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Ithaca PBA Supports Department’s Recruitment Efforts, Encourages Interested Applicants to Apply for Police Officer Examination.

Ithaca Police Officers with K9 Rex.

IPBA Members Participating in Local Community Fundraising Event.

IPBA Members Collaborating in Native Neighborhood Fundraising Occasion.

IPBA & Community Members pose with an IPD vehicle wrapped in pink to raise awareness around breast cancer.

IPBA & Neighborhood Members pose with an IPD automobile wrapped in pink to increase consciousness round breast most cancers.

PBA President says, “Should you’re wanting to serve your group, and for an thrilling journey, with nice advantages and a robust union, IPD is the place.”

“This could be a powerful job, typically harmful, with lengthy hours required at instances, nevertheless it’s rewarding work and completely different on a regular basis.”

— Tom Condzella, PBA President

ITHACA, NEW YORK, UNITED STATES, July 27, 2023/ — The Ithaca Police Division is hiring, and the Ithaca Police Benevolent Affiliation, the labor union representing Ithaca’s legislation enforcement professionals, desires everybody to know. Anybody can start the appliance course of at The deadline to apply is August seventh, 2023 at 4:30 PM. There is no such thing as a residency requirement to take the examination.

The President of the Ithaca Police Benevolent Affiliation, Thomas Condzella, stated, “We’re wanting for the subsequent era of officers to serve our nice group. We wish the perfect and brightest to apply.” Condzella described the Ithaca Police Division as a “small division with large alternatives” and stated he even encourages those that are not sure a couple of profession with the Ithaca Police, or in legislation enforcement typically, to nonetheless apply for the examination and take into account the chance. “Everybody from each background has one thing to convey to the desk,” he stated.

“IPD gives many alternatives that different businesses of comparable dimension don’t. Ithaca Police Officers aren’t simply driving patrol automobiles and responding to calls for service, they’ve choices and entry to differing types work throughout the occupation,” stated Condzella. “As well as to a management monitor via the ranks of Police Officer, Sergeant and Lieutenant, all represented by the PBA, Ithaca PBA members can apply to develop into an Investigator within the Legal Investigations Unit or the Particular Investigations Unit. They will additionally apply for a number of ancillary and specialty assignments such because the K9 unit, crime scene unit, tactical staff, disaster negotiations staff, visitors crash reconstruction staff, recruitment staff, bike patrol, honor guard, and so forth.,” stated Condzella. Most of the alternatives accessible at IPD are highlighted within the new 2023 Ithaca Police Division Recruitment Video, a chunk which additionally emphasizes IPD’s dedication to group policing and engagement.

In accordance to Condzella, even regardless of current staffing challenges, the IPD has additionally maintained standing as a pinnacle within the legislation enforcement coaching group, each statewide and nationally. Condzella stated, “Ithaca PBA members not solely obtain a number of the greatest legislation enforcement coaching accessible, they’re additionally then given the chance to develop into specialists in a subject in the event that they want, to practice their colleagues and different cops within the area, this isn’t widespread in different businesses of our dimension. The coaching we get right here not solely ensures the perfect outcomes on the road, it helps maintain each the cops and our group members secure.” Some teacher stage alternatives on the Ithaca Police Division embrace actuality based mostly coaching, defensive techniques, emergency driving, EMT, firearms, implicit bias & procedural justice, and disaster negotiations to identify a number of.

“This could be a powerful job, typically harmful, with lengthy hours required at instances, nevertheless it’s rewarding work and completely different on a regular basis. No matter what you determine to do throughout your profession at IPD, you’ll be able to relaxation assured that you just’re serving to to higher your group, on a regular basis. That is the perfect a part of the job,” stated Condzella.

Ithaca Police Officers attain a prime annual wage of $89,884 after 3 years of service, with ample extra time alternatives. Skilled lateral switch officers could also be eligible to be employed at greater pay charges up to and together with prime pay. Wonderful Excellus Blue Cross / Blue Protect well being and dental advantages are additionally accessible. An Officer who retires with 20 years of accomplished service will even obtain a pension via the New York State Police and Hearth Retirement System. There are lots of different advantages together with a free membership to an area gymnasium.

Condzella counseled the Metropolis Administration for persevering with to work with the PBA in direction of a successor labor settlement, improved working situations, and higher wellness initiatives for workers. “Offering the gymnasium memberships is an indication that Metropolis Corridor cares about their cops, they need us to be wholesome, and to go residence safely to our households on the finish of our shifts. The brand new wellness incentive has additionally been useful in motivating officers to keep on prime of their well being and handle their stress. As we proceed to negotiate with the Metropolis, it’s clear they need to maintain the necessary job we do aggressive with different municipalities, and enticing to new hires and lateral switch officers,” stated Condzella. The present labor settlement between the PBA and the Metropolis expires on the finish of 2023. Condzella stated that he’s optimistic that the Metropolis and the PBA will attain an settlement on a brand new contract earlier than the top of the yr.

“Like many police departments throughout the nation, IPD is brief staffed, we now have about 15 funded vacancies with a number of extra retirements within the coming months. We want new officers to assist form the way forward for not simply IPD, but in addition our union that prides itself on giving again to our group. Collectively, the Ithaca group and the officers have been via some very troublesome instances, however all of us need the identical factor, a secure and vibrant place that we’re proud to name residence, we wish a greater tomorrow for our youngsters. We want extra good cops to apply so we will proceed working collectively to accomplish that purpose. Begin the appliance at this time, take the examination and be part of us, you gained’t remorse it,” stated Condzella.

Thomas Condzella
Ithaca Police Benevolent Affiliation
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2023 Ithaca Police Division Recruitment Video


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