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.
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
Able to read, write and speak the English language well and
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
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.
Physical fitness test
Comprehensive background investigation
Medical examination including stress test and drug test