Think you have what it takes to wear the badge of one of the shore's busiest, sharpest police departments? If so, the Township of Ocean in Monmouth County wants to hear from you.

Ocean Township Police, Monmouth County (Ocean Township PD)

The police department is now fielding resumes for prospective new hires.

Applicants must be between age 18 and 35, with United States citizenship and New Jersey residency, with a valid New Jersey driver's license.

Completion of the basic course or alternate-route basic course for police officers is required. Applicants should either hold, or are eligible for, certification by the New Jersey Police Training Commission.

An appplicant should have a high-school diploma or equivalency certificate issued by the New Jersey Department of Education, and either an Associate's degree from an accredited college or university, or an honorable active-duty discharge from a branch of the U.S. military service,

Applicants must pass written and/or oral examinations, one or more oral interviews, and the written and physical exams administered by the Monmouth County Police Chiefs' Association, and also submit to background investigations and physical and psychological exams. .

If you can meet these standards and your goal is to serve and protect, send a resume to policeapplicant@oceantownship.org, or overland mail to the Chief of Police, 399 Monmouth Street, Oakhurst NJ 07755.

The department promises a competitive salary and benefits package. Deadline for applications is September 20, 4:30 PM.

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