You can get information about becoming a police officer, including job requirements, salary, and benefits. 

Candidates must pass:

  • Written tests
  • Medical exams
  • Psychological exams  
  • Physical exams
  • A background and character investigation

Exam applications are available at all precincts and through the Department of Citywide Administrative Services.


Learn more about becoming a police officer.

By Phone

Call 311 or 212-NEW-YORK (212-639-9675) for help.

Through the Law Enforcement Explorers program, the City helps teens and young adults learn about law enforcement and careers in the field.

The program is open to people ages 14 to 20. It focuses on six areas:

  • Career
  • Service
  • Leadership
  • Social
  • Fitness
  • Outdoors

A uniformed police officer from each police station volunteers to be the on-site Post Advisor for the Explorer Program. There are nearly 4,000 Explorer posts at the New York Police Department (NYPD).

Call 311 or 212-NEW-YORK (212-639-9675) for help.

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