How Hard is it to Pass the Police Academy?

Once hired as a police recruit, prospective officers attend the New York City Police Academy. The rigorous training program lasts six months. The NYPD requires 913 hours of training for their new recruits, which is higher than the New York state-mandated requirement of 700 hours. Of the 913 hours of training: 269 hours are focused on academics, 150 hours on physical tactics, 105 hours on firearms and 28 hours on driver training. The additional 361 hours are used for additional add-on trainings and presentations.

Courses cover such topics as law, behavioral science, physical training and tactics, police science, firearms training, and First Aid/ CPR. Classes in terrorism, identity theft, and other advanced law enforcement skills are also part of the curriculum.

Recruits must pass 4 separate exams with a score of 75% or higher to graduate from the academy and be sworn in as an NYPD Police Officer.

If you receive a NYPD Disqualification call me at 516-248-0040 to schedule a free phone or in-office consultation.




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