If you’re looking for a laid-back career filled with drama-free days and constant validation from the people you interact with, the New York Police Department has just the thing for you.

Yeah, maybe not so much. But if you do have what it takes to be a cop, registration for the Dec. 15 police officer exam is open through Nov. 3. There is no fee this year.

“Be the change you want to see in your community, join the NYPD!” the department says on its Facebook recruitment page.

The 19th Precinct also went for the exclamation points, in a tweet about registration opening up. “We’re looking to recruit & hire the next generation of NY’s Finest!” it said. “Now is your opportunity to have a rewarding career in law enforcement!”

The NYPD also offers the story of one cop, Officer Caroline Montes, on Facebook as inspiration. It talks about how Montes wasn’t always thrilled with how law enforcement treated people when she was a kid and decided to make a difference. She also says it is a privilege to serve in a field previously thought of as being for men.

For details, visit nypdrecruit.com.

— Peter C. Mastrosimone

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