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Applications for October’s Police Exam Open July 17th at 9 A.M.; First 2,000 Applicants Will Be Considered

July 13, 2023

NEWARK, NJ – On Monday, July 17th at 9:00 a.m., the New Jersey Transit Police Department will begin accepting applications to join one of the most prestigious law enforcement agencies in the country. Only the first 2,000 applicants will be considered, and the New Jersey Transit Police Department offers a competitive and comprehensive salary package that includes pension benefits, tuition reimbursement and advancement opportunities.

Applications can be submitted via, and candidates can click HERE for more information and to apply. Questions should be directed to [email protected]

“Keeping the mass transit system secure is critical to the safety of our customers and employees, while maintaining reliable service on our trains and buses,” said New Jersey Department of Transportation Commissioner and NJ TRANSIT Board Chair Diane Gutierrez-Scaccetti.  “This is a great opportunity to embark on a career serving your community.”

“This new recruitment campaign is an exciting opportunity to join one of the best trained and most professional police departments in the country, and represents a gateway to an honorable, rewarding career path,” said NJ TRANSIT President & CEO Kevin S. Corbett. “This call for new officers is a call to those who wish to join us in shaping the future of transit security, ensuring the well-being of our customers and employees.”

“We have four core values in the New Jersey Transit Police Department,” said New Jersey Transit Chief of Police Christopher Trucillo. “Honor, commitment, integrity and courage. Our most important asset has always been our people.  We invite you to apply for an opportunity to join us and begin a rewarding career that will make a difference for your community and your state.”

Benefits of working for New Jersey Transit Police include:

  • Great starting & top pay
  • Great benefits, pension, 401k & 457 plan
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Forbes Top 25 company
  • Great work schedule
  • Specialized units

The New Jersey Transit Police Department is the only transit policing agency in the country with statewide authority and jurisdiction.

The Department was created on January 1, 1983, and it evolved as a result of the passage of the Public Transportation Act of 1979 and subsequent legislation on the state and federal levels. At that time, the original complement included 39 Commissioned Rail Police Officers. On January 12, 1990, NJSA 27:25-15.1 was enacted into law, and it established the New Jersey Transit Police Department as a sworn law enforcement agency with the "general authority, without limitation, to exercise police powers and duties, as provided for police officers and law enforcement officers, in all criminal and traffic matters at all times throughout the State..."

Today, the New Jersey Transit Police Department's mission is to maintain public order and safety while deterring and preventing terrorism and crime throughout the NJ TRANSIT system. NJTPD's commitment to exceptional public service serves as the foundation in leading the department's relentless crime prevention and suppression efforts.