NJTPD News & Press Releases

New Jersey Transit Police participating in Law Enforcement Recruitment Fair 3/8/23


New Jersey Transit Police will be among dozens of agencies participating in the Kean University/Union County Prosecutor’s Office Law Enforcement Recruitment Fair on Wednesday, March 8th from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. 

** The event is open to the public, NOT only Kean students. **

The joint event is taking place at Kean University’s STEM building, 1075 Morris Ave., Union, NJ. Parking is available behind the STEM building. Attendees are encouraged to bring copies of their resumes. Email any questions you may have about the event to [email protected].

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With heavy hearts and extreme sadness, we report the passing of New Jersey Transit Police Detective Alexis Melendez.



During his early career, Melendez was assigned to NJTPD Patrol District 2 in Newark. His outstanding police work shined, and he was later assigned to a plain clothes capacity. As a plain clothes officer, Melendez helped to protect your travels as he blended amongst the traveling public. The countless actions he took, always served to ensure your safety.
In 2012, Melendez was assigned to the DEA Task Force. There, he helped to reduce the supply of illegal drugs and deterred drug related violence and criminal activity. The department was proud to appoint Melendez to the position of Detective in April 2021. Despite Detective Melendez’s DEA assignment, protecting the traveling public remained his area of expertise. He continuously deployed to help us protect mass travel events including NFL games, concerts, and more throughout the system. 

At our department, Melendez will be remembered for his hard work and dedication, his cheerful demeanor, and his deep laugh. No matter the assignment or detail, Detective Melendez’s presence was always an asset.

Today, our broken hearts are with Detective Melendez’s family. Please keep his family as well as our NJTPD family in your thoughts and prayers. Rest in eternal peace Detective Melendez. We thank you for your service. – NJTPD

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We are opening our doors to welcome another NJTPD Citizen Police Academy class! This special CPA program is for employees and NJ TRANSIT customers who are at least 18 years of age and who successfully complete a thorough background investigation. “Citizen Police Academy Recruits” will meet once a week for 14 weeks. **Seating is limited**

Please share this information with anyone who would be an ideal applicant! Seating is limited. Contact the NJTPD Training Unit for additional information or an application at [email protected]

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