To become a NYPD Traffic Enforcement Agent, you must take the Traffic Enforcement Agent (TEA) exam. Some of the duties of the job include issuing summonses to illegally parked vehicles, directing traffic at intersections, testifying at administrative hearing offices and court, and preparing required reports, as well as sometimes even being called upon to operate a motor vehicle.
Receiving a high score on the TEA exam increases your chances of becoming an agent. The NYPD Traffic Enforcement Agents Division is part of one of the largest law enforcement agencies in New York City and the United States. There are about 2,300 Traffic Enforcement Agents in the country. The starting salary for a Traffic Enforcement Agent is $29,217, which increases to $33,600 after two years. Other benefits of the job include paid vacation and sick leave, medical and dental plans, and a 401K.
The Traffic Enforcement Agent exam contains ten sections. The questions are in the multiple-choice format, and you need a score of 70% to pass. Becoming familiar with the test will help increase your score as well as your chances of becoming a Traffic Enforcement Agent.
You can prepare for the test before taking it. Our PrepPack™ includes timed practice tests and study guides, and the practice tests are accompanied by detailed answer explanations. By practicing, you up your chances of achieving a high score on the test. A high score not only ensures that you pass the exam, but it also gives you a better chance of gaining employment over the other candidates.
Our PrepPack™ provides you full access to the most comprehensive practice resources for the different sections on the exam. We offer 68 practice tests and drills for all sections of the test. The PrepPack™ also includes study guides that elaborate on the different methods and tips for solving memory and thinking questions as well as basic math questions.
The exam measures the skills needed to be a successful Traffic Enforcement Agent. The exam is computerized and consists of multiple-choice questions. The following job-related qualities are measured:
To become a Traffc Enforcement Agent, you are required to be at least 18 years of age at the time of appointment, have a high school diploma or GED, pass a character and background investigation, and pass a drug screening. You must be a New York City resident for at least 90 days before the appointment and reside in one of the five boroughs of New York City. You must also pay a $75.00 fee for fingerprinting as part of the investigation process. In addition, you must possess a driver's license valid in the State of New York.
Practicing for the exam is the best way to ensure you are selected to join New York's finest as a Traffic Enforcement Agent. Our PrepPack™ can help secure your success. 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.