2002-10-12 / Community

Port Authority Police Seek Recruits

Port Authority Police Seek Recruits

Assemblywoman Audrey I. Pheffer reports that the Port Authority of New York & New Jersey is currently conducting its Police Recruitment Campaign, and applications are being accepted through October 11.

The PA has been actively recruiting throughout the region by reaching out to colleges and community groups to make eligible applicants aware of this opportunity, and asked Assemblywoman Pheffer to assist in their efforts.

Candidates must be at least 21 years of age by November 11, 2002, and not have attained their 35th birthday at the time of appointment to the Police Academy Training Program. In order the take the written test, applicants must have at least a high school diploma or a GED. Further, if an individual passes the written test, they must have completed either of the following by the date an invitation is made to continue the screening process: (a) a minimum of 60 college credits from an accredited college or university; or (b) an honorable discharge from the U.S. Military after serving a minimum of two full years of continuous active duty.

Candidates must be U.S. citizens at the time of appointment to the Training Program; must reside in New York or New Jersey; and must possess a valid NY or NJ driver's license.

There is a non-refundable $40 application fee, and candidates must meet the medical and physical standards established by the PA.

Base starting pay is $32,361, and after completing five years of service, the salary goes to $70,344.

To learn more about the exam or where you can pick up applications, you may log on to www.panynj.gov or call toll-free 1-866-727-6542.

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