| Major Julian Castellanos - Section Commander
The Division Human Resources Section (DHRS) supports, facilitates, and manages all
career-related personnel matters including recruiting, hiring, training, payroll, benefits, leave time,
personnel records, wellness, and the promotional process for civilian and enlisted employees of the Division. The
diverse roles and responsibilities of the Division Human Resources Section falls within the following programmatic
areas: The Training Bureau, Personnel Bureau and the Office of Health and Wellness. Each of these areas are
furthermore supported by various units comprised of a professional enlisted and civilian staff. The section
consists of 2 bureaus and the Office of Health and Wellness;
The Training Bureau
New Jersey State Police Academy
FAX: (732) 449-8763
New Jersey State Police Training Bureau
Sea Girt Avenue
Sea Girt, NJ 08750
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The Bureau consists of 6 units:
Law Enforcement Science
The Law Enforcement Science Unit is responsible for the pre-service training of State Police recruits as well as the
Basic Course for Police Officers. The Law Enforcement Science Unit also conducts specialized courses for state, county, and
local police agencies. The Law Enforcement Science courses include, but are not limited to, Basic Police Practice and
Procedures Training and Class Coordinator functions. The Law Enforcement Science Unit’s function also includes specialized
pre-service instruction in topics related to criminal, traffic and social areas.
In-Service Training Unit
The In-Service Training Unit is responsible for all post-academy in-service training programs. These programs
are designed to maintain, update, and improve an enlisted member’s job knowledge and skills. These In-Service courses
directly reflect the Division’s established organizational goals and objectives, and are developed with an
integrated curriculum, which incorporates ethics, cultural diversity, leadership/ supervision, and basic core values.
The In-Service Training Unit is also responsible for a myriad of other training functions, including implementation,
training, and administration of the Trooper Coach Training and Evaluation Program; development and administration of the
physical fitness program; administration of the Pre-Employment Preparation Program (P.E.P.P.); administration of the Physical
Qualification Test (P.Q.T.) for all prospective trooper candidates; development of individual prescription programs for those
members who fail to meet sufficient standards in the physical fitness program; and delivery of the Trooper Youth Week
Program, conducted several times each summer. The Trooper Youth Week program was initiated in 1965 by the Division of
State Police to find a common denominator with the youth of the state, through the delivery of a basic understanding
of the academic and physical requirements of a career in law enforcement.
Managerial Developmental Unit
The Managerial Development Unit (MDU) uses a two-squad concept to take on its extensive advanced training
responsibilities. The Executive Development Training Squad is responsible for developing, coordinating, and
delivering training programs for all troopers who are advancing in rank. Courses currently delivered are the
Supervision Course for the Front-Line Supervisor which is a mandatory 80-hour course for newly promoted Sergeants.
It consists of practical instruction in the areas of technical skills, human skills, conceptual skills, media and
public relations and how to be a great mentor. The Mid-Level Management Course is a mandatory 40-hour course given
to newly promoted Sergeants First-Class. This course focuses on knowing and improving one’s self, one’s team and
the Division as a whole. The Executive Leadership Course is a mandatory 40-hour course for those enlisted who reach
the rank of Lieutenant. It is designed to provide executive level members with practical skills and information
relevant to the demands of their position. MDU has also developed a separate course of instruction for the ranks of
Captain, Major and Lt. Colonel. The overall goal of these courses is to provide Division supervisors with leadership
principles, decision making skills, supervision strategies and techniques that will result in the participants
improving their immediate commands. The Civilian and Advanced Training Squad is responsible for coordinating and
delivering advanced level training courses to troopers and the Division's professional support staff. A course currently
delivered to both enlisted and civilian members is the Instructor Training Course (ITC). The 80-hour course provides
instruction on how to improve one's public speaking skills, lesson plan writing and classroom management. Other
courses include Spanish for Law Enforcement and Criminal Investigation School. Civilian training courses are a new
addition to the MDU curriculum and will be a tremendous training opportunity for all our professional support staff.
Civilian courses include Leadership Skills Training, Conflict Resolution, Work Stress Management and Advanced Computer Training.
Firearms & Self Defense Training Unit
The Firearms and Self-Defense Unit is comprised of the self-defense training squad and the firearms training squad. The
Unit is responsible for the pre-service training of State Police recruits in all phases of firearms training, including
classroom instruction, live fire range exercises, and the Firearms Automated Training System (FATS). The Unit is also
responsible for the self-defense course for pre-service training of the State Police recruits in all phases of self-defense
training, including boxing. The Unit is also responsible for periodic weapon qualification, advanced training schools, and
the inspection, maintenance and repair of all Division issued firearms.
Training Support Unit
The Training Support Unit is responsible for providing the support functions required to maintain the academy’s training
capabilities and to assess and evaluate all authorized training programs. The Technical Support Squad coordinates the
academy’s network infrastructure, maintains the academy’s website, provides all logistical needs, purchasing requirements and
maintains the Training Bureau’s schedule for both recruit and advanced training. The Training Cycle Coordination Squad is
responsible for the assessment, evaluation and operational implementation of all authorized training programs. The squad also
assists other units in the development of training programs, data collection, research design, and publishes findings
that determine the effectiveness of the impact of training on stakeholders.
