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Police Officer Examination Program
The NJSACOP Offers a Wide Range of Police Examination
Procedures From Entry Level to Chief

Since 1945, the NJSACOP has administered police examinations as a cost-effective service to New Jersey municipalities. During those years, the NJSACOP has kept pace with the ever-changing requirements of the police testing field to insure the institution and maintenance
of the highest standards of police performance.

Written Entrance: The comprehensive written exam consists of questions based upon the requirements of the position in terms of general law enforcement knowledge

Written Promotional: This exam requires a list of study material to be distributed to candidates for various ranks for a minimum of 6 weeks prior to the examination

Oral Promotional: Conducted by a panel of 3 Police Chiefs who are members of the NJSACOP Examination Committee, under the direction of the Examination Coordinator

The questions are developed to test a candidate’s knowledge of key law enforcement, criminal justice and administrative issue areas, and can also be tailored for the particular needs of the agency

Statistical results are provided upon conclusion of the testing process

The testing is available to non-civil service police departments in New Jersey

In addition to written exams, oral evaluations can also be performed for all positions,
including entry level

The Examination Committee does not make hiring recommendations regarding hiring or promotion, but rather leaves the ultimate decision to the hiring authority.

For more information, contact the NJSACOP Examination Coordinator.


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