Police Department

The South Orange Police Department is a dynamic, full-service police organization committed to providing the highest level of service and protection to South Orange Village.  Each of our police professionals is dedicated to making a positive difference in our community. At the forefront of our efforts is our philosophy of community policing and citizen safety. We practice community-based policing and value our partnerships with citizens, merchants and community organizations.

New Jersey Civil Service Commission will be holding examinations for entry level police officers.

The South Orange Police Department is pleased to announce that the New Jersey Civil Service Commission will be holding examinations for entry level police officers. Successful completion of this test is required to apply and be considered for employment as a police officer in the Township of South Orange Village.

 This is a preferential hiring process for residents of South Orange between the ages of 18 to 35.  Applicants must meet certain requirements in order to considered for employment including: United States citizenship, graduation from a high school or approved equivalent, possession of a valid NJ driver’s license, an in-depth background investigation, medical and psychological testing, drug screening, and successful completion of a Police Academy training course.

 We encourage anyone interested in pursuing a highly rewarding career in a progressive and diverse public safety organization to consider applying for the exam via the Civil Service Commission website: 

Job Announcement: https://info.csc.state.nj.us/Vats/WebAnno.aspx?FileNumber=33900

 2022 Law Enforcement Examination (LEE) Fact Sheet:

https://info.csc.state.nj.us/Vats/PdfForms/2022Law.pdf

 Per Civil Service Commission rules, all applications for the entry level examination must be completed on the CSC website by 2/28/2022.

 South Orange Police Department personnel are available to assist in answering general questions regarding the application process. Please contact us at 973 763 3000.