Bayonne Police Department offers a challenging career in the field of law enforcement. The Department provides an excellent salary, full medical benefits and is a member of the New Jersey Police and Fireman retirement system. If you are interested in diversity, challenges and opportunities the Bayonne Police Department invites you to apply to be a part of our professional organization.

Minimum Qualifications:

Applicants must be citizens of the United States.

Where hiring preferences apply, applicants must meet the residency requirements of the appointing jurisdiction and may be required to maintain continuous residency in that jurisdiction up to and including the date of appointment.

Applicants must be high school or vocational high school graduates, or possess an approved High School Equivalency Certificate.

Applicants must be at least 18 years of age. Applicants for Municipal Police Officer positions cannot be over 35 years of age (one is considered over 35 on the day after his/her 35th birthday), unless they meet the exceptions in "Maximum hiring age requirement for Municipal Police Officer". NOTE: The age 35 maximum hiring requirement applies only to Municipal Police Officer and its bilingual titles.

Appointees will be required to possess a driver's license valid in New Jersey only if the operation of a vehicle, rather than employee mobility, is necessary to perform the essential duties of the position.

Appointees may be required to pass thorough medical and drug screening, and psychological/psychiatric examinations. Failure of any of these is cause for removal from that title area.

NOTE: Appointees will be required to successfully complete a training program mandated by the NJ Police Training Commission. This training must be completed prior to enrollment in the Police and Fire Retirement System.

Applicants must have a good reputation and be of sound moral character. An applicant's background will be carefully investigated. An applicant who has intentionally made a false statement or practiced, or attempted to practice any deception or fraud in the initial application, examination or interview will be rejected from the selection process.

Selection Process
The selection process is a competitive one consisting of an initial application, written examination, background investigation, interview and, upon conditional offer of employment, a medical and psychological examination.

The Bayonne Police Department is governed by the rules promulgated by the New Jersey Civil Service Commission. We may only hire from a list that is supplied to us by the state. Individuals wishing to pursue a career with our police department must obtain a test application through the New Jersey Civil Service Commission. All phases of the recruitment, selection and hiring process for entry level law enforcement positions conform to the rules and regulations established by the New Jersey Civil Service Commission. Entry level examinations are conducted exclusively by the New Jersey Civil Service Commission once every two years. Check the New Jersey Civil Service Commission - Law Enforcement website for more information.  Their website is located at

Intergovernmental Transfer Program
Under certain circumstances the Bayonne Police Department may use the Intergovernmental Transfer Program to recruit new police officers.  For additional information about this program click here.


The City of Bayonne and the Bayonne Police Department are equal opportunity employers.
Women and Minority Groups are encouraged to apply.


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