2005-07-15 / Community

Senator Smith Announces New NYPD Exams

State Senator Malcolm A. Smith announced that the NYPD is accepting applications for the latest entrance exam.

Applications will be accepted until the 16th of September. The test will take place October 28, 29 and 30, allowing candidates to choose from any of the three dates.

Senator Smith discussed the qualifications must have in order to take the test, “to take the test, individuals must be at least 17-1/2 years of age by September 16, and must not be 35 years old by July 6, unless they have served in the military. In that case, individuals may take up to six years off of their ages.”

Although the job of a NYPD officer is very challenging, Smith notes that there are numerous benefits in becoming a member of the force.

“A police officer is New York City has incredible responsibilities, and they have certainly changed over time. Officers become experts in such areas as crime scene analysis, emergency services, aviation and highway patrol,” says Smith.

At the time of being hired, candidates must be at least 21 years of age, be a United States citizen, have completed 60 credits of course work with a minimum 2.0 GPA from an accredited college or university of completed two years of service with an honorable discharge from the U.S. military and have a high school diploma. They also must live in one of the five boroughs, or Long Island, Westchester, Putnam, Rockland and Orange counties. They must have a valid New York State driver’s license and pass a drug/alcohol screening and undergo a character investigation.

For those interested, the number to call is 1-212-RECRUIT or on the web at www.nyc.org/nypd.

Smith concluded by saying “a fundamental tenet of the job of a NYPD officer is to work to improve the quality of life in our great city. I encourage my constituents to take advantage of this unique opportunity.”

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