A 24-year-old volunteer firefighter from Jefferson Township, who was accused of stealing gas and money from the department, was admitted into the Pre-Trial Intervention (PTI) program in Morris County earlier this month. As part of his PTI admission, he gave up his position at the department and agreed never to seek public employment. He will be on probation for 18 months, must pay $320 in restitution to the fire department, and complete 50 hours of community service. If he complies with these conditions of PTI and stays out of trouble, the charges will be dismissed at the end of the probation.
PTI is a diversionary program for first time offenders. It is only available once in your life. No guilty plea is required to be entered into the program. For additional information on the Jefferson Township case, please see the NJ.com article.