Hackensack PD - Job Details

Special Officers II

  • Experience: 2-4 years
  • Openings: 4
  • Location: Hackensack
  • Job Type: Part-Time
  • Salary: 6000.00
  • Post Time: 778 Day Ago.

Job Responsibilities:

  • The position of Captain will supervise, direct and oversee all Police operations within their assigned area. The Captain will be accountable to ensure that the staff is fully trained in all laws and amendments to those laws that exist in the geographic District or service area they are assigned to. The Police Captain will (depending on assignment) assign and review work of office service support staff including security, and other routine law enforcement support activities. The Police Captain will be accountable to respond to major incidents and emergencies on a 24 hour / seven-day basis. The incumbent will schedule, prepare and may instruct departmental training sessions. The Police Captain will interpret regulations, ordinances, laws and codes for their staff. The incumbents will develop, evaluate and review strategies tailored to the District to reduce crime and limit confusion at the same time striving to increase customer and employee sense of security.


  • The town was first settled as a trading post by the Dutch in 1639, later occupied by the French Huguenots and, in 1688, by the British. At that time it was known as the township of New Barbadoes. In 1921, by referendum vote, Hackensack received its charter under its present name.


  • Internal applicants must currently hold the rank of Lieutenant to apply with a minimum of six (6) months of experience. * The one (1) year probationary period is waived for internal applicants with more than one (1) year experience in the position of Lieutenant at the time of appointment. External Applicants must have a minimum of one (1) year of experience in the sworn position of Lieutenant. External applicants will qualify only if their sworn experience is from a NYS DCJS Certified Police Department. A Bachelor’s degree in Law Enforcement or a related area (or equivalent years of sworn law enforcement experience) Flexibility to work various tours as well as different work locations based on the need of the Department Incumbents need to have a proven thorough knowledge and understanding of principles of police and court administration, court rulings and ability to apply this knowledge to police and civil operations within their district. Knowledge of standard operating procedures of the MNR, LIRR and Transit operations preferred. Should have a basic understanding of police computer systems. Knowledge of NYS and Conn. Penal Law, Criminal Procedure, Family Court, Vehicle and Traffic Laws, Railroad Law, and local, counties, town and village ordinances of the district to which they work. Must possess strong communication skills.