Applicants must be U.S. citizens and residents of Bayonne as of February 28, 2022. All applicants must maintain continuous Bayonne residency up to and including the time of appointment. In addition, applicants must be at least 18 years of age as of February 28, 2022 and no older than 34 years of age as of this date unless a recognized exception to this requirement exists. Applicants must also possess a high school or vocational diploma or an approved High School Equivalent Certificate by February 28, 2022 and possess a valid New Jersey Driver’s License at the time of appointment.
Applicants will be required to complete a written examination administered by the New Jersey Civil Service Commission. Applications are only able to be completed online on the Civil Service website at www.nj.gov/csc. A fee of $35.00 must accompany the application (this fee may be waived under certain circumstances, as indicated in the application package).
The closing date for the receipt of applications is February 28, 2022. All applications must be submitted on or before this date. The examination is tentatively scheduled for the Spring of 2022.
An online application will be made available to residents starting January 3rd until February 28th , 2022, on the N.J. Civil Service Commission website www.state.nj.us/csc. This web site also offers an Orientation Guide for the examination and updated test information. Those applicants that have difficulty accessing a computer may utilize the internet capable computers at the Bayonne Public Library located at 697 Avenue C.
On Thursday, January 27th and February 3, 2022 between the hours of 6pm to 8pm, there will be a member from the Bayonne Police Department Community Policing Unit to assist members of the public in submitting their application for the examination at the Bayonne Public Library in the Arts and Music room.
Mayor Davis and Chief Geisler urge eligible residents interested in a challenging and rewarding career in law enforcement to apply for this examination.
The City of Bayonne and Bayonne Police Department are equal opportunity employers.
Police officers patrol the streets of Bayonne both on foot and in patrol cars. They address quality of life issues, provide information to the public, make arrests, prepare reports, issue summonses, testify in court, provide assistance to victims and injured persons, respond to motor vehicle crashes, and direct traffic, among other responsibilities