Applicants must be a New Jersey resident and have earned at least 60 college credits from a regionally-accredited school by December 2019, with a minimum 2.0 GPA at the time of application or have two years of full-time active military service. Candidates are required to pass a thorough selection process, which includes a physical fitness test, written exam, background check, oral interview, medical examination and psychological assessment prior to admission. Students satisfying the initial program requirements will be invited to an orientation session. College students, graduates, veterans, women and minorities meeting the program’s criteria are encouraged to apply. Deadline for applications is Sept. 13 at 4 p.m.
Graduates of the 19-week alternate route training program will be eligible to become New Jersey police officers provided they are employed full time within three years of graduation from the academy.
To download an application for 2020 classes or for more information, visit RCSJ.edu/PoliceAcademy or call (856) 415-2266. There is a $40 non-refundable application fee.