Federal and state laws allow members to purchase service credit for time spent in U.S. Military service – the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA) and Article 20 of the New York State Retirement and Social Security Law (RSSL), respectively. Under Article 20, the cost is 6% times the number of years of military service being purchased times the salary you earned during the 12 months prior to the date of your application. Under USERRA, the cost is the equivalent of the contributions required if you had never left for military service. No interest is charged on military buy-back.
Reference: Tier 6 Special Peace Officer 25-Year Retirement Plan (6SO-25) #990
The Department of Veterans Affairs has qualified the New York State Department of Labor’s Apprenticeship program as eligible for educational benefits as described under the GI Bill. This benefit is relative to the School Safety Agent who was employed after September 2001 and met the following criteria that may qualify member for a monthly monetary benefit administered directly by the Department of Veteran's Affairs:
There are various promotional opportunities within the New York City Police Department Division of School Safety.SUPERVISORY RANK
Supervisor of School Security
Promotion based on civil service examination
Supervisors of School Safety attend meetings and discussions aimed at resolving field-related issues. Supervisors of School Safety conduct investigations within their area of responsibility and report results back to ranking officers. SSS will also oversee the performance of field subordinates and make corrections to observed deficiencies, violations, and infractions.