NJ Transit Police Department swears in 9 new recruits, including 3 women


The New Jersey Police Department swore in nine new recruits last week, including three women, during a ceremony at their Newark headquarters.

Facebook photo.

By John Heinis/Hudson County View

“Join us in wishing our newest police officers great success as they officially begin their careers of public service! Today these 9 men and women were sworn in by Chief Trucillo at NJTPD Police Headquarters,” NJTPD wrote on their Facebook page on Tuesday.

“They are prepared to graduate from the Morris County Police Academy tomorrow. This is an exciting time for our department and our NJTPD family. Today we happily say, ‘Welcome and Congratulations!'”

The NJTPD has had full law enforcement powers since 1990 and currently has approximately 220 sworn officers, along with about 67 other non-sworn members such as fare enforcement inspectors.

The department is tasked with policing the Hudson-Bergen Light Rail, along with bus and train terminals, throughout the state.

The Hoboken Terminal falls within District 3, while the Secaucus Junction falls within District 4.

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