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.

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  • 0110
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    8 years ago
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    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.

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