School Safety & Outreach Unit


The School Safety and Outreach Unit fosters ongoing communication and cooperation between the State Police and school districts served by the State Police. They also develop and facilitate traffic safety strategies directed at teen drivers. Recognizing the importance of ensuring the safety of students and young drivers, the School Safety and Outreach Unit is committed to actively evaluating and monitoring these needs and developing new strategies and programs. Through this the State Police is able to reduce the occurrence of juvenile related crime and also injuries and fatalities sustained in traffic crashes.

Programs of the School Safety and Outreach Unit

Contact Information:
School Safety and Outreach Unit
609-882-2000 x 2287

Police Explorer

What is Exploring?

Exploring is a nationally recognized career education program chartered through Learning for Life for young men and women who are 14 (and have completed the eighth grade) through 20 years old. The purpose of the NJSP Explorer Program is to provide information and experiences to young men and women who are interested in a possible law enforcement career. To accomplish this, NJSP Explorer Post #846 utilizes a hands on training approach while providing curriculum and experiences that help young people mature while establishing an awareness of the complexities of law enforcement. Regular post meetings are held throughout the state, where Explorers practice military drill, learn about law enforcement topics, develop teamwork through problem solving, and regularly participate in community service details. Membership within the program is contingent upon the Explorer adhering to the rules and regulations found within the NJSP Explorer Manual and the paramilitary organizational style approach.

Explorers Learn About:

  • History of Law Enforcement/NJSP
  • Law
  • Police Ethics
  • Controlled Dangerous Substances (CDS)
  • Search of a Suspect
  • MV Stops / MV Crash Diagrams
  • Domestic Violence
  • Gang Lecture
  • K-9
  • Arson / Bomb Unit
  • High Tech Crime
  • Firearms Safety / Self Defense
  • Counter Terrorism
  • Crime Scene Investigation (CSI)
  • Title 39 Motor Vehicle Law
  • Radio Procedures
  • Marine Unit
  • Polygraph Unit
  • Urban Search and Rescue
  • White Collar Crime

EXPLORER meetings are held at the following locations twice a month between the hours of 7pm - 9pm:

  • Tuesday's at NJSP Totowa Headquarters
    250 Minnisink Road
    Totowa, NJ
  • Thursday's at Seneca High School
    110 Carranza Road
    Tabernacle, NJ
  • Tuesday's at Allamuchy Elementary School
    20 Johnsonburg Road
    Allamuchy Twp, NJ
  • Wednesday's at NJSP Buena Vista Headquarters
    1045 Rt. 54
    Williamstown, NJ

For more information about the New Jersey State Police Explorer Program and how to join, email:

Forms & Downloads

All payments should be made out to "Learning for Life" in the form of check or money order. NO CASH will be received.

Child Protective Seat Installation (CPS)

Child Safety Seat

Motor vehicle crashes are the number one cause of deaths of children over the age of six months in the United States. The proper use of child car seats is one of simplest and most effective methods available for protecting the lives of our children in the event of a motor vehicle crash. Only the correct use of child car seats will offer the protection that children need.

School Safety

The School Safety and Outreach Unit recognize the need for safety and security in public, charter and private schools. The unit supports stations with schools and the School Resource Trooper (SRT) Program. Additionally the unit provides training and direction ensuring schools are prepared for emergencies they encounter.

Downloadable Templates

New Jersey Drive/Teen Driver Program

NJ Drive

The program is implemented at high schools throughout the state to educate teens about the hazards of driving while under the influence and to reinforce safe driving practices. The program involves the use of golf carts and Fatal Vision goggles to experience the effects of alcohol on reaction time and vision distortion. While not completely exposing a student to the physiological and psychological effects of alcohol, this practical exercise, combined with a classroom presentation explaining the hazards of driving while under the influence of alcohol, has a lasting impact on students. The Graduate Drivers License (GDL) process is taught to students with an emphasis on the importance of the process.

  • Offers a multifaceted, interactive program to educate the public on the dangers and consequences of Driving While Impaired (DWI). This program utilizes both the Fatal Vision Goggles along with golf-carts on a designed course.

Fatal Vision

Fatal Vision Goggles

The fatal vision goggles are a training tool to vividly demonstrate the concept of impairment and the dangers of impaired driving. This program can serve a dual purpose as a stand-alone lesson plan or in conjunction with a Drivers Education presentation.

Bicycle Safety for Students

Bike Rodeo

Acquaints the bicycle rider with the requirements and restrictions placed upon them by state law when they ride bicycles on public roads.

Bicycle Patrol

The deployment of a Bicycle Patrol will facilitate the delivery of police services during specialized details in congested areas. These services will be delivered in a more-timely manner due to the mobility of a Bicycle Patrol. The program trains, certifies and instructs officers on the various aspects of Bicycle Patrol. Troopers and officers learn riding techniques that will help their respective departments when they target specific areas within their communities.

Community Events

Community Events

Various community events; including community days, festivals, fairs and celebratory days, as well as, town meetings.

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