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Frequently Asked Questions

  • What do I need to do if I previously applied to the Police Officer position but have not been randomly selected to take the written test?

    The Police Officer applicant pool that was formed after the 2017 Police Officer recruitment is now decertified as we will be forming a new candidate pool in 2020. If you applied to the Police Officer recruitment in 2017 you will have an opportunity to reapply as will be accepting applications to be randomly selected to take the written test during our open application period from March 16 - April 5th 2020. Please continue to monitor PAPDrecruit.com and your email inbox for updates.

    How often will the Port Authority open up applications to test for the Port Authority Police Officer position?

    The Port Authority of New York & New Jersey will be accepting applications to be randomly selected to take the written test during our open application period from March 16 - April 5th 2020. Please continue to monitor PAPDrecruit.com and your email inbox for updates.

  • What will I do if I am claiming a fee exemption and what documentation do I need to provide if I am claiming a fee exemption?

    If you are claiming a fee exemption, you will be asked to provide documentation of your situation, which should include one of the following:

    • General Assistance - Please provide a copy of your ID card and documentation on letterhead from the social service agency in your state, dated within the past month.
    • Public Assistance in the form of Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF)/Family Assistance or Safety Net Assistance - Please provide a copy of your ID card and documentation on letterhead from the social service agency in your state, dated within the past month.
    • Eligible for Medicaid, or receiving Supplemental Security Income (SSI) - Please provide a copy of your latest annual awards letter and a copy of your ID card that shows your Medicaid number.
    • Certified Job Training Partnership Act/Workforce Investment Act/WorkFirst NJ Act eligible through a state or local social service agency - Please provide a copy of your ID card and documentation on letterhead from the social service agency in your state, dated within the past month.
    • Veteran / Military - Please provide a copy of your DD214, which must show an honorably discharge.
    • Spouse of a Disabled or Deceased Veteran - Please provide a copy of your spouses DD214, showing a honorably discharge and a disablility code (if applicable), Marriage License, Death Certificate (if applicable)
  • When and where will The Port Authority Police Officer Written Examination be administered?

    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.

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