How to Get Credentials

The New Jersey Police Press Credential program is administered by the New Jersey Press Association on behalf of the New Jersey State Police and the New Jersey Association of Police Chiefs.

The program’s purpose is to aid police officers and other emergency personnel in identifying news reporters and photographers who have a legitimate need to gain access to police and fire scenes in connection with their professional duties.

Eligibility for credentials is limited to news organization employees having regular contact with New Jersey State Police, local police, fire and EMS personnel.

These press credentials are not required nor are intended for uses related to covering municipal, county or state government meetings. Nor are they for access to events, e.g. sports and entertainment. In such cases, an identification card issued by the employing news organization may be presented.

For a New Jersey Press Credential application, visit the NJPA site here and click on “Press Credentials.”