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Posted March 7, 2014

Director Robert A. Lyons of the Passaic County Police Academy has announced applications for the Alternate Route program will be available beginning February 26, 2014 to March 31, 2014, Monday through Friday 8:00 am to 3:00 pm.

All applicants must appear in person. Applications must be returned to the Academy no later than 3:00 pm on April 4, 2014. The test date is Wednesday, April 9, 2014 at 7:00 pm.

The Alternate Route program was designed to give individuals interested in becoming police officers, the opportunity to attend a certified police training academy at their own expense, prior to be hired by a police, sheriff’s or campus police department.

Entrance Requirements

  • A citizen of the United States

  • Applicant must be sound in body and of good health to satisfy the Board of Trustees of the Police & Fire Retirement System of New Jersey at his/her eligibility for membership in the retirement system

  • Able to read, write and speak the English language well and intelligently

  • Is of good moral character, and has not been convicted of any criminal offense involving moral turpitude

  • Have a minimum of 60 college credits or be a qualified veteran as defined by the New Jersey Department of Military and Veterans Affairs and have not earned 60 college credits but can substitute 2 years of full time active duty military service

The application process includes a written exam, physical assessment, interview, and background investigation along with medical and psychological exams.

Applications can be picked up at the Passaic County Police Academy 214 Oldham Road Wayne, NJ 07470 Monday through Friday 8:00 am to 3:00 pm.

Selection Criteria

  • Written examination

  • Physical fitness test

  • Comprehensive application

  • Oral interview

  • Comprehensive background investigation

  • Medical examination including stress test and drug test

  • Psychological examination






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