It shall be the duty of the members of the
New Jersey State Police Force:
To be Police Officers of the State
To prevent crime
To pursue and apprehend offenders
To execute any lawful warrant or order of arrest issued
against any person or persons for any violation of the
To make arrest without a warrant for violations of the
law committed in the presence or view
To make arrest when a misdemeanor or some high crime
has been committed and he has good cause to suspect a
person of having committed the crime.
To make arrest upon the information of responsible persons,
when there is not an opportunity to procure a warrant,
and in such cases, you should try to get the person that
gave the information to make complaint and appear as witness
An arrest without a warrant should be made, by announcing
yourself as a Police Offficer, and if in civilian clothes,
showing your official badge
To give first aid to the injured, and if necessary call
To give succor to the helpless
The members of the New Jersey State Police should bear in
mind that they are a preventive as well as a repressive force
and that the prevention of crime is of greater importance
than the punishment of criminals. The force individually and
collectively, should cultivate and maintain the good opinion
of the people of the State by prompt obedience to all lawful
commands, by a steady and impartial line of conduct in the
discharge of its duties and by cleanly, sober and orderly
habits and by a respectful bearing to all classes.
A written request giving name and address of person it is
desired to marry must be approved by the Superintendent before
a member of the State Police may marry. Marrying without such
permision is cause for immediate dismissal.
GET YOUR MAN
The Superintendent directs that every effort should be made
by members of this force to Get your man. When
a crime occurs within the district patrolled by, or within
the zone of any Troop, the Troop Commander will furnish this
Office with compete reports showing the efforts made by him,
either directly or indirectly, by communicating with other
authorities, towards getting their man. The reports must show
the date and time of the crime; how many were on the case,
giving their names and rank, and how far their efforts went
in the search to get their man. The reports must be complete
in detail, so that the Superintendent may have an intelligent
knowledge of the efforts made by the Troop Commander and his
men, towards getting their men.
The acceptance of a bribe by any member of the State Police
will cause for immediate dissmissal.
Organization will furnish shelter and feed for man and horse,
morning and night only.
Troop Commanders will see that the NCOs make frequent
inspection and keep in close touch with men on patrol duty
for purposes of instruction and guidance.