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New York Police Department Reviews

Updated June 15, 2017
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New York Police Department Commisioner William J. Bratton
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  • You can work long hours, planning trips is difficult, you see the bad in society and you have to deal with the (in 9 reviews)

  • Low pay compared to other jurisdictions; can be a thankless job (in 5 reviews)

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  1. "School Safety Officer"

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    Current Employee - SSA in Bronx, NY
    Current Employee - SSA in Bronx, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at New York Police Department full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Love to protect New York the respect of the community

    Cons

    Dangerous not pay enough money some unfair treatment


  2. "Very political"

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    Current Employee - Police Officer in Brooklyn, NY
    Current Employee - Police Officer in Brooklyn, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at New York Police Department full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Over 5.5 years as a police officer and you'll bring in a MINIMUM 115k with overtime, great health benefits & retirement.

    Cons

    You can work long hours, planning trips is difficult, you see the bad in society and you have to deal with the ...


  3. Helpful (1)

    "Detective"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Detective in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Detective in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at New York Police Department full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Best job and best benefits.

    Cons

    A lot of time away from your family.

    Advice to Management

    Better public relations


  4. "nice place"

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    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Brooklyn, NY
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Brooklyn, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at New York Police Department full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    great benefits and pension and job Security

    Cons

    takes years to get a raise


  5. "Detective"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Detective in Brooklyn, NY
    Former Employee - Detective in Brooklyn, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at New York Police Department full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great experience, great cops lots of fun

    Cons

    Most of the people in the city treat you like crap, they see you as the enemy, then you Risk your life in a heart beat to save or help that same person

    Advice to Management

    Treat cops better, stick up for them!


  6. "Police officer"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at New York Police Department full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Enjoy helping others, solving problems. Nothing feels better than putting a smile on someone's face.

    Cons

    Not always a happy ending. I come to realize that there are those days when all you have done its not enough.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work, work crew is only as good as its leaders.


  7. "Best Job you might never want to do"

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    Current Employee - Detective First Grade in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Detective First Grade in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at New York Police Department full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    The best investigators in the world. Many opportunities to finish your education. The training is exceptional especially as you get seniority.
    The guy who posted here with the 10 years was either asked to leave or never served . His way of expressing himself is off . When you do this for 30 years in any field you can spot a phony .

    Cons

    Still a lot of nepotism which I guess is a part of many jobs. Life balance is a little tough especially in the beginning . depending on assignment could be very dangerous.

    Advice to Management

    Take a good look at someone's record and effort don't just transfer, promote, or advance because "little Johnny" is the son of a friend or hire up.


  8. Helpful (1)

    "Cadet"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Cadet in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Cadet in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at New York Police Department part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good if you want to be a police officer

    Cons

    nothing like they advertised. They will put you where they need you. You cannot pick where you want to go


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Police officer"

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    Former Employee - Highly Decorated Police Officer in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Highly Decorated Police Officer in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at New York Police Department full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Can save lives. Doing something important. Develops desipline and experience u can utilize in retirement. Become a PI or Body Guard or armed guard.

    Cons

    Unbelievable level of both great cops doing great police work and lazy ones nearly doing none. Favoritism towards lazy cops often happens and a lot of desrimnation against great cops.

    Advice to Management

    There needs to be so over on how to hire and train large segment of bosses. Only great cops should be promoted. Lazy ones should not be allowed as they will try to influence you to be a zero like them.


  10. "Traffic Enforcement Agent is a challenging and difficult job. Which keeps the city of New York moving ."

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    Current Employee - Traffic Enforcement Agent in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Traffic Enforcement Agent in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at New York Police Department full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    It's a worth while job with benefits and plenty of promotional opportunities.

    Cons

    If you can follow orders and you have bad work ethics, and bad habits in your personal life this is not the job for you.

    Advice to Management

    Please keep an open mind and open dialogue to hear out the needs of the commands, Agents, and Equipment.


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