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The Riverdale Police Department is committed to the principle of equal employment opportunity pursuant to Title VII of the 1964 Civil Rights Act as amended by the Equal Employment Opportunity Act of 1972.

The Riverdale Police Department is committed to hiring the most qualified applicant(s) and will not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, color, religion, national origin, age, marital or political status, disability, or sex or sexual orientation.

The Riverdale Police Department may give preference to officer applicants who have successfully completed the Alternate Route Police Academy Training Program. Therefore, you are encouraged to contact the Police Academy of the County you reside to find out when the next open application period begins.

Morris County Police Academy – 973-285-2979

Passaic County Police Academy – 973-595-6411

Bergen County Police Academy – 201-785-6029

 

Police Officer Applicant Requirements

Currently the Riverdale Police Department is NOT hiring for the position of police officer. You may check the website periodically for updates.

To apply for the position of police officer with the Riverdale Borough Police Department, the applicant must meet the following criteria:

  • Be a citizen of the United States
  • Possess a high school diploma or GED equivalency
  • Be of good moral character
  • Be between the ages of 18 and 35
  • Must have NO criminal history
  • Must possess a valid New Jersey State drivers license
  • Must have acheived at least an associates degree OR have attained at least sixty credits toward a degree at a credible institution of higher learning

Dispatcher Applicant Requirements

Currently the Riverdale Police Department is NOT hiring for the position of dispatcher. You may check the website periodically for updates.

To apply for the position of dispatcher with the Riverdale Borough Police Department, the applicant must meet the following criteria:

  • Be a citizen of the United States
  • Possess a high school diploma or GED equivalency
  • Be of good moral character
  • Must have NO criminal history
  • Submission of a borough employment application
  • Completion of an oral interview