You must possess a valid driver's license from your state of residence at the time of appointment to the police academy training program. This does not need to be a NY/NJ license.
No. Prior police experience is not a requirement to become a Port Authority Police Officer.
No. A felony conviction makes you ineligible.
The open application period runs from May 22, 2017 to June 26, 2017. You must apply and pay online no later than 11:59 PM on June 26 for your application to be accepted.
The application process is entirely online and will not open until May 22, 2017. Join our Police Recruit Network on this site to ensure you receive specific directions on where to apply. These instructions will be provided closer to the May 22 date.
The Police Officer eligible list resulting from the 2013 Police Recruitment is still active at this time. However, it is expected that the 2013 Police Officer Eligible List will be decertified upon the establishment of an eligible list resulting from the 2017 Police Officer recruitment. Candidates currently on the 2013 Police Officer eligible list who meet the eligibility requirements are encouraged to apply to the 2017 Police Officer recruitment process.
The Port Authority of NY and NJ will be conducting on-going recruitment for the position of Police Officer. We will conduct an open application/testing process to refresh the candidate pool for each authorized police class recruitment. How often we test will depend on the agency’s staffing needs.
If you are claiming a fee exemption, you will be asked to provide documentation of your situation, which should include one of the following:
The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey has partnered with Performance Assessment Network (PAN), a leader in computer-based test administration, to administer the PAPD Police Officer examination. You will be able to select from available PAN testing center in New York or New Jersey in which you wish to take the examination.