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The New Jersey State Park Police patrol and protect the State’s 54 Parks, Forests and Recreation Areas and 130 Natural Trust Preserves which all encompass an excess of 448,000 acres and are visited by more than 18 million people each year.

We are a diverse group of men and women dedicated to safeguarding New Jersey’s resources 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, through the prevention of crime, apprehension of criminals and enforcement of criminal and motor vehicle laws of the state, and enforcement of park regulations.

The New Jersey State Park Police are empowered with the same law enforcement authority as all New Jersey municipal, county and state police officers. We also deal with issues that other law enforcement agencies deal with on a daily basis.

We respond to public safety emergencies as well as environmental emergencies. Through various methods of patrol, including but not limited to foot, bike, boat and motor, we provide courteous, professional, knowledgeable assistance and services to the public at all times. The State Park Police also provide mutual aid assistance to municipal, county, state and federal law enforcement agencies.

The New Jersey State Park Police is part of the New Jersey Costal Evacuation Plan for Cape May, Atlantic, Ocean and Monmouth Counties. We assist with the UASI Region, Urban Areas Security Initiative, which supports select high-threat, high-density urban areas in order to address their unique multi-discipline planning, organization, equipment, training, and exercise needs in building and sustaining capabilities to prevent, protect against, respond to, and recover from threats or acts of terrorism. We also assist the County Prosecutors Offices in all 21 New Jersey Counties with their Child Abduction Responce Teams (CART), utilizing our All-Terrain Vehilcles and our K-9 Units for searches..


The State of New Jersey selected TriTech’s state of the art Perform product suite solutions to provide a software system that shares data electronically with more than 100 officers across the 54 state parks, recreational centers and historic sites covering 422,000 acres.

The Perform product suite software installation replaced a predominately manual operation and cut back the number of hours spent on administrative work.

“Our former policy/procedure for submitting reports included a hierarchy of report submission from officers to supervisors to Lieutenants to me from each of our 24 stations throughout New Jersey, said Rick Arroyo, former Director of the New Jersey State Park Police.

“Since copies of the reports with signatures must go to the courts, and those reports are due within five days, the previous system required a lot of staff hours and physical transportation of the reports. In some cases, the process of getting the reports from the field station to Trenton involved a five-hour round trip on a weekly basis. With our new CAD system, this will change dramatically.”

Perform Computer Aided Dispatch (CAD) enables the dispatchers to identify active officers in the field, and then send them the dispatch information electronically via the Mobile units. Field officers not only receive the automated dispatch information, but can then complete their reports on the mobile units in the field and submit the reports electronically to the Records Management System (RMS). Through the use of Case Management functionality in the Law RMS module, the reports can be passed from officer to supervisor to lieutenant to director all with a click of a button in place of the previous five-hour round trip and many additional staff hours.





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