NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ—The New Jersey Civil Service Commission (NJCSC) is accepting applications for new police officers until September 4.

The announcement was made through the New Brunswick Police Department’s online alert system at

To be eligible to take the civil service test for police officers, one must be a U.S. citizen with a valid NJ driver’s license, be between the ages of 18 and 35 years old, and have earned a high school diploma or GED.

Candidates must reside in New Brunswick up to the deadline of September 4, 2013.

Required examinations include: the written Law Enforcement Entry Exam, background checks, drug screenings, and physical/psychological examinations.

The NJCSC states that the Law Enforcement Entry Exam tests more than the applicant’s ability to memorize rules and regulations.

According to the Administration Guide, the Exam will test their ability “to interpret and apply rules based on the circumstances presented within a given situation.”

“The important thing to remember is that the nature, context, or topic of the question is not as important as the underlying knowledge or ability required to answer the question.”

Comprehensive details and news updates on Public Safety Testing are available on the NJCSC website.

The application fee is $35, or $15 for veterans. Candidates will be notified of the test date two to three weeks prior.

For more information, the New Brunswick Police Department can be reached at (732) 745-5200.

Reporter at New Brunswick Today

Molly O'Brien is a law student and reporter in the city of New Brunswick.

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Molly O'Brien

Molly O'Brien is a law student and reporter in the city of New Brunswick.