Join the Police Department

The Asbury Park Police Department is looking for a few good men and women to join its ranks. The Police Department currently serves over 16,000 residents in its 1.4 square-mile community.

Employment Opportunities

The Asbury Park Police Department is an Equal Opportunity Employer. It is the policy of the Asbury Park Police Department to ensure equitable and fair treatment of applicants and employees in selection and promotion without regard to race, color, gender, creed, national origin, marital status, sexual orientation, political affiliation, military status, or physical or mental disability that with reasonable accommodation does not significantly interfere with the ability to perform the essential functions of the job.


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  • Minimum 18 years old
  • High school diploma or GED
  • US citizenship or naturalization
  • Valid New Jersey Driver’s License

Asbury Park Police Department Mission & Core Values

The mission of the Asbury Park Police Department is to safeguard the lives and property of the people we serve, to reduce the incidence of crime and fear associated with crime, and to enhance public safety while working with a diverse community to improve their quality of life.


We place the highest value on honesty and adherence to a strict code of ethics; we will always engage in behavior that is beyond ethical reproach to maintain public confidence.

Respect & Dignity of Others

We realize the importance of respecting each other as well as the individuals we come into contact within our community and commit to treating others with respect and dignity.


We are committed to the mission of the Asbury Park Police Department. We realize that each of us is accountable for our actions, and we conduct ourselves accordingly.

Current Openings

Check back for APPD job openings.

Pursuant to the December 2021 Attorney General Guideline “Promoting Diversity in Law Enforcement Recruiting and Hiring,” the Asbury Park Police Department is committed to doing all that we can to hiring staff who reflect the communities that we serve.  

Through job fares, such as the outreach events held at Asbury Park High School, Brookdale Community College on March 8th, and community and faith based events, many held in conjunction with our Chaplaincy Program, we will continue to strive to increase the number of female officers on staff and will enhance our efforts to seek diverse applicants to join our office.

The data in the below attachment reflect the demographics of the Asbury Park Police Department as of December 31, 2021.

Click here for Asbury Park Police Department Recruitment Plan