FLPD Employment Opportunities

Borough of Fair Lawn Employment application link

Effective 6-1-22, the FLPD has the following employment opportunities available:

Class 1 Special Police Officers, details as follows:

Responsibilities include various security and traffic related duties throughout the Borough of Fair Lawn. Full hiring announcement and instructions can be found here. Deadline to apply is June 30, 2022

1 Full time Public Safety Telecommunicator, details as follows:

Responsibilities include receiving telephonic or other electronic requests for emergency assistance; determining the nature of the call and utilizing radio, telephonic and other electronic equipment to dispatch law enforcement, fire, rescue and medical assistance units to an emergency scene.  The successful candidate shall be citizen service oriented and must possess the following training certifications:


  1. Emergency Communications Officer: (40 hour course)
  2. Emergency Medical Dispatching; (EMD-32 hour course)
  3. CPR certification


Starting salary is $49,422 with 5 steps to a top salary of $62,376

12 Hour Pitman schedule

Schedule Adjustment Time for the 12 hour schedule

14 paid holidays

Vacation time

Personal time

Health benefits and participation in the Public Employee Retirement System


Send resume, completed application, and interest letter to Lt. James Krizek jkrizek@fairlawnpd.com, The Fair Lawn Police Department, 8-01 Fair Lawn Avenue, Fair Lawn, New Jersey 07410 or Supervising Dispatcher Joseph Cecere jcecere@fairlawnpd.com  

Per-Diem dispatchers, to provide communications services to the FLPD. Starting rate of pay is $17.00 per hour during training, and $18.26 - $21.60 per hour after completing training. You must possess the following certifications: Emergency Communications Officer - 40 hour course AND Emergency Medical Dispatching - 32 hour EMD course. Interested individuals should send a resume and completed application to Capt. Brian LaRosa or call 201-564-6175.


Becoming a member of the FLPD

For currently working, New Jersey Police Training Commission (PTC) certified sworn Police Officers, working under the New Jersey Civil Service Commission regulations, the Fair Lawn Police Department participates in the New 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 transfer. Interested candidates should forward a cover letter and resume to:

Chief Glen Cauwels, Fair Lawn Police Department     
8-01 Fair Lawn Avenue
Fair Lawn, NJ 07410

For non-certified PTC individuals, the Fair Lawn Police Department hires under the rules and regulations of the New Jersey Civil Service Commission. A candidate list is generated from those that pass the Law Enforcement Examination. In addition to New Jersey Civil Service requirements, current local ordinance requires that a candidate taking the examination for the Fair Lawn Police Department be a resident of Fair Lawn at the time of application and at the time of appointment. Additionally, applicants must:

Be a graduate of a high school or vocational school, or possess an approved High School Equivalency  Certificate (GED) and be not less than 18 years of age or more than 35 years of age, unless they meet certain qualifications.

For more information on upcoming exams, please contact the Civil Service Commission at:

New Jersey Civil Service Commission     
44 South Clinton Avenue
Trenton, NJ 08625




EEO/Affirmative Action Policy Statement

The Borough of Fair Lawn maintains a strong policy of equal employment for all employees and applicants for employment.  The Borough hires, trains, promotes and compensates employees on the basis of personal competence and potential for advancement without regard for race, religion, color, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity, and sexual orientation), parental status, national origin, age, disability, family medical history or genetic information, political affiliation, military service, other non-merit based factors as well as other classifications protected by applicable federal or state laws.

This equal employment opportunity philosophy applies to all aspects of employment with the Borough, including recruiting, hiring, training, promotion, job benefits, pay, dismissal, educational assistance and social and recreational activities.