Hillsborough, NJ asked in Contracts, Employment Law, Business Law and Municipal Law for New Jersey

Q: If a police department hires me and pays for me to attend the police academy (equipment/uniforms/salary included),

and part of that agreement is to sign a contract the day before graduating that says either you stay for 2-years or are responsible for paying back all the training costs (equipment/gear/uniforms/salary). If l quit that department to leave to work at another agency that is also PTC, the new agency would typically pay the original department's bill.

BUT, if I quit the department and am accepted into the NJ State Police Academy, would the State Police cover the bill, or would I personally be held responsible, or would I not have to pay the original department anything? Here is the specific statue that I am referring to: <40A:14-178 Liability for training costs; terms defined.>

Again, I am trying to figure out if I will personally be held liable for the training costs if I quit my current department to attend the NJ State Police academy

1 Lawyer Answer
Morris Leo Greb
Morris Leo Greb
  • Rockaway, NJ
  • Licensed in New Jersey

A: Speak to a employment law attorney with experience in this very narrow area of the law.

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