Director of Public Safety, James Shea talking to a police officer.Under the direction of Director James Shea, the Department of Public Safety comprises the Police Department, the Fire Department, the Office of Emergency Management and Homeland Security (O.E.M.), Parking Enforcement, and Fire Prevention.  Public Safety continues to be a top priority for the Fulop Administration and Director Shea.  The hiring of over 430 police officers since 2013 has helped lift the city’s department from historic lows, to nearly 975 officers; significantly boosting police presence in some of the most crime-ridden areas.  As one of the state’s largest cities, public safety is paramount.

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 Another crucial tool in combating crime is community residents.  From anonymous tips to emergency response volunteers, we also need your help to keep Jersey City a safe place to live, work and play.


East District PoliceRecognizing the importance of community engagement to combat crime and enhance public safety, Mayor Fulop established the Citizens Advisory Review Board.  The board meets the first Tuesday of every month to review police data and public safety issues, in turn making programmatic, legislative and training recommendations where opportunities for improvement are found.

Department Contact Info

  • phoneNon-Emergency: (201) 547-5477
  • 465 Marin Boulevard
    Jersey City, NJ 07302

    James Shea, Director

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