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Recruitment & Diversity

The Lakewood Township Police Department is looking for a few good Men and Women to join its ranks. The Lakewood Township Police Department is a NJ State Accredited Agency. We currently service approximately 135,000+ residents in its 25 square mile community. The officers of the Lakewood Township Police Department patrol our town using many different means.

  • Patrol Vehicles
  • SUV’s
  • Walking Beat
  • Bicycle Patrol
  • ATV’s
  • Motorcycles
  • Watercraft

The Lakewood Township Police Department provides excellent opportunities for special assignments in many diverse areas of the agency.

  • Uniformed Patrol Division
  • Detective Bureau
  • Traffic Safety Unit
  • School Resource Officers (SRO)
  • Water Rescue Team
  • Internal Affairs Bureau
  • Training Unit
  • Community Resource Officers (CRO)
  • Strategic Response Unit (SRU)
  • Special Special Response Team (SRT)


The Lakewood Township Police Department will provide the highest level of service through the enforcement of laws and the protection of life, property and the constitutional rights of all. We will meet the present and future needs of the public through a continued partnership with our community. We will remain dedicated to service and committed to excellence.


We hold ourselves accountable to the highest
level of honesty, truthfulness and ethical

We take pride in ourselves as individuals, our
division as a team and our citizens as a

We will ensure that all personas are treated
with equality, dignity and courtesy.

We are committed to the highest level of
professional standards through development
and motivated employees.


  • Paid police academy training and competitive salary
  • 12 vacation days
  • 3 personal days
  • 15 holidays
  • 150 hours sick time
  • Educational Benefits
  • Medical, Dental, Prescription & Vision Plans
  • Union Membership into PBA Local 71
  • A chance to make a difference

The Lakewood Police Department Recruitment Plan


The Lakewood Township Police Department is an equal opportunity Employer. It is the policy of the Lakewood Township Police Department to ensure equitable and fair treatment of applicants and employees in selection and promotion without regard to race, color, gender, creed, national origin, marital status, sexual orientation, political affiliation, military status, or physical or mental disability that with reasonable accommodation does not significantly interfere with the ability to perform the essential functions of the job.

Pursuant to N.J.S.A. 52:17B-4.9 to -4.12 and Attorney General Guidelines, “Promoting Diversity in Law Enforcement Recruiting and Hiring,” each law enforcement agency in New Jersey is required to establish a program to ensure it is comprised of law enforcement officers who reflect the diversity of the population of the community it protects. N.J.S.A. 52:17B-4.10(b) requires that the minority recruitment program be posted on the website of the law enforcement agency.

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