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 approximately 16,116 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.

QualificationsAsbury Park Police Badge

  • 18 to 35 years of age
  • Asbury Park residency
  • High school diploma or GED
  • US citizenship or naturalization
  • Valid New Jersey Driver's License


Starting salary and benefits include:

  • 13 vacation days
  • 15 paid holidays
  • 15 sick days
  • 3 personal days
  • Medical and prescription coverage
  • Union membership PBA Local Number 6

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.

Department & Programming

Department Organizational Structure

  • Administration
  • Criminal Investigation Division
  • Patrol Division

Special Assignments

  • Bicycle Patrol
  • School Resource Officer
  • Street Crimes Unit
  • Traffic Safety

Programs & Services

  • College Intern Coordination
  • Crime Prevention Education and Awareness
  • The G.R.E.A.T. Program
  • Neighborhood Block Watch
  • PAL Boxing
  • Performing Arts (5th through 8th Grades)
  • Police Explorers (5th through 12th Grades)
  • Police Honor Guard
  • Summer Boot Camp for Kids (Ages 10 through 14)

Contact Recruiter

Email Recruiter (Attention: Sergeant Gagliano)