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Selection Process

The Port Authority Police Officer selection process is competitive, consisting of a written examination, a physical performance test, a comprehensive background investigation, a medical examination, a psychological evaluation (including a written test and interviews), and other components as may be deemed necessary. 

APPLICATION PROCESS

The next application period will be open from January 31 – February 25, 2022. Once you have filled out the interest form, a random selection process is conducted to select names for the Police Officer evaluation process. There is no guarantee that filling out the interest form will ensure you become a candidate for the PAPD. 

 

WRITTEN EXAMINATION

Candidates selected to proceed in the process through the random selection will receive an email notifying them of their selection and instructions for registering and scheduling themselves for the PAPD Police Officer written test.

  • Written Exam: $20 fee is required; this fee would be waived for those who meet the payment waiver criteria
  • Candidates will receive notification of their written exam results.
  • To help prepare for the written exam please click on this Study Guide 

PHYSICAL PERFORMANCE TEST

Candidates who pass the written exam will receive an email inviting them to register and schedule to take the Physical Performance Test.

  • Physical Performance Test: $20 testing fee is required; this fee would be waived for those who meet the payment waiver criteria
  • Candidates must consult with their physician to ensure it is safe to engage in the Police Physical Fitness Test Regiment.
  • Candidates must successfully complete a physical performance test.
  • Candidates will receive notification of their physical performance test results.
  • To help you prepare to be successful for the Physical Performance Test click on this PPT Preparation Manual

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