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Traffic Enforcement Agents

Traffic Enforcement Agent

Keep Traffic Flowing and Get New Yorkers Where They're Going

Keep Traffic Flowing and Get New Yorkers Where They're Going. NYPD traffic enforcement agents perform work of varying degrees of difficulty in traffic enforcement areas in New York City.

No exam is scheduled at this time.

Salary and Benefits

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Employment Requirement

To qualify candidates MUST meet the following qualification:

  • Be at least 18 years of age at time of appointment
  • Have a high school diploma or GED
  • Pass a character and background investigation
  • Pass a drug screening
  • Be NYC residents (5 boroughs) within 90 days of appointment if you are a new city hire
  • Pay a $75 fee for fingerprinting as part of the investigation process
  • By the time you reach one year in this position, you must have a motor vehicle driver license valid in the State of New York.


Traffic Enforcement Agents are assigned to the Police Academy for a period of 12-14 weeks. They start receiving pay and benefits from their first day of Recruit training.


  • Do I have to be a citizen? Is there an age limit to be appointed?
    Under the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986, you must be able to prove your identity and your right to obtain employment in the United States prior to employment with the City of New York. There is no maximum age requirement
  • Does this position have union benefits?
    Yes. Traffic Agents are covered under Local 1181 and Local 1182
  • Do Traffic Agents have to work nights, weekends, and holidays?
    At all assignment levels, personnel may be required to work nights, weekends, and holidays.

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Recruiters are generally available Monday-Friday between the hours of 7 AM and 8 PM, and Saturday-Sunday between the hours of 12 PM and 8 PM.