Career Opportunities

The Hopatcong Borough Police Department is a Civil Service Agency. If interested in joining the ranks of the Hopatcong Borough Police Department, a candidate must take the Law Enforcement/Early Entry Examination provided by the Civil Service Commission. Please click the link below to learn more about the Civil Service Commission and possible testing.

If you are interested in transferring from your current agency and, are PTC Certified, please bring a copy of your resume with a cover letter to police headquarters, ATTN: Det. Sgt. Bianculli.

Hopatcong Borough Police Department Recruitment Plan

Goals and Objectives

The goal of the Hopatcong Borough Police Department Recruitment Plan is to attract qualified individuals to pursue a career with the Hopatcong 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. This agency will make a good faith effort to meet specific goals for recruiting a diverse workforce, in terms of people of color and gender diversity. The goals and objectives will be accomplished through various recruitment activities listed in the Recruitment Activities section of this plan.


The Hopatcong Borough Police Department is a New Jersey Civil Service Commission jurisdiction and must adhere to New Jersey State Statutes and Administrative Code in its recruitment and selection process.

Hopatcong Borough has a residency preference in all hiring matters. Applicants must be a bona fide resident of Hopatcong Borough at the time of the closing date of the NEw Jersey Civil Service Commission Law Enforcement Officer Test. Once Hopatcong Borough residents have been exhausted from the Civil Service Certification List, Sussex County residents are then provided with preference.  If the Sussex County list is exhausted, applications will be open to residents of the State of NEw Jersey. The Chief of Police is responsible for the Recruitment Plan.

The Borough of Hopatcong is an equal opportunity employer in all facets of the personnel process.

The Borough of Hopatcong has adopted the provisions of N.J.S.A. 11A:4-1.3 which authorizes the appointment of entry level police officers, who have not passed the Civil Service Examination but who have successfully completed a Basic Course for Police Officers, at a school approved and authorized by the New Jersey Police Training Commission, to bypass the Civil Service hiring process and be exempted from the Civil Service testing process.