Qualifying Age:The minimum age of appointment is 21 years old. However, candidates are eligible to take the Police Officer's Entrance Exam at seventeen and one half (17½) years old. Candidates must register to take the Entrance Exam prior to their 35th birthday.
Education: You must have earned 60 college credits with a minimum 2.0 GPA from an accredited institution or 2 years of active military service in the U.S. Armed Forces in order to be appointed to the title of Police Officer.
Residency: You must also be a United States citizen, have a valid New York driver license and live in one of the city's five boroughs or Nassau, Suffolk, Rockland, Westchester, Putnam or Orange counties within 30 days of being hired.
Disqualifiers: Candidates will be disqualified if they have been convicted of a felony, domestic violence misdemeanor, or have been dishonorably discharged from the military. Candidates may also be disqualified if they demonstrate a history of disrespect for the law, a tendency toward violence, termination from a job for poor behavior, or not adjusting to discipline.
Per DOHMH Commissioner's Order to Require COVID-19 Vaccination for City Employees and Certain City Contractors, the New York City Vaccine Mandate requires that all uniformed and civilian members of the service, as well as part-time employees, college aides and interns, and volunteers (such as auxiliary officers) provide verification that they are vaccinated against COVID-19.
All qualified candidates will be scheduled at the Candidate Assessment Center to complete the aforementioned exams. For any questions, please call the Candidate Assesment Center at (718) 312-4226 during the hours of 7:00 AM and 6:00 PM, Monday through Friday, or email CAD@NYPD.org.
If you have recently taken any exams and have not received an email to begin your process, check your spam or contact Candidate Relations at CAD@nypd.org. Please add CAD@nypd.org to your contact list in order to receive all communications from the Candidate Assessment Division.