Join The NYPD By Becoming A School Safety Agent or A Traffic Enforcement Agent

Traffic Enforcement Information

NYPD traffic enforcement agents perform work of varying degrees of difficulty in traffic enforcement areas in New York City. When required, an agent issues summonses to illegally parked vehicles, directs traffic at intersections, testifies at administrative hearing offices and in court, prepares required reports, and may be called upon to operate a motor vehicle.

Salary and Benefits

Employment Requirement

To qualify candidates MUST meet the following qualification:

  • Be at least 18 years of age at time of appointment
  • Have a high school diploma or GED
  • Pass a character and background investigation
  • Pass a drug screening
  • Be NYC residents (5 boroughs) within 90 days of appointment if you are a new city hire
  • Pay a $75 fee for fingerprinting as part of the investigation process
  • Possess a driver license valid in the State of New York. Candidates for assignment Level III must possess a towing endorsement in addition to regular license

Training

Traffic Enforcement Agents are assigned to the Police Academy for a period of ten to 11 weeks. They start receiving pay and benefits from their first day of Recruit training.

FAQ’s

  • Do I have to be a citizen? Is there an age limit to be appointed?
    Under the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986, you must be able to prove your identity and your right to obtain employment in the United States prior to employment with the City of New York. There is no maximum age requirement
  • Does this position have union benefits?
    Yes. Traffic Agents are covered under Local 1181 and Local 1182

  • Do Traffic Agents have to work nights, weekends, and holidays?
    At all assignment levels, personnel may be required to work nights, weekends, and holidays.

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School Safety Information

NYPD is recognized by industry experts as the nation’s leader in crime reduction. Build your career with us and learn law enforcement from the best in the industry. School Safety Agents provide security and ensure the safety of students, faculty and visitors in the New York City Public School buildings and surrounding premises by patrolling and operating scanning equipment, verifying identity and escorting visitors and by challenging unauthorized personnel.

Salary and Benefits

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Training

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Employment Requirements

  • Candidates must be at least 21 years of age at time of appointment.
  • Candidates must have a High School Diploma or GED.
  • Candidates must pass a character and background investigation.
  • Candidates must pass a drug screening.
  • Candidates must meet certain medical and psychological requirements.
  • Candidates must reside in one of the five boroughs of New York City.
  • Candidates must pay a $75 fee for fingerprinting as part of the investigation process.
  • Candidates must be eligible to obtain NYC Special Patrolman status upon appointment and become certified as a NYC Special Patrolman within three (3) months of appointment. Special Patrolman certification must be maintained for the duration of employment in this title.
  • Candidates must be a United States Citizen at time of hire.

FAQ’s

  • Do I have to be a citizen? Is there an age limit to be appointed?
    Candidates must be a United States Citizen at time of hire to be appointed. Candidates must be 21 years of age to be appointed. There is no maximum age requirement.
  • How long is the training to become a School Safety Agent?
    The paid training consists of assignment to the Police Academy Recruit Training School for up to 17 weeks.
  • Does this position have union benefits?
    Yes. School Safety Agents are covered under The Brotherhood of Teamsters, Local 237. Coverage begins after 90 days of employment.
  • Do School Safety Agents have to work nights, weekends, and holidays?
    At all assignment levels, personnel may be required to work nights, weekends, and holidays.

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Test Information

From the DCAS website:

Please note that for only the exams that were previously offered on a walk-in only basis at the CTACs will you be able to apply and schedule yourself. For other exams that have a multiple-choice test part, you will apply during the application period and then be invited to take the exam at a later date.

Open Competitive Computer-based Tests Administered at the CTACs
Apply and schedule yourself through the Online Application System from home or at a CTAC – CTACs are open 6 days a week

On Monday, December 18 2017, DCAS will open the Staten Island Computer-based Testing and Applications Center (SI-CTAC). The SI-CTAC is located at 135 Canal Street, 3rd Floor, Staten Island, NY 10304. This is the fourth CTAC joining the Manhattan, Brooklyn, and Queens locations. The SI-CTAC will be open Monday through Saturday from 9AM to 5PM (excluding holidays). 

Important Information:

  • Electronic devices, including cell phones, are not permitted in the testing areas.
  • Check the Notice of Examination to see if calculators are permitted.
  • If you are requesting a fee waiver, you must provide a copy of acceptable documentation. DCAS staff cannot make copies of your documentation.
  • Seating is limited. Once the CTAC is filled to capacity, no more candidates will be admitted.
  • You are encouraged to apply and schedule yourself to take an exam at a CTAC earlier in the month because there are generally more seats available for the given testing period.
  • You may not have any other person, including children, present with you while you are applying for, being processed for, and/or taking a test, and no one may wait for you inside of a CTAC.
  • The testing period represents test sessions available for each exam offered within the month. However, each exam may not be offered on all calendar days within the testing period. For the most current listing of available test sessions, please refer to the self-scheduling calendar for each exam, when applying on OASys

 

  • SATURDAY, JANUARY 13, 2018 – THE CTACS WILL BE CLOSED IN OBSERVATION OF MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR’S BIRTHDAY
  • MONDAY, JANUARY 15, 2018 – THE CTACS WILL BE CLOSED IN OBSERVATION OF MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR’S BIRTHDAY

More information (links to a PDF):

Get more information at the DCAS website [HERE].