Police Officer Recruitment 


See the salary and benefits section for information

*** Update 02/28/22 - See changes in the educational requirements for certified police officers in the Minimum Standards section.

We are CURRENTLY ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS for the position of police officer and will continue to accept applications on a continuous basis.  

Non-certified Applicants:

Applicants will be considered for a police academy likely to begin in late 2022. 

As applications are received, the applicant will be scheduled to take the written examination.

  • Written examinations are given every week during both the daytime and evening to accommodate the applicant's schedule. Some weekend dates are also available.  After submitting an application, the applicant will be contacted by the HR Department to choose an examination date convenient for the applicant's schedule.  The written examination is computerized and given in a proctored environment at the Newark Municipal Building.
  • After passing the written examination, applicants will be scheduled for a structured oral interview.
    • The next structured oral interview will be in August, 2022.

Certified Applicants (certified as a police officer in any state):

You will be scheduled for a written examination shortly after your application is filed (except Delaware COPT certified officers - no written exam is required).  Upon passing the examination, you will move directly to the background investigation process.  The remainder of the application process remains the same as listed in the "Selection Process" menu.  Contact a recruiter for more information about this streamlined hiring process.

Do you live more than 100 miles from Newark, DE? We've streamlined the process to reduce travel. See more in the Selection Process menu.

Review the information on this page to learn about our agency and the application process.

For questions and information about a career with the Newark Police Department, contact a recruiter.

Click HERE to apply now.

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