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State of New Jersey, Civil Service Commission
Governor Chris Christie • Lt.Governor Kim Guadagno
Application and Testing Schedules
Orientation Guides to Law Enforcement Promotional Examinations

1/2/2014:  The Orientation Guide for the Police Sergeant announcements issued in January, 2014 will be posted in the near future.  Please check this location periodically for updates.

*Please Note:  The year listed for the orientation guides below refers to the year the exam will take place.  Each guide listed, unless otherwise noted in its title, applies both to candidates from the current administration and make-up candidates from an earlier administration who will be tested in the stated year.

Application Fee Schedule

Open Competitive Examinations

LEE 1st title group


LEE 2nd title group


LEE 3rd title group


LEE 4th title group


LEE 5th title group


Parole Officer $35

Promotional Examinations 

Police Sergeant 


Police Lieutenant


Police Captain


Police Deputy Chief


Police Chief


General Multiple-Choice Study Guide
Calculation of Seniority Credits

For promotions, seniority is considered in the final score. The seniority score includes two elements: seniority (time from regular appointment date to closing date of the announcement, minus time lost on suspensions, layoffs, and regular leaves of absence without pay), and service record (score is reduced for disciplinary suspensions up to five years before the closing date).

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