The autobiography of New Jersey State Trooper Sal Maggio, who served from 1967 until retirement in 2000
Sal Maggio dropped out of college, and joined the NJ Army National Guard. Then he entered the New Jersey State Police Academy, graduated, and started his police career in central New Jersey as a general road trooper.
After numerous transfers (none for disciplinary reasons) Maggio spent 19 years on the "road" as a trooper and road sergeant. He recalls many incidents encountered while working the highways and policing the towns and townships that do not have a local police department.
After 19 years on the road, Maggio was promoted to sergeant first class and his patrolling days were over as he became a supervisor and manager of troopers. Maggio recalls many of the incidents he handled as a supervisor. He was eventually promoted to captain and was the Troop "B" Commander in charge of 8 stations and about 350 troopers.
Join Trooper Maggio on his rides through New Jersey, enforcing the law. Many of the incidents are humorous, some tragic. Maggio also interacted with union leaders, governors, and US Presidents.
WHAT OTHERS ARE SAYING:
"Sal Maggio has always been known as a 'Trooper's Trooper.' His career experiences from road trooper to Troop Commander allow him to tell this story of the exploits of the men and women who have served in the New Jersey State Police, and explain the growth of 'The Outfit.' Sal is a man of high personal integrity and morals who remained true to those ideals throughout his career. He was my trooper-coach and I learned much from him throughout our fifty year friendship."—Vincent Modarelli, Lt. Colonel, Deputy Superintendent (Ret.) New Jersey State Police
"Few writers of policing have the courage to explore the underbelly of the profession. Maggio's deep dive into the culture of the New Jersey State Police during a time of profound upheaval is a tribute to the men and women who have followed in his footsteps. He has demonstrated the lengths to which 'The Outfit' has grown to become one of the most educated and technologically-advanced state law enforcement organizations in the country."—Frederick T. Martens, Executive Director (Ret.), Pennsylvania Crime Commission and Lieutenant (Ret.) New Jersey State Police.
“When a writer puts their law enforcement life on paper, especially in this climate, it is a testament to the profession and sincere love for the New Jersey State Police. Captain Maggio shows the internal workings of the Division through his dedicated career as a road trooper. He is one of few that rose through the ranks from Trooper to Captain while assigned to a uniform position for over thirty years. His experiences and wisdom, as described in this book, will be a reference to all Troopers that follow him.” —Nicholas C. Soranno Jr., President of Statewide Security Investigations, Inc., and Captain (Ret.) New Jersey State Police.
by Sal Maggio
Page Count: 258
Trim Size: 6 x 9
Publish Date: February 21, 2023
Imprint: Sunbury Press
BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Law Enforcement
POLITICAL SCIENCE / Law Enforcement
POLITICAL SCIENCE / American Government / State