So, you'd think any police officer hopefuls would have to jump through hoops to work for the famed NYPD.
As it turns out, it's pretty easy — at least in the beginning.
I arrived at 2 Lafayette St. at 9:30 a.m. today and after a quick trip through the metal detector, I was ushered up to the 17th floor. They didn't check IDs.
Now, once I got to the testing center, there was a fair bit of red tape to wiggle through.
I had to get a card identifying myself as a police department hopeful from one clerk, then go to a separate room to acknowledge I was indeed here for the NYPD recruitment test, and pay $35 for it.
Then I ventured back to the same clerk to have a receipt signed before being led into a third room to fill out a seating card and be fingerprinted.