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POLICE OFFICER

 

Westwood Police Department has

positions available for full time police officer.

 

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS

Must be between eighteen (18) and thirty-four (34) years of age.

Must be a citizen of the United States and a resident of the State of New Jersey at time of appointment.

Must possess a valid driver’s license. Must possess a State of New Jersey driver’s license at time of appointment.

Must be of good moral character, and must not have been convicted of any criminal offense.

Must possess at a minimum an Associates Degree, or equivalent in college credits from an accredited college or university or;

In lieu of the educational requirement must possess Veteran’s status and have been honorably discharged from the armed services.

 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Applications are available at: www.policeapp.com

Applications must be submitted no later than 12:00 pm Thursday, May 24, 2018.   A fee of $115.00 will be charged through Police App.

A recent color, passport size photograph of the applicant (taken within the past six (6) months) and a current resume must be attached to the completed application form.

A written examination will be conducted by the New Jersey State Association of

Chiefs of Police on May 29, 2018 at 6:00PM at the Community Center at 55 Jefferson Avenue in Westwood, NJ 07675.

Westwood Police Department Swears In New Chief

 

April 17, 2018

The Westwood Police Department would like to congratulate Michael Pontillo on his promotion to Chief of Police.

Chief Pontillo has been serving the Borough of Westwood since 1998 and with this promotion becomes the youngest Chief in the Pascack Valley.

Pictured are Former Chief Frank Regino, Police Commissioner Robert Bicocchi, the family of Chief Pontillo, Chief Pontillo, Mayor Birkner, and Deputy Police Commissioner Ray Arroyo.

The ceremony was well attended.

 

April 1, 2018

 

With April comes a crackdown across the State for distracted driving.

The U Drive, U Text, U Pay campaign is a high visibility effort to enforce distracted driving laws.

Expect to see your Westwood Police Department out as a part of this campaign throughout the month of April.

Put down the phone and save a life!

Camera Registry Program

 

The Westwood Police Department announces the implementation of a Surveillance Camera Registry. Many business owners and residents currently operate surveillance systems at their businesses and or homes. As crimes occur nearby, they are not always aware that their system may have captured pertinent information that could help facilitate investigations, thus keeping the community safer. The Westwood Police Department asks residents and business owners across the borough to register their privately owned surveillance camera systems.

The Westwood Police Department is committed to our partnership with the residents and business owners in our community. Many business owners and residents currently operate surveillance systems at their businesses and or homes. As crimes occur nearby, they are not always aware that their system may have captured pertinent information that could help facilitate our investigation, thus keeping our community safer. We ask residents and business owners across the borough to register their privately owned surveillance camera systems. As we investigate criminal incidents, we may be able to use the information or footage gathered from your system to assist in the apprehension and prosecution of the criminals involved. After registering your camera, you would only be contacted by the Westwood Police Department if there is a criminal incident in the vicinity of your security system. Police personnel, if necessary, may request to view your footage in order to assist in the investigation. Help us make Westwood an undesirable place for criminals to commit crimes and help keep your entire community safe!

 

Registration Forms are available at Police Headquarters or here. Completed applications can be dropped off or emailed to mfortunat@westwoodnj.gov.

 

 

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