The Hopewell Township Police Department is staffed with 31 dedicated officers committed to providing the highest level of service to Hopewell Valley. We pride ourselves on our training, education, and professionalism. We are most successful through the partnerships that we establish and maintain within this community.
All newly-sworn officers will start their careers in the patrol division where they will be trained under the department’s 12 week FTO program, which provides the skills necessary for safe and active patrol work. Upon completion of the FTO program, HTPD promotes continued education and training funded by the department.
HTPD provides a work environment that revolves around teamwork. Every officer has a role. HTPD has a variety of specialty units and assignments including Patrol Unit, Detective Bureau, Traffic Unit, Firearms Range Instructors, In-Service Training / Rapid Response, Bike Unit, Drone Unit, School Resource, Defensive Tactics / LE Jiu Jitsu, Community Outreach, Crime Scene, Youth Police Academy, and others. Our department is continually exploring new ways to be involved in the community with a number of charity sporting events, toy drives, National Night Out, and various other events.
Hopewell Township Police Department’s goals are centered around proactive and community-based policing.
Hiring announcements and applications are completed through PoliceApp
- Associates Degree or 60 College Credits, OR
- 2 Years Active Military Service w/ Honorable Discharge, OR
- NJ PTC Full Certification for Basic Police Officer, OR
- NJ PTC SLEO II Certification, OR
- Enrolled as Alternate Route in NJ Police Academy
Candidates must also:
- Be a citizen of the U.S., a resident of the State of New Jersey.
- Be between the ages of 18-35 at the time of appointment
- Be able to read, write, and communicate effectively.
- Be of good moral character, sound body and good health.
- Must possess a valid New Jersey driver’s license.
The hiring process for qualified candidates consists of a physical fitness test, initial internal interview with Police Administration, followed by a thorough and extensive background investigation of selected candidates. A second formal interview will be conducted amongst a panel consisting of Police Administration and other ranking officers, where a list of candidates will be compiled. Finally, selected candidates will interview with Hopewell Township Committee representation before final approval.
Physical Test Will Include:
- 1 Minute Push-ups
- 1 Minute Sit-ups
- 300 Meter Run
- 1.5 Mile Run
Please follow this link for a video tutorial that explains and demonstrates the proper performance of exercise and associated scoring.