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Body Armor Replacement Fund

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(609) 292-5939 or visit:

Use of Force

Police Use of Deadly Force - Attorney General Notification Report (fillable form) - 214k pdf

Grants (availability/assistance)

For a listing of the federal and state grant programs for which local, county and state agencies, as well as nonprofit agencies are eligible, please consult the following website:

Highway Traffic Safety

For assistance please contact the Division of Highway Traffic Safety
(800) 422-3750 or visit:

Maximum Hiring Age (police officer)

For assistance or further information contact the Division of Pensions and Benefits at (609) 292-7524 or visit:
Current law prescribes a maximum age for entry into the Police and Firemen's Retirement System (PFRS). Employees must be eligible on or before their 35th birthday to qualify for enrollment.

Determining the age for entry in the PFRS may vary between Civil Service and non-Civil Service jurisdictions. All employees covered by:

Civil Service (Title 11) whether State, county, or municipal candidates cannot be past their 35th birthday as of the announced closing date of the Civil Service examination. Those candidates meeting the age requirements at that time will be considered as having met the maximum age requirement for the duration of the ensuing Civil Service Eligibility List from which appointments may be made.

Non-Civil Service, primarily municipal employees, cannot be past their 35th birthday as of their official date of hire.

There are certain exceptions to the maximum age requirement:

Military Service - Once you have met the definition of a veteran for pension purposes, certain periods of military service may be used on a one-for-one basis to "reduce" one's age for entry. Such military service must have occurred during the:

Lebanon Conflict: September 26, 1982 to December 1, 1987 Grenada Conflict: October 23, 1983 to November 21, 1983 Panama Peacekeeping Mission: December 20, 1989 to January 31, 1990 Operation Desert Shield/Storm: August 2, 1990 to the present

The prospective member must have served in the Armed Forces in the country/region or on ships patrolling the territorial waters of these nations for at least 14 days. If the start of the member's service began on or after the beginning date of the conflict, consideration will be granted as long as any part of the 14 days service falls on or within the dates listed above. If the start of the member's service was prior to the be ginning date of the war era, then the member must have served 14 days in the area within the dates specified for the conflict in order to be considered a veteran. Only that period of service in the area of conflict may be subtracted from an individual's age for eligibility purposes.

The 14-day requirement for service can be waived if the veteran was discharged because of a service-incurred disability. Absent Without Leave (AWOL) status must be deducted from active service and if this reduces the active service to less than the 14-day service requirement, consideration will be denied.

Prior Police Service - In order to meet the maximum age requirement of 35 years for the position of a municipal police officer, a former state trooper, sheriff's officer or deputy, county or municipal police officer, Septa, Delaware River Port Authority, Burlington County Bridge Commission or Amtrak police officer is permitted to use that previous service to reduce actual age. Prior experience in federal law enforcement agencies or law enforcement agencies of other states would also qualify to reduce a candidate's age for the position of municipal police officer. No person may be appointed over the age of 45 except for those who were previously terminated involuntarily (laid-off, or part of a Reduction-In-Force) from their former employment.

Uniform Traffic Ticket Forms

The Uniform Traffic Ticket and Special Form of Complaint & Summons are issued by the Administrative Director of the Courts under Court Rule R. 7:2-1(b) and (d). The current version of the Uniform Traffic Ticket (UTT-1 and UTT-2) and the Special Form of Complaint and Summons (SF-1 and SF-2), as well as the Instructions that prescribe the use of these forms in the Municipal Courts can be found at:


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