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Anonymous asked in Politics & GovernmentLaw Enforcement & Police · 1 decade ago

Question about NYPD recruitment?

You have to have 60 college credits to join, right?

Any 60?

Does that mean you could be some kind of a Liberal Arts major which has nothing to do with law enforcement or criminal justice and still be accepted into the NYPD?

Or do you have to go for a Criminal Justice degree?

Thanks!

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  • 1 decade ago
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    The New York Police Department Requirments:

    Age Requirements: An applicant who is at least 17 ½ years of age by the last date of the application period is permitted to take the examination. An eligible must have attained age 21 to be appointed as a Police Officer. Applicants who are too young for appointment on the date the eligible list is terminated will have no further opportunity for appointment from this list. Only persons who are less than 35 years of age on the first date of the application period for the examination may be appointed as a Police Officer.

    Exception to Age Requirements: All persons who were engaged in military duty as defined in Section 243 of the New York Military Law may deduct from their actual age the length of time spent in such military duty, provided the total deduction for military duty does not exceed six years.

    You must have reached your twenty-first birthday on the date you are hired.

    60 college credits with a 2.0 G.P.A. from an accredited college or university

    OR

    2 years of full-time active military service in the United States Armed Forces with an honorable discharge and have a high school diploma or it's 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 of NYC which are: Westchester, Rockland, Orange, Putnam, Nassau, or Suffolk 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 the date of hire.

    On the date of hire you must possess a valid, unrestricted New York State Driver's License.

    Five points will be added to the passing written score of those candidates who have maintained continuous residency within the five boroughs of NYC (Manhattan, Queens, Bronx, Brooklyn or Staten Island). This residency must be maintained through the date the eligible list is established.

    Ten points will be added to the passing written test score of those candidates who have had a parent die while engaged in the discharge of his or her duties as a uniformed member of the NYPD. FDNY, NYC Transit PD or NYC Housing Authority PD.

    Ten points will be added to the passing written test score of those candidates who are siblings of police officers or firefighters killed in the line of duty during the attacks on the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001.

    Five points will be added to the passing written test score of those candidates who have all of the following:

    Resident of New York State at the time of eligible list establishment

    Have been discharged honorably or released under honorable conditions

    Have served full-time active duty, other than active duty for training in the United States Armed Forces During the Persian Gulf conflict, August 2nd 1990 through date to be determined OR

    Have received the Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, Navy Expeditionary Medal or the Marine Corps Expeditionary Medal for either:

    Hostilities in Lebanon: June 1, 1983 through December 1, 1987

    or Hostilities in Grenada; October 23, 1983 through November 21, 1983 or

    Hostilities in Panama; December 20, 1989 through January 31, 1990.

    Note: The above credits (points) will only be added to an already passing score and cannot be used to supplement a failing test score to make that score a passing one. All such claims will be investigated. Instructions on how to apply for these credits will be provided on the day of the exam.

    Yes. The NYPD helps you to prepare for the Police Officer Exam in two ways: We offer an Online tutorial session and a downloadable Test Preparation Booklet.

    No, you do not receive extra credit/points towards the written Police entrance exam. In addition, this experience does not count as an exception towards the education requirement.

    No, you still have to take and pass the written Police Officer entrance exam and meet the education requirement.

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  • Gail
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    4 years ago

    Is he a good driver? Has he ever lied to you? Have you ever know him to steal anything? Use drugs? Those kinds of things.

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