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 Police Officer eligible list resulting from the 2013 Police Recruitment is now decertified as a result of the establishment of a candidate pool from the 2017 Police Officer recruitment effort. If you applied to the Police Officer recruitment in 2017, then please continue to monitor your email inbox for status updates.
The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey will conduct a recruitment to accept applications for the position of Police Officer on an as-needed basis. Please continue to check this site for updates.
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.