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NJ State Police Background Checks

If you received an email from regarding obtaining a criminal history background check for a program involving minors at Rutgers University, please complete the following steps. Please be sure to check your junk mail for this email. If you have not received an email, please contact your Program Director and request that they initiate the background check process through the Protection of Minors Database.

How to Obtain an NJSP Background Check

Fingerprint based background checks through the NJSP can be obtained by visiting the NJ State Police Website and following the instructions for Noncriminal Justice Licensing/Employment Requests Form D.

The regular fee for this background check is $40.70.

  • Please fill in the Employer Section as follows:
    Rutgers University Human Resources
    57 US Highway 1
    New Brunswick, NJ 08901
    Attention: Background Checks

Complete the Finger Print form and call the State Police for a fingerprint appointment. Appointments may be scheduled through the NJSP Call Center or online. English and Spanish speaking agents are available at 1-877-503-5981, Monday through Friday, 8:00AM to 5:00PM EST and Saturday, 8:00AM to 12 Noon EST.

Any questions regarding these procedures may be directed to the Rutgers Police or the NJ State Police at 609-882-2000 ext. 2918.