One bright spot in the New Jersey employment outlook for law enforcement officers is the need for police and Sheriff's patrol officers.
While job growth for supervisors, corrections officers, jailers and transit police is expected to shrink as much 500 positions by the year 2020, the New Jersey Dept. of Labor and Workforce Development anticipates there will be 300 new openings created for police and Sheriff's parol officers
According to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, the median salary for police and detectives is $56,980 per year.
To encourage people consider careers in law enforcement, the Somerset County Police Academy will hold a two-part information session and training.
Part one is a free training session scheduled for Monday, March 3 at 6 p.m. at the Somerset County Emergency Services Training Academy (ESTA) at 402 Roycefield Rd. in Hillsborough. Pre-registration is required by February 21 by downloading this registration form from www.scpo.net.
Part two is an 8-week weekly session beginning Monday, March 10 - May 5. Registration for this portion of the program will be taken at the March 3rd session. The cost is $50.
For more information contact Sergeant Lisa Gilmurray, Somerset County Police Academy at (908) 541-5034 or firstname.lastname@example.org.