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
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
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
Salaries effective June 1, 2018:
Entry level base pay Patrol Officer 4th Grade (no experience) $42,470
* 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.