We are accepting applications for the position of Special Police Officer. The Special Police Officer, under the direction of the Chief of Police, shall conduct armed safety and security duties in their assigned schools within the Township of Toms River.




Minimum Qualifications:
-The applicant must be a retired law enforcement officer less than 65 years of age who served as a duly-qualified, fully-trained, full-time police officer in any municipality or county of this state, or as a member of the State Police, and was
separated from that prior service in good standing within five years of appointment to this position.
-The applicant must possess a NJ Police Training Commission Basic Police Officer Certification or NJ State Police Academy Certification.
-The applicant must possess a valid New Jersey Driver’s License.
-The applicant must successfully pass a background investigation.
-The applicant must be a resident of the State of New Jersey during his or her term of appointment to this position.
-The applicant must be able to read, write, and speak the English language with reasonable proficiency and possess a High School diploma or equivalent.
-The applicant must be sound in body and of good health, which must be certified by a physician licensed to practice in the State of New Jersey.
-The applicant must be of good moral character and must not have been convicted of any offense involving dishonesty as would make the applicant unfit to perform his or her duties.
-The applicant must be physically capable of performing the functions of the position in accordance with the Police Training Commission (PTC).
Applicants successfully passing the resume and application review stage of the process will be subject to oral interviews. Any applicant offered a conditional offer of employment will be required to pass a medical examination, psychological evaluation, and drug screening.
Starting Salary: $25 per hour
The Township of Toms River is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants shall be given full consideration.
Applicants must submit a resume with their application.
The application can be found on the department’s website:

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*Applications must be filed with the Department of Human Resources, 33 Washington Street, Toms River, New Jersey 08753
or Email to: jobs@tomsrivertownship.com with your last name and the job title you are applying for in the subject line