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DIRECTOR SPEZIALE GREETING THE NEW GRADUATING CLASS OF 2015

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About this picture: The Honorable Mayor Jose “joey” Torres and Police Director Jerry Speziale proudly announce that the recent group of twenty‐five (25) police recruits hired on July 21, 2014 will formally graduate the police academy on Friday; December 19, 2014. 
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Mayor Jose “joey” Torres and Police Director Jerry Speziale

About this picture: The Honorable Mayor Jose “joey” Torres and Police Director Jerry Speziale proudly announce that the recent group of twenty‐five (25) police recruits hired on July 21, 2014 will formally graduate the police academy on Friday; December 19, 2014.   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 Spring 2015. 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.









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