Class I Special Law Enforcement Officer


This is supplemental, general law enforcement work involving the protection of life and property, the enforcement of laws and related preventative duties in accordance with the New Jersey State annotated Title 40A and Ordinance(s) promulgated by the Township of Stafford. 

Work for Class I Special Law Enforcement Officer involves the responsibility for serving the public but is limited to duties that will not require the carrying or use of a firearm assignments and general instructions are received from superior officers who reviews work methods and results through reports, personal inspection and discussions. 


Class I - Performs routine assigned details primarily consisting of community policing activities and security functions in all Township owned parks, facilities and buildings.  Additional responsibilities include but are not limited to pedestrian crossings, spectator control and similar duties.  Issues summonses for disorderly persons offenses, violations of municipal ordinances and violations of Title 39 of the revised statutes and testifies in court as required.  Answers telephones, receives complaints, inquiries and requests for police assistance, secures information as to nature and location of offense or accident.  Prepares police reports and maintains records as required. 

Performs related work as required. 

Applicants must be 18 years of age at the time of hire.  Please feel free to submit an application prior to your 18th birthday and we will keep your records on file until a position opens.  


At least graduation from high school, preferably supplemented by police experience; completion of approved courses in police science; or any equivalent combination of experience and training which provides the following knowledge's, ability, and skills:

  • Knowledge of the geography of the municipality, important buildings, traffic arterials, and of the sociological characteristics of the area.
  • Some knowledge of Federal, State, and local laws and the rules and regulations of the department.
  • Some knowledge of the purposes of the basic principles of police methods and operations.
  • Ability to analyze situations rapidly and objectively and to determine the proper course of action.
  • Ability to cope with situations firmly, courteously, tactfully, and with respect for the rights of others.
  • Ability to learn modern police procedures and techniques, basic first aid principles of investigation and interrogation, and applicable laws ordinances.
  • Ability to understand and carry out oral and written instructions.
  • Ability to express oneself clearly and concisely, orally and in writing.
  • Ability to meet necessary physical and medical requirements.
  • Must have at least average intelligence and judgement in order to cope with the complex, unexpected and various challenges presented on a daily basis..
  • Must be able to interact in a harmonious and cooperative manner with members of a team.
  • Must be able to accept strict supervision in a paramilitary structure.
  • Must have a high level of social maturity to deal with conflict between people.
  • Must have a higher than average capacity for coping with stress.
  • Must have motivation consistent with the mission of a police department.


This is a description of the way the job is to be performed; it does not preclude the potential for accommodation. 


  1. Vision: All tasks, operating police vehicles and equipment
  2. Sitting: Desk work, driving, and meeting with other employees/staff
  3. Hearing: For communicating with employees and the public.
  4. Handling: For most tasks including paperwork.
  5. Lifting & Carrying: Apprehension of criminal/assisting injured.
  6. Bending & Twisting: Physical training, apprehension of criminals.
  7. Standing/Walking: Honor guard/parades
  8. Talking: Communicating with employees and public.
  9. Pushing / Pulling: PT, arrests.
  10. Crouching/Bending: PT, access to equipment and vehicles, arrests. Firearms training.
  11. Balancing: For arrests, etc.
  12. Reaching: Retrieving equipment and supplies from shelves, arrests.