The hiring process involves vetting police applicants in order to hire the most qualified candidates. During the hiring process, a thorough background check is conducted to ensure that applicants do not have any personal or professional issues that would preclude them from police service. Detectives will review the applicant’s employment history, character references, academic records, residency history, criminal history, and credit history. If you are interested in becoming a Police Officer, please visit the State of New Jersey’s Civil Service Commission website: www.state.nj.us/csc/. All hiring is done in accordance with Civil Service rules.