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Paskas TSS Award Announcement
Release Date: November 05, 2019

Jefferson Twp. Police Department

News Release





Date of Incident:    November 1, 2019               


Date of Release:    November 1, 2019            


Prepared by:  Sgt. Joseph Kratzel


Approved by:                                



New Jersey Traffic Safety Specialist (TSS) Announcement


Kean University 2019 Traffic Safety Specialist Program Graduates

Officer Charles Paskas, of the Jefferson Township Police Department, will receive the Traffic Safety Specialist, Level – 1, Leadership award at the New Jersey Police Traffic Officers Association State Meeting being held in Bordentown NJ on Wednesday, December 4th.

The Traffic Safety Specialist (TSS) program was regionally established in Maryland to recognize police officers who have notable experience, education, training, and proficiency in Highway Safety Enforcement methods and procedures. Eligibility involves officers submitting documentation on employment, completion of appropriate certifications, and permission of the department.  Level 1 requirements include three years of independent patrol experience, speed detection device certification, standard field sobriety certification, and 30 points of earned electives.  One elective point is awarded for each year of military service.  In addition, points are provided for documented college work.

This voluntary program was piloted in 2016 through the Ocean County Police Traffic Officers Association. Certification serves as verification for courtroom testimony. Also, a total of 18 undergraduate or 6 graduate credits are awarded by Fairleigh Dickinson University. Over 200 awards have been granted in New Jersey.  Officers are also qualifying for the Level 2 designation that involves conducting a technical study and improving traffic safety conditions in the sponsoring community.



For further information, contact C. Knezek of the Kean University Traffic Safety Program or Sgt. Joseph Kratzel




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