Eligibility Requirements

EDUCATION

To apply to take the written exam a candidate must have:

  • A High School Diploma or GED

If a candidate passes the written test, they must have completed either of the following by the date an invitation is made to continue in the evaluation process:

  • A minimum of 60 college credits from an accredited college or university or
  • An honorable discharge from the United States Military after serving a minimum of two full years of continuous active duty

AGE

All candidates must be:

  • 20 years of age to apply to take the written exam
  • 21 years of age and have not yet reached their 35th birthday at time of appointment to the Police Academy
  • If you are a military veteran who is 35 years of age or older at the time of appointment to the Police Academy, the Port Authority will allow veterans to deduct up to six years of military service from their age

CITIZENSHIP

Candidates must be a United States citizen at time of appointment to the Police Academy.

DRIVER’S LICENSE

Candidates must have a current, valid driver’s license at time of appointment to the Police Academy.

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