The Hillside Police Department appoints police officers in accordance with the rules and regulations of the New Jersey Department of Civil Service as well as N.J.S.A 11A:41.3(a) which now allows an exemption from taking an examination for an entry level law enforcement position.  Qualified non-residents who are employed by other law enforcement agencies may be appointed through the Intergovernmental Transfer Program. 



The following are minimum employment qualifications. Applicants must:

  • Be citizens of the United States
  • Be between 18 and 35 years of age
  • Possess a high school diploma or G.E.D.
  • Have a good reputation and be of sound moral character
  • Pass an intensive background investigation
  • Pass a comprehensive psychological examination, medical examination and screening for illegal drugs
  • Possess a valid NJ driver's license 


New Jersey Civil Service Commission Entry Level Law Enforcement Examination

  • General Testing Information

          Click here to view announcements, frequently asked questions and more. 

  • Job Posting and Application

          Click here to view the job posting for Hillside and access the link to the application. 

  • Exam Prep Course

          Click here to take advantage of the entry level law enforcement examination prepatory course offered by the NJ CSC Office of Diversity


  • Physical Assessment

          Click here to view the PTC Pre-Academy Physical Fitness Assessment requirements.


Contact Us

Qualified Intergovernmental Transfer candidates are invited to submit resumes at any time.  Individuals interested in taking advantage of the exemption from the entry level law enforcement examination (N.J.S.A. 11A:4-1.3a) are also encouraged to email resumes to HPDRecruitment@hillsidepolice.org.

Any applicant who has intentionally made a false statement or practiced, or attempted to practice any deception or fraud in the initial application, in any examination, interview, application, or in securing eligibility for appointment will be rejected from the selection process. Any misstatement of fact is reason for disqualification for employment, and may be punished by law pursuant to N.J.S. 2C:28-2, 2C:28-3 and 2C:28-7.




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