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    New Jersey State Police

    For all those interested in joining the NJSP, as of today January 4th, 2010, applications are now being accepted on their website:
    http://www.state.nj.us/njsp/recruit/recruit.html


    Their website has several documents outlining what's required, etc.

    I'm curious if there are any Troopers who come across this thread to share some information about the NJSP process and current situation in terms of expected class size and when people may be getting called based on completion and acceptance of their application.

    Any info is always helpful/appreciated.

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    Wow... sounds intense... thanks UPonBase, I just checked out that thread...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Up_On_Base View Post
    LOL....I really hope that is not true.

    That's not Police training, that is fraternity hazing...there is no room in professional training for that kind of crap.
    It's true, I know a few guy's that went through it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Up_On_Base View Post
    LOL....I really hope that is not true.

    That's not Police training, that is fraternity hazing...there is no room in professional training for that kind of crap.
    All they need now is the fraternity hazing that was caught on the Alabama campus for Sigma Phi Epsilon. They put their pledges on a metal chair with blowtorches or something under them and had them answer questions. People came out with 3rd degree burns.

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    Go to njlawman.com, look in the forums section, and there is section devoted to the NJSP. They are the highest paid Troopers in the country, the academy is NO JOKE, are very regimented and paramilitary. Starting salary will be 60K + when they settle their contract. Top step is reached in 10 years, currently 97K, they are out of contract currently since 2008.

    As for hazing, no it is not, this is building character, and is rite of passage that EVERY trooper has gone through, and does weed out the recruits who are not cut out to be cops.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NJLAWMAN214 View Post
    Go to njlawman.com, look in the forums section, and there is section devoted to the NJSP. They are the highest paid Troopers in the country, the academy is NO JOKE, are very regimented and paramilitary. Starting salary will be 60K + when they settle their contract. Top step is reached in 10 years, currently 97K, they are out of contract currently since 2008.

    As for hazing, no it is not, this is building character, and is rite of passage that EVERY trooper has gone through, and does weed out the recruits who are not cut out to be cops.
    They also weed out a lotg of people buy paying them $777 every two weeks over the course of 6 months. That is like making $20,000 per year. I guess they don't want anyone with a wife and family who own a house. Remember this is one of the most expensive places to live in the country.

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    What shifts do they work? 8's 10's or 12's? also are they rotating or fixed. I could swear I read somewhere its rotating 12's but im not sure.
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    Rotating 12's.
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    i heard corrections go through the same academy i cant belive the academy would be that tough with jailers in there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MTBrider View Post
    i heard corrections go through the same academy i cant belive the academy would be that tough with jailers in there.
    yeah...ok....ahh you heard wrong.
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    Shifts vary, depending on where you work, but 12s are common.

    The NJSP train alone, others use the facility but not co-mingled with NJSP.

    You will be woken up, if you are not already up on firewatch/patrol of the Army base, or on night radio duty already, for various fire drills and other reasons to sleep deprive you from time to time. Carrying out your mattress/bedding for the 'fire drill' was common and then a room inspection in 15 minutes.

    That wasn't so bad, you are always tired, what's the difference ?

    The worst I thought was lunch, uniformly bad food/really bad, boiled hot dogs/beans and then right into boxing class with the dogs sitting just ready to chuck ! It was not unusual to have 2 PBJ for breakfast, 2 for lunch, and 3 for dinner and that was that. You can only swallow that "stuff" on a shingle so many days.

    Most of the Academy is stress training derived from old USMC Paris Island stuff, but with the ability to go home and quit, which the USMC won't do...

    It has been made easier to allow Women to graduate and height/weight standards/minimums have been adjusted to make it easier to get minorities into the Outfit, but lengthing it to 6 months has probably made it just as hard because of the longer time in hell.

    The pay is NOT the reason that people leave. You know the pay long before you get to Sea Girt.

    Prior to making it easier, it was common for drop out rates around 66 %, now it is lower, but still high. My head instructor; "Attention ! Look to your left, look to your right, remember those faces. If you are still here at graduation, they will be gone !" He was right.

    My Academy was at the time the largest with 54 graduates with 150+ starting. From starting with 30,000 taking the written test.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bluecollar$ View Post
    yeah...ok....ahh you heard wrong.
    thats what i thought it didnt seem right

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    Just applied...

    Planning on going to the info session later this month...
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    Quote Originally Posted by MTBrider View Post
    i heard corrections go through the same academy i cant belive the academy would be that tough with jailers in there.
    NJDOC's academy is held in the same location **Sea Girt** where the NJSP conducts their academy but it is two different classes, training and instructors.
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    Anybody know anything about when the written/physical test will be held? Is it staggered at different locations and different times, i.e one test one week, another test at a different site another week?

    Reason I ask is I will be deployed till May and I'm hoping I'm not S.O.L for this hiring period. Thanks.

