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Cranford Police Department
Police Officer

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Position Title: Police Officer
Concentration: Law Enforcement
Level of Entry: Entry Level

Hiring Agency

Agency: Cranford Police Department
Address: 8 Springfield Avenue
City: Cranford
State: N    Zipcode: 07016
Contact: Matthew R. Nazzaro
Phone: 9087094313
Fax: 9087097341
Email Address:

Descriptive Tasks/Responsibilities for Position

The Cranford Police Department has announced its application process for the position of POLICE OFFICER.

A proactive, forward-thinking law enforcement agency in Union County New Jersey, the Cranford Police Department is currently staffed by fifty-two (52) sworn law enforcement officers and eight (8) civilian Communications Officers. Additional civilian personnel round out the administrative, traffic maintenance, and clerical staffs.

The Department is divided into several divisions, each with a different responsibility and area of excellence. Currently the organization has a Patrol Division, Investigative Division, Training and Community Outreach Division, and Records Division. By working together, the different divisions are able to investigate crimes & accidents, respond to emergencies, conduct community outreach to engage with our stakeholders, and prevent many illegal acts from ever occurring.

With officers from the rank of Patrolman to Chief, the Cranford 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.

For an application, see our website:


US Citizen
No Criminal Convictions
At least 21 years old
Associate's Degree or at least 60 college credits OR
30 college credits and at least 24 months military service or employment in a public safety position.


April 12, 2021 - 8 AM Applications Available
May 12, 2021 - 4 PM Applications Due
May 19, 2021 - 8 AM Written Examination
May 26, 2021 - 1 PM Physical Qualification Test
June 2-3,2021 - Interviews
July 13, 2021 - Swearing In Ceremony

The Cranford Police Department conducts background investigations on all potential employees to determine their suitability for employment. The information requested in this application is necessary to complete these background investigations. The information 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 Cranford 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 completion and submission of this application is an important step in a thorough and lengthy employment selection process. These steps include a written examination, physical fitness test, oral review board, and comprehensive background investigation. Finalists will be required to take a full medical physical exam, drug test, and psychological examination.

All questions in this application 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 it is important or not.

The Cranford Police Department will determine the importance of information you provide. The deliberate omission of information and/or any deception will not be tolerated and will be justification for disqualification. It is your responsibility to provide complete and accurate information to all the questions.

Applicants are awarded 0-7 points per test based on their performance as outlined in the chart included in the application process.
Points from the 3 tests are combined to produce the overall PQT score.
An applicant must obtain a combined PQT score of 15 or more in order to pass.
Applicants must obtain at least 1 point on each test.
A score of 0 on any one test is an automatic failure.
(See PQT chart listing testing requirements on application)

Application Period

Application Period Begins: 04/12/2021

Application Period Ends: 05/12/2021

Number Positions to be Filled: 1

Yearly Salary: $0.00
(Some agencies may post only their standard hourly rate)

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