Outreach Unit


The Outreach Unit is tasked with creating enhanced partnerships within the communities we serve throughout the state. The unit members develop and maintain relationships with civic organizations, community leaders/groups, and faith based and non-profit organizations. The Unit also develops and facilitates traffic safety strategies directed at drivers through grant funded programs. Recognizing the importance of ensuring the safety of students and young drivers, the Outreach Unit is committed to actively evaluating and monitoring these needs and developing new methodologies and initiatives involving the youth and public safety throughout the state. Through these efforts, the State Police can reduce the occurrence of juvenile related crime as well as injuries and fatalities sustained in traffic crashes. As a community outreach component, the Outreach Unit is responsible for the administration and coordination of the NJSP Explorer Program. This year-round program has been influential with building relationships with youth throughout the State and providing character education and career information about law enforcement. Additionally, the Trooper Youth Week program, which takes place every summer at the State Police Academy, is administered by this unit.

Programs of the Outreach Unit

Contact Information:
Outreach Unit
609-882-2000 x 6455


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Child Protective Seat Installation (CPS)

Child Safety Seat

Motor vehicle crashes are the number one cause of deaths of children over the age of six months in the United States. The proper use of child car seats is one of simplest and most effective methods available for protecting the lives of our children in the event of a motor vehicle crash. Only the correct use of child car seats will offer the protection that children need.

New Jersey Drive/Teen Driver Program

NJ Drive

The program is implemented at high schools throughout the state to educate teens about the hazards of driving while under the influence and to reinforce safe driving practices. The program involves the use of golf carts and Fatal Vision goggles to experience the effects of alcohol on reaction time and vision distortion. While not completely exposing a student to the physiological and psychological effects of alcohol, this practical exercise, combined with a classroom presentation explaining the hazards of driving while under the influence of alcohol, has a lasting impact on students. The Graduate Drivers License (GDL) process is taught to students with an emphasis on the importance of the process.

  • Offers a multifaceted, interactive program to educate the public on the dangers and consequences of Driving While Impaired (DWI). This program utilizes both the Fatal Vision Goggles along with golf-carts on a designed course.

Fatal Vision

Fatal Vision Goggles

The fatal vision goggles are a training tool to vividly demonstrate the concept of impairment and the dangers of impaired driving. This program can serve a dual purpose as a stand-alone lesson plan or in conjunction with a Drivers Education presentation.

Bicycle Safety for Students

Bike Rodeo

Acquaints the bicycle rider with the requirements and restrictions placed upon them by state law when they ride bicycles on public roads.

Bicycle Patrol

The deployment of a Bicycle Patrol will facilitate the delivery of police services during specialized details in congested areas. These services will be delivered in a more-timely manner due to the mobility of a Bicycle Patrol. The program trains, certifies and instructs officers on the various aspects of Bicycle Patrol. Troopers and officers learn riding techniques that will help their respective departments when they target specific areas within their communities.

Community Events

Community Events

Various community events; including community days, festivals, fairs and celebratory days, as well as, town meetings.

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