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February 17, 2019
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Entry level Police Officer  

Opens September 11, 2018

The Mahwah Police Department will be administering a selection process for an entry level position(s).  Any candidate who meets the minimum requirements as stated below will be eligible to take the first phase of the testing process administered through LESI Online PHQ. Eligible candidates from the first phase will be compiled and interviews scheduled. Upon completion candidates will be placed in rank order on an eligibility list. The entire testing process, as seen below, is expected to last approximately six - eight weeks and the resulting eligibility list will expire December 31, 2019.  

Minimum Requirements for Entry Level Patrol Officer (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 at Municipal, County, State or Federal level
  • Alternate Route Graduate from an approved New Jersey Police Academy, and one of the above.

The testing process will include the following:

Phase 1: LESI Online PHQ

Phase 2: Comprehensive Background Investigation / Records Check

Phase 3: Panel Interview to include Chief of Police

Phase 4: Medical Evaluation and Stress Test

Phase 5: Psychological Evaluation

SALARY RANGE: $41,854 -$127, 796

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

Interested applicants, complete this document with your Name and E-Mail address and submit the $65.00 fee, (bank check or money order ONLY) payable to: Twp. Of Mahwah to the address listed below Attn: Chief Batelli.. Candidates will be e-mailed a user ID and password to begin the Online PHQ. 


process fee is: $ 65.00



Candidates will be required to follow all instructions and complete all steps during the process. Failure to comply will result in disqualification from the process. Any candidate disqualified will forfeit all fees.

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.

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Candidate Name               (PRINT)                                                      E-Mail Address (PRINT)

221 Franklin Turnpike, Mahwah, New Jersey 07430

EMAIL Questions: policeapplicants@mahwahpd.org                                                 ISSUE DATE: September 2018

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