Latino Peace Officers Association New Jersey State Chapter


New Jersey Transit Police Department Announces Application Process

Published February 19, 2010



The NJ TRANSIT Police Department’s mission is to ensure a safe and orderly environment within the transit system, promoting the confidence of the riding public and enhancing the maximum use of the transit system.  The fundamental duty of the department is to safeguard lives and property; protect against deception, intimidation and violence; and to uphold, without prejudice, the Constitutional rights of all people.

Age: Candidates must be at least 21 years on the date of the written examination, and not have attained their 35th birthday at the time of appointment to the Police Academy Program.

Education: All candidates must have 60 college credits, (No exceptions). Failure to provide proof at the time of the testing will result in disqualification.

Citizenship:Candidates must be citizens of the United States at the time of the written examination.

Driverís License: Candidates must have a good driving record and valid driverís license on the date of the written examination and thereafter.

Submit an application and resume to Human Resources Office Pass a Written Examination (*) Pass a Physical Agility Exam (*) PTC candidates are exempt from written & physical exams Pass a Panel Interview Pass an extensive background investigation (a review of the candidateís academic, employment, and entire personal history including fingerprint check with appropriate law enforcement agencies)

Offer of employment is contingent upon the successful completion of a medical examination. The medical examination consists of a drug & alcohol screening, Mantoux test, stress and psychological evaluations.  The medical examination is conducted to determine the candidateís ability to perform the essential functions of a NJ TRANSIT Police Officer.

$53,788.80 Non-Certified * (Attending Police Academy)

$62,025.60 NJ PTC Certified

4 on 3 off schedule 10 hr days.

Each full-time sworn member will receive benefits in accordance with the current contract. These benefits include a major medical health plan, a prescription medication plan, dental insurance, and a group life insurance as part of the Police & Fire Retirement System.

Applicants who successfully complete all of the evaluation components are subject to a one-year probation from date of employment.  Candidates will be assigned to a sixteen-week Field Training Program after graduation from a certified Police Academy or after date of hire for candidates that have passed the Basic Training Course for Police Officer.  As a NJ TRANSIT Police Officer, location of assignments varies according to the operational needs. All sworn officers of the NJ TRANSIT Police Department are fully certified by the New Jersey Division of Criminal Justice, Police Training Commission.

Candidates DO NOT have to be residents of the State of New Jersey Candidates MUST be able to travel throughout the state of NJ. Candidates who do not report their complete background record may be disqualified.

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