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:

The next police academy is anticipated to begin in late September, 2022.  

As applications are received, the applicant will be scheduled for the next available testing date.

  • Applications submitted by March 18, 2022 - Next testing date is April 9, 2022
  • Applications submitted after March 18, 2022 - Next testing date is anticipated in late May or early June, 2022

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

You will be scheduled for a written exam shortly after your application is filed.  You do not have to wait for a non-certified applicant testing date.  Upon passing the exam, you will move right 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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