The Johnson City Police Department is an Equal Opportunity Employer 

Employment with our department may be obtained in the following ways:   

In NY State, you must be a NYS resident to become a police officer and have a high school diploma or GED equivalent;  A candidate may transfer from another police or sheriff's department within NY State if he/she is a full-time police officer (as recognized by the New York State Civil Service System) for a period of at least one year.   

If you are interested in transfering into our department please send your resume to:

Chief Brent G. Dodge Johnson City Police Department 31 Avenue C Johnson City, NY 13790-2289  

If you are not a police officer, you must first pass the entry level NYS Civil Service Exam for Police Officer. These examinations are scheduled by the Broome County Office of Personnel on an "as needed" basis.   Applicants who successfully pass are then ranked on an eligibility list by their test scores. Special consideration is sometimes given for active military personnel or veterans.   Before being hired by our agency a recruit must also pass extensive background and psychological checks, a physical fitness test and oral interview by police administrators and the Village Board. The recruit must then graduate from a NYS certified Police Basic Recruit School which is approximately six months long (recruits are paid full salary and benefits while in school). 

Our department has excellent advancement opportunities and a wide variety of training opportunities. Salaries, based on rank and seniority, are comparable to other Law Enforcement agencies in Broome and the surrounding counties.   If you are interested in employment with our agency, you may obtain more information by contacting the  Broome County Department of Personnel Government Plaza   Hawley St   Binghamton, NY 13901   Phone: 607-778-2185     

Current Benefits:  

  • Blue Cross/Blue Shield Health & Dental Insurance   
  • 12 Sick Days per year 
  • 13 paid Holidays per year   
  • 3 "Emergency" Personal Days   
  • 3 Personal Days   


after one year, 10 days  

after five years, 15 days   

after ten years, 20 days   

after fifteen years, 25 days   

after twenty years, 1/2 day added per year until thirty years of service 

Longevity Pay:  

5 years of service ... $350 per year

9 years of service ... $750 per year

13 years of service ...$1050 per year   

17 years of service ...$1550 per year   

Educational Incentives: 

  • Two year college degree in Criminal Justice or Related Social Sciences (emphasis on CJ) $500 per year 
  • Four year college degree in Criminal Justice or Related Social Sciences (emphasis on CJ) $750 per year   
  • Paid tuition and textbooks for officers enrolled in Criminal Justice or Related Social Sciences (emphasis on CJ) college programs; must successfully pass the course(s) with at least a C average.   

Other Benefits:  

  • $1000 Annual Clothing Allowance   
  • $400 Yearly Physical Fitness Monetary Incentive (must pass Physical Fitness Test each year)   
  • Compensatory Time (at time and a half) in lieu of Overtime if desired   
  • Holiday pay for working on designated "family" holidays   

Shift Differentials  

  • 11:00 PM - 7:00 AM $1.35/Hr   
  • 3:00 PM - 11:00 PM $1.15/Hr   

Salaries effective June 1, 2018: 

Entry level base pay Patrol Officer 4th Grade (no experience) $42,470   

  • Patrol Officer, 3rd Grade $50,553 (upon completion of one year of service)   
  • Patrol Officer, 2nd Grade $54,233(upon completion of two years of service)  
  • Patrol Officer, 1st Grade $70,224(upon completion of three years of service)   
  • Sergeant, $76,478   
  • Lieutenant, $81,846
  • Captain, $87,325  

* The Chief and Assistant Chief of Police are under a separate contract with other Village department heads.   

*Promotions to Sergeant, Lieutenant, Captain, Assistant Chief, and Chief are based upon competitive NYS Civil Service Promotional Exams and an oral interview conducted by a Police Review Board.  


*JCPD's police officers may retire under the NYS Police and Fire Retirement System after 20 years at half pay (based on the average of their highest paid 36 consecutive months). Medical insurance after retirement is provided for officers hired before June 1, 2001. Officers hired after that date will contribute 10% of the base premium to the cost of continuing health insurance upon retirement.   

*Hiring of civilian Support Personnel (clerical staff, etc.) is also determined by competitive NYS Civil Service exams; contact the Broome County Personnel Office (listed above) for more information.