On December 5, 1921, following five months of rigorous training, 81 men began their assignments as New Jersey's first State Troopers. Their commitment to protect and serve the citizens of New Jersey became the foundation for all future graduating classes of New Jersey State Troopers. Throughout the years, the founding principles of "Honor, Duty, & Fidelity," have been loyally upheld.
A visit to the New Jersey State Police Museum & Learning Center provides the opportunity to learn the distinguished history of the nation's most diversified state law enforcement agency. Students learn the history of the State of New Jersey through the historic development of the State Police. Beginning with the State Grange era, through periods of population growth and economic changes, the New Jersey State Police have kept in step, meeting the changing needs of the citizens of the state.