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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Upcoming Events (90 Days)
Tuesday 22 June 2021
All day
Signup For The Police Youth Acadmey
7:00PM - 8:00PM
Fred Astaire: An American Icon
7:00PM
Municipal Alliance/Youth Services Meeting
Wednesday 23 June 2021
7:00PM - 8:00PM
Gardens of the Scottish Highlands
7:00PM
Planning Board
Thursday 24 June 2021
3:00PM - 7:00PM
J&J Vaccine Clinic
7:00PM - 8:00PM
BFFs: Man and Dog in the Classical World
Friday 25 June 2021
2:00PM - 3:00PM
Princeton: The Nation’s Capital 1783
Saturday 26 June 2021
9:00AM - 12:00PM
Farmers Market Today!
10:00AM - 12:00PM
Food Bank Open Today
Sunday 27 June 2021
12:30PM
Neighbors Feeding Neighbors
Monday 28 June 2021
7:00PM - 8:00PM
Photographing In and Around New Jersey
7:30PM
Council Meeting
8:00PM
Summer Camp Begins!!
Tuesday 29 June 2021
7:00PM
Historic Preservation Commission Meeting
Wednesday 30 June 2021
7:00PM - 8:00PM
Meet the Author: Pegi Ballister - Howells
Thursday 1 July 2021
6:00PM
Architectural Design Review Board
7:00PM - 8:00PM
The Story of Morven - Part 1
Saturday 3 July 2021
9:00AM - 12:00PM
Farmers Market Today!
Sunday 4 July 2021
All day
Independence Day
Monday 5 July 2021
All day
Independence Day Observed Borough hall Closed
10:00AM - 12:00PM
4th of July Parade
Tuesday 6 July 2021
7:00PM - 8:00PM
Hornets, and Wasps, and Bees, Oh My!
Wednesday 7 July 2021
7:00PM - 8:00PM
Philadelphia: A Revolutionary City
7:00PM
Board of Adjustment
Thursday 8 July 2021
7:00PM - 8:00PM
The Story of Morven - Part 2
Friday 9 July 2021
2:00PM - 3:00PM
Stress...the Enemy Within
Saturday 10 July 2021
8:00AM - 12:00PM
E-Waste Drop-off
8:00AM - 2:00PM
First Saturday Drop-off
9:00AM - 12:00PM
Farmers Market Today!
5:00PM
Community Day - Fireworks
Sunday 11 July 2021
5:00PM
Rain Date - Community Day - Fireworks
Monday 12 July 2021
5:00PM
Shade Tree Advisory Board
7:30PM
Council Meeting
Tuesday 13 July 2021
7:00PM - 8:00PM
History of the Jersey Shore
Wednesday 14 July 2021
7:00PM - 8:00PM
The Poetry of a New Nation
7:00PM
Planning Board
7:30PM
Outdoor Summer Concert Series
Thursday 15 July 2021
7:00PM - 8:00PM
Meet the Author: Michael Birkner
Saturday 17 July 2021
9:00AM - 12:00PM
Farmers Market Today!
10:00AM - 12:00PM
Food Bank Open Today
Monday 19 July 2021
7:00PM - 8:00PM
Venmo, PayPal, Zelle, and Other Payment Sharing Tools
Tuesday 20 July 2021
7:30PM
Parks & Rec Meeting
Wednesday 21 July 2021
7:00PM - 8:00PM
Cooking with Herbs: From the Garden to the Table
7:00PM
Board of Adjustment
7:30PM
Outdoor Summer Concert Series
Thursday 22 July 2021
7:00PM - 8:00PM
Governors Without a "Script"
Saturday 24 July 2021
9:00AM - 12:00PM
Farmers Market Today!
10:00AM - 12:00PM
Food Bank Open Today
Sunday 25 July 2021
12:30PM
Neighbors Feeding Neighbors
Tuesday 27 July 2021
7:00PM - 8:30PM
Back to Bach
7:00PM
Historic Preservation Commission Meeting
Wednesday 28 July 2021
7:00PM - 8:00PM
Birds of the World
7:00PM
Planning Board
7:30PM
Outdoor Summer Concert Series
Saturday 31 July 2021
9:00AM - 12:00PM
Farmers Market Today!
Tuesday 3 August 2021
6:00PM - 8:00PM
National Night Out
Wednesday 4 August 2021
7:00PM
Board of Adjustment
7:30PM
Outdoor Summer Concert Series
Thursday 5 August 2021
6:00PM
Architectural Design Review Board
Saturday 7 August 2021
8:00AM - 12:00PM
E-Waste Drop-off
8:00AM - 2:00PM
First Saturday Drop-off
9:00AM - 12:00PM
Farmers Market Today!
9:30AM
Greenbrook Flood Control Commission
Monday 9 August 2021
5:00PM
Shade Tree Advisory Board
Wednesday 11 August 2021
7:00PM
Planning Board
7:30PM
Outdoor Summer Concert Series
Saturday 14 August 2021
9:00AM - 12:00PM
Farmers Market Today!
Monday 16 August 2021
7:30PM
Council Meeting
Tuesday 17 August 2021
7:30PM
Parks & Rec Meeting
Wednesday 18 August 2021
7:00PM
Board of Adjustment
7:30PM
Outdoor Summer Concert Series
Saturday 21 August 2021
All day
Senior Citizens Day
9:00AM - 12:00PM
Farmers Market Today!
10:00AM - 12:00PM
Food Bank Open Today
Wednesday 25 August 2021
7:00PM
Planning Board
Saturday 28 August 2021
9:00AM - 12:00PM
Farmers Market Today!
10:00AM - 12:00PM
Food Bank Open Today
Sunday 29 August 2021
12:30PM
Neighbors Feeding Neighbors
Tuesday 31 August 2021
7:00PM
Historic Preservation Commission Meeting
Wednesday 1 September 2021
7:00PM
Board of Adjustment
Thursday 2 September 2021
6:00PM
Architectural Design Review Board
Saturday 4 September 2021
9:00AM - 12:00PM
Farmers Market Today!
Monday 6 September 2021
All day
LABOR DAY - Borough Hall Closed
Tuesday 7 September 2021
All day
Rosh Hashanah
Wednesday 8 September 2021
7:00PM
Planning Board
Thursday 9 September 2021
7:30PM
Economic Development Committee Meeting
Saturday 11 September 2021
All day
Patriot Day
8:00AM - 12:00PM
E-Waste Drop-off
8:00AM - 2:00PM
First Saturday Drop-off
9:00AM - 12:00PM
Farmers Market Today!
Sunday 12 September 2021
All day
Grandparents Day
Monday 13 September 2021
5:00PM
Shade Tree Advisory Board
7:30PM
Council Meeting
Wednesday 15 September 2021
7:00PM
Board of Adjustment
Thursday 16 September 2021
All day
Yom Kippur
Friday 17 September 2021
All day
National POW/MIA Recognition Day
All day
Citizenship Day
Saturday 18 September 2021
All day
National CleanUp Day
8:30AM - 1:00PM
Clean Community Day
9:00AM - 12:00PM
Farmers Market Today!
10:00AM - 12:00PM
Food Bank Open Today

263 Somerset Street North Plainfield, New Jersey 07060
(908)769-2900
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Hours: Summer Schedule
Monday Tuesday Thursday
8:00am - 4:30pm
Wednesday
8:00am - 6:00pm
Friday
8:00am - 2:00pm
(Excluding Holidays)