The goal of the Park Ridge Police Department Recruitment Plan is to
attract qualified individuals to pursue a career with the Park Ridge Police
Department that achieves an overall racial and gender composition in
comparison to the available workforce in the service area of the
The Park Ridge 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. Park
Ridge has a residency preference in all hiring matters. Applicants must be
a bona fide resident of Park Ridge at the time of the closing date of the
New Jersey Department of Personnel Law Enforcement Test. Once Park
Ridge residents have been exhausted from the Civil Service Certification
List, Bergen County residents are then provided with preference. If the
Bergen County list is exhausted, applications will be open to residents of
the State of New Jersey.
The Recruitment Plan is prepared realizing the current economic
conditions in New Jersey where there are officers that have been laid off
due to budgetary constraints. Those officers may be the first recalled for
employment pursuant to New Jersey State Statutes and Administrative
Code. Furthermore, laid off officers from other jurisdictions listed on a
“Rice list” may be considered for employment pursuant to New Jersey
State Statutes and Administrative Code and the normal competitive
testing selection and recruitment process is bypassed.
The Park Ridge Police Department also has an auxiliary police reserve unit.
The Park Ridge Police Department also routinely advertises in the local
newspaper for diverse individuals to join the auxiliary force.
Park Ridge is an equal opportunity employer in all facets of the
The Chief of Police is responsible for the administration of the
For testing dates and further information please visit the NJ State Civil Service Website Commission Website.