Become a Newark Police Officer

Becoming a Police Officer in Newark, NJ provides a unique chance to contribute meaningfully to one of the nation’s most dynamic cities. Our officers benefit from competitive pay, an extensive benefits package, and ongoing professional development to navigate the evolving landscape of law enforcement. Step into a fulfilling role where each day offers an opportunity to forge strong community bonds, make a positive difference, and ensure the security and prosperity of Newark’s residents.

Great Benefits include:

  • Police Academy Salary of $41,591.99
  • Academy Graduation Salary of $53,687.86
  • 1st Year Salary of $63,902.12
  • Top Salary of $108,444.43
  • Excellent Health Benefits
  • Clothing Allowance And More!


  • Must be a Newark Resident
  • Age 18-34
  • Valid Driver’s License
  • Drug Testing is Required
  • Must Speak and Read English
  • High School Diploma or GED

No Civil Service Test Required and Police Academy Need-Based Stipend Offered by Mayor Ras J. Baraka and The City of Newark.

Our Pledge

The Department of Public Safety’s Police Division exists to serve the diverse population within our jurisdiction with respect, fairness and sensitivity. We are committed to the protection of life and property; the prevention of crime and the safeguarding of Constitutional guarantees.

Empowered by the community, we are committed to enhancing the quality of life and foster a sense of security to enable citizens to live, work, be educated and prosper in the city of Newark. We nurture the public’s trust by holding ourselves to the highest standards of performance and integrity.

We, the men and women of the Police Division, who represent the varied culture in this city, pledge that through our effort, we will establish a new standard of excellence in law enforcement and service to our community.