The Armorer Unit is responsible for the procurement, storage, issuance, repair, and maintenance of Division owned
weaponry. The Armorer Unit develops and coordinates weapons maintenance and inspection programs for all Division weapons.
The Unit conducts routine inspection of pistols, shotguns, and rifles in the field and at the Biannual Pistol Shoot
Qualifications Course. Members of the Unit attend armorer training programs as required, to remain certified as a
factory trained armorer. The Armorer Unit provides weapons maintenance training for division personnel, and maintains a
database for all division owned weapons and their perspective assignments.
The Office of Health & Wellness
The Office of Health and Wellness provides members, both enlisted and civilian, with wellness resources
that enhance performance, reduce sick time, reduce absenteeism, and improve their overall quality of life by
creating and supervising programs that promote physical activity and improved health. The Wellness Coordinator
provides fitness assessments, exercise prescriptions, nutrition counseling and hosts seminars on health and wellness topics.
In addition, the Wellness Coordinator serves as the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Coordinator for the New
Jersey State Police and is responsible for providing accommodations based on the provisions of NJLAD and ADA and their
interpretive regulations as it pertains to N.J.S.A. 52:17B-1 et. seq. Executive Directive 1986-1 NJ Law Against Discrimination
(NJLAD), N.J.A.C. 13:13-2.5(a) Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990.
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The Personnel Bureau
The Bureau consists of 10 units:
Classification & Compensation Unit
The Classification and Compensation Unit is responsible for the recruitment for civilian staff, new hire
processing, new employee orientation, job vacancy announcements & selection process, promotions/demotions/lateral
position movement, trainee to journeyman appointments, civilian position control, promotional and open competitive
certifications (hiring and for permanent appointments),working test periods, classification appeals, administration
of PAR program and position reclassifications.
Payroll & Benefits Unit
The payroll and Benefits Unit has the critical mission to ensure all employees of the Division of State
Police are paid accurately and receive their proper benefits accordingly. Their responsibilities include; enlisted
and civilian payroll - overtime & regular pay, recruit payroll, enlisted and civilian – promotional, retro pay,
W-4 (Fed & State), union cards, credit union and direct deposit, pay stub on the web, enlisted and civilian
pension systems, enlisted and civilian exit interviews, marriage, divorce, baby and change of address packages,
SCOR, vacation and comp payout, enlisted and civilian, certification of salaries - due to retirement, retirement,
resignations, transfers and terminations, open enrollment, health benefits, health benefits portion of New Hire
Orientation, purchase of service credit, pension withdrawal, and the enlisted and civilian pension enrollment.
Representatives of the Payroll and Benefits Unit will attend the Office of Professional Standards suspension
hearings for enlisted members to ensure the member understands the process and regulations of COBRA and HIPPA.
Personnel Management & Information Unit
The Personnel Management & Information Unit is responsible for maintaining Enlisted and Civilian personnel
records, scanning personnel files, data entry and maintenance of the Human Resources Management System
(Transfer/Reorganization Changes, etc.), type, process, and post PO's, corresponds with Deputy Superintendent of
Administration, Office of the Superintendent and all section administrative officers regarding any questions pertaining
to PO's, transfers, reorganization packages, etc. In addition, the Personnel Management & Information Unit generates
crystal reports as requested, process VA monthly certifications for members who participate in the VA on-the-job
and apprenticeship training program, permit to carry forms, assign recruits position numbers, request assignments
from FOS, adding recruits as Enlisted in HR system and entering their information in PMIS, maintains PL time,
process military leave time, and PMIS entries for class designations, title changes, graduated troopers, and
Time & Leave Management Unit
The Time & Leave Management Unit is responsible processing the leaves of absence for all enlisted and civilian
employees of the Division of State Police. The various types of leaves include; medical, pregnancy, worker’s
compensation, donated leave, etc. The unit processes family leave for enlisted staff, intermittent leave (under the
Federal Family and Medical leave (FMLA) and/or the State Family Leave Act (FLA) entitlements), donated leave
requests, initiate worker’s compensation claims, voluntary furlough requests, vacation, comp, sick time management
(track FMLA/FLA entitlements), verify time usage for civilian employees (per pay period including overtime, any
changes to Time and Leave Reporting System (TLRS) entries, and retro time), distribute bi-weekly verification reports,
time sheets, and monthly calendars to the time keepers for civilian employees and correspond with time keepers
(45 total) via telephone and/or e-mail regarding an employee’s leaves, time, or any related matters. Additionally,
this critical function includes ensuring the continuance of health coverage and processing temporary disability
forms, etc., during the leave periods.
The Professional Development Unit is responsible for coordinating and administering the FBI National Academy
Program. This includes being the liaison between the Division and the local FBI Offices in the selection of an enlisted
member 4 times a year to attend the FBI National Academy in Quantico, Va. The Professional Development Unit is
responsible for administering the Division's Internship Program (SOP C41), this includes placing college students
throughout the Division as interns during the Fall, Spring, and Summer college semesters. The Professional Development
Unit is also responsible for coordinating the Trooper Youth Week initial application process, as well as coordinating
the collection of supplemental medical forms after the initial application period. The Professional Development Unit
also provides guidance and assistance to enlisted members who are developing their State Police Resumes. In addition
the Unit also provides assistance to enlisted members who are seeking to further their education.
