Yonkers PD Job Overview:
Hiring Process and Salary Details

Why Serve at Yonkers PD?

3 Reasons to Join Yonkers Police Deparment

Salary

The starting salary for a Yonkers police officer is $72.233 per year, and then it jumps dramatically to $102,258 per year after (5) years of service.

Attraction Benefits & Pension Plan

you'll be eligible for New York State Pension after 20 Years of Service. Health Benefits during entire career, as well into Retirement.

Career Advancement

one of the benefits of working for a large agency like Yonkers PD is the numerous opportunities to advance your career.

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Basic Qualifications

The following are the requirements to become a police officer with the Yonders Police Department:

  • Must be a citizen of the United States
  • Must have a high school diploma or equivalent
  • Must possess a valid New York State Class D Driver’s License
  • Must successfully complete all phases of the hiring process to be considered for employment.
  • Must be at least 18 years old, and must not have reached your 35th birthday
  • Must be legal residents of: Westchester, Nassau, Putnam, Rockland or Bronx County for at least three (3) months immediately preceding the date of the written examination and continuously up to and including the date of appointment.

Where To Get an Application?

  • Records Division, YPD Headquarters, 104 South Broadway, 2nd Floor, Yonkers, NY 10701 (Cacace Justice Center), between 9:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.
  • Department of Civil Service, 1 Larkin Center - 2nd Floor, Yonkers, NY 10701 Monday through Friday, between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., (914) 377-6092
  • Police Recruitment Headquarters, (YPD Community Affairs Division) 36 Radford Street, Yonkers, NY 10705 Monday through Friday, between 9:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m. and Saturday, between 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., (914) 377-7375.
  • The following precincts will also have applications available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week:
  • First Precinct: 730 E. Grassy Sprain Road, Yonkers, NY 10710 – (914) 377-7477
  • Second Precinct: 441 Central Park Ave., Yonkers, NY 10704 – (914) 377-7452
  • Third Precinct: 435 Riverdale Ave., Yonkers, NY 10705 – (914) 377-7427
  • Fourth Precinct: 53 Shonnard Pl., Yonkers, NY 10703 – (914) 377-7402

How to file an application?

Yonkers Police Department DO NOT accept Mail-ins, you MUST file in person at the following two locations:

  • Department of Civil Service, 1 Larkin Center - 2nd Floor, Yonkers, NY 10701 Monday through Friday, Between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., (914) 377-6092.
  • Police Recruitment Headquarters, (YPD Community Affairs Division) 36 Radford Street, Yonkers, NY 10705 Monday through Friday, between 9:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m. and Saturday, between 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., (914) 377-7375.
  • ONLY CHECKS OR MONEY ORDERS WILL BE ACCEPTED
  • FIVE important Things you must have with you at the time of filing:
  • 1. Check or money order in the amount of $100.00 (non-refundable) payable to: City of Yonkers
  • 2. Photo Identification (e.i. Driver's License, passport)
  • 3. proof of age (birth certificate, passport, driver’s license)
  • 4. proof of residency (utility bill, driver’s license, lease, tax or mortgage bill
  • 5. (OPTIONAL) separation papers (DD214) if applying for veteran’s credits.

How Much Money Do You Make at YPD?

Yonkers PD Average Salary & Pay Scale

During Academy
$66,784/yr
1 year of service
$74,324/yr
2 years of service
$77,903 /yr
3 years of service
$83,058/yr
4 years of service
$91,217/yr
5 years of service
$94,544 /yr
9 years of service
$97,380/yr
14 years of service
$100,217/yr
18 years of service
$103,053/yr

Salary Data Details:
https://www.yonkersny.gov/home/showdocument?id=12939

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Frequently Asked Questions

F.A.Q.

When is the next test?

The next testing for YPD is not until 2021. Visit the official recruiting site for YPD (joinypd.com) for more information regarding the next exam date.

Where can I get an application?

Applications can be downloaded from:
www.yonkersny.gov OR www.joinypd.com

Additionally, paper applications can be picked up at:

  • Department of Civil Service, 1 Larkin Center – 2nd Floor, Yonkers, NY 10701 Monday through Friday, between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., (914) 377-6092
  • Records Division, YPD Headquarters, 104 South Broadway, 2nd Floor, Yonkers, NY 10701 (Cacace Justice Center), between 9:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.
  • Police Recruitment Headquarters, (YPD Community Affairs Division) 36 Radford Street, Yonkers, NY 10705 Monday through Friday, between 9:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m. and Saturday, between 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., (914) 377-7375.

The following precincts will also have applications available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week:

  • First Precinct: 730 E. Grassy Sprain Road, Yonkers, NY 10710 – (914) 377-7477
  • Second Precinct: 441 Central Park Ave., Yonkers, NY 10704 – (914) 377-7452
  • Third Precinct: 435 Riverdale Ave., Yonkers, NY 10705 – (914) 377-7427
  • Fourth Precinct: 53 Shonnard Pl., Yonkers, NY 10703 – (914) 377-7402


How do I file an application?

Instructions on how to file an application are located within the exam announcement.


How much is the application fee?

There is a non-refundable $100.00 application fee. See exam announcement for additional information.


What are the residency requirements?

Candidates must be legal residents of: Westchester, Nassau, Putnam, Rockland or Bronx County for at least three (3) months immediately preceding the date of the written examination and continuously up to and including the date of appointment.

PREFERENCE IN APPOINTMENT WILL BE GIVEN TO SUCCESSFUL CANDIDATES WHO HAVE BEEN LEGAL RESIDENTS OF THE CITY OF YONKERS FOR AT LEAST THREE (3) MONTHS IMMEDIATELY PRECEDING THE DATE OF THE WRITTEN EXAMINATION AND CONTINUOUSLY UP TO AND INCLUDING THE DATE OF APPOINTMENT.

What are the age requirements?

A candidate must not be less than eighteen (18) years of age and must not have reached their thirty-fifth (35th) birthday as of the date of the written examination. Eligibility for employment begins when a candidate reaches their twentieth (20th) birthday. (Exception may be made for veterans as provided in Section 58(1)(a) of the New York Civil Service Law.)

What are the education requirements?

At time of appointment, the following is required: Graduation from High School or possession of a High School Equivalency Diploma.

What are the Medical and Physical Fitness Standards and Procedures for Police Officer Candidates?

Please see the following document issued by the Municipal Police Training Council for details:

http://www.criminaljustice.ny.gov/ops/docs/registry/policeapptsmed.pdf

What are the retirement benefits?

Police Officer appointees who were not previous members of a police retirement system will be enrolled in the New York State Police & Fire Retirement System – Tier 6. Information about Tier 6 benefits can be located on the web site for the Office of the New York State Comptroller here:

http://www.osc.state.ny.us/retire/employers/tier-6/index.php

Police Officer appointees who were previous members of a police retirement system are encouraged to contact the New York State Police & Fire Retirement System for information about eligibility for transferring service credits.

What are the health insurance benefits?

Health insurance benefits and additional benefit information can be located at the City of Yonkers Benefits Administration web site here:

http://www.yonkersny.gov/government/departments/human-resources-administration/yonkers-as-an-employer/benefits-administration

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