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      - How can I compliment an Officer?
      - How can I get directions to Police Headquarters?
      - How do I become a Police Officer in Mahwah
      - What are the Requisites for Appointment to the Police Department
      - What is the Testing Procedure for becoming a Police Officer in Mahwah
      - How do I get fingerprinted?
      - How can I find the Courthouse?
      - How do I obtain a copy of a police report?
      - How do I find out how much a traffic ticket will cost?
 
Chief's Office
   General
      - How do I contact the Mahwah Police Department?
      - Can I pay my traffic summons at the police station?
      - How do I register my bicycle?
 


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          How can I compliment an Officer?
The Mahwah Police Department has a long-standing tradition of prompt and professional service. We look forward to hearing from those we serve about the performance of law enforcement services by our employees. If you feel the circumstances warrant, please provide the information requested below. Thank you for taking time to make positive comments about the service you received or observed. Please click here to for additional information.

If you have had an issue with an officer, and you would like to complain about that officer, please click here and we will contact you.

Thank You for taking the time to compliment one of our officers.


          How can I get directions to Police Headquarters?
The Police Department is located at 221 Franklin Turnpike, Mahwah NJ, 07430. Franklin Turnpike is located off of Route 17 North or South.


          How do I become a Police Officer in Mahwah

The Mahwah Police Department has a competitive selection process administered by and within the Police Department. We are not a Civil Service town, and we do not administer a "Bergen County Police Chiefs Association Chief's Test." Tests are offered on an as needed basis and the list is good for a definitive time period. Our testing procedure consists of the following phases: Written Pre-App, Written Exam, Physical Agility Test, Formal Application, Oral Interview, Background Investigation, Second Interview, Psychological Exam, Medical Exam and a Conditional Letter of Employment. There is a fee to take an exam.

Candidates interested in taking the exam are requested to send a resume and a cover letter to the Mahwah Police Department, 221 Franklin Turnpike, Mahwah, New Jersey 07430, Attn: Recruitment. Your resume will be kept on file, and when a test is announced, you will be notified.




          What are the Requisites for Appointment to the Police Department

Township Ordinance 2-16

Department: Police

 

Sub Section: 2-16.3 Requisites for Appointment

a. No person shall be appointed an officer or member of the Police Department of the Township unless he:

1. Is a citizen of the United States and is a resident of the State of New Jersey at the time of his appointment

2. 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 his eligibility for membership in the retirement system.

3. Is able to read, write and speak the English language well and intelligently.

4. Is of good moral character and has not been convicted of any criminal offense involving morel turpitude.

2-16.4 Additional Physical and Educational Requirements

All applicants for appointment as members of the Police Department of the Township of Mahwah

Shall not be less than eighteen (18) years nor more than thirty-five (35) years of age at the time of their appointment.

b.Shall possess a bachelor degree from an accredited college or university, or shall have been honorably discharged from active duty from a branch of the United States Military Service and possess a high school diploma or equivalency certificate recognized by the Department of Education of the State of New Jersey, or shall have completed a minimum of four (4) years of law enforcement service (such as police officer or police dispatcher) at the Municipal, County, State or Federal level and possess a high school diploma or equivalency certificate recognized by the Department of Education of the State of New Jersey.

c.Shall be of such weight in proportion to height as indicated by the height-weight tables established by the Army of the United States

d.Shall be in possession of a valid New Jersey automobile operator’s license.

2-16.5 Disqualifications


No application shall be considered when submitted by any person who:

Lacks the established qualification requirements.

Is physically, mentally or emotionally unfit to perform the duties of the position.

Is addicted to the use of drugs or intoxicating liquors.

Has been dismissed from any prior employment for justifiable cause.

Has made false statements of a material fact or practiced or attempted to practice any deception or fraud in the application, in any test or in securing eligibility for appointment.


2-16.6 Probationary Service


No person shall become an official member of the Police Department of the Township of Mahwah unless and until he or she has served a probationary period of one (1) year after completion of training at a Township and State approved police training academy and has demonstrated to the Chief of Police of the Township by written or oral examination or prior work experience that he or she is qualified and has completed and passed a physical endurance test as prescribed at the time by the Chief of Police of the Township. No probationary member shall be made a permanent member of the Police Department until he or she has completed all training courses, tests and the one (1) year period of probation
.



