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Toms River PD Looking to Hire New Officers, Will Accept Applications May 1

Toms River Police Department (File Photo)

Toms River Police Department (File Photo)

The Toms River Police Department will begin accepting applications for the position of full time Probationary Police Officer May 1, the department announced Wednesday.

A probationary officer earns a starting salary of $41,616, according to police spokesman Ralph Stocco, who also said candidates must be between the ages of 18 and 34 at the time of appointment and hold a four-year college degree. The college requirement can be excepted in the case that an applicant has a minimum of 64 college credits along with two years of full time active duty military or law enforcement experience.

There will be a written test on Sept 12, 2015, followed by a physical task assessment and swimming test on Oct 10, 2015.  Finally, there will be oral interviews conducted during November and December of 2015, Stocco said.

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Applications are available in the lobby of police headquarters and online at the department’s website.

The department asks that those interested in applying do not call with questions that are already answered in their published instructions and application packet.  Due to the high volume of applicants phone inquiries will not be returned, Stocco said.