The New Jersey State Park Police patrol and protect the State’s 54 Parks,
Forests and Recreation Areas which encompass an excess of 422,000 acres
and are visited by more than 17 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 also 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.