Cedars Police Department maintains preliminary applications for a period of two years. When positions become available, those preliminary applicants will be contacted to continue further in the application process if still interested.
The hiring process includes a short written exercise, a full background check, and oral interview.
The following areas highlight areas which are critical to successfully completing the application process.
Officers in Harvey Cedars need to know a staggering amount of laws, court rulings, department policies, and operating procedures. Because of this, the study skills, problem solving abilities, and knowledge acquired by college educated applicants is highly recognized. The Harvey Cedars Police applicants are required to have either an Associates Degree from an accredited college or university, or two years of prior military or law enforcement experience.
Police work is a physically demanding job which requires a physically fit officer. In addition, only an applicant in good physical condition will be able to complete the demanding physical training program at the Ocean County Police Academy.
All Applications MUST be Mailed, Or Delivered to Harvey Cedars Police Department.