Special Law Enforcement Officers (SLEOs)

Special Law Enforcement Officer - Class I (SLEO I)

The Nutley Township SLEO I is comprised of volunteer adults who are trained to assist the Police Department during a disaster or local emergency.  In addition, SLEO I officers perform various duties, including but not limited to, traffic/crowd control at civic events, uniformed patrols in the community, community policing activities and staffing of the Townships Emergency Operations Center.  SLEO I officers are also called upon during severe storms and/or major Township events.

While some of the volunteers join the SLEO I department as a stepping stone to a career in law enforcement, others join simply to serve their community.  We offer valuable life experiences as well as excellent training opportunities.  Many of our former auxiliary officers have become full time police officers throughout the state.

Training, Selection Process, and Minimum Qualifications can be found on page 3 and page 4 of Standards Manual


The Nutley Police Department is currently accepting applications for the SLEO I Police program.  Applications can be picked up at police headquarters.  Completed applications can be dropped off at the Nutley Police Department (Attention: Lt. Robert Kordas). Your application will be held until the next hire.  Anyone in need of additional information can contact Lt. Robert Kordas at 973-284-4940 or by email rkordas@nutleypd.com

Special Law Enforcement Officer - Class II (SLEO II)

The Township of Nutley also has SLEO II officers.  Please contact Lt. Robert Kordas 973-284-4940 for additional information.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • If I am a retired police officer or have prior law enforcement/military training, do I still have to go through the initial training?
    Yes, all who are selected must complete initial training regardless of prior law enforcement experience.  Regular police officers are trained under Police Training Commission guidelines (PTC). Auxiliary officers are trained under NJ Office of Emergency Management (NJSP) guidelines.
  • Is there any physical fitness involved at the training academy?
    No, however the academy is run similar to a “boot camp” without the physical training.