Park Ridge Police Department seeks reserve officers

PARK RIDGE, N.J. — The Park Ridge Police reserve seeks new officers. The Reserve Unit of the Park Ridge Police Department is committed to upholding the Constitution, community, and agency it serves. The unit relies upon the professionalism, dedication, and commitment of its officers to accomplish this task.

The vision is to work as a vital part of the police department in building and maintaining the strong bonds of a healthy community policing program.

This will be accomplished by providing all officers with the tools they need. In turn, the unit will assist the police department in meeting the challenges of reducing crime, creating a safer community, and improving the quality of life.

The core values of this unit are integrity, professionalism, commitment, moral character, mutual respect, and teamwork.

Applications to become a reserve officer in Park Ridge are accepted from September through January. Applicants should understand they are volunteering to contribute to the overall mission of the unit. Individuals are expected to be professional on and off duty and will be held accountable for their actions at all times.

Before applying, make sure you and your family are ready for what will be required of you.

In order to qualify you must be a citizen of the Unites States, live within five miles of Park Ridge (provided no program exists in your municipality), be at least 18, be in good physical and mental health, be at least a high school graduate, not have a criminal record or unsatisfactory driving record (background check required), successfully complete the next class held at the Bergen County Police and Fire Academy in Mahwah (classes held at night for three months), and expect to serve around 150 hours a year (includes training and duty time).

For more information and an application, call Sgt. DiBlasi at (201) 391-5400 ext. 5232 or stop by police headquarters.