Police Officers Wanted

Mayor Mark A. Smith announced that applications for the examination for the position of Police Officer are currently available online at the New Jersey Civil Service Commission website. 

Applicants for the position of Police Officer with Bayonne Police Department must be U.S. citizens and residents of Bayonne as of September 4, 2013.  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 September 4, 2013 and cannot be over 35 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 Equivalency Certificate by September 4, 2013 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.  A fee of $35.00 must accompany the online application.  This fee may be waived under certain circumstances by the New Jersey Civil Service Commission.  The closing date for receipt of applications by the New Jersey Civil Service Commission is September 4, 2013.  All applications must be submitted on or before this date.  The New Jersey Civil Service Commission will administer the examination on a date that will come after the application deadline. 

 Applications can only be filled out online at the New Jersey Civil Service Commission website located at www.state.nj.us/csc.  This website also offers an Orientation Guide for the examination and updated test information.  Application information is also being provided to local schools and civic, social, and religious organizations.  Those not having a personal computer at home may use one at the Bayonne Public Library, which is located at 697 Avenue C (the corner of 31st Street and Avenue C).

Mayor Smith, Public Safety Director Jason O’Donnell, and Police Chief Ralph Scianni urge eligible residents interested in a challenging and rewarding career in law enforcement to apply for this examination.    Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.

The City of Bayonne and the Bayonne Police Department are equal opportunity employers.