Job Opportunities

Join the North Plainfield Police Department
Many Jobs, One Career, Be the Future

The North Plainfield Police Department, Somerset County’s first Accredited Agency, patrols a primarily residential area of approximately 2.8 square miles with an estimated population of 21,000 people.  We are a full service-policing agency.  North Plainfield’s current roster of 45 sworn police officers and 38 civilian employees are dedicated to our motto of, “Protecting with Pride Serving with Honor.” 

When an opening avails itself, we evaluate all the resumes that were received in the past 12 months for that specific job opening.  People whose resumes are deemed acceptable for a position will be notified of the opening and scheduled for an interview.  So please update your resume each year if you still have interest in employment for any positions in the police department, to include:

  • Police Officer
  • Dispatcher
  • Parking Enforcement/Special Police Officer
  • Administrative Assistant/Secretary
  • Civilian Aid
  • Date Entry Clerk
  • Crossing Guards
  • Any other position

All candidates must be a citizen of the United States, in good health, of good moral character and free of criminal conviction involving moral turpitude. The candidate must possess excellent English verbal and written communication skills, have mature and innovative approaches to collaborating with citizens on neighborhood issues, have strong problem solving skills, the ability to work under stress and demonstrate a history of community service. In an effort to match the community we serve, extra consideration is given to candidates who are fluent in the Spanish language.  

Qualifications for Sworn Law Enforcement Positions:  In an effort to match the community we serve, extra consideration is given to candidates who are fluent in the Spanish language.  
This position is open to all that meet the mandatory qualifications with a preference given to applicants that are New Jersey Police Training Commission Certified.  Preference means we interview them first and only look at other resumes if we do not have at least 8 PTC certified applicants.  Next, we consider SLEO II certified applicants.  If we still do not have 8 PTC certified people we will look at the traditional route of hiring and sending the person to the police academy.  Through our accredited training methods and current hiring practices, we hope to increase minority officers within our roster. 

Equal Employment Opportunity is not only the law, but it is a principle of the North Plainfield Police Department's operation. 

Please forward your resume to Chief William G. Parenti, 263 Somerset Street North Plainfield, NJ 07060.

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Town Meetings
Thursday 31 January 2019
7:30PM - 8:30PM
Economic Development Committee Meeting
Wednesday 6 February 2019
7:30PM - 8:30PM
Green Brook Flood Control Commission
7:30PM - 8:30PM
Board of Adjustment
Thursday 7 February 2019
6:00PM
Architectural Design Review Board
Monday 11 February 2019
5:00PM - 6:00PM
Shade Tree Advisory Board Meeting
7:30PM
Regular Council Meeting
Wednesday 13 February 2019
7:00PM
Planning Board
Tuesday 19 February 2019
7:30PM
Board Of Parks And Recreation Committee
Wednesday 20 February 2019
7:30PM - 8:30PM
Board of Adjustment

Community Events
Saturday 26 January 2019
9:00AM - 12:00PM
MLK Day of Service - Canned Food & Sock Drive
Monday 28 January 2019
7:00PM - 8:00PM
English Conversation Group
Thursday 31 January 2019
6:00PM - 8:00PM
Citizenship Classes
Saturday 2 February 2019
11:00AM - 12:00PM
Winter Crafts
11:30AM - 1:00PM
Optimist Club Super Heroes Luncheon
Monday 4 February 2019
7:00PM - 8:00PM
English Conversation Group
Tuesday 5 February 2019
11:00AM - 12:00PM
Computer Help
7:00PM - 9:00PM
Civilian Response to Active Shooter Events (CRASE)
Wednesday 6 February 2019
6:00PM - 8:00PM
Passport Services
Thursday 7 February 2019
6:00PM - 8:00PM
Citizenship Classes
Sunday 10 February 2019
3:00PM - 5:00PM
Music at The Mansion with Sean Gough
Monday 11 February 2019
7:00PM - 8:00PM
English Conversation Group
Tuesday 12 February 2019
All day
Lincoln's Birthday
Thursday 14 February 2019
6:00PM - 8:00PM
Citizenship Classes
Sunday 17 February 2019
4:00PM - 6:00PM
Clelbration of Black History
Monday 18 February 2019
All day
Presidents Day - Borough Hall and Schools Closed
Tuesday 19 February 2019
1:00PM - 3:00PM
Free Health Screenings
Thursday 21 February 2019
6:00PM - 8:00PM
Citizenship Classes

263 Somerset Street North Plainfield, New Jersey 07060
(908)769-2900
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