Employment

The RUPD offers challenging and exciting opportunities in a wide range of law enforcement careers for those seeking full-time employment and for students seeking part-time employment.

Police Officer

Rutgers Police Officers are commissioned by the State of New Jersey, armed, and have attended NJ Police Training Commission (PTC) approved academies. Rutgers participates in the Police & Fire Retirement System and receives approximately 200 applications for each open position, which allows for the selection of exceptional candidates. To be eligible one must:

  • Be a US citizen
  • Have a valid New Jersey Drivers License
  • Have a high school or vocational school education, or equivalent. Applicants with a college degree or NJ PTC certification are preferred
  • Have excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Be physically fit and satisfactorily complete an interview with the Police Review Board, a pre-employment medical examination, which includes drug screening, and consultation with a psychologist
  • Satisfactorily complete PTC certification
  • Pass a background check and be approved for police commissioning by the New Jersey State Police. Applicants must have no criminal convictions
  • Successfully complete a 12 week field training program

Please visit the University Human Resources (UHR) website to apply. Please note, if we are not currently hiring, no position will be posted on the UHR website. 

Security Officer

The RUPD employs Security Officers that provide after-hours escorts for students, faculty and staff, patrol the university campuses, perform campus lighting and building security inspections, and enforce parking regulations on campus. To be eligible one must:

  • Have a valid drivers license and reliable transportation to and from work
  • Have a high school or vocational school diploma, or equivalent
  • Pass a criminal background investigation
  • Have two years security/public safety experience
  • Be able to walk and stand for prolonged periods of time
  • Availability for shift work and occasional overtime including weekends and holidays

Please visit the University Human Resources (UHR) website to apply. Please note, if we are not currently hiring, no position will be posted on the UHR website. 

Community Service Officer (CSO)

Community Service Officers (CSOs) are full-time students who are uniformed, unarmed paid employees of the RUPD. Many of them go on to careers in law enforcement or public service. To learn more, visit the following webpages:

Public Safety Telecommunicator / 9-1-1 Dispatcher

The RUPD operates a 24/7 9-1-1 Communication & Dispatch Center providing support to police, fire, emergency services, and transportation services. Telecommunicators perform a full range of radio, telephone and Emergency 9-1-1 duties. They handle both emergency and non-emergency calls. To be eligible one must:

  • A high school diploma
  • 2 years clerical experience
  • Basic computer skills
  • Availability for shift work and occasional overtime including weekends and holidays

Required certifications are:

  • 40 hour Basic Telecommunicator Course
  • 32 hour Emergency Medical Dispatch Course
  • 8 hour CPR Certification A candidate must successfully complete these certifications to become a state certified telecommunicator.

Please visit the University Human Resources (UHR) website to apply. Please note, if we are not currently hiring, no position will be posted on the UHR website.

Recruitment Flyers

Police Officer
Community Service Officer
Security Officer

Please note: The duration of the selection process varies in length for the above positions, however you will be kept informed on the status of your application. Applicants not selected for any of the above positions, must reapply for consideration in future postings.

It is the policy of Rutgers University to provide equal employment opportunity to all employees and applicants for employment regardless of their race, religtion, color, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, disability, atypical hereditary cellular or blood trait, marital status, civil union status, domestic partnership status, military service, veteran status, or any other category protected by law (University Policy 60.1.8).