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Thursday, 09 April 2020 12:17

State Police Open Application Process, Will Hold Entrance Exam in October 2020

NEW YORK STATE — Superintendent Keith M. Corlett announced the State Police have launched a new recruiting effort.

The State Police will hold a new Trooper entrance examination in the fall. The exams are scheduled for Oct. 3, Oct. 10, Oct. 17 and Oct. 24, and will be offered at several locations around the state. 

Online applications are now being accepted. Interested candidates have several options to start the application process. To apply, candidates can visit joinstatepolice.ny.gov and apply online, they can text JoinNYSP to 518-240-3959, or call 1-866-NYSP-EXAM.

“The strength of our agency is built on the diversity of the men and women who have dedicated their lives to serving their communities and their state” said Superintendent Keith M. Corlett, in a statement. “We are actively seeking qualified, committed, and motivated candidates from all walks of life to take the Trooper exam this fall.Candidates will be competing for the chance to join the ranks of the New York State Police and have a rewarding career of public service.”

Opportunities within the State Police include training and membership in specialized units, as well as opportunities for advancement through the State Police ranks.Some of the specialized areas of expertise include positions such as: Crime Scene Evidence Technicians; Field Training Officers; Canine Handlers; Firearms Instructors; and Motor Vehicle Collision Reconstructionist.Troopers are also eligible for assignments to specialized details and units including: the Aviation Unit; the Dive Team; the Special Operations Response Team; the Community Narcotics Enforcement Team; and the Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Unit.Troopers may also pursue assignments as investigators in the Bureau of Criminal Investigation.

Online applications must be submitted by Sept. 13, 2020.Results from the examination will establish an eligibility list that may remain in effect up to four years. The New York State Police is an Equal Opportunity Employer that values diversity and encourages all individuals interested in public service to apply.

Applicants must successfully complete a medical examination, vision test, hearing test, background investigation including a polygraph examