Recruitment & Employment

Goals and Objectives

The goal of the Franklin Borough Police Department Recruitment Plan is to attract qualified individuals to pursue a career with the Franklin Borough Police Department. The objective is to achieve an overall racial and gender composition of the department in comparison to the service population of the Borough through the departments recruiting activities.


The Franklin Borough Police Department is subject to the provisions of New Jersey Statutes Annotated 40A:14-118, et seq. and municipal ordinance in all facets of the recruitment and the selection process.

Franklin Borough is an equal opportunity employer in all facets of the personnel process. It is our policy 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, physical or mental disability that with reasonable accommodation does not significantly interfere with the ability to perform the essential functions of the job. 

Selection Process

The selection process is generally acknowledged as a key event in the operational effectiveness of a law enforcement agency. This agency will attempt to identify and recruit individuals who best possess the skill, knowledge, and experience necessary to contribute to the agency. This agency will use a selection process that complies with applicable standards of the Commission of Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc.

The general qualifications for employment with Franklin Borough Police Department shall be the following:

  • No person shall be appointed to the police department who is not qualified as provided in the New Jersey statutes.
  • Must be a citizen of the United States and a resident of the State of New Jersey.
  • Must be at least eighteen (18) years of age.
  • Must possess a New Jersey driver’s license.
  • Must be of good moral character, and has not been convicted of any criminal offense involving moral turpitude.
  • Read, write, and speak the English language well and intelligently.
  • Must possess the ability to perform all the tasks and duties of a police officer.
  • Must pass a medical and psychological examination.
  • Must pass an extensive background investigation to include drug screening.
  • Must be a high school graduate (or have passed a recognized General Education Development Test).
  • Must have completed a minimum of sixty (60) college credits from an accredited college or university, or two (2) years of military service with an honorable discharge.
  • Must be enrolled in or a graduate of the Basic Course for Police Officers from a NJ Police Training Commission (PTC) certified police academy.