The Jersey City Police Department swore in nine new officer this morning, bringing the total number of members of the force to over 900.
By John Heinis/Hudson County View
â€œAs we continue to hire more officers, we will not only be reaching our goal of increasing police presence, but also progressing towards creating even stronger relationships between officers and the community,â€ Mayor Steven Fulop said in a statement.
â€œWe will continue to invest heavily in resources to keep the public safe, until crime in our City is at zero.â€
This administration has now hired a total of 466 police officers, with another class scheduled to enter the police academy next month, more than any administration in decades, according to the mayor’s office.
The newest recruits will bring the total number of Jersey City police officers to over 900 sworn officers.
â€œAs we expand physical resources like the CCTV program and the public safety headquarters, we also know investment into the police department is a crucial component in combating crime,â€ added Public Safety Director James Shea.
â€œAs the department grows, we are able to step up patrols and continue to see crime decrease citywide. These new recruits will help us continue to meet this goal.â€
Furthermore, the added officers will aid efforts to increase police presence and walking patrols, community outreach, crime deterrence, diversity recruitment, among other crime fighting initiatives.