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Appointment Qualifications

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Candidates must apply online to be considered for the MTA Police Officer written examination. Candidates who meet the qualifications will be included in a random selection process to be considered for the written examination. There is no guarantee that any candidate will be selected to take the written examination or considered for any of the other steps in the selection process.

If selected for the written examination, all candidates’ ages will be reassessed to confirm they meet the eligibility requirements. If a candidate who is randomly selected to take the written examination meets the requirements, he or she will receive instructions with regard to providing the required non-refundable application fee in the amount of $40.00.

Those who pass the written examination may be invited for additional steps in the process, including a physical fitness test (using the Cooper Standard for Physical Fitness), panel interview, complete background investigation* (felony and some misdemeanor convictions will disqualify candidates), medical examination, psychological evaluation, polygraph, successful completion of the curriculum at the Police Academy, and a probationary period.

*At the time of investigation, candidates will be required to pay a $75.00 fee for fingerprint screening.

Passing the written examination or any other step does not guarantee selection for further steps in the process.

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