NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ—The Rutgers University Police Department is currently hiring qualified individuals for the position of a Police Officer on their Cook campus location in New Brunswick.

The position will offer individuals various challenging and exciting career experiences.  Although RUPD is not a Civil Service agency, RUPD officers do participate in Police and Fire Retirement System and earn state benefits.

The starting base salary is $42,812 upon completion of field training.

Rutgers Police officers will commit to ensure the safety of the University community and work in conjunction with federal, state, and local agencies.

RUPD is one of only a dozen law enforcement agencies within the state to have achieved advanced law enforcement accreditation through the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA).

Rutgers Police Department officers regularly conduct patrol by foot, bicycle, motorcycle, and all-terrain vehicles.

Rutgers officers utilize state-of-the-art technologies and work a variety of assignments and special events, from major sporting events to concerts.

Among the benefits of the job are state medical, dental, and vision benefits, a police pension, tuition remission for employees and their children, tax deferral plans, and paid vacation.

In order to apply, one must be a United States citizen, have a valid New Jersey Driver's License, have a high school or vocational school education, or equivalent (College degree or NJ PTC certification preferred), have excellent verbal and written communication skills, be physically fit, no criminal convictions, pass background check, and successfully complete a required 12-week field training program.

Rutgers University promises to provide equal employment opportunity to all employees and applicants for employment regardless of their race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, disability, atypical hereditary cellular or blood trait, marital status, civil union status, domestic partnership status, military service, veteran status, or any other category protected by law.

The application submission deadline is August 1, 2014.  Prospective applicants can use this online website to apply.

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Charlie is the founder and editor of New Brunswick Today, and the winner of the Awbrey Award for Community-Oriented Local Journalism. He is a proud Rutgers University journalism graduate and a community organizer, and was an independent candidate for Mayor of New Brunswick in 2018.