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This could be your Office!Imagine looking out from the highest peak in New Jersey, the pristine sandy shores or miles of forest as far as the eye can see. From the Highlands to the Pinelands - New Jersey’s state parks encompass more than 400,000 acres of land, containing some of the most significant natural landscapes and historic sites in the state.

Whether it’s searching for lost hikers on the Appalachian Trail or High Angle Rescue from perilous perches in the Kittatinny Mountains, the experience is like no other. Let New Jersey’s great outdoors be your office.

The NJ State Park Police is a progressive police department. All of our officers are sworn State Law Enforcement Officers who are PTC certified. Officers carry weapons and have all the arrest and law enforcement powers of any police officer in this State. Our officers are members of the Police and Fire Pension system.

How to Apply

For further information, please email a letter of interest with a resume to

Patrol Operations

42 Parks
11 Forests
57 Historic Sites & Districts
44 Natural Areas
130 Natural Trust Preserves

3 Recreation Areas
4 Reservoir Sites
1 Golf Course
5 Marinas


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Last Updated: March 9, 2022

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