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The Westwood Police Department is a Title 40A:14-118 agency created by the governing body of the municipality. It provides a line of authority relating to the police function and for the adoption and promulgation by the appropriate authority of rules and regulations for the government of the force and for the discipline of its members. Therefore, all phases of the recruitment, selection, and hiring process for entry level law enforcement positions conform to the rules and regulations established by Title 40A:14-118, municipal ordinance, and Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA).

The mandatory qualifications for appointment as a Westwood police officer are:

  • Citizen of the United States;

  • Must be 18 – 34 years of age;

  • Possess a valid driver license;

  • Possess a high school diploma or equivalent;

  • Possess at a minimum an Associates degree, or equivalent in college credits (64) from an accredited college or university; or

  • Must possess veteran’s status and has been honorably discharged from the armed services.

Our website, will post upcoming test announcements under ‘Employment Opportunities’ once they are approved.


The Borough of Westwood is an equal opportunity employer.

It is the policy of the Borough of Westwood to ensure equitable and fair treatment of applicants and employees in selection and promotion without regard to race, color, gender, creed, national origin, ethnicity, ancestry, religious beliefs, age, marital status, sexual orientation, political affiliation, military status, or physical or mental disability that with reasonable accommodation does not significantly interfere with the ability to perform the essential functions of the job.

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