Jersey City Police Department swears in 5 new officers at City Hall ceremony


The Jersey City Police Department swore in five new officers at a City Hall ceremony this morning, marking 34 academy classes and over 800 police hired during Mayor Steven Fulop’s tenure.

Photo courtesy of the City of Jersey City.

By John Heinis/Hudson County View

“Since day one, we have focused on growing our police department in quality police officers across the city. The extensive training these officers received in our academy qualifies them to join the best police department in the state,” Fulop said in a statement.

“This latest class is an example of the continued efforts to have a diverse police department that can connect with our communities on a deeper level. These officers have been through rigid training in preparation for this opportunity, and we welcome them to the department,” added Public Safety Director James Shea.

The new officers will begin their tenures on the force with foot patrol assignments covering all four police districts and the mayor’s office touted their efforts for helping them achieve the lowest homicide rate among the top 100 East Coast cities last year.

“The graduating class worked tirelessly to successfully graduate from recruits to police officers. Each officer grew tremendously throughout the training program,” noted Police Director Tawana Moody.

“We are proud to welcome our graduating class to the department and look forward to working with each new officer to reach our collective goals of decreasing crime and increasing public safety,” stated Acting Police Chief Robert Kearns.

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