2018 News Releases

February 28, 2017

State Troopers Perform Life-Saving CPR on Man Involved in Car Crash

South Toms River Boro, N.J. - Two New Jersey State Troopers performed life-saving cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) on a man for several minutes after he suffered injuries as a result of a car crash. Read more...

February 22, 2017

State Police Announces 2017 Trooper of the Year Recipients

West Trenton, N.J. - Colonel Patrick Callahan earlier today announced Detective Sergeant James Abbes and Detective I Stephen Christinzio as the recipients of the 2017 Trooper of the Year Award for deactivating two live Improvised Explosive Devices (IED) that were found in a garbage bin after an apparent terrorist attack in Seaside Park, N.J. Read more...

February 5, 2017

Off-Duty Trooper Saves Choking Infant

Piscataway, N.J. - An off-duty New Jersey State trooper cleared the airways of a choking two-week-old infant after his neighbor came to his home seeking help. Read more...

January 25, 2017

State Police Arrest Man and Solve Several Burglaries and Forgeries

Pilesgrove Township, N.J. - The New Jersey State Police have arrested Shadeed Jordan, 30, of Seabrook, N.J. after troopers linked him to several burglaries, thefts and forgeries in multiple South Jersey counties. Read more...

January 24, 2017

State Police Apprehend Fugitive after Pursuit into Pennsylvania

Greenwich Township, N.J. - The New Jersey State Police arrested wanted fugitive, Matthew Johnson, 32, of Hampton, N.J., after leading troopers on a pursuit into Pennsylvania. Read more...

January 19, 2017

State Police Arrest Fugitive and Dismantle Heroin Packaging Facility

Passaic, N.J. - The New Jersey State Police have arrested Edwin Acosta, 35, of Paterson, N.J., for allegedly operating a large-scale heroin packaging facility in Clifton, N.J., Passaic County. Read more...

January 18, 2017

State Police Charge Couple with Human Trafficking

Lawrence Township, N.J. - The New Jersey State Police have charged Ashley Gardener, 29, and her partner, Breon Mickens, 26, both of Trenton, with human trafficking after troopers encountered the17-year-old victim on Interstate 295 whom the defendants allegedly had forced to engage in prostitution. Read more...

January 5, 2017

State Police Investigate Motor Vehicle Crash that Killed Jersey City Police Officer

Newark, N.J. - The New Jersey State Police are investigating a motor vehicle crash involving a Jersey City police lieutenant who was struck and killed earlier today on the New Jersey Turnpike. Read more...


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