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CONGRATULATIONS

to the twenty-four new polie officers

Class of 2018 


About this picture: The Honorable Mayor  Jane Williams-Warren, Mayor-elect Andre Sayegh and Police Director Jerry Speziale proudly announce that the recent group of twenty‐four (24) police officers formally graduate the police academy on June, 2018.   More

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The City of Paterson is a NEW JERSEY CIVIL SERVICE COMMISSION - LAW ENFORCEMENT jurisdiction, therefore, 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 and City of Paterson Code. Entry-level examinations are conducted exclusively by the New Jersey Civil Service Commission once every two years.

Entry level testing is tentatively scheduled for Fall 2018. Check the NEW JERSEY CIVIL SERVICE COMMISSION - LAW ENFORCEMENT website for more information.

The mandatory qualifications for appointment as a municipal police officer are:

  • Citizen of the United States;
  • Good health to satisfy pension requirements;
  • Literacy (read, write and speak the English language);
  • Good moral character (based on contemporary standards); and
  • Free of criminal conviction involving moral turpitude.

(Source NJSA 40A: 14-122)

For "Civilian Positions" contact the Personnel Department.

The City of Paterson is an Equal Opportunity Employer.