          What is the Testing Procedure for becoming a Police Officer in Mahwah

Pre-Test Information
 

The Mahwah Police Department is currently NOT ACCEPTING applications at this time January 2013. Please check back at a later date to see if this link has been updated.

Any person who meets the minimum requirements as stated below will be eligible to take the initial phase of testing.  The testing process will include:

 

1) Written Test

2) Physical Agility test

3) Oral Interview

4) Medical Evaluation

5) Psychological Evaluation

 

The duration of the testing process is expected to last approximately twelve weeks.

 

Minimum Requirements (Mahwah Township Ordinance 2-16)

Citizen of United States and resident of N.J. at time of appointment and at least one of the following criteria:

Bachelor’s Degree;

High School Diploma or equivalent and honorable discharge from Armed Services;

High School Diploma or equivalent and four years of service as a sworn Law Enforcement Officer or Police Dispatcher      

The Mahwah Police Department does not maintain a file of applicants not selected for the position(s) specified in this test.Applicants may reapply for subsequent tests by completing the pre-test application specified for that test or any future tests.

The Township of Mahwah and Mahwah Police Department are equal opportunity employer. We consider applicants for all positions without regard to race, religion, creed, gender, national origin, age, marital or veteran status, sexual orientation, or any other legally protected status.



          How do I get fingerprinted?
Fingerprints may be obtained by coming to Mahwah Police Headquarters at 221 Franklin Turnpike, Mahwah, New Jersey seven days a week, 24 hours a day. Please contact the Police Department, after normal business hours at 201.529.1000, to see if an officer is available to fingerprint you. If not we will make arrangements for you to come in when it is convenient to you. 

There is no fee for fingerprints and you must provide the fingerprint card. 

The organization or agency requiring the fingerprints should provide you with the card.

This service is limited to Mahwah residents or Businesses located within the Township.


          How can I find the Courthouse?
The Township's Court is located at the Town hall, 475 Corporate Drive, Mahwah NJ, 07430. Corporate Drive is located off of Route 17 southbound or off of MacArthur Boulevard.


          How do I obtain a copy of a police report?

Copies of reports are available through the internet or the Police Department. Please E-mail your request to records@mahwahpd.org. or call the Records Bureau at 201.529.1000, extension 235. Certain requests require an Open Public Records Act (OPRA) Form completed prior to the report being released.

ALL Accident Report are requested and delivered on-line by 
CLICKING HERE.

To Register for a Commercial Account and have reports delivered, CLICK HERE.

To obtain an investigative report
CLICK HERE.

 


          How do I find out how much a traffic ticket will cost?

Call the Municipal Court at 201.529.2862 during business hours on weekdays.



 
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          How do I contact the Mahwah Police Department?

We are open 24 Hours-a-Day, 7 days a week and are located at 221 Franklin Turnpike, Mahwah, New Jersey 07430.

Our main telephone number is 201.529.1000. Our Investigative Bureau is 201.529.1000, extension 217, and our primary Fax Number is 201.529.0240.

In an EMERGENCY DIAL 9-1-1



          Can I pay my traffic summons at the police station?

No you can't. All summonses that are issued in Mahwah can be paid through the Court Clerk's office, 475 Corporate Drive, Mahwah, NJ, 07430. The Office is open from 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM, Monday thru Friday, except for legal holidays. You may also mail your fine in, using the address listed on the rear of your summons. Certain summonses REQUIRE you to appear in court.

If you are not sure, please call the Court Clerks office at 201.529.2862 and they will advise you.



          How do I register my bicycle?

Township residents are encouraged to register their bicycles with the Police Department. This will help the police department identify your bicycle if it is stolen and facilitate its return to you if recovered. Registration forms, available at the Police Department, are to include the serial number and description of the bicycle. Questions regarding this program can be directed to the Police Department
at 201.529.1000.



 


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