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    thanks Up on Base, will do. I probably should have thought of that myself. Guess that's what i get for relying on forums for info all the time

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    Red face Sea Girt

    In the past NJSP at Sea Girt would also train municipal classes. With the general freeze in hiring and the fact that local Chiefs didn't like that candidates they sent there would drop out at much higher rates than at the local county schools NJSP muni classes may not going thru at this time.

    Your best bet is to attend a Q/A at Division Hq presented by recruiting Troopers from their various regions.

    " NJSP recruit" has a good site for information and sites, dates, and most important a Trooper that has your county as his primary responsibility to recruit good people.

    The last group of people for a class did the physical first and then the written. That is a departure from the past and you should ask which is first.
    The written was a standard multiple choice SAT/ACT type test, if you passed you were moved along into the physical, but that may have changed. The physical is shown on the NJSP recruit site. It too has been changed to be less challenging for the smaller applicants (women for example).

    Don't shoot the messanger for tellling the truth about the changes to allow certain parts of society to pass and become Troopers.

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    Is there a video portion during the written exam? If so, what does it entail? Where are the physical agility tests usually, sea girt? Is there a processing weekend or do they have everyone in one step at a time. Thanks in advance.
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    I "STRONGLY" suggest in the loudest SHOUT possible to review the ENTIRE site: NJSP Recruit.

    That and going to the Q & A's around the state will give you the ability to ask questions and understand answers from some Trooper that has his job description "Recruiter".
    The Q & A's are now listed on the site, USE them.

    ALSO NOTE the pre-employment educational and job experience REQUIREMENTS, they are not flexible, if you don't meet them, apply the next time when you do.

    IN THE PAST; The written test was written, a standard SAT/ACT multiple choice computer corrected test with a No 2 pencil and put the dots in the right circle.
    IN THE PAST; The physical test was given at Sea Girt.
    IN THE PAST; Processing was done in stages, pass a stage, move along, flunk a stage bye. Things do change in NJSP, but very slowly (see the long sleeve wool shirt still for the Summer Class A uniform). The last round of testing started with the PT part stage and then the written stage and was the first time that was done, for example. That was a BIG change for NJSP, what's the diff ?
    If that is the way it will be done again, go site/Q & A for more up to date info.

    I CANNOT OVERSTRESS DOING THINGS ON YOUR OWN, GETTING INFO OFF THE NJSP SITE, AND GOING TO A Q & A FOR MORE INFO.

    Relying on this site and the old geezers like me that are not up to date/speed and the others not in the "know" is the recipe for failure.

    Good luck, I do suggest if you want State Police type jobs, there are a lot of good outfits out there that do hire from time to time. Pennsy, Maryland, NYSP (no testing at this time), the New England States, Highway Patrols below the Mason/Dixon line are hiring and putting Acadamies thru from time to time. Applying to multiple positions expands you chances and maybe your options as I was told that 30,000 took the NJSP written test when I went thru and 54 eventually graduated that class. About 15,000 PASSED the latest NYSP test that was given around 2 years ago, so you see why you need multiple chances to get the spot.

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    I was in the last process so this is what I know.

    Last time the physical fitness test was done first.
    Agility Run, Pushups, Situps, and 1.5 mile run. This was done in West Trenton.

    If you pass that you moved onto the written which was a video scenerio test. I think there was another part that was not video but I can not remember. They had two locations Rutgers New Brunswick, and Camden.

    Then it came to the luck of the draw to move onto the background. Unfortunately, like most I was not contacted for this.

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    process

    It is long and exhausting, usually there are ten's of thousands attempting to enter "The Outfit".

    Try again, you may do better.
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    so anyone have any ideas when they might start calling people for processing? Probably not until somtime after they close the announcement i suppose..
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    sucks i dont turn 21 till march...

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    CAREER NIGHTS;

    Go to NJSP Recruit site.

    There are currently 15 career nights scheduled in 3 different sites (5 each site) in NJ, north, central and south Jersey.

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    NJSP Timeline for 151th Class

    Quote Originally Posted by woodster11x View Post
    so anyone have any ideas when they might start calling people for processing? Probably not until somtime after they close the announcement i suppose..
    Woodster, here's some info from a NJSP Intern that should answer your question:
    "A recruiter came in and gave us a time line of the various tests for the current application process for class 151.

    -The PEEP (Pre-Employment Preparation Program) will be held starting a few weeks after the application submission window closes in the middle or end of February and it will run through some time in April. They told us to keep the online log-in ID and password we used to fill out the application. There will be various dates and you'll have to sign up yourself on the website.
    -PQT is scheduled for May.
    -The written exam is scheduled for June.
    -The background phase is scheduled to start in August and run through September.
    -The medical/psychological exams are scheduled for September and will run through October.
    -The academy is set to start sometime in November. The recruiter said that the academy start date isn't set in stone and could change at any time so don't quote me on that. "

    Hope that helps, good luck.

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