Just some more info on another Ny department that is hiring. Rochester PD is currently 43 officers short with over 200 eligible for retirement within the next year. The current contract is pretty good compared to most departments. We start at $34000.00 and the current max is $55000- $60000 (depending on college degrees), 95% of medical is paid by city, dental is ok, 20 year retirement at 50% pay and a deferred comp plan.... Former NYPD officer went through the academy with me and he said you can"t afford to live on your salary in NYC. A few more are trying to laterally transfer to RPD in the upcoming transfer class....... the test is coming up check out the website if you are interested.