Job Opportunities

Class III Special Law Enforcement Officers
 City of Linden
Employer: City of Linden Police Department
Contact: Personnel Division

The City of Linden Police Department is seeking professional, qualified and energetic applicants for the position of Class III Special Law Enforcement Officer who, under the direction of the Chief of Police, shall conduct school safety and security duties within the Linden Board of Education School District.

Minimum Qualifications:
• The applicant must be a retired law enforcement officer less than 65 years of age, who served as a duly qualified, fully-trained, full-time officer in any municipality or county of this State or as a member of the New Jersey State Police and was separated from that prior service in good standing, within three years of appointment to this position;
• Applicant must be of good moral character and must not have been convicted of any offense involving dishonesty or which would make him/her unfit to perform the duties of this position;
• Applicant must be able to read, write and speak the English language well and intelligently and possess a high school diploma or its equivalent;
• Applicant must be sound in body and of good health, and physically capable of performing the functions of this position, determined in accordance with the Police Training Commission, including handgun qualifications;
• Applicant must possess a NJ Police Training Commission Basic Police Officer Certification or NJ State Police Academy Certification;
• Applicant must possess a valid New Jersey Driver’s License and reside within the state of New Jersey during the term of appointment;
• Applicant must successfully pass a background investigation, medical examination, psychological examination and drug testing.

Starting salary for the Class III Special Law Enforcement Officer shall be $40.00 per hour and he/she shall work a schedule up to 40 hours weekly, with the hours varied as necessary according to the assigned school’s schedule, and will only work on days when school is in session or hosting events on the premises.

Preference may be given to retired police officers who previously completed School Resource Officer (SRO) training. All others will be required to complete this training upon appointment.

Further information may be found at

Applicants must submit a resume and complete the Application for Employment which can be found on the City of Linden Website

For questions concerning this position, you may contact the Personnel Division at 908-474-5760

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