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IF YOU HAVE A PASSION TO PROTECT WE HAVE A JOB FOR YOU
The Port Authority of NY & NJ 4 World Trade Center 150 Greenwich Street New York, NY 10007
This brochure was printed by a Port Authority-certified WBE.
LOOKING FOR A JOB YOU CAN BE PROUD OF? We’re The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey Police. Our job is to protect and secure the agency’s transportation facilities. These assets include the world’s largest airport system, the East Coast’s biggest seaport, the region’s most active tunnels, bridges, and bus terminal, the World Trade Center, and the Port Authority Trans-Hudson rail transit system (PATH). Protecting and securing these landmarks is paramount. Millions of customers use our facilities each year. They all deserve our protection, as do the facilities themselves.
DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION IN ALL WE DO. At the Port Authority, we believe each employee offers a unique perspective that enhances our operations. Our agency has a strong commitment to economic development and job creation. That commitment starts with our staff, which consists of over 1,800 dedicated uniformed officers operating across 13 facilities.
THE JOB WE DO ISN’T FOR EVERYONE. BUT IT MIGHT BE THE JOB FOR YOU. The Port Authority has embarked on a new journey of growth. We are building – in some cases, rebuilding – some of our most formidable transportation assets. To meet this growth, we are recruiting new, highly motivated law enforcement talent. Talent that is serious about security.
WHAT WE OFFER This job is never routine!
If you’re looking for a solid career opportunity with some great rewards joining The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey’s Police Department may be right for you.
■ Great Benefits ■ Opportunity for Advancement ■ Specialized Training and Career Development
SALARY • The starting salary for a Police Officer is $32,361 • After one year of service the annual salary increases to $51,449 • Salary step increases for up to five years of service • Top pay annual salary after five years of service is $90,000
PAID TIME OFF • 12 paid holidays a year. • 18 paid vacation days annually. • Comprehensive Sick Leave Policy.
HEALTH BENEFITS Comprehensive Medical, Dental, Prescription and Vision.
PENSION Service Retirement: After 20 years of service as a Port Authority Police Officer, you are eligible to receive a pension, regardless of age, consisting of 50 percent of your final compensation.
DEFERRED COMPENSATION PLANS Officers are eligible to participate in a NY State deferred compensation plan.
LIFE INSURANCE Active members are covered by a group life insurance policy that provides three times their final average annual salary.
TUITION REIMBURSEMENT Officers are eligible to receive tuition reimbursement at a rate of up to 80 percent of the cost.
LEAVE OF ABSENCE Maternity, child care, education, family leave, or military service.
HEALTH BENEFITS (RETIREMENT) Police Officers who attain 20 years of service are entitled to full medical, prescription, vision and dental coverage.
The salary and benefits above are subject to change in accordance with the labor contract.
WHAT DO WE EXPECT FROM YOU. You might not know why our job takes a certain kind of candidate, but it does. The successful Police Officer demonstrates:
• Integrity • Professionalism • Sound Judgment • Sense of Service
EDUCATION To apply to take the written exam a candidate must have: • A High School Diploma or GED.
A candidate must have upon passing the written exam: • A minimum of 60 college credits from an accredited college or university or • An honorable discharge from the United States Military after serving a minimum of two full years of continuous active duty.
AGE All candidates must be: • 20 years of age to apply to take the written exam. • 21 years of age and have not yet reached their 35th birthday at time of appointment to the Police Academy. • If you are a military veteran who is 35 years of age or older at the time of appointment to the Police Academy, the Port Authority will allow veterans to deduct up to six years of military service from their age.
A candidate must be a United States citizen and have a current, valid driver’s license at time of appointment to the Police Academy.
YOUR GROWTH HAPPENS HERE. Our Port Authority Police have a unique mission: They protect a region and have law enforcement jurisdiction in two states. Their focus is transportation security unlike that of any other police force in the country. The duties of Port Authority Police include preliminary criminal investigation, emergency response, anti- terrorism, commercial vehicle inspections, directed patrols and aircraft rescue and firefighting, if assigned to the ARFF cadre. Successful candidates must be capable of meeting all the challenges of the job.
PORT AUTHORITY POLICE OFFICERS • Patrol areas to ensure the safety and security of the community and Port Authority facilities. • Respond to service calls at all Port Authority facilities. • Administer first-aid and take other related actions as needed in emergencies. • Direct the movement of vehicular and pedestrian traffic at or in the vicinity of a facility. • Enforce criminal and traffic laws.
• Courage • Compassion • Resourcefulness • Teamwork
LEARN MORE about the requirements
and the selection process by visiting
RAISING THE BAR IT’S WHAT WE DO. Our department consists of patrolmen, Emergency Service Units, strike teams, anti-terrorism specialists, K-9 units, cybersecurity experts, aircraft rescue firefighters, and criminal investigators... We offer many career paths in law enforcement. If you have the aptitude, drive, and willingness to serve, you’ll find plenty of options are open to you.
IT’S NOT A JOB FOR EVERYBODY. BUT IT COULD BE JUST RIGHT FOR YOU.
NOTES Founded in 1921, The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey builds, operates, and maintains many of the most important transportation and trade infrastructure assets in the country. The agency’s network of aviation, ground, rail, and seaport facilities is among the busiest in the country, supports more than 550,000 regional jobs, and generates more than $23 billion in annual wages and $80 billion in annual economic activity. The Port Authority also owns and manages the 16-acre World Trade Center site, where the 1,776-foot-tall One World Trade Center is now the tallest skyscraper in the Western Hemisphere.
The Port Authority receives no tax revenue from either the State of New York or New Jersey or from the City of New York. The agency raises the necessary funds for improvement, construction, or acquisition of its facilities primarily on its own credit.
The Port Authority of NY & NJ / Port Authority Trans-Hudson (PATH) is an equal opportunity employer.