Police Department Salaries
This database shows the median base salary for law enforcement officers in New Jersey. Data is from the New Jersey Division of Pensions and Benefits and includes all police officers paying into the Police and Firemen's Retirement System by the end of 2016. It does not include a small minority of officers who are part of the Public Employees' Retirement System, a separate pension fund. Overtime and retroactive pay is not included in the data. State, county, university and correctional officers were excluded from the dataset with the only exception being Camden County Police Department which took over policing in the city of Camden in 2013. Also, not every town has its own police force. Some towns have consolidated their police force with another municipality. State Police also provides either full-time or part-time policing services for about 100 municipalities. In addition, the median years of service for the police department's officers is also included since tenure can affect median salaries.