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  • The starting salary for a Police Officer is $44,259
  • Upon graduation from the Police Academy is $46,958
  • After 1 year of service the annual salary increases to $57,753
  • Salary step increases for up to 10 years of service
  • Top pay annual salary after 10 years of service is $124,143

These salaries do not include overtime earnings, shift differential, holiday pay and uniform allowance.


  • 13 paid holidays
  • 18 paid vacation days annually upon completion of the Police Academy
  • 5 paid personal days
  • Comprehensive sick leave policy


  • Service Retirement from the New York State Retirement System. After 20 years of service as a Port Authority Police Officer, you are eligible to receive a pension, regardless of age, consisting of 50% of your final compensation. For more information on the pension please visit
  • Officers are eligible to participate in a New York State deferred compensation plan
  • Comprehensive medical, prescription, vision and dental coverage upon retirement based on years of service


Comprehensive Medical, Dental, Prescription and Vision


  • Tuition Reimbursement is offered to Officers at a reimbursement rate up to 80% of tuition cost
  • Life Insurance is offered to active members and provides 3 times their final average annual salary
  • Leaves of Absence are available for such reasons as: maternity, child care, education, family leave or military service

The salary and benefits above are subject to change in accordance with the labor contract.

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