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South Brunswick Twp Police Department
Wednesday January 15th, 2014 :: 09:00 a.m. EST

South Brunswick Police to give test for new officers - March 10, 2014


South Brunswick Police Chief Raymond Hayducka announced today that the police department will be conducting an open competitive exam this March. “In order to meet the needs of the agency and community, I want to have a ready list of candidates to fill any potential openings”. The written test and oral board process was approved by the Township Council and Mayor in December. Under the new hiring process, the chief will be able to select candidates who have taken the test even if they have not yet already gone through a police academy. “This new process provides our department with the best opportunity to hire the best qualified candidate”, Hayducka said.

Chief Hayducka has created a recruitment team within the agency to attract the best candidates. The recruitment team will visit colleges and place advertisements around the area. “I want to encourage township residents to apply to become an officer with our agency. The testing process will provide us with a list for two years,” said Hayducka.

In order to be eligible to take the written exam, a candidate must have sixty college credits or four years active military service. The written exam is scheduled for March 10th at 6pm. As part of the hiring process there will be two open houses for potential applicants on Saturday January 25, 2014 from 9am to 12pm and February 19, 2014 from 6pm to 9pm.Anyone with questions on the process or is seeking an application can go call (732) 329-4000 ext. 7417.  Information can also be found at


• Is a citizen of the United States
• Age not less than 18 years nor more than 35 years. However, age restrictions shall not conflict with current state and federal law
• Is sound in body and of good health sufficient to satisfy the board of trustees of the police and firemen's retirement system of New Jersey as to the eligibility for membership in the retirement system
• Is able to read, write, and speak the English language well and intelligently
• Is of good moral character, and has not been convicted of any criminal offense involving moral turpitude
• A minimum of 60 college credits from an accredited college or university or a letter from an accredited college or university indicating that the applicant is expected to have 60 college credits by the end of the then current semester is required at the time of hire
• In lieu of 60 college credits, the applicant may substitute four years of active military service in any branch of the U.S. Military from which the applicant has received an honorable discharge
• Resident of the State of New Jersey
• Possession of a valid New Jersey motor vehicle license

Interested applicants are urged to submit the Written Examination Registration Form accompanied by a non-refundable check or money order in the amount of $50.00 made payable to “South Brunswick Township.” In-person returns will be accepted Monday through Friday, from 9:00 A.M. through 4:00 P.M. by Police Administration only.

Location: South Brunswick Police Headquarters, 540 Ridge Road (corner of Route 522 & Kingston Lane), Monmouth Junction, NJ

Registration Deadline: March 3, 2014 at 4:30 P.M. Mailed returns must be postmarked no later than March 3, 2014. No registration forms will be accepted after the deadline.

South Brunswick Twp Police Department
540 Ridge Rd
Monmouth Junction, NJ 08852

Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 732-329-4646

Lieutenant James Ryan

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