The New Jersey State Police

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The New Jersey State Police does not experience much turnover. However, within a twenty-five year career, a trooper’s attitude, and how that attitude relates to job satisfaction and output can be measured. While a trooper with 10-15 years experience may be distrustful of command staff, junior troopers (those with 1-5 years) are viewed as zealots. Junior troopers are productive and engaged in their field. A trooper’s job satisfaction can be measured by his/her’s perceived organizational support. Job satisfaction has a direct correlation to employee engagement and perceived organizational support. Employee Engagement Equates to Effective Output As Christians we are commanded to be engaged employees, “in your toil at which you have labored under the sun. Whatever your hand finds to do, do it with all your might” (Ecclesiastes 9:9b-10a, New American Standard Bible). The concepts of organizational commitment and occupational commitment are not lost on junior troopers. The vast majority of troopers enjoy being an officer, but they love being a State Trooper. In their study on Employee Engagement, Bhuvanaiah and Raya, researched much literature that correlated employee engagement with completing organizational goals (Bhuvanaiah & Raya, 2014). In the same way, a trooper’s degree of engagement in the State Police serves to fulfill its goals. The organization is given a certain amount of reverence and allegiance by the trooper. Organizational commitment

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