Employment

The Franklin Borough Police Department has no vacancies at this time and is not announcing a hiring process.

Equal Opportunity Employer

The Franklin Borough Police Department is an equal opportunity employer. It is the policy of the Franklin Borough 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, ethnicity, ancestry, religious beliefs, age, marital status, sexual orientation, political affiliation, military status, physical or mental disability that with reasonable accommodation does not significantly interfere with the ability to perform the essential functions of the job.

Selection Process

The selection process is general acknowledged as a key event in the operational effectiveness of a law enforcement agency. This agency will attempt to identify and recruit individuals who best possess the skill, knowledge and experience necessary to contribute to the agency. This agency will use a selection process, which is in compliance with applicable standards of the Commission of Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc.

Procedure

I. General Qualification Sworn Personnel

A. The general qualification for employment with the Franklin Borough Police Department shall be the following:

1. No person shall be appointed to the police department who is not qualified as provided in the New Jersey statutes.
2. Must be a resident of New Jersey and a citizen of the United States.
3. Shall have graduated from high school or possess a General Equivalency Degree(GED)
4. Ability to perform all the tasks and duties of a Police Officer.
5. Possess a valid New Jersey driver’s license.
6. Must be of good moral character, and has not been convicted of any criminal offense involving moral turpitude.

II. Selection Sworn Officer First Phase - Oral Interview Supervisors

A. The Chief of Police or his/her designee shall notify those candidates who qualify to participate in a Supervisor Interview which include selected Sergeants, a Lieutenant, and the Background Investigator. Notification shall include the date, time and location of the interview.
B. The department Supervisor Interview shall be conducted by a Board consisting of Sergeants and Lieutenants and the background investigator assigned to the candidate.
C. This portion of the process may include verifications of any and all associations as well as character assessments.
D. Each answer to each question asked will be assigned a value for 5 (highest) to 1 (lowest). The score for each candidate will then be totaled.
E Once the scores for each candidate are totaled, the supervisors involved in the interview process, shall meet to discuss the results.
F. Anything found in the interview of the candidate, which causes concern for the officers involved in the interviews, will be discussed among the interviewers and background investigator for potential further review or recommend elimination from the process.
G. A list will be made with the rankings of each candidate based on their score. Included in this list will be any comments/concerns that the Board or investigator had. His list will be forwarded to the Chief of Police.

III. Character Assessment

A. A background investigation will be conducted on all candidates for all positions prior to appointment that will include at least the following:
1. Verification of qualifying credentials.
2. A review of any criminal record.
3. Verification of multiple personal references.
4. Certification of employment records.
5. Verification of any and all associations.
6. Writing Sample.
7. Any and all verifications deemed appropriate by the investigator to determine the candidate is of a good moral character.

IV. Selection Sworn Officer Secord Phase - Oral Interviews Command Level

A. The Chief of Police or his/her designee shall notify those candidates who qualify to advance to the next phase. Notification shall include the date, time and location of the Command level oral interview.
B. The Command Level Oral Interview will be conducted by the Chief of Police and Command Staff consisting of a Lieutenant, Chief of Police, and the background investigator.
C. Each answer to each question asked will be assigned a value for 5 (highest) to 1 (lowest). The score for each candidate will then be totaled.
D. Once the scores for each candidate are totaled, the Chief of Police and Command staff involved in the interview process shall meet to discuss the results.

V. Final Phase

A. The Chief of Police will make a recommendation to the administration of the Borough to include the Borough Council members, the Mayor, and Borough Administrator identifying the candidate(s) to be offered a conditional offer of employment and afford an opportunity for the Franklin Borough Personnel committee to meet a minimum of three to five of the recommended candidate(s) (depending on the number of hires) in a formal final interview.

VI. Finalization of Background Investigation

A. Pending a conditional offer of employment, the background investigator will complete the necessary portion of the background investigation to ensure the candidates character is of good moral turpitude and that the candidate is medically fit for the position of a Police Officer.

VII. Psychological Exam

A. A psychological fitness examination of each candidate for a sworn position will be conducted by qualified professional prior to appointment, but after being given a conditional offer of employment.

VIII. Medical Exam

A. A medical exam will be conducted on all sworn candidates prior to appointment, but after being given a conditional offer of employment, to certify the general health of each candidate.

IX. Selection Process Non-Sworn Positions

A. All vacancies for non-sworn positions will be selected at the sole discretion of the Franklin Borough Police Chief pursuant to Borough policies and procedures.
B. There shall be no minimum secondary educational requirement for an applicant in Clerical, Records and Communication. However, the candidate must possess a high school diploma or a General Equivalency Degree (GED).