Police Officers Jobs With NYPD Start At $42,500

Multiple-Choice Test Through Dec. 14; Must Be a U.S. Citizen; $40 Application Fee

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The city is accepting applications for Police Officer candidates for exams that are being held through Dec. 14.

The salary is $42,500. Incumbents will receive salary increments, with pay rising to $85,292 after five-and-one-half-years. There is an annual uniform allowance, holiday pay and contributions by the City to Welfare and Annuity Funds and city-paid health insurance. Incumbents also receive a 2.25-percent differential for neighborhood policing.

The Job

Police Officers perform general policing duties and related work in the NYPD, including connecting and building relationships with the community. They patrol an assigned area on foot or in a vehicle; apprehend crime suspects; intervene in various situations involving crimes in progress, aided-cases complaints, emotionally disturbed persons and related work; respond to and investigate vehicular accidents; investigate specific offenses; interact with prisoners; operate and maintain patrol vehicles; issue summonses; obtain information regarding incidents by interviewing witnesses, victims and/or complainants; safeguard and voucher found, seized or recovered property; provide information to the public; handle situations involving maltreated, abused or missing children; interact with juveniles; prepare forms and reports; testify in court; and perform related work.

The job involves general reading of policies, laws and other legal documents, and includes writing clear narratives of criminal incidents, vehicle collisions, aided reports and other incident reports, which may be used in legal proceedings and police investigations.

They are required to work Saturdays, Sundays, holidays and nights, and to work rotating tours, change tours or work overtime.

NYPD Officers must live in the city or Nassau, Westchester, Suffolk, Orange, Rockland or Putnam counties.

To Qualify

By the date of appointment, candidates must have: 1) successfully completed 60 college-semester credits with at least a 2.0 cumulative index or its equivalent; or 2) a four-year high school diploma or its educational equivalent, and have completed two years of honorable full-time U.S. military service.

Candidates educated outside the United States must have their education evaluated at their own expense to determine its equivalence to education obtained in the United States.

Applicants must be at least 17 ½ years old by the date they take the examination and must be 21 to be appointed as a Police Officer. Only persons who are less than 35 years old on the date of the application for this examination may be appointed as a Police Officer.

Exceptions to age requirements include military duty. Those who meet the definitions in Section 243 of the New York Military Law may deduct from their actual age the length of time spent in the military, provided the total deduction does not exceed six years. U.S. citizenship is required at the time of appointment.

The Exam

Candidates will be given a multiple-choice exam that will test their written-comprehension and -expression abilities; how well they can remember words, numbers, pictures and procedures; their problem sensitivities; their deductive and inducting reasoning capabilities; their information-ordering and spatial-orientation aptitudes; and their visualization skills.

A passing score is 70 percent. Scores on this test will be used to determine places on an eligible list.

Those applicants who continuously live in New York City from the time they achieve a passing score to when the list is established, and have applied for the credit, will have five points added to their test scores. Veterans’ and legacy credits are also available.

Other Qualifications

Among other requirements, candidates will be required to pass Police Academy firearms, academic, physical performance and driving tests, and to meet disciplinary and performance standards throughout a 24-month probationary period.

Candidates will be investigated prior to appointment and must pay a $75 fee for fingerprint screening. That process will include the furnishing of original or certified copies of documents, including birth certificates, naturalization papers, military service and educational requirements, among others.

Complete information on the positions and testing requirements can be found online at www1.nyc.gov/assets/dcas/downloads/pdf/noes/202000320000.pdf.

The exam application is 0320.

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