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Old 01-07-2013, 06:25 PM
 
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How fast and hard is the test? Is it true they buy you a house or a place to live? How fast is the hiring process. How long does all the training take? is it something like boot camp where I need to stay somewhere or I can go home. Is there an age requirement?

Not this is just a consideration.
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Old 01-07-2013, 06:33 PM
 
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The test can take up to a few hours. You can take it in a couple different locations, 6 days a week. It's on a computer. It's really not difficult. A lot of reading comp, some math, reading charts, etc. It can take a couple of years from taking the test until starting processing for hiring. The academy is about 4 or 5 months (someone correct me if I'm wrong....it changes at times), and you go home every day. Age requirement is at least 17 1/2 to sign up and no older than 35, to sign up.


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Old 01-07-2013, 06:47 PM
 
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The test can take up to a few hours. You can take it in a couple different locations, 6 days a week. It's on a computer. It's really not difficult. A lot of reading comp, some math, reading charts, etc. It can take a couple of years from taking the test until starting processing for hiring. The academy is about 4 or 5 months (someone correct me if I'm wrong....it changes at times), and you go home every day. Age requirement me is at least 17 1/2 to sign up and no older than 35, to sign up.




Academy is 6 months.
Age requirement is 17 1/2 to take the test but you need to be 20 by the time you enter the academy.
You have to endure a background check, a physical and a psychological exam.
Probation is 2 years.
They have increased the time to retire from 20 years to 25 now, if I was informed right. (Or something along the lines of it's not worth retiring before 25 years now, they changed it).
They do not buy you a house or a place to live, not sure where the hell you heard that nonsense.
How hard the test is depends on your intelligence, I passed it with a 92 at 16 years old, but I know people who took the test 6 times and still didn't pass. It's a lot of memory recall also on the exam.

Requirements to Be Hired:
Candidates must be at least 21 years of age on or before the day of hire.
Candidates must be a United States citizen on or before the day of hire.
On or before the day of hire, candidates must have successfully completed either:
Sixty (60) college credits with a 2.0 G.P.A. from an accredited college or university, or
Two (2) years of full-time, active military service in the United States Armed Forces with an honorable discharge and have a high school's diploma or its equivalent.
Candidates must reside either within one of the five boroughs of New York City or one of the surrounding counties of New York City; Suffolk, Westchester, Orange, Rockland, Nassau or Putnam Counties on the day of hire.
Candidates must possess a valid, unrestricted New York State Drivers License on the day of hire.
Candidates must pay a $75.00 fee for fingerprinting as part of the investigation process.
Candidates must pass a drug/alcohol screening.
Candidates must pass a character and background investigation.
The following factors are some of those which would be cause for disqualification:

Any conviction of an offense which is punishable by one or more years imprisonment (felony).
Any repeated convictions of an offense which indicate a disrespect for the law, a lack of good moral character or disposition towards violence and disorder.
Discharge from employment, where such discharge indicates poor behavior and/or an inability adjusting to discipline.
A Dishonorable discharge from the armed forces.
Persons convicted of a petit larceny.
Persons convicted of any domestic violence offense.
Candidates must pass all medical, physical, written psychological and oral psychological examinations.

More information can be found here:
Exam & Employment Requirements | NYPDRECRUIT.COM
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Old 01-07-2013, 06:50 PM
 
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^^^^^^yeah all that too lol
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Old 01-07-2013, 07:24 PM
 
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Back in the day, you had to run up and down the stairs of the academy building, bottom to top and back again, then hit the gym, jump serveral walls of varying heights, drag a couple of heavy dummies, and then do a couple of straight gym laps or so, all while being TIMED!

Is that still a requirement?
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Old 01-07-2013, 07:27 PM
 
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So people ages 20-35 can do it. I've done finger printing already since the daycare I work for requires you to do both daycare and edu fingerprinting. is this one another type?
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Old 01-07-2013, 09:20 PM
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So people ages 20-35 can do it. I've done finger printing already since the daycare I work for requires you to do both daycare and edu fingerprinting. is this one another type?
Your fingerprints taken for that daycare job is not valid for the NYPD.
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Old 01-07-2013, 09:54 PM
 
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Is it true they buy you a house or a place to live?
Where the hell did u hear this from
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Old 01-07-2013, 10:49 PM
 
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Where the hell did u hear this from
Someone told me this a long time ago. I found it hard to believe. Maybe he meant something like, you get so many benefits its like buying you a house.
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Old 01-08-2013, 08:03 AM
 
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There was a program called Officer Next Door. I am not sure if it still exists. It helped officers purchase homes in depressed neighborhoods only.
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