We are not currently accepting resumes.

The Palisades Interstate Parkway Police Department is interested in hearing from individuals who are seeking a career in a non-municipal type of law enforcement. Individuals should display attention to detail, be loyal, ambitious, and passionate about this type of career.

Although police officers on the Palisades Interstate Parkway are responsible for general police patrol functions, there is a strong concentration in the following areas and individuals should apply accordingly:

Motor vehicle crash investigation; impaired driving enforcement, motor vehicle traffic enforcement; narcotic, financial, and weapon interdiction; public event management; marine enforcement; cliff/park area searches, rescues and recoveries; and intelligence gathering.

Minimum mandatory requirements:

A resident of New Jersey or New York
Minimum of 18 years of age
United States Citizen
Valid High School Diploma (or GED)
Valid Driver’s License
No criminal history

Resumes can be sent to:

Palisades Interstate Parkway Police Department
Office of the Chief
P.O. Box 155
Alpine, NJ 07620-0155

Faxed or E-mailed copies are not accepted. The Palisades Interstate Parkway Police Department is a Civil Service Agency whom accepts resumes.

Salary, promotions, Benefits, and Retirement:

Salary Ranges:
Security Guards: $34,797.76 to $48,738.04
Police Officers: $53,017.96 to $76,903.51
Sergeants: $59,306.08 to $86,009.98
Lieutenants: $68,659.53 to $99,567.96

Full / Formal Civil Service Job Descriptions can be found here:

Police Officer – PIP
Police Sergeant – PIP
Police Lieutenant – PIP

Benefits:

All members of the Palisades Interstate Parkway Police Department participate in the State Health Benefits Program (SHBP). For the most up to date information on the SHBP, please visit the state website.

Retirement/Pension:

Sworn Law Enforcement Officers with the Palisades Interstate Parkway Police Department participate in the New Jersey Police and Firemen’s Retirement System (PFRS). In certain cases, it may be necessary for a sworn member to participate in the police section of the Public Employees Retirement System (PERS). Criteria which invokes PERS participation usually relates to the age of the employed individual.

Non-sworn members of the Palisades Interstate Parkway Police Department participate in the New Jersey Public Employees Retirement System (PERS).