New Jersey State Police Now Accepting Applications
Ever dreamed of being a New Jersey State Police officer? You now might have a chance, as the agency will be accepting applications between today and May 29th, marking the first time in two years the NJSP is looking for new candidates. Some may joke, of course, that it is to replace those who were affiliated with the two known Garden State Parkway “death races”.
The current starting salary for a trooper is $62,403.60 (including uniform allowance). The second-year total compensation significantly increases to $69,489.30. Top pay for a Trooper I is $108,847.13. Troopers receive yearly increments. All recruits receive $777.78 every two weeks, plus overtime pay. Room and board are also provided while training.
Members of the State Police and their families are offered two options for medical coverage, two options for dental coverage, a prescription drug plan and a vision care program. In accordance with statute, Troopers will contribute to their health care premiums determined by salary scale and coverage type, to a maximum 35% of their health premiums.
The Application will elicit biographical educational, and employment information from the applicant. The application will also describe minimum qualifications and automatic disqualifiers that would preclude a potential applicant from continuing in the selection process, as well as a detailed description of all phases of the selection process. Applicants are reminded to adhere to the application-filing deadline in order to be eligible.
All applications will be screened to determine minimum qualifications, automatic disqualifiers, and completeness. Candidates will be advised of the status of their application. Successful applicants will be invited to the Physical Qualification Test (PQT) and the Pre-Employment Preparation Program (PEPP).
Upon successful filing of an electronic initial application, applicants will be required to submit a Driver’s Abstract Certification Page and their Certified Driver’s Abstract issued in the current year via regular mail. The initial application will provide detailed instructions, including the strict filing deadline.The most expedient way for New Jersey applicants to obtain a Certified Driver’s Abstract is in person at local New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission agencies offering walk-in service or at a New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission Regional Service Center.
Upon successful completion of the Application Screening, Physical Qualification Test, and
Written Examination phases, all information collected will be evaluated. Applicants advancing to the background investigation phase will be advised.
For More Information, visit: http://www.njsp.org/recruit/recruit.html