The Office of Professional Standards reports directly to the Superintendent. The Office is charged with administering the investigative and disciplinary processes for the Division of State Police. The primary mission of the Office of Professional Standards is to assure that the Division members meet the highest standards of integrity and ethical performance.
The Office of Professional Standards of the New Jersey State Police can be reached by telephone at:
The Office of Professional Standards is located at:
810 Bear Tavern Road
West Trenton, NJ, 08628
The Internal Affairs Investigation Bureau is responsible for the investigation of misconduct complaints received against sworn members of the Division.
At the completion of all investigations, the Office of Professional Standards informs the complainant of the findings, and the investigation becomes a permanent record of the New Jersey State Police.
The Administrative Internal Proceedings Unit is responsible for the adjucation of all violations of the Rules and Regulations of the Division by members of the State Police.
The Unit reviews and analyzes all internal investigations and prepares and presents disciplinary charges and monitors all disciplinary hearings.
The Unit acts as lain with the Attorney General's Office and the Division of Criminal Justice in obtaining legal counsel in the preparation of criminal and civil cases.
The Intake Unit is responsible for the intake and documentation of all complaints made to the Office of Professional Standards. The Unit monitors the toll free complaint hotline (877-253-4125), classifies and forwards complaints to the Internal Affairs Investigation Bureau.
The Administrative Internal Proceedings Unit is responsible for the adjudication of all violations of the Rules and Regulations of the Division by members of the State Police. The Unit reviews and analyzes all internal investigations. It prepares and presents disciplinary charges to the Superintendent as well as to monitor all disciplinary hearings.
The Unit acts as liaison with the Attorney General's Office and the Division of Criminal Justice in obtaining legal counsel in the preparation of administrative and criminal cases.
The Staff Inspection Unit is responsible for conducting Division-wide inspections to assure that the activities of the Division members are conducted in accordance with its policies and procedures, Rules and Regulations, and orders.
The Unit reviews all inspection procedures to ensure that commands, installations and activities of the Division are inspected in accordance with the policies of the Division. The Unit conducts periodic audit inspections of Division operations to ensure compliance with policies and procedures.
The Management Review Unit is responsible for the design, implementation, documentation, evaluation, and improvement of the Division’s internal controls. The Unit assists sections in developing a system of review for the cost effective use of resources as well as review of the Division’s financial accounts.
The Unit conducts internal control reviews, develops guidelines to improve internal controls, recommends corrective action when appropriate, and monitors all remedial action to ensure compliance.
The Civil Proceedings Unit records and classifies all civil actions and notices of claim received by the Division and its members. Responds to questions and assists outside counsel. Prepares and channels to the proper agency all requests for legal representation and responds to interrogatories and document demands related to civil actions, prepares and channels to the proper agency. The Unit assists Division counsel in defending civil claims. The Unit also processes all requests by members for legal representation. The Unit is also responsible to satisfy all requirements under the Open Public Records Act (OPRA).