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Port Authority New York & New Jersey - PANYNJ


Feb 16, 2022


4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

PAPD Recruitment Informational Session

PAPD Recruitment Informational Session with the JFK & LGA Redevelopment Outreach Offices

Our job is to protect and secure some of the most critical transportation facilities in the world. These assets include the world’s largest airport system, the East Coast’s biggest seaport, the region’s most active bus terminal, tunnels, bridges, the World Trade Center complex, and the Port Authority Trans-Hudson rail transit system (PATH). Millions of customers use our facilities each year, so protecting and securing them is paramount. Joining the PAPD will give you an exciting, rewarding career with a great salary and impressive benefits. With many different roles available, you can pursue your interests and make a real difference here.

Our officers are more than just police. They’re neighbors, teammates, friends, and family. They’re everyday people who followed their passion for helping others.

We encourage you to join our Police Recruitment Network to stay informed on the different steps of the recruitment and selection process, click the link below to join now!


  • The starting salary for a Police Officer is $44,259
  • Upon graduation from the Police Academy is $46,958
  • After 1 year of service the annual salary increases to $57,753
  • Salary step increases for up to 10 years of service
  • Top pay annual salary after 10 years of service is $124,143
  • These salaries do not include overtime earnings, shift differential, holiday pay and uniform allowance.


  • 13 paid holidays
  • 18 paid vacation days annually upon completion of the Police Academy
  • 5 paid personal days
  • Comprehensive sick leave policy


  • Service Retirement from the New York State Retirement System. After 20 years of service as a Port Authority Police Officer, you are eligible to receive a pension, regardless of age, consisting of 50% of your final compensation. For more information on the pension please visit www.osc.state.ny.us/retire
  • Officers are eligible to participate in a New York State deferred compensation plan
  • Comprehensive medical, prescription, vision and dental coverage upon retirement based on years of service

Comprehensive Medical, Dental, Prescription and Vision


  • Tuition Reimbursement is offered to Officers at a reimbursement rate up to 80% of tuition cost
  • Life Insurance is offered to active members and provides 3 times their final average annual salary
  • Leaves of Absence are available for such reasons as: maternity, child care, education, family leave or military service


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