Trenton – Senator Paul Sarlo, chairman of the Senate Budget and Appropriations Committee and sponsor of this year’s State Budget, issued the following statement on the historic level of funding for the New Jersey State Police in the Fiscal Year 2024 State Budget:
“The historic level of funding signifies the strong support and confidence of the Legislature in the New Jersey State Police. It will help ensure that our State Troopers have the training and resources they need to do their job effectively and safely.
“This year’s state budget provides funding to construct a new, state-of-the art State Police Academy and Training Center to replace the existing center in Sea Girt which is deteriorating and obsolete, to purchase new patrol vehicles to keep our Troopers safe on the road, to allow the State Police to revamp the Paterson Police Department in an effort to restore confidence in local law enforcement for the city’s residents, and undertake a feasibility study to plan for the construction of a new State Police Station and Public Safety Complex at the Meadowlands Sports Complex, which is home to facilities visited by millions of people each year.
“This funding continues the Legislature’s strong support for the NJ State Police, which is the strongest and most respected state police agency in the Nation. I look forward to continuing to work collaboratively with State Police Superintendent Col. Patrick Callahan and his command staff to provide the necessary resources to our dedicated and brave State Troopers who risk their lives every day to protect our residents and communities.”