Does Lincoln Park have any certifications or qualifications to become a police officer?
Yes, the applicant must first pass a test administered by the New Jersey Department of Personnel. They then promulgate an eligible list for Lincoln Park to initiate background investigations. At a minimum police officers must:
  • Be capable of passing basic police training at a certified New Jersey police academy
  • Be able to cope with situations firmly, courteously, tactfully and with respect for rights of others
  • Have at a minimum graduated from high school or possess an equivalent certificate
  • Possess and maintain a valid New Jersey drivers license
  • Be 18 years of age or older
  • Be able to pass a thorough medical examination, to include psychological examination
  • Be free from a criminal background
These are just a few but not entirely comprehensive of the entire hiring process.

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1. What can I do about ATV and dirt-bike concerns in my neighborhood?
2. How can I contest traffic or parking citations?
3. I lost my traffic citation. What do I do?
4. I have a question regarding my traffic citation. Who do I ask?
5. What can I do about my noisy neighbors?
6. What can I do about juvenile delinquency problems with my children or in my neighborhood?
7. I was a victim of a crime and reported it. What happens next?
8. How can I report narcotics activity in my neighborhood?
9. How can I report a hate crime?
10. How can I obtain a restraining order?
11. What can I do about annoying or threatening phone calls?
12. How do I report a missing person?
13. What can I do about identity theft?
14. What can I do about barking dogs in my neighborhood?
15. What are the regulations regarding construction-related noise?
16. If I'm involved in a traffic accident, what should I do?
17. How can I get a copy of a police report?
18. What can I do about suspicious activity in my neighborhood?
19. What can I do about traffic concerns in my neighborhood?
20. Does Lincoln Park employ civilian Telecommunicators?
21. Do you hire Alternate Route candidates?
22. Does Lincoln Park employ Special Class I or II officers?
23. Does Lincoln Park have any certifications or qualifications to become a police officer?