The organization has been portrayed in famous television shows like NYPD Blue and Law and Order. The New York City Police Department is in the process of testing for new recruits. Although there are difficulties with the job, it offers good pay, stability, and the opportunity to help the community. Tests are being held through December 31, 2011 at two locations:
Testing Center in Lower Manhatten
2 Lafayette Street - 17th Floor
New York, NY 10007
Brooklyn Municipal Building
210 Joralemon Street - 4th Floor
Brooklyn, New York 112
Salary starts at $44,744 with additional benefits:
•10 Paid vacation days during first & second year
•13 Paid vacation days during third, fourth & fifth year
•27 Paid vacation days after 5 years of service
•Unlimited sick leave with full pay
•A choice of paid medical programs
•Prescription, dental, and eyeglass coverage
•Deferred Compensation Plan, 401K and I.R.A.
•Optional retirement at one half salary after 22 years of service
•Annual $12,000 Variable Supplement Fund (upon retirement)
•Annual banking of $12,000 Variable Supplement Fund after 22 years of service (if not retiring)
•Excellent promotional opportunities
•Additional benefits are available to military personnel.
In addition there are certain requirements to take the test and to be hired:
Requirements to Take the Written Examination
•Applicants must be at least 17 ½ years of age when taking exam.
•Applicant must not have reached their 35th birthday on day of exam.
•Those applicants who are 35 and over and have active United States military service may deduct up to six years from the age requirement.
Requirements to Be Hired:
•Candidates must be at least 21 years of age on or before the day of hire.
•Candidates must be a United States citizen on or before the day of hire.
•On or before the day of hire, candidates must have successfully completed either: 1.Sixty (60) college credits with a 2.0 G.P.A. from an accredited college or university, or
2.Two (2) years of full-time, active military service in the United States Armed Forces with an honorable discharge and have a high school's diploma or its equivalent.
•Candidates must reside either within one of the five boroughs of New York City or one of the surrounding counties of New York City; Suffolk, Westchester, Orange, Rockland, Nassau or Putnam Counties on the day of hire.
•Candidates must possess a valid, unrestricted New York State Drivers License on the day of hire.
•Candidates must pay a $75.00 fee for fingerprinting as part of the investigation process.
•Candidates must pass a drug/alcohol screening.
•Candidates must pass a character and background investigation.
The following factors are some of those which would be cause for disqualification:
•Any conviction of an offense which is punishable by one or more years imprisonment (felony).
•Any repeated convictions of an offense which indicate a disrespect for the law, a lack of good moral character or disposition towards violence and disorder.
•Discharge from employment, where such discharge indicates poor behavior and/or an inability adjusting to discipline.
•A Dishonorable discharge from the armed forces.
•Persons convicted of a petit larceny.
•Persons convicted of any domestic violence offense.
•Candidates must pass all medical, physical, written psychological and oral psychological examinations