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The Center for Government Services at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, offers two 33-hour courses for police traffic officers. Classes are scheduled in both the fall and spring semesters at varied locations throughout the state. Times and locations are announced in advance of each semester.
Cooperating agency: New Jersey Police Traffic Officers Association
Basic Traffic Engineering
This course is for police traffic officers responsible for conducting traffic investigations and making recommendations to supervisors, local government officials, and engineering departments concerning the need for installing or reviewing traffic control devices. Covered topics include general traffic engineering principles; determining the need for traffic control devices; traffic signal design and operation; design of proper pavement markings; type, design, and placement of regulatory, warning, and guide signs; traffic controls in construction and maintenance work areas, and school zones; and procedures for drafting and adopting ordinances and resolutions. The basic course is offered in the fall.
Advanced Traffic Engineering
This course is for police traffic officers who have already completed the basic course. It is designed for those responsible for conducting traffic investigations and inspecting traffic control installations, as well as members of planning boards, engineering departments, and other local government officials concerned with general traffic engineering principles. The course covers construction plan reading, traffic generation issues for new developments, general geometric design criteria, intersection and roadway capacity analysis, speed studies, accident analysis and summaries, general traffic flow characteristics, and the impact of the aging population on highway safety. The advanced course is offered in the spring.
Certificates are awarded for the satisfactory completion of each program, which is defined as attendance at 80 percent of the class hours, a passing grade of 80, and full payment of all fees.
Police Traffic Control Technician Certification
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A downloadable registration form is available via the link on the left side of this web page. Early registration is advisable; all classes are limited to 25 students.
Payment by credit card, or check or purchase order made payable to “Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey” must accompany the application. Send all correspondence and payments to:
NJ Public Safety Program
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
Center for Government Services
303 George Street, Suite 604
New Brunswick, NJ 08901-2020
Telephone registrations cannot be accepted.
Upon receipt of the completed application and payment, a class space will be reserved; no confirmation will be sent. The university reserves the right to cancel any course without sufficient enrollment.
Class Cancelation Policy
Rutgers Center for Government Services reserves the right to cancel any course or seminar. The Center will notify all students enrolled in a course that has been cancelled and the information will be posted on the Center website. Students will be given a choice of receiving a full refund for courses cancelled by the Center or exercising the option to enroll in the same course at a different location (if one is available) or another course that is offered during the same semester. In the event there is a difference in course fees between the course that was cancelled and the alternate course, an adjustment will be made.
If the student wishes to enroll in a course that is offered in during a future semester, the tuition payment will be held in an escrow account and the student will pay the difference in costs if the registration fee of the alternative course is more expensive. If the fees for the alternative course are less, the student will receive a refund for the difference. A student may not select an alternative course that has a prerequisite if the prerequisite has not been met.
Rutgers Center for Government Services will refund the full course fees minus a $25 charge for processing to students who notify the Center of their intent to withdraw from a class in writing at least two (2) business days before the class is scheduled to start. Failure to notify the Center within that time period will result in forfeiture of all fees.