Congratulations Cpl. Doug Higgins and Ptl. Antonio Ellis for being among the first in New Jersey to receive the Traffic Safety Specialist Certification. They were honored Thursday, May 26  at a ceremony at the Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office along with other officers from throughout the county.

higginsellisThe Traffic Safety Specialist designation is a statewide recognition of police officers who have attained notable experience, education, training, and proficiency in Highway Safety and Traffic Enforcement methods and procedures. The program began in Maryland for police agencies that performed law enforcement duties. The New Jersey Traffic Safety Specialist Program intends to promote highway safety among police officers, as well as provide a mechanism for support, acknowledgement, recognition, and prestige for officers who have achieved advanced levels of training proficiency.

We’re very proud of the excellence Cpl. Higgins and Ptl. Ellis bring to our Traffic Safety Section. They are highly respected experts in their field, and this distinction is well deserved!