*The opening of the 2021 Security Officer Instructor initial application has been postponed until further notice. Due to COVID restrictions, we have reached the maximum auditorium capacity.
*The 2020 make-up class has been scheduled tentatively for March 29 – April 1, 2021. Those applicants who were accepted into the 2020 instructor class will be notified in the coming weeks as part of the supplemental background that will be conducted prior to the start date.
*Please notify the Private Detective Unit at PDU@NJSP.ORG with any questions and/or concerns.
As of Monday, September 28th, 2020 - the Private Detective Unit will temporarily have limited access to our telephone system. Please utilize our email PrivateDetectiveUnit@njsp.org for the interim.
Please Stay Safe!
*The NJSP - Private Detective Unit has authorized the temporary use of Virtual/Online SORA training to be utilized during the time of a documented State of Emergency and/or Health State of an Emergency by a certified SORA Instructor only.
*The Temporary Certification to stand post for INITIAL Security Officer (Armed/Unarmed) applicant’s will revert back to the original 30 day time period immediately following this posting.
New Jersey State Police
Private Detective Unit
P.O. Box 7068
West Trenton, New Jersey 08628-0068
Phone: 609-341-3426 or 609-633-9352
email at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Private Detective Agencies can file online at:
As a matter of information, the New Jersey State Police Private Detective Unit, on behalf of the Superintendent of the State Police, is the regulating authority for the private security industry in this state.