The Traffic Safety Specialist (TSS) Program began in Maryland as statewide consistent recognition of
police officers who have attained notable experience, education, training, and proficiency in Highway
Safety and Traffic Enforcement methods and procedures. Similarly, the goal of this New Jersey
Traffic Safety Specialist (TSS) Program is 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. A long-term commitment to the program is required to obtain outside recognition of highway safety efforts. This designation is not considered an advanced rank, nor does it qualify for an increase in pay compensation, but has been recognized as a testament to an officer’s level of training in the court of law.