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The Jersey City Police Officers Benevolent Association was incorporated in 1969 and has been serving and representing the Police Officers of Jersey City for over 46 years.

The JCPOBA is comprised of approximately 631 Police Officers employed by the City of Jersey City Police Department. All members are full-time sworn Police Officers. We are dedicated men and women, who strive to prevent crimes from occurring, protect life and property, enforce laws and city ordinances, and to safeguard the guarantees and rights provided by the Constitution.  Click here to read more...


Congratulations to the following personnel of the JCPD being appointed to the rank of Detective.

Effective Monday, December 22nd, 2014

Anthony Lewis
Joel Villabroza
Bernard Flores
Melissa Ona
Christopher Ortega
Luz Rojas
Michael Manzo
Ahmed Azmy
Joseph Chidichimo
William Palestis
Walter Chowanec
Robert Quish
Jessica Fernandez-Cruz
Ismael Cortes
Matthew Scanlon
Michael Burgess
James Lisi
Raymond Weber
Janixza Domenech
Doris Johnson
Martin Murray
Jose Santana
Isreal Acevedo
Joseph Anzivino
Alexander Rivera



In Memoriam, to our fallen Jersey City Detective Melvin Vincent Santiago

EOW:  07/13/2014

The Jersey City Police Civic Association Inc., an IRS 501(c)(3) non-profit organization,
has established a Memorial Fund for Det. Melvin V. Santiago.

All donations are for a College/Trust Fund for his 13 yr. old younger brother, Alexander McBride Jr.

You do not require a PayPal account to donate.
You may use a credit card,  or bank account, simply by clicking the Donate button above,
and then on the left side where it says "Don't have a PayPal account", click on continue.

Or  you may mail a check to:

JC Police Civic Association Inc.
Memorial Fund for Det. Melvin V. Santiago
PO Box 17395
Jersey City, NJ 07307

"Our hearts are heavy with the news that Patrolman Melvin Santiago lost his life in the line of duty early Sunday, 07/13/2014.
Only 6 months on the job, Patrolman Santiago had already proven himself to be a proud member of the Jersey City Police Department.  Patrolman Santiago knew the risks associated with this job, yet he put himself in front of danger in order to keep Jersey City safe.  Words cannot adequately express our feelings about this senseless tragedy.  We respectfully ask that every member of the Jersey City community join with us in giving our thoughts and prayers to Patrolman Santiago and his family."

“Yesterday, Patrolman Santiago was murdered in cold blood while protecting the people of Jersey City.

All indications are that his killer had set out to commit such a heinous act simply for the notoriety it would bring to him.

As law enforcement officers, we proudly represent and serve the blue line, metaphorically and literally. The fine men and women who serve and protect our community are the line of defense between good and evil. Patrolman Santiago bravely served Jersey City with honor, dignity, and courage, and his legacy will be marked as a true hero, such as he deserves.

We are disappointed by some media outlet’s decision to posthumously bring the murderer the attention he sought, as well as the uprising of a shrine. What kind of society do we live in where memorializing a violent murderer is acceptable?  Our hope in the coming days is that all attention will be directed towards the bravery of our lost brother, Det. Melvin Santiago.” 

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