From community policing to homeland security, from aviation to marine law enforcement, from forensics to communications, the New Jersey State Police have specialties to capture the interest of potential recruits. Interested? The State Police is accepting applications from Feb. 3 until Feb. 23, 2020.
The NJ State Police Academy is in Sea Girt, where recruits participate in a 24-week training session. Recruits live at the Academy during this time period, reporting for training Mondays through Fridays at 6 a.m. and they are dismissed at approximately 6 p.m.
Recruits are provided with a bed, linens, locker, and they sleep in a room with 10 other recruits, where they are responsible for cleanliness and are subject to inspections.
The 6 a.m. roll call is followed by raising of the colors, and military drills. Recruits follow a rigorous training and lights are out by 10 p.m.
Recruits receive academic and physical training. There are four weekly sessions that last for two hours each. Recruits take four physical training tests and start each day with a 1.5 mile run, which will increase weekly.
Laptops are provided, along with internet access, and the curriculum focuses on law enforcement work, and each recruite is required to pass an academic test with a passing score of 70%.
For more information about applying to be a State Trooper, visit njsp.org/recruiting.