The mission of the Cumberland County Sheriffs Office is to protect
the life and property of individuals in the county while maintaining
traditional sheriff’s services and providing primary and support
services upon request. The ability to complete this mission relies
on mutual respect and responsibility as shared by the office, county
and municipal agencies, citizens it serves and the members it
employs. It is of paramount importance that the members of this
office secure the confidence, respect and approval of the public and
that quest begins with the recruitment of personnel. A professional
responsibility no less grave than that of other administrators of
the law is imposed upon members and employees of this office.
Professionalization of law enforcement is gaining general
recognition, but it can win universal acclaim and permanent status
only if the actions of the profession embody the highest attributes
of every other profession. The Cumberland County Sheriffs Office is
an equal opportunity employer continually seeking highly
professional and well disciplined individuals for employment without
regard to race, creed, color, national origin, ancestry, age,
marital status, affectional or sexual orientation, gender identity
or expression, or sex.
The position of law enforcement has evolved over the years into a
highly respected profession with well-educated and skillfully
trained individuals included in its ranks. With the constantly
growing dangers, duties and liabilities instilled upon every law
enforcement officer today comes the increase in salaries, benefits
and training opportunities. The following information outlines the
career opportunities to be found within the Cumberland County
Salary would be determinied by the applicable Collective Bargaining
Each full-time sworn member of the Cumberland County Sheriffs Office
shall receive full benefits in accordance with the present contract,
which shall include a major medical health plan, a prescription
medication plan, and group life insurance as part of the Police and
Fire Retirement System or Public Employee's Retirement System. In
addition to these advantages, each newly appointed Sheriffs Officer
is currently entitled to twelve vacation days, twelve days for
sickness and three days personal leave. Each Sheriffs Officer shall
also be granted pay for thirteen holidays during which the County is
Every newly appointed Sheriffs Officer shall have their tuition and
salary paid for by the Sheriffs Office while they attend the Police
Training Commission accredited police academy for the basic police
training class. Upon graduating from the class and completion of a
supervised Field Training Program, each new officer shall be
assigned to a specific division within the Sheriffs Office, which
consists of Judicial Division, Enforcement Division and Service
FEDERAL AND STATE GUIDELINES
Presently there are no controlling federal or state statutes
restricting the recruitment and selection of sworn personnel except
for the New Jersey Civil Service Commission requirements outlined
below. We are seeking educated, professional and well disciplined
individuals of all races, genders and religions.
CHARACTERISTICS AND REQUIREMENTS FOR EMPLOYMENT
To apply for employment with the Cumberland County Sheriff s Office,
an individual must fulfill the following:
- Successfully complete the civil service entry exam conducted
by the New Jersey Civil Service Commission.
- Be a citizen of the United States.
- Be a resident of the State of New Jersey and the County of
- Possess a high school diploma or be in possession of an
approved High School Equivalency Certificate.
- Be at least eighteen years of age.
- Pass a thorough background investigation, psychological
examination, and medical examination to include drug screening.
- Successfully complete a Basic Police Course at a selected
Police Training Academy.
(This requirement must be satisfied within eighteen months of
If an individual does
not possess the above qualifications or the characteristics to
attain the above attributes, they shall not be considered for
employment with the Cumberland County Sheriff's office.
INTERGOVERNMENTAL SERVICES TRANSFER PROGRAM
The New Jersey Civil Service Commission Program provides the
opportunity for State and local government employees with permanent
civil service status to transfer between state and local government
jurisdictions while maintaining their permanent status. The methods
used for any candidates interviewed and/or selected utilizing this
program shall be in accordance with the Intergovernmental Transfer
Process for Appointing Authorities Guide. Compensation, Benefits and
Conditions of Work would be determined by the applicable Collective
More information on the Intergovernmental Services Transfer Program
can be found by visiting the New
Jersey Civil Service Commission Website.
Any individual seeking further information or assistance may contact
the Training Division of the Cumberland County Sheriffs Office at
856-451-4449 Ext. 110.