Originally Posted by Jenova
this is IABs worst nightmare
its called NYPD rant. in that site, youll read why allll the old timers on the job hate being a cop. youll read all the contracts that they get every few years, deffered compensation, EVERYTHING. thats the biggest downside to being an NYPD cop. the pay SUCKS and youre like living in a zoo where all the monkies (not implying racist thoughts) throw fecies at you.
me personally i love it. i dont regret a single day being on the cop. if you live in long island, take the upcomming Suffolk County Police department test. they make MUCH more money or even nassau. currently the port authority is looking for bodies too over at JFK airport.
the best thing about the NYPD is the overtime and our retirement. when we retire we make the BIG bucks! all you need is 20 years on the job and you can retire. also you can go out on 3/4s if you want to as well.
if you want to know the requirements, call your local recruiter at 212-recruite. the guys there are very informative and can answer all your questions. or, visit the government site
they have a section for upcomming police exams and qualifications. the basics are just 2 years of college (60 credits) or 2 years military. if you dont have quite enoguh credits, you get 12 just for entering and completeing the academy. also they pay you 12K for the 6 months youre in.
then of course theres the physical aspect but generally, the recruiters want you to suceed so they will help you with additional training and testing. they have a thing now if you fail, they give you an MP3 type devise with the questions and answers to help you memorize and study harder