Category Archives: New Jersey State Police Trooper

State opposes increasing retirement age for NJ troopers

By JASON METHOD • STATEHOUSE BUREAU • January 4, 2011

TRENTON — Gov. Chris Christie wants to reform the state’s under-funded pension system, but the state continues to fight an effort by some 200 New Jersey State Police troopers to increase the mandatory retirement age. Continue reading

…Don’t tell

Suspended lesbian NJ State Police trooper sues state over alleged discrimination

Published: Tuesday, December 14, 2010

By SULAIMAN ABDUR-RAHMAN / Staff Writer

TRENTON — Lesbian New Jersey State Police Sgt. Christine Shallcross, who remains suspended without pay on unsubstantiated allegations she sexually harassed another trooper, is suing the state on a complaint that Jersey authorities discriminated against her for being gay. Continue reading

NJ trooper acquitted of wrongful death charges

Jury acquits NJ trooper of wrongful death charges Continue reading

“[NJSP Trooper Robert Higbee] did not know his Ford Crown Victoria contained an “event data recorder,” which documented his speed and braking”

Posted on Thu, May. 7, 2009

Prosecutor: N.J. trooper reckless in crash that killed teens

By Troy Graham / Inquirer Staff Writer

www.philly.com

CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE – Three weeks after New Jersey State Trooper Robert Higbee blew through a stop sign while on duty, crashing into a minivan and killing two teen-agers, he told investigators that he remembered stopping at the sign and looking both ways before proceeding through the intersection. Continue reading

“New Jersey State Police won’t hire 150 new troopers… if federal funding isn’t secured”

AG: State won’t hire troopers without federal money

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

BY CHRIS MEGERIAN AND JOHN REITMEYER

STATEHOUSE BUREAU / www.nj.com

The New Jersey State Police won’t hire 150 new troopers in the coming budget year if federal funding isn’t secured, Attorney General Anne Milgram told the Assembly Budget Committee yesterday. Continue reading

“In Pennsylvania…the state Supreme Court in 1987 upheld the state police retirement cap, which was set at age 60…for the roughly 4,500 troopers.”

Posted on Wed, Mar. 4, 2009

N.J. troopers fight retirement rule

By Jan Hefler / Inquirer Staff Writer – www.philly.com

More than 120 New Jersey State Police troopers filed a lawsuit yesterday seeking to have the agency’s mandatory retirement policy overturned. Continue reading