City of Newark Recruiting for Police Officers

Want to become a police officer in the Newark? The city is recruiting for police officers, but in order to be considered, you must pass a written test called the Law Enforcement Examination (LEE).

The New Jersey Civil Service Commission will begin accepting applications to take the exam starting on July 1, 2019. The application period will run through Aug. 31, 2019.

Click here to apply online

Those who pass the exam, will remain in the eligible pool for two years.

For more information about becoming a Newark Police officer, visit or contact the Candidate Investigations Unit at 973-733-8731.


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