Police Officer

The Montclair Police Department is always seeking to recruit qualified, diverse candidates for employment with our agency. Law enforcement employment overall presents individuals with a great opportunity to serve their fellow citizens and help to keep our community safe. Policing in the Township of Montclair gives individuals a unique opportunity to engage in various law enforcement activities to include everything from community policing, traffic enforcement right up to operations conducted with various county, state and federal agencies.

Criteria for becoming a Montclair Police Officer:


The Montclair Police Department Dispatch Center is the nerve center for the Township’s Public Safety Agencies.  Our Dispatchers work with the Montclair Fire Department, Montclair Ambulance Unit and the Montclair Police Department to answer all emergency and non-emergency calls for service.  We are looking for individuals who possess good decision-making abilities, good judgment, dependable, possess emotional control and, above all, have a passion for public service.

Criteria for becoming a Montclair Police Dispatcher:

  • High School Diploma or a GED
  • Basic Communications Officer (BCO) certification
  • Emergency Medical Dispatcher (EMD) certification
  • Type at least 35 wpm
  • Valid New Jersey driver’s license

How to Apply:

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The Montclair Police Department College Internship Program was originally designed to assist college students who are working towards a degree in Criminal Justice and to achieve hands-on training in the law enforcement profession.  While participating in the Montclair Police Department Internship Program, students earn credits while applying their studies to real-world experiences.

Interns experience an overview of the day to day operations of the police department, beginning with dispatch, patrol functions, investigation, and trials; and then branch into specialized units such as Narcotics, MV Accident Investigation, and Crime Scene Investigations.  A visit to the Police Academy, County Morgue, and a Firearms training scenario along with several ride-alongs with patrol officers from each of the three shifts worked round out the program and ensure a complete experience.

Contact Information:

Intern applicants can submit their resume, cover letter and letter with their college/university internship requirements via email directly:
Lieutenant Tyrone Williams
[email protected]