Watchung Police Department Recruitment

Watchung Police Hiring Announcement

***Hiring Announcements***

The Watchung, NJ Police Department is currently screening applicants for the position of Full Time Police Officer. Please see details on the job posting.

Applications are available online at the following URL:

The Watchung Police Department is also participating in the Somerset County Scholarship Program:

Attention Somerset County Residents!

Don’t miss this exciting opportunity to forge your path to becoming a Police Officer in one of the seven departments in Somerset County participating in the Scholarship Program! To be eligible for the scholarship program you must be a resident of Somerset County, be no younger than 21 and no older than 35 at the time of applying and have an associate degree or 60 college credits from an accredited college or university or a minimum of 2 years military experience. For more information click here.

Applications along with a cover letter and resume (must include all three documents) are being accepted until Friday, April 14, 2023 at 4:30pm. 

2022 Department Demographics vs. 2020 Census

The goal of the Watchung Police Department Recruitment Plan is to attract qualified individuals to pursue a career with the Watchung Police Department. The objective is to achieve an overall racial and gender composition of the department in comparison to the service population of the Borough through the departments recruiting activities. Our agency will make a good faith effort to meet specific goals for recruiting a diverse workforce, in terms of people of color and gender diversity. The goals and objectives will be accomplished through various recruitment activities listed in the our Recruitment and hiring plan, available for review at this link.

The Watchung Police Department is subject to the provisions of New Jersey Statutes Annotated 40A:14-118, et seq. and municipal ordinance in all facets of the recruitment and selection process.

The Watchung Police Department recruits from a candidate pool open to all residents of New Jersey.

Watchung Borough is an equal opportunity employer in all facets of the personnel process.