Mission Statement: The Raritan Borough Police Department is committed to providing a professional community - oriented police service to residents and visitors within the Borough of Raritan. We work in collaboration with the community and strive to maintain the utmost level of public safety with the goal of maintaining the quality of life expected within the borough. We are dedicated to protect life, property, and maintain order while assuring fair and equal treatment to everyone.

   Police Officer Employment Application

Application Instructions

Hiring Announcement for Police Officer :
The Borough of Raritan Police Department is now accepting applications for the position of Police Officer. Applications are available to download by clicking the box labeled POLICE APPLICATION or at Police Headquarters 20 First Street Raritan, NJ 08869 between the hours of 7:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m.; Monday through Friday.

A nonrefundable application fee of $30.00 made payable to the Borough of Raritan is required and due upon return of completed application.

All applications must be returned to Police Headquarters prior to October 25, 2016 2:00pm. Basic Course for Police Officer PTC Certification, applicant is currently attending a certified NJ PTC Basic Course for Police Officer Academy, or Class II PTC Certification is required. EOE

The Raritan Police Department will be hosting “Operation Take Back New Jersey”
On Saturday, October 22, 2016 from 10:00 am – 2:00 pm, residents can bring their unused, unwanted and expired medications to the Raritan Police Department for disposal. The police department is located at 20 First Street.
1. No syringes and other sharp instruments will be accepted.
2. It is recommended that labels with personal identifying information be removed from pill bottles.
3. Please endure the cap is tightly sealed on liquid products to prevent leakage.

Message From Chief: On behalf of the men and women of the Raritan Borough Police Department, I would like to take this opportunity to welcome you to the department�s website.

I am proud to have been given the opportunity to work with all the outstanding members of this department and to serve a community which I have grown to be a part of in my twenty eight years with the Borough.

I can assure you the staff and officers of our department are committed to making a positive difference in our community by providing both effective and efficient police services. It is our goal to provide the residents and those just passing through with the best policing practices available.

It is my hope that our website will keep you better informed regarding upcoming police/community events and the services that our agency provides. You can also follow our police department on Facebook, Twitter and sign-up with NIXLE to receive current news, weather and traffic updates affecting the Borough of Raritan.

Body Cameras:
The Raritan Police Department believes in treating all members of the public with the utmost respect. The members of this department are expected to be Professional and Respectful at all times. Likewise, the members of the department expect to be treated with the same respect.

In an effort to strive to provide the best possible police service, The Raritan Police Department has purchased and will be wearing Body Worn Cameras. Every sworn officer of the department has been issued a body worn camera and will wear it daily.

These cameras have been purchased not only to protect the public, but also enhance our ability to investigate allegations made against officers.

We are providing the following photographs so each member of the public is aware of what to look for when dealing with our officers.

The first photograph is a picture of the Body worn camera, the second is how the cameras will be worn on a uniformed officer and the final photo is an approximate location where the cameras will be worn by any officer in plain clothes.


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