City debuts new Public Safety Headquarters in Bergen-Lafayette

by newjerseyshores | Apr 12, 2023

Jersey City Public Safety Building
Credit: City of Jersey City

City officials debuted the new Jersey City Public Safety Building on Tuesday. Located at 4 Jackson Square in Bergen-Lafayette, the 11-story building looks to boost public safety by centralizing police and fire department operations under one roof. It will also help streamline critical services, improve 911 response times, and increase police presence in the area.

“This fourth and final building in Jackson Square completes our historic investment in the heart of Ward F,” said Mayor Steven Fulop. “With this City Hall Annex, we have established a one-stop hub for residents to easily access the critical services they rely on — from affordable housing resources and vital healthcare services to economic development offices and as of today, all emergency response operations,” said Fulop.

On the ground level, the Public Safety Building will house the city’s first-ever Police and Fire Recruitment Center. The center lets visitors enjoy a museum-like interactive exhibit complete with a decommissioned fire truck and police cruiser for kids to experience.

The building was first announced in 2019 and cost $120 million to construct. It joins the $20 million City Hall Annex located across the street within the newly branded area of Bergen-Lafayette called “Jackson Square.”

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