Frequently Asked Questions

  • What is the deadline to apply?

    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.

  • Where and how do I apply?

    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.

  • What happens if I am on a previous eligible list?

    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.

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

    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.

  • 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.
  • 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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