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 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.
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.
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.
Contact PSI at [email protected] and you should get a response within 24 hours.
Rather than test all applicants for a limited number of Academy openings, we randomly select a smaller number of candidates to participate in the evaluation process. Those who qualify on the process will have a chance at placement into the next Police Academy. Those not randomly selected who continue to meet eligibility requirements can reapply in subsequent recruitments.
You would have as good a chance as any other applicant given the process is truly a random selection.
No. All fees are non-refundable and non-transferable.
At this time, we anticipate approximately 1,100 candidates are expected to be chosen randomly for the 120th Police Academy Class. This is subject to change.
You will receive an email shortly after the end of the application period.
If you are over 35, and are not a U.S. military veteran, or the spouse of a disabled or deceased U.S. military veteran, then you are not eligible.
No. We only offer age credit for U.S. military service.
After you pass the PPT, you will be invited to event #1 of the background process, which typically happens begins around 30 days after the Eligible List is PPT has been administered.
Yes – For those who follow the payment waiver procedures and submit the required documentation (DD214) within the required timeframe.
A random selection process, monitored by the Office of the Inspector General, is scheduled to take place shortly after the application closes to determine who is eligible to move forward with the selection process.
Our original plan was to hold the primary written testing period for those selected to move forward from April 7 – April 14, with limited testing availability from April 15 – May 3. We are monitoring the situation with the Coronavirus pandemic closely and are evaluating the timing for the written test now.
The test will be administered at computer-based testing centers in New York and New Jersey. If you are randomly selected, we suggest immediately registering/scheduling for the written exam.
Only those on military duty are eligible for a written test make-up with accompanying documentation (DD214)
The pass point will be determined after the test period has been concluded and the test data analyzed.
You will receive an email shortly after the testing period ends.
Check your email - including junk and spam.
We will continue to monitor public health recommendations related to the Coronavirus and make decisions consistent with those recommendations. Should the evaluation timeline change, we will update our website to reflect so.
You will need to pay your bill with your school and fix your status. You will need to show us proof that you applied for your transcript so that we know we will be receiving it.
No, we do not offer school deferrals. If you choose to opt out, your name will be removed from the list.
No. The step you reached last (e.g., medical/psychological) is where you will pick up.
No. There is a limit on the number of recruits who can enter the 120th Police Academy class. If this limit is reached, you may be deferred to the 121st Police Academy class.
While your location preference will be taken into consideration, rank based on Academy performance and Agency need, primarily determine Command Assignment.
Our original plan was for the Police Academy to start in April 2021. Should the timeframe for the evaluation process shift back due to the Coronavirus pandemic, the start date of the Academy would likely shift back also.