The goal of the Moorestown Police Department Recruitment Plan is to attract qualified individuals to pursue a career with the Moorestown Police Department.  The objective is to achieve an overall racial and gender composition of the department in comparison to the service population of the Township through the departments recruiting activities. This agency will make a good faith effort to meet specific goals for recruiting a diverse workforce, in terms of people of color and gender diversity. The goals and objectives will be accomplished through various recruitment activities listed in the Recruitment Activities section of this plan.


The Moorestown Police Department is a New Jersey Civil Service Commission jurisdiction and must adhere to New Jersey State Statutes and Administrative Code in its recruitment and selection process.

Moorestown has a residency preference in all hiring matters.  Applicants must be a bona fide resident of Moorestown at the time of the closing date of the New Jersey Civil Service Commission Law Enforcement Officer Test.  Once Moorestown residents have been exhausted from the Civil Service Certification List, Burlington County residents are then provided with preference.  If the Burlington County list is exhausted, applications will be open to residents of the State of New Jersey. The Chief of Police is responsible for the Recruitment Plan.

The Township of Moorestown has adopted the provisions of N.J.S.A.11A:4-1.3 which authorizes the appointment of entry level police officers, who have not passed the Civil Service Examination, but who have successfully completed a Basic Course for Police Officers, at a school approved and authorized by the New Jersey Police Training Commission, to bypass the Civil Service hiring process and be exempted from the Civil Service testing process.

The Township of Moorestown is an equal opportunity employer in all facets of the personnel process.