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Special Law Enforcement Officer Class III Job Announcement








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40 Hour Work Week following School Calendar


Under supervision of the Chief of Police, the individual works in a school environment with children and staff in a professional and positive manner in the capacity as a uniformed School Resource Officer. Also responds to law enforcement, fire, medical, or other emergencies; said individual will also perform related duties as required by the department, consistent with the law.    


1.      Is a resident of this State during the term of appointment;

2.      Is able to read, write and speak the English language well and intelligently and has a high school diploma or its equivalent;

3.      Is sound in body and of good health;

4.      Is of good moral character;

5.      Has not been convicted of any offense involving dishonesty or which would make him/her unfit to perform the duties of his/her office;

6.      Has successfully undergone psychological testing, drug screening, medical evaluation, as part of a Background Investigation;

7.      Is a retired law enforcement officer who is less than 65 years of age;

8.      Had served as a duly qualified, fully-trained, full-time officer in any municipality or county of this State or as a member of the State Police and was separated from that prior service in good standing, within three years of appointment; excludes a retirement resulting from injury or incapacity;

9.      Is physically capable of performing the functions of the position, determined in accordance with Police Training Commission guidelines;

10.  Possesses a New Jersey Police Training Commission Basic Police Officer Certification or New Jersey State Police Academy Certification;

11.  Has or will complete the training course for Safe Schools Resource Officers; and

12.  Is hired in a part-time capacity per statute (40 hours per week following School Calendar).

Appointees to SLEO CLASS III / SRO must successfully complete training and obtain certification by the Police Training Commission in the Department of Law and Public Safety as required by NJSA 40A:14-146.10 et seq.

Appointees to SLEO CLASS III / SRO will be armed. Appointees must be capable of and legally authorized to possess and carry a department issued firearm.

A Class III special law enforcement officer appointed pursuant to the provisions of P.L.1985, c.439 (C.40A:14-146.8 et seq.) shall not, based on this appointment, be eligible for health care benefits or enrollment in any State-administered retirement system.

If anyone is interested, please submit your résumé to Police Chief Keith M. Bendul via email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or to Fort Lee Police Department, 1327 16th Street, Fort Lee, New Jersey 07024, no later than 4PM on August 1, 2018.

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