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  • There has to be a bit more to it than that. I don't know. There's no law that I know of that mandates hiring simply because a list is out there. Like I said SCPD did it that way in '96. We'll see, but I would be very surprised if anyone got hired for TBTA after 10+ years of stagnation.

    And do you really want to get hired for a job that's going nowhere?

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    • Yup I really do want to get hired for this job that's going nowhere! Sign me up right away buddy. It's way better than where I work now plus I'd go from 25\55 to 20\50 retirement, If they get rid of the position they'll work something out like leaving the BTO's there until they can retire, merging them into the MTA POLICE or maybe even offering early retirement buyouts but I don't see them just saying " Thanks for your service, now scram suckers " .

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      • Magic_Wealthy
        Magic_Wealthy commented
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        I don't even know why you replied to him. Apparently he's here keeping tabs on this job thats "going nowhere" just as much as we are. He's on the MTA police forum talking wild over there too. Spreading false facts.

    • They can't be merged with MTAPD because they are not police officers.

      What false facts are you referring to, genius?

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      • Crash Test
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        Uh Bob..... SIRTOA PD ( Staten Island Railway Operating Authority Police ) were merged into the MTA PD. Can you explain how that happened or at least explain why you say bridge and tunnel officers can't be merged in to MTA PD ?

      • HighwayBob
        HighwayBob commented
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        It's right there in your post - "Police". Just like LIRR PD merged with MNRR PD. Bridge and Tunnel Officers are not police officers. The minimum training requirements for police officers and peace officers are not the same.

    • The merger can happen. Proper legislation can be addressed in the legislature. Additional, as needed, training can be provided to BTOs.

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      • HighwayBob
        HighwayBob commented
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        Very doubtful. They'd rather hire rollovers from other police jobs.

        Time will tell. I'm sure people will be posting here when they get called for further processing.

      • Crash Test
        Crash Test commented
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        Dinosaur32 I had a few questions that I'm sure you can answer. Can I PM you the questions?

    • I know a few people that got hired as MTA Police Officers straight off the street with no law enforcement experience. They only allow you to get credit for prior Police service after 15 years of service with the MTAPD. I wonder how they will work that out if they merge Bridge and Tunnel into MTAPD. Would they accept the Bridge and Tunnel Officer time up front or make them work 15 years before they could get credit for prior service? Technically it's not prior Police service but it is time in the MTA.

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      • HighwayBob
        HighwayBob commented
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        You're engaging in useless speculation. There will be no merger. If anything BTO's would have to go through the same screening/hiring and training process as a civilian.

        We have at least one former BTO on our job and his time did not count - it cannot be transferred into our pension system. He also had peace officer time with CUNY and that didn't count either.

        New hires can only transfer their time in from two pension systems - NYPD and NYS P&F

      • ZooKeeperOEF
        ZooKeeperOEF commented
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        Why not just take the MTA PD test if you want to be a police officer?

      • Crash Test
        Crash Test commented
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        Some people don't meet the age requirement max of 35 and then you have people that do not meet the 60 college credit or military requirement of 2 years of active duty service.

    • I honestly think that they are not gonna call anyone from this list . If they do actually call anyone it will probably be very few . It’s been 3 months since the list was created and no one has even been called to start processing . If there are other opportunities out there I would suggest going for them . I think this job is dead money .

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      • Well iirc, people aren't supposed to start retiring en masse until next month.

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        • I hear that people have already started retiring. Can anyone on the force confirm this? I also saw 5 or 6 TBTA vehicles on the belt pkwy today near the VNB and I'm not sure what the officers were doing but 3 or 4 of the vehicles were marked Highway Unit. That is the most Hwy units I've seen in one place in years.

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          • Originally posted by Crash Test View Post
            I hear that people have already started retiring. Can anyone on the force confirm this? I also saw 5 or 6 TBTA vehicles on the belt pkwy today near the VNB and I'm not sure what the officers were doing but 3 or 4 of the vehicles were marked Highway Unit. That is the most Hwy units I've seen in one place in years.
            Yeah it doesn’t look good as far as hiring with this job . Take the upcoming court officer exam . I think you’ll get called for that if you do well before they call anyone for this exam .

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            • I had a chance to speak with a chief from MTA labor relations at my current job, he didn't know if or when they will hire TBTA officers but he did say that MTA is having funding issues throughout the entire agency.
              Last edited by krull; 11-03-2019, 01:34 AM.
              Bridge and Tunnel Officer, Exam No. 5606

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              • Dude , just take the upcoming court officer
                exam.

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                • I'm sure people will take the court officer exam when it comes out. The last exam was in Oct of 2014 and ironically the same month filing opened up for TUNNEL AND BRIDGE OFFICER 5606! If there is no movement by March then something is definitely wrong and I'm going to start leaning toward the theory that we are all being jerked around. I have been checking and so far there does not appear to be any legal action that can be taken if no one is hired off the list.

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                  • Originally posted by Crash Test View Post
                    ...there does not appear to be any legal action that can be taken if no one is hired off the list.
                    OF course there isn't. No agency can be compelled to hire just because there is an established list.

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                    • Looks like you might be right on that but I have a question! When did the NYPD stop allowing MTAPD to send it's candidates into the academy? And WHY? is that because of the beef with the mayor and Gov?

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                      • About a month ago. They're ****ed off that we're hiring so many city cops. So they play children's games instead of making a real effort to improve the job so that no one would want to leave.

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                        • HighwayBob
                          HighwayBob commented
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                          Ridiculous that that word above was censored. P!$$ED OFF is what I wrote.

                        • Crash Test
                          Crash Test commented
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                          I remember many years ago they wouldn't release the records of NYPD officers to other agencies like MTAPD or PAPD during their processing. They then went on to try and get lock the NYPD officers into a set number of years of service before they could leave for other departments. I think they are also mad that the MTA is trying to regain control over Policing in the NYCTA subway system. It was a huge mistake giving up control to the city of the New York City Transit Authority Police for $300,000 subsidy a year. They also wanted to take over LIRRPD and MNPD and the MTA saw through that power grab.

                        • HighwayBob
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                          Just how was NYPD supposed to take over MNRR and LIRR when those railroads operate outside of the city and even outside the state?

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