NJ Div. of Highway Traffic Safety Kicks Off “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” Campaign Against Impaired Driving
Of the 559 people killed in traffic crashes in New Jersey in 2019, nearly a quarter of them – 129 – lost their lives in crashes involving drunk drivers.
New Jersey’s campaign is part of a nationwide effort to reduce crash risks during the holiday season. To assist with New Jersey’s enforcement efforts, the Division has awarded grants to 114 agencies across the state to fund enhanced patrolling and high-visibility sobriety checkpoints throughout New Jersey during December.
Our Mission Statement
Established in 1974
This organization shall be known as the New Jersey Police Traffic Officers' Association
which is formed for the following purposes:
Remember the five tenets of Below 100
Wear your seat belt
Watch your speed
Wear your vest
WIN: What's Important Now
When in traffic
Wear your high visibility safety vest !!
Stay Safe Out There
Like us on Facebook:
New Jersey Police Traffic Officers Association
Welcome to the official site of the New Jersey Police Traffic Officers Association (NJPTOA).
A unique statewide association, established in 1974, made up of Law Enforcement, Public Sector Agencies, and Private Sector Entities, all with the common goal of enhancing traffic safety in the Garden State.
This site serves as a resource for our members to exchange ideas and build working relationships.
Please submit all requests for information to be distributed to our association to: email@example.com
and be sure to add it to your "Safe Senders" or "Whitelist" to ensure delivery of our emails.
A chronological listing of the Governor's Executive Orders, NJ OEM Administrative Orders, the NJAG Law Enforcement Directives, and the MVC Administrative Orders all related to the COVID-19 outbreak can be found on the second page of our website.
COVID-19 Resources & Information for Law Enforcement
(Older Notices & Information Related to COVID-19 are lower down on this page)
10/28/20 - Governor Murphy Signs Executive Order to Protect New Jersey’s Workforce During the COVID-19 Pandemic
Executive Order No. 192, providing mandatory health and safety standards to protect all New Jersey’s workers at work during the pandemic.
The executive order will take the following actions:
Workplace health and safety standards to cover all NJ workers
The executive order will require both private and public sector employers to follow health and safety protocols that will serve to protect their in-person workforces. The Order mandates that as of 6:00 a.m. on November 5th, all employers, at minimum, require individuals at the worksite to maintain at least six feet of distance from others to the maximum extent possible and require employees and visitors to wear masks when entering the worksite, subject to certain limited exceptions.
Other protocols require employers to:
Provide approved sanitization materials to employees and visitors at no cost to those individuals;
Ensure that employees practice hand hygiene and provide sufficient break time for that purpose;
Routinely clean and disinfect all high-touch areas in accordance with DOH and CDC guidelines;
Conduct daily health checks, such as temperature screenings, visual symptom checking, self-assessment checklists, and/or health questionnaires, prior to each shift, consistent with CDC guidance;
Exclude sick employees from the workplace and follow requirements of applicable leave laws; and
Promptly notify employees of any known exposure to COVID-19 at the worksite.
A collaborative enforcement mechanism to address complaints
The Department of Labor and Workforce Development (NJDOL) will support the Department of Health’s efforts to address worker complaints from their employers. NJDOL’s roles will include establishing an intake form on the NJDOL website to receive complaints and developing an investigation and inspection protocol to review complaints.
Training program to inform workers of their rights and to encourage employer compliance
The executive order also directs NJDOL to provide compliance and safety training for employers and employees. The department will provide materials to inform workers of their rights and businesses of their obligations as well as coordinate with workforce training partners to create and provide training.
For a copy of Executive Order No. 192, please click here.
10/12/20 - Governor Murphy Signs Executive Order Allowing the Resumption of Contact Practices and Competitions for Certain Organized Sports in Indoor Settings
Executive Order No. 187, allowing the resumption of contact practices and competitions in indoor settings for organized sports defined as “medium risk” and “high risk” by the New Jersey Department of Health’s “Guidance for Sports Activities.” The order encompasses sports including hockey, basketball, cheerleading, group dance, rugby, boxing, judo, karate, taekwondo, and wrestling. Governor Murphy previously signed Executive Orders No. 149 and 168, which permitted the resumption of outdoor sports activities, “low risk” practices and competitions in indoor settings, and non-contact indoor practices for “medium risk” and “high risk” sports.
For a copy of Executive Order No. 187, please click here.