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
Wednesday 18 September 2019
7:30PM - 8:30PM
Cancelled - Board of Adjustment
Thursday 19 September 2019
7:30PM - 8:30PM
Cancelled - Economic Development Committee Meeting
Monday 23 September 2019
7:30PM
Regular Council Meeting
Tuesday 24 September 2019
7:00PM - 8:00PM
Municipal Alliance/Youth Services Meeting
7:00PM
Historic Preservation Comm - VENUE CHANGE
Wednesday 25 September 2019
7:00PM
Planning Board
Wednesday 2 October 2019
7:30PM - 8:30PM
Board of Adjustment
Thursday 3 October 2019
6:00PM
Architectural Design Review Board
Monday 7 October 2019
5:00PM - 6:00PM
Shade Tree Advisory Board Meeting
7:30PM
Regular Council Meeting
Wednesday 9 October 2019
7:00PM
Planning Board
Tuesday 15 October 2019
7:30PM
Board Of Parks And Recreation Committee
Wednesday 16 October 2019
7:30PM - 8:30PM
Board of Adjustment

Community Events
Wednesday 18 September 2019
11:00AM - 12:00PM
Resume and Job Search Assistance
Thursday 19 September 2019
2:00PM - 7:00PM
Farmers Market Last Day
7:15PM - 8:30PM
Book Discussion
Saturday 21 September 2019
All day
Fall Clean Community Day
Monday 23 September 2019
All day
Fall Begins
7:00PM - 8:00PM
English Conversation Group
Tuesday 24 September 2019
10:00AM - 12:00PM
Knit & Crochet
Saturday 28 September 2019
9:30AM - 4:30PM
North Plainfield Fall Festival
Monday 30 September 2019
All day
ROSH HASHANA
7:00PM - 8:00PM
English Conversation Group
Tuesday 1 October 2019
6:00PM - 8:00PM
Writer's Group
Wednesday 2 October 2019
6:00PM - 8:00PM
Passport Services
7:00PM - 8:00PM
Bollywood Dance Class
Saturday 5 October 2019
12:00PM - 3:00PM
Senior Picnic
Monday 7 October 2019
7:00PM - 8:00PM
English Conversation Group
Tuesday 8 October 2019
10:00AM - 12:00PM
Knit & Crochet
Wednesday 9 October 2019
All day
YOM KIPPUR
Thursday 10 October 2019
1:00PM - 2:00PM
Book Discussion
Saturday 12 October 2019
10:00AM - 2:00PM
NP Girl Scouts Recycling Event
10:00AM - 5:00PM
Weekend Journey Through The Past
Sunday 13 October 2019
12:00PM - 4:00PM
Weekend Journey Through The Past
Monday 14 October 2019
All day
Columbus Day - Borough Hall Closed
7:00PM - 8:00PM
English Conversation Group
Tuesday 15 October 2019
6:00PM - 8:00PM
Writer's Group
Wednesday 16 October 2019
11:00AM - 12:00PM
Resume and Job Search Assistance
Thursday 17 October 2019
11:00AM - 6:30PM
Hispanic Heritage Open House
7:15PM - 8:30PM
Book Discussion

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