Watchung Police Department Recruitment


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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.