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Any NJ State Troopers please PM me

Posted: Mon Jan 13, 2020 11:56 pm
by FutureLEO1
On your experience in the academy and your current job functions.

Is it worth to go from Municipal to State Police?

Re: Any NJ State Troopers please PM me

Posted: Thu Jan 16, 2020 1:59 pm
by aceshigh1300
Know a couple of Troopers who made the move to municipal. Tough sell to go from a municipal police officer to a Trooper. To the best of my knowledge they won't give you a bump in salary due to being a police officer, you have to attend the full academy and you're more than likely looking at 5 years on the road (there are exceptions to this, but I wouldn't count on it). Plus you lost any seniority you had where you were. Depending where you are in the state your salary won't necessarily be better with SP.

For my money, if I were a municipal cop and was looking to go investigative, I'd go to a Prosecutor's Office. Three quick courses at the academy and you're off to the races.

Re: Any NJ State Troopers please PM me

Posted: Fri Jan 17, 2020 7:16 pm
by FutureLEO1
aceshigh1300 wrote:
Thu Jan 16, 2020 1:59 pm
Know a couple of Troopers who made the move to municipal. Tough sell to go from a municipal police officer to a Trooper. To the best of my knowledge they won't give you a bump in salary due to being a police officer, you have to attend the full academy and you're more than likely looking at 5 years on the road (there are exceptions to this, but I wouldn't count on it). Plus you lost any seniority you had where you were. Depending where you are in the state your salary won't necessarily be better with SP.

For my money, if I were a municipal cop and was looking to go investigative, I'd go to a Prosecutor's Office. Three quick courses at the academy and you're off to the races.
Thank you. So it would be a poor decision then to go from a municipal to SP?

Re: Any NJ State Troopers please PM me

Posted: Mon Jan 20, 2020 1:25 am
by aceshigh1300
I mean that decision is going to be up to you. What's your top out? What are your chances for advancement? What are your future plans? Do you mind commuting? Do you currently get a takehome?