The New York City Police Department employs more than 17,000 civilians in a variety
of exciting, diverse, well paying careers with great benefits. For more information regarding civilian employment opportunities click the links below:
Police Cadet College Program
The Cadet Corps is an apprenticeship which offers benefits, varied work assignments,
and unlimited opportunities. Working full-time in the summer and a flexible part
time schedule during the school year, you may be assigned to a neighborhood Precinct,
Police Service Area or Transit District as well as various specialized units within
the department. You will be working with some of the best personnel in the Department,
along with the community, in order to help resolve real life problems.
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NYPD Police Cadet >>
School Safety Agent
School Safety Agents provide security and ensure the safety of students, faculty
and visitors in New York City Public School buildings and surrounding premises.
Serve your community in a unique and rewarding way by helping to protect and serve
the public school children of this city. Become a New York City School Safety Agent
and earn a good wage with generous medical and retirement benefits.
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more information on becoming an NYPD School Safety Agent >>
School Crossing Guard
Traffic Enforcement Agent
Traffic Enforcement Agents perform work of varying degrees of difficulty in traffic
enforcement areas. When required, an agent issues summonses to illegally parked
vehicles, directs traffic at an intersection, testifies at administrative hearing
offices and court, prepares required reports, and may operate police vehicles and
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Police Communications Technicians
Agency Attorneys perform responsible legal work involving issues of fact and questions
of law of varying degrees of difficulty and with varying degrees of independent
initiative and judgment. Agency Attorneys research and prepare routine cases for
trial and argue them before courts and administrative hearings; prepare briefs,
motions, and legal opinions; and negotiate draft, and process contracts.
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Criminalists perform work in the chemical and/or physical analyses of evidentiary
materials such as hair, fibers, body fluids, fingerprints, gunshot residue, fire
accelerants, questioned documents, controlled substances, soil, metals, polymers,
glass, and other types of forensic trace evidence required in scientific criminal
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Psychologists evaluate potential candidates for employment for specific job titles
(Police Officer, Police Communications Technician, School Safety Agent, etc.) through
the use of clinical interviewing and the administration and interpretation of standard
group and individual tests of personality development and intellectual capacity.
They also provide trauma debriefing, counseling and evaluation of members of the
service following major incidences or during times of personal crisis; and evaluate
investigative personnel for psychological fitness for specialized assignments.
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Auxiliary Police Volunteers
The NYPD Auxiliary Police are civic-minded men and women who volunteer to assist
their local Police Precincts, Housing Police Service Areas, and Transit Districts,
by performing uniformed patrol in their communities. They are recruited, trained
and equipped by the Police Department. They come from many diverse backgrounds and
a myriad of occupations throughout the City, such as computer programmers, mechanics,
merchants, nurses, security guards, school teachers, students, etc.
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