To be considered for employment as a Camden Police Officer, applicants must meet the minimum following requirements

  • • Citizen of the United States
    • High School graduate or GED equivalent
    • At least 21 years of age
    • No Felony convictions
    • Must pass a physical and psychological examination and drug screen
    • Must pass Police Officer Examination and be interviewed by the Civil Service Commission
    • Must pass an extensive background investigation
    • Must pass a physical agility test
    • Candidates should make themselves familiar with the Department's  tattoo, piercing, and body scarring policy.

    • On the Camden Police Departments physical agility test applicants must score an average of 3 to be qualified. See scores below.


  1.  Physical Agility Test
  2. Written Examination
  3.  Oral Examination
  4.  Background Investigation


  • Starting salary range is $29K-$30K
  • Uniform allowance is $900 first year, $600 annually thereafter
  • Take home vehicle benefit after 1 year, for employees residing in Camden
  • Educational Incentive Pay up to 10%  of base salary (based on college credit hours)
  • Certificate Pay up to 10% of base salary
  • Shift Differential Pay
  • Three weeks paid annual vacation (accrue 15 days of vacation leave annually)
  • Sick leave benefits (accrue 15 days first year of employment, 20 days thereafter)
  • Health and Life Insurance premiums for the employee and the majority of family coverage are paid by the City of Camden
  • Excellent retirement benefits

The city of Camden is an EOE.

To apply you can download an application here. Return completed applications to the Camden Police Department or City Hall.