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November 13, 2018


NEWARK NJ – The New Jersey Transit Police Department will be accepting applications next week from those interested in becoming new officers.


Candidates may register at The portal opens at 9 a.m. on Monday, November 19. Applicants may only apply for the test through this portal.


The first 1,000 applicants will be considered and information regarding the Physical Qualifying Test will be relayed through email. The Physical Qualifying Test will be held the weekend of December 15-16.


“We are looking to expand the talent pool in all of our departments across NJ TRANSIT and for those who desire to protect and serve, consider joining the New Jersey Transit Police Department.,” said NJ TRANSIT Executive Director Kevin Corbett. “You will work side-by-side with the brave men and women who encompass our police department and serve on the front lines against terrorism and criminal activity.”


When registering on, applicants will be asked to upload a resume and an unofficial college transcript or degree.

The requirements are:

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

Citizenship: Candidates must be citizens of the United States on the date of application submission and never have renounced United States citizenship.

Driver’s License: Candidates must have a driving record in good standing and a valid driver’s license on the date of the application submission.

Education: By December 31, 2018, candidates must have achieved a Bachelor’s degree; 60 college credits plus one year of full-time or part-time experience as a first responder; or 30 college credits plus at least two full years of continuous active duty military service with an honorable discharge.


To be considered to be a New Jersey Transit Police Officer, interested applicants must meet all of the necessary requirements.


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NJ TRANSIT is the nation's largest statewide public transportation system providing more than 944,000 weekday trips on 251 bus routes, three light rail lines, 12 commuter rail lines and through Access Link paratransit service. It is the third largest transit system in the country with 165 rail stations, 62 light rail stations and more than 19,000 bus stops linking major points in New Jersey, New York and Philadelphia.