Toms River Police Car (File Photo)
Toms River Police Car (File Photo)

The Toms River Police Department is opening up applications for full-time officers.

The department announced the openings Monday. It is set to begin May 1, 2021, and continue through July 31, 2021, for the testing process which will be in September.

“We are looking for qualified applicants who meet strict educational, physical and ethical standards, to take our police test,” said department spokeswoman Jillian Messina. “The recruiting process is ongoing, testing occurs once every 3 years. Join our Toms River Police Department Family, your career starts here!”


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The department’s requirements to apply include having earned a bachelor’s degree or, alternatively, 64 credits from an accredited college or university combined with two years of military service or prior full-time employment with a police department. Candidates must be between the ages of 18 and 34 and able to meet the physical requirements of the job.

A written exam will administered Sept. 12 and a physical exam and swim test will be held Oct. 24.

Anyone with questions is asked to visit the department’s website at www.trpolice.org and choose the “Recruitment” button or call 732-349-0150, ext. 1327.