NEW JERSEY — The New Jersey State Police are currently looking for individuals who want to join their century-old elite police force. 

The agency has more than 120 career paths with specialized training opportunities. State Troopers earn a starting salary of almost $65,000 per year with pension, health and life insurance benefits for 14-day work months. There are currently 4,000 enlisted and civilian members of the State Police. 

Applicants must be at least 21-years-old and younger than 35-years-old. They must meet educational requirements, pass a physical qualification as well as medical and mental health screenings, be a United States citizen and have a valid driver's license. A background investigation for recruits also is conducted. 

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Applications must be submitted online before midnight on Friday, April 23. 

The New Jersey State Police is celebrating 100 years since their inception this year. The State Police was established on March 29, 1921, when Governor Edward I. Edwards signed a law creating the force. On December 21, 1921, 81 troopers set out from Trenton on horseback and motorcycles to take up their assignments as New Jersey's first statewide police force. 

For more information visit the NJ State Police recruiting unit page HERE or call 1-877-NJSP-877. 


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