Q. How can I apply
to be a police officer with the Fair Lawn Police Department?
A. There are two
ways perspective officers can apply for a position with the Fair Lawn
currently working, New Jersey Police Training Commission (PTC) certified, sworn police officers,
working under the New Jersey Civil Service Commission (CSC)
Fair Lawn Police Department participates in the
Jersey Intergovernmental Transfer Program. There is
a minimum requirement of at
least one year of satisfactory service in a New Jersey civil
service municipality or county to be eligible to
who have been laid off are also encouraged to apply.
Interested candidates should forward a cover letter and
Thomas Metzler, Borough Manager
Borough of Fair Lawn
8 - 01 Fair Lawn Avenue.
Fair Lawn, New Jersey 07410
PTC individuals, The Fair Lawn Police Department hires under the rules and regulations of the
New Jersey Civil Service Commission (CSC).
A candidate list will be generated from those that pass the Law Enforcement
Examinations for entry-level law
enforcement positions are announced
by the New Jersey Civil Service Commission. One application may be used
for many entry-level titles. Those who pass the exam
will remain in the eligible pool for two
Safety Testing News is available
on the NJ Civil Service Commission website at:
In addition to N.J.
C.S.C. requirements, current local
ordinance requires that anyone taking the examination for Fair Lawn Police
Officer be a resident of Fair Lawn
at the time of application and at the time of your appointment to the police
applicants must be a graduate of a high school or a vocational school,
or possess an approved High School Equivalency Certificate
Applicants must not be less than 18 years of age or more than 35 years of age (unless they meet certain restrictions).
A full and complete list of requirements
for law enforcement applicants is on the application form.
Applicants are encouraged to
thoroughly read the application form and follow all of the directions completely.