Billy5715 @ Thu 11 Nov said:
The exam at UMASS is it the sameone that NYPD is having in FEB in New York City. I am just curious this is the hiring exam right? Also does anyone know how long there acadmey is? Any more details on the UMASS exam please let me know I was going to take the test in NYC in Feb but if it is coming here thats a lot better tehn having to go there. Also Do you have to pre-register for the UMASS exam? Any info let me know...Thanks so much....
Yes, this exam is hiring. Every exam they give, whether you go to NY or take it here is the same thing. Going to NY is not going to give you an advantage over taking the exam here. The sooner you take the test the faster the process begins and you could get into the July 05 class. Every exam NYPD gives has a number which means the sooner you take the test the quicker your exam number will be submitted for selection. From what NYPD told me they hire twice a year, in Jan and July. The academy is 6 months+ long. No, you don't have to pre register, just show up early to get a seat.
- I know guys that say NYPD is great. Yes, its a big city which means you are just a number until you gain some rank but the room for advancement is never ending. In a smaller civil service town/city you don't have the opportunity to advance your self into specialty units. NYPD has hundreds of special units, so I don't think you could ever get bored being a cop in NY. With NYC being a population of 8mil, you can never stop hiring. NYPD isn't for everyone, im just about finished college and have no commitments to stay here in MA and wait for a career. The pay is poor if you need to support anyone but your self. However, its all what you make of it. The overtime is non-stop so if you don't mind working then your pay can really add up.
Everyone is at a different point in there life. I wouldn't recommend moving a family to NY but if your young, single, and want a career in LEO or looking to get your foot in the door then NY would be a great place to start.