Hoboken Police Department seeking to hire 17 new officers, applications due by March 31


The Hoboken Police Department is seeking to hire 17 new officers, with applications for potential recruited due by March 31st.

Photo courtesy of the City of Hoboken.

By John Heinis/Hudson County View

Applicants must be between the ages of 18 and 35 years old, have a high school diploma or equivalent, and have never been convicted of a felony.

Interested applicants must apply by March 31. To apply, click here.

“I’m grateful for the service of our current officers who continue to go above and beyond to serve and protect the Hoboken Community,” Police Chief Steven Aguiar said in a statement.

“The job of a police officer is not an easy one, but there is no other job that offers as much pride and honor, than being a Hoboken Police Officer.”

After the application process closes eligible candidates will take the New Jersey Entry Level Law Enforcement Examination, undergo a background check and, if hired, be enrolled in the police academy.

“We are looking for the best and brightest recruits to join our team at the Hoboken Police Department. We are hoping to hire close to 20 officers. But more than the right number of people, we are looking for highly qualified people to become officers,” noted Public Safety Director Ken Ferrante.

The Hoboken Police Department, established in 1855 as a seven-man police force, is one of the most progressive police agencies in the State with a complement of over 150 sworn and civilian personnel.

The mission of the Hoboken Police Department is to provide professional police services to improve the quality of life of residents and visitors by establishing a community partnership to reduce and prevent crime.

“Very few make as much of an impact on our community as the members of the Hoboken Police Department do,” added Mayor Ravi Bhalla.

“I witness them day and night, not only working to prevent, investigate and solve crime, but also engaging with the community, mentoring young people and educating the public – often without asking for, or expecting, any credit or thanks. These are our true Hoboken heroes and I welcome anyone who is eligible and interested to apply to join the ranks.”

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