BAYONNE, NJ - Bayonne residents seeking a career as a local police officer have until August 31 to apply for the required exam to serve in law enforcement.

According to a statement by Mayor James Davis and Chief of Police Robert Geisler, applicants must be U.S. citizens and residents of Bayonne as of August 31, 2019, be between the ages of 18 and 34 on that date, hold at least a high school or vocational diploma or an approved High School Equivalent Certificate, and have a valid New Jersey Driver’s License at the time of appointment.

Applicants must maintain local residents at least until they are appointed.

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In an effort to encourage local applicants to pursue a “challenging and rewarding career in law enforcement,” a member of the Bayonne Police Department Community Policing Unit will be on hand at the Bayonne Library from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Wednesday, July 17 and Wednesday August 14, to assist members of the public with the application process. 

There is a $50 fee to complete the online application which can be found by clicking here. Following completion of the application applicants will be required to complete a written examination, tentatively scheduled for fall 2019, and administered by the New Jersey Civil Service Commission.

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