Since taking office in July of 2013, Mayor Fulop has hired more than 300 new police officers, bringing the department from an historic low of 779 officers to over 932 officers – its largest size in two decades.    Mayor Fulop has pledged to expand the department further to ultimately reach over 950 officers.



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)


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