The Recruiting Unit
The Division’s Recruiting Unit is responsible for recruiting qualified applicants of a diverse background
representative of the citizens of New Jersey, by way of attending events including, but not limited to, career
fairs, classroom presentations, and career nights. The Recruiting Unit is also responsible for training and
overseeing mentors for the Applicant/Recruit Mentoring Program, and assist with the FLEET Program. The unit is
also responsible for the maintenance and operation of the Museum and Learning Center, including but not limited
to museum tours, event coordination (meetings, Holiday Open House, SP Chase, SOTT etc.), and memorial garden
services. The unit also supervises the Jones Farm inmate work detail which assists with cleaning and
landscaping of the Museum and Learning Center.
The Selection Process Unit
The Selection Process Unit is responsible for the coordination, planning, and management of the Division's hiring
process. SPU is responsible for submitting a timetable for the efficient recruitment, selection, and training of
NJSP Recruit Classes in anticipation of class screening and selection. The current process consists of 8 phases,
namely: Initial Application, Physical Qualification Test (PQT), Written Examination, Candidate Assessment Board (CAB),
Background Investigation, Candidate Review Board (CRB), Medical/Psychological Screening, and Academy Awareness
Weekend (AAW). SPU staff ensures personnel are assigned, testing sites are secured, and each phase is efficiently completed.
Outside of the Division's hiring process, SPU is responsible for assisting outside law enforcement agencies with
their respective background investigations. If an outside law enforcement agency is conducting a background
investigation on an applicant who previously applied for the NJSP, SPU will provide necessary background information to that outside agency.
The Medical Services Unit
The Medical Services Unit (MSU) is the primary record keeper for all enlisted members' medical records, enlisted
worker’s compensation cases and serves as liaison with the Health and Safety Office of the DL&PS, Office of the
Attorney General for all health and safety conditions within the Division of State Police. MSU responsibilities
include the Annual Medical Examination (previously known as the Annual Fitness for Duty Program/Well Trooper),
applicant examinations/investigations, duty status and determinations of medical conditions. Several other
administrative programs and duties are conducted by the MSU, including alcohol testing of designated enlisted members,
processing leaves of absence, ordering and maintaining AED’s for the entire Division, and the administration of the
Naloxone Opiate Antidote Program. All medical information is disseminated and maintained according to confidentiality
guidelines, S.O.P.C33, Medical Procedures. The MSU/Director of Medical Services (DMS) is responsible for all
aforementioned duties, as well as all medical matters pertaining to NJSP enlisted personnel, to ultimately ensure
The Compliance Unit
The Compliance Unit, Personnel Bureau, oversees, enforces and administers the following for the Division:
Standing Operating Procedures A4, “Drug Testing Procedures,” , A6, “Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) Drug and
Alcohol Testing Program, C31, “Care and Handling of Authorized Firearms and Equipment,” C33, “Medical Policy
and Procedures,” C47, “Military Leave,” and manages all Conscientious Employee Protection Act complaints. The
Compliance Unit is responsible for implementing the Division’s Alcohol and Drug Testing Programs. Two percent
of the enlisted population is randomly selected to participate in monthly Random Drug Tests. The Unit also
oversees any reasonable suspicion tests for enlisted personnel. As per S.O.P. A6 the Compliance Unit maintains and
administers the Commercial Driver’s License Program for Division’s enlisted and civilian personnel. This responsibility
includes distribution of materials and information to personnel required to maintain a Commercial Driver’s
License as part of their job duties. The Compliance Unit is responsible for maintaining a database of all
members within the Division who have had their weapon removed. The Compliance Unit, in conjunction with the
Firearms Unit and the Armorer’s Unit, conducts weapon removals and returns Division wide for all members
failing to qualify, going on extended military leave, medical removals, or removals resulting from suspension.
The unit ensures the enlisted personnel adhere to S.O.P. C33 through random integrity and compliance checks
on members off-duty due to illness or injury in the form of either telephonic checks or personal visits.
Unit personnel also provide guidance and insight to supervisors regarding S.O.P. interpretation and
individuals under their command.
Promotional Systems Unit
The Promotional Systems Unit is responsible for facilitating the process used to promote enlisted members of the
Division. Members of this Unit process all incoming packets from individuals who are applying for promotional vacancies in
all Sections, including verifying all information provided and scoring components of the packets in compliance with the
guidelines provided in the Operations Instruction. The Unit manages and maintains a promotional database and works to
advance and streamline the promotional system. The Unit is also responsible for providing assistance and training
related to promotions to all members of the Division. This includes acting as a guide for members with concerns about
annual evaluations and outside training. Furthermore, the Unit maintains and updates all aspects of the Specialist
Selection process (in compliance with SOP C45), clearing the last remaining members on 112 day pay, assisting Labor
Relations on grievances, and the Administration Information Center (AIC).