To become a School Safety Agent, you need to take the NYPD School Safety Agent exam. Some of the duties assigned to a School Safety Agent are patrolling school surroundings, scanning for unlawful items, providing routine information to visitors, giving visitors directions to staff members, and removing any unauthorized persons from the premises.
Receiving a high score on the School Safety Agent test increases your chances of becoming an agent. The NYPD School Safety Division is part of one of the largest law enforcement agencies in New York City and the United States as a whole. There are about 5,000 School Safety Agents. The starting salary for a School Safety Agent is $31,259, and it increases to $35,323 after two years. Other benefits of the job include paid vacation and sick leave, medical and dental plans, and a 401K.
The School Safety Agent exam contains nine sections. The questions are in the multiple-choice format, and you need 70% to pass. Becoming familiar with the different sections found on the test can help prepare you for the exam.
Our PrepPack™ provides you full access to the most comprehensive practice resources for the different test section found on the exam. We offer 58 practice tests and drills for all sections of the test. The pack also includes two study guides that elaborate on the different methods and tips to help with memory and thinking skills.
There are nine sections on the test:
To become a School Safety Agent, you must be at least 21 years of age at the time of appointment, have a high school diploma or GED, pass a character and background investigation, pass a drug screening, meet certain medical and psychological requirements, reside in one of the five boroughs of New York City, and be a United States citizen. In addition, you are required to pay a $75.00 fee for fingerprinting as part of the investigation process.
Finally, you must be eligible to obtain NYC School Safety Agent status upon appointment and become certified as a NYC School Safety Agent within three months of appointment. This certification must be maintained for the duration of employment in this title.
|Exam Number||Filing Dates|
|7309||January 3, 2017 - February 28, 2017|
|7312||March 1, 2017 - April 29, 2017|
|7314||May 1, 2017 - June 30, 2017|
Practicing for the exam is the best way to ensure you are selected to join New York's finest as a School Safety Agent. Our PrepPack™ can help. By preparing for the exam with our practice tests, you will become comfortable with the style of the questions and the format of the test.
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