The NJ Law Enforcement Examination application period is July 1st - August 31st.  Click here to apply now.
Recruitment  Since taking office in July of 2013, Mayor Fulop has hired more than 300 new police officers, bringing the department from a historic low of 779 officers to over 960 officers – its largest size in two decades.    Mayor Fulop has pledged to expand the department further to ultimately reach over 950 officers.

Civil Service Exam Update: The New Jersey Civil Service Commission plans to issue the next entry-level Law Enforcement Examination ( LEE ) announcement on July 1st, 2019.

 A free entry-level prep course is being offered by PACO.  The course is open to anyone interested in taking the upcoming Law Enforcement Examination.  These courses can range upwards of hundreds of dollars but will be offered for free to anyone applying for the Jersey City Police Department.  For more information click here.
 LEE Prep Course

The online application will be available July 1st, 2019 through August 31st, 2019. The actual test is tentatively scheduled for the fall season of 2019.

If you know of anyone that is a Jersey City resident that is interested, please pass this information along. Applications will be available online only.

Interested candidates can check the state website for further information or updates: www.state.nj.us/csc.


Law Enforcement Exam

To be eligible to take the written civil service exam for Jersey City, applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • Must be between the ages of 18-35
  • Must be a U.S. citizen
  • Must possess a high school diploma/GED
  • Must possess an NJ Driver’s license at the time of training
  • Must be a resident of Jersey City

Anyone interested in applying please contact:

Jersey City Police Department

Office of Police Recruitment

398 Martin Luther King Drive

Martin’s Place Building

Jersey City, New Jersey 07305


[email protected]

Our recruitment officers are well equipped to answer any questions regarding the police exam and can
assist with the process, once the candidate is registered with the recruitment unit.


Applicants must:

  1. Be a U.S. citizen
  2. Be a resident of Jersey City
  3. Be 18-35 years of age
  4. Have a high school diploma or G.E.D.
  5. Be highly motivated
  6. Possess a valid NJ driver's license
  7. Pass a background investigation

Appointees will be required to successfully complete the New Jersey Training Commission mandated training program.

Benefits & Salary

Job security and the opportunity for advancement are just the beginning of the many benefits enjoyed by Jersey City Police Officers. The Jersey City Police Department offers:

  • Lifetime Medical Benefits
  • Dental Plan
  • Prescription Plan
  • City Life Insurance
  • Pension Plan - * 60% of final salary for 25 years service
  • Uniform Allowance
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Optical Plan
  • Deferred Compensation (457)


Contact Info

  • phone(201) 547-5300
  • The HUB, Police Recruitment Office
    384 Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard
    Jersey City, NJ 07304
  • Directions