The following are the requirements to become a police officer with the Yonders Police Department:
Yonkers Police Department DO NOT accept Mail-ins, you MUST file in person at the following two locations:
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:
The following precincts will also have applications available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week:
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:
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:
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: