Mayor Jimmy Davis reminds Bayonne residents that the Bayonne Police Department is conducting a recruitment drive for the upcoming New Jersey Law Enforcement Exam for the position of entry level police officer. The exam will be conducted by the New Jersey Civil Service Commission, and will be restricted to Bayonne residents between the ages of 18 and 35 as of the test filing date, with certain exceptions for previous military and law enforcement service.
For this testing cycle, residents will no longer be permitted to mail in paper applications, and must now file their applications on-line. Interested individuals must file exam applications at the New Jersey Civil Service Commission website, which is www.state.nj.us/csc. The timeline for the electronic application filing began on July 1, and continues through August 31, 2016. Police Chief Drew Niekrasz said, “As part of the Police Department’s recruitment program designed to reach all segments of the community, I have enlisted the assistance of the Bayonne Public Library to make internet-capable computer terminals available for application purposes available on Monday, August 22, 2016, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Those computers are located in the Reference Room of the library, which is located at 31st Street and Avenue C.” Chief Niekrasz continued, “A police officer assigned to one of our Community Oriented Policing teams will be posted to the library Reference Room to assist residents wishing to file for the exam. I would like to thank the library for helping us to reach out to people in the community who may not have internet access.” The library also made the computer terminals available for police exam applications on July 20.
During the rest of August, the Police Department will continue to publicize the exam through the media, local schools, and community organizations. Police officers will be distributing flyers regarding the exam throughout the City of Bayonne.