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Old 02-15-2012, 02:29 PM
 
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Tony, why didn't you sign up for Port Authority police? $80,000 a year to walk up and down Penn Station with a K-9 and your favorite assault rifle for 8-10 hours a day, I would reconsider.
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Old 02-15-2012, 02:37 PM
 
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That's just base pay. You are forgetting the O/T and subsequent huge upside in the pension. The Port Authority union labor make a fortune.
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Old 02-15-2012, 02:38 PM
 
Location: Brooklyn, NY born & raised!
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I have no idea about their promotion policy. Something tells me you can get promoted without a 4 year degree but not sure why. Are you saying without a 4 year degree you are stuck at an entry level position for the 25 years you are there? That is doubtful.
Not sure if it changed, but last I remember, you need 64 credits for the Sgt. exam, 96 for the Lt. exam and a bachelors for the Capt. exam.

Most however just go for their bachelors when going for the Sergeants or Lieutenant exam to nip it in the bud.

So yes if you stay at 60 credits you can't get promoted without going back to school.
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Old 02-15-2012, 02:39 PM
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Tony, why didn't you sign up for Port Authority police? $80,000 a year to walk up and down Penn Station with a K-9 and your favorite assault rifle for 8-10 hours a day, I would reconsider.
The Port Authority police does not patrol Penn Station. That would be Amtrak police. Regardless, the PAPD hires much less frequently than the NYPD.
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Old 02-15-2012, 03:01 PM
 
Location: Staten Island, NY
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64 credits for Sgt, 96 for Lt and Bachelor's for anything after that. But by Lt it's pretty much a moot point because now we're talking about someone who has years of experience in the field, which in many other jobs would be the only requirement for promotion.

And yes, without that increased college, you're stuck at the "entry" level for 25 years (and whatever the new hires need for retirement).
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Old 02-15-2012, 03:45 PM
 
Location: Brooklyn,NY
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You do realize that you can't get promoted without a college degree, right? So even if they don't have a bachelors now, they will have to get one if they ever want to advance.
If I do get on the force, I will be fine with the pay as an entry level police.

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Tony, why didn't you sign up for Port Authority police? $80,000 a year to walk up and down Penn Station with a K-9 and your favorite assault rifle for 8-10 hours a day, I would reconsider.
How do you sign up for that?
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Old 02-15-2012, 03:49 PM
 
Location: Brooklyn,NY
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I just got a letter in the mail today saying that I passed the NYPD test and I am considered for the July test. I have to fill out a questionare online. After that's completed , I have to take a medical and then a physical test. If those go well, I will most likely start the academy in July. They aren't sure if there is going to be a class though
Great news. Go for it!
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Old 02-15-2012, 03:57 PM
 
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Tony, why didn't you sign up for Port Authority police? $80,000 a year to walk up and down Penn Station with a K-9 and your favorite assault rifle for 8-10 hours a day, I would reconsider.


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How do you sign up for that?



PAPD very rarely gives tests it seems. Maybe as often as the fire dept at best. However the last one was around 2007 I believe, so it could hypothetically be coming up in the near future. Check back to their page every now and again.


http://www.panynj.gov/careers/police-recruitment.html
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Old 02-16-2012, 06:55 PM
 
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Anyone here took the NYPD Exam number 8132 in 2009'. I got a letter in Aug 2011 for the January 2012 hire class stating "congratulations ....." i just received my medical for Feb xx 2012.

NYPD EXAM: Passed
APD 5 form: Finalized 08/11
Medical: 2/xx/2012 Passed
Written Psyc: 2/xx/2012
JST:
Oral:
BI:

anyone in the same boat?
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Old 02-16-2012, 06:57 PM
 
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Anyone here took the NYPD Exam number 8132 in 2009'. I got a letter in Aug 2011 for the January 2012 hire class stating "congratulations ....." i just received my medical for Feb xx 2012. So obviously i didn't make the Jan 2012 class.

NYPD EXAM: Passed
APD 5 form: Finalized 08/11
Medical: 2/xx/2012 Passed
Written Psyc: 2/xx/2012
JST:
Oral:
BI:

anyone in the same boat?
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