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You must be a resident of Atlantic City as stated in City of Atlantic City Ordinance Chapter 56-9. “All applicants who apply for appointment to the City Fire and Police Departments must be residents of the City of Atlantic City for four years prior to making application for either department.”

 

In addition to the City of Atlantic City residency requirement, the Atlantic City Police Department uses the testing and certification of the New Jersey Civil Service Commission (NJCSC).

 

In order to be considered for employment as an Atlantic City Police Officer in an entry-level law enforcement position, candidates must pass a written exam called the Law Enforcement Examination (LEE). Those who pass will remain in the eligible pool for two years. A date for the next announcement of the entry-level law enforcement exam (LEE) has not been determined.  Please check with the NJCSC (609) 292-4144, City of Atlantic City Human Resource Office (609) 347-5425 or the Atlantic City Police Department (609) 347-5709 periodically for information concerning the next announcement.

 

When beginning the application process with the NJCSC, it is very important for your application to be complete. The NJCSC will be happy to provide you with step-by-step instructions to complete this application process by calling the Civil Service Commission Information Center (609) 292-4144.

 

Minimally eligible candidates must be:

 

·         A United States Citizen

·         Resident of Atlantic City as stated in City of Atlantic City Ordinance Chapter 56-9. “All applicants who apply for appointment to the City Fire and Police Departments must be residents of the City of Atlantic City for four years prior to making application for either department.”

·         18 Years of age and no older than 35 years of age

·         Have a high school diploma or equivalent General Education Development (GED) certificate

·         Possess a valid New Jersey Driver's License

 

The NJCSC test is a test designed to provide all applicants with an equal opportunity to compete and is only one objective tool in the overall process. The test is based on the knowledge and abilities that are required to perform the title of police officer. Test scores are used to identify qualified candidates.


NOTE: Cellular phone, pagers, recording devices and other such electronic items are strictly prohibited from the testing site. You will be disqualified for possessing any of these items inside the testing site.

 

Once the NJCSC provides the City of Atlantic City with the results of the test, you must then complete a rigorous background investigation which will include a verification of qualifying credentials, review of any criminal record, and verification of at least three personal references.


Once you have successfully completed the background investigation, you will be given an offer of employment and sent for a medical exam, which will include a drug screening and psychological exam prior to appointment. Upon appointment you will be sent to the police academy for training, which will include a physical agility test. YOU MUST pass all required training during the academy process which may be a residential or non-residential training program that takes approximately 22 weeks.

 

Click and download our Career Brochure for current benefits (subject to change).

 

WHAT IF I AM A POLICE OFFICER IN ANOTHER CITY OR TOWN, CAN I TRANSFER TO THE ATLANTIC CITY POLICE DEPARTMENT LATERALLY?

 

The answer is No but we do reserve the right to participate. Neither the Atlantic City Police Department nor the Atlantic City Fire Department currently participates in the "Inter-Governmental Transfer Program." You must take the NJCSC test and must be a resident as stated in City of Atlantic City Ordinance Chapter 56-9. “All applicants who apply for appointment to the City Fire and Police Departments must be residents of the City of Atlantic City for four years prior to making application for either department.” Pursuant NJSA 40A:14-180 and NJAC 4A:4-3.9 and 3.10 eligible candidates may be selected from the Special Employment List, commonly known as the “Rice” list, or the Inter-Governmental Transfer Program.

 

For more information you can contact: the Civil Service Commission Information Center (609) 292-4144, City of Atlantic City Human Resource Office (609) 347-5425 or Atlantic City Police Department (609) 347-5709.

 

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