Why is that, Maggie?
Because NJ has the third highest cost of living in the United States. Ergo, NJ employers, including the state and local governments, have to pay a higher salary in order to maintain an adequate work force. But we have already discussed this so please refrain from your continued and deliberate intellectual dishonesty through submitting unqualified statistics in regards to the salaries of police officers in NJ. Your credibility is at stake here.
One more thing: Just so you know, about the only job more taxing upon the mind and soul than that of an inner-city police officer is that of an oncologist.