How difficult is it to become an NYPD Officer? How difficult is it to get promoted as well?
I'm currently finishing my freshman year in college.
- 0110Lv 78 years agoFavorite Answer
Of those who pass the civil service test less than 6% make it through probation to the street.
If a good cop easier to get into a specialized unit then it is to get promoted, unless of course you do something like save the mayors kids from drowning or stop a bank robbery. Then you can get an appointment promotion to detective.
Other promotions up to LT all depend on how well you do on the testing.