2002-07-27 / Community

Addabbo Announces NYPD Recruitment

Addabbo Announces NYPD Recruitment

City Councilman Joseph P. Addabbo, Jr., a strong supporter of the community-policing concept, announced that the New York City Police Department is continuing its effort to recruit the most qualified men and women to join the ranks of the greatest Police Department in the world.

"The safety of our residents is of utmost importance and must be maintained", stated Addabbo. "I will do whatever is in my ability to work with the police precincts and I intend to make an effort in keeping our streets as safe as they can be."

The age requirement to take the Police Officer Examination is that you must be at least 17 ½ years of age by the end of the filing period (September 13) and you must not have reached your 35th birthday before the beginning of the application period (July 15) to be eligible to take this examination.

To be eligible for appointment you must have reached your twenty-first birthday.

The educational requirements to be hired as a Police Officer are that the candidate, on or before the date of hire, must have successfully completed 60 college credits with a 2.0 G.P.A. from an accredited college or university or two years of full-time military service in the United States Armed Forces with an honorable discharge and have a high school diploma or its equivalent.

You do not have to be a NYC resident to take the Police Officer Exam but on the day of appointment you must reside in New York City or one of the surrounding counties.

You do not have to be a United States citizen to take the Police Officer Exam but you must be a United States citizen on or before date of hire.

On the date of hire you must possess a valid, unrestricted New York State Driver’s License. With overtime, holiday pay and night differential, a probationary police officer can earn more than $35,000 and the salary can increase to over $60,000.

Addabbo reminded his constituents that filing for the upcoming Police Officer examination will end on September 13.

For this examination, candidates will have the opportunity to choose from one of the following dates; Friday, October 25, Saturday, October 26, Tuesday, October 29, and Sunday, November 3.

The councilman said that the New York City Police Department’s Resident Recruitment and Retention Unit will provide free tutorial sessions to all candidates. These tutorial sessions are aimed at enhancing the candidate’s test taking skills. For further information, candidates can call 212-RECRUIT, or visit the police department’s website at www.nyc.gov/nypd. Candidates may also apply for this exam online at the same website.

Councilman Addabbo added that applications for the exam are also available at his district office at 92-03 Rockaway Beach Boulevard in Rockaway Park.

Applicants may also call his office at 718-318-6411 with any questions that they may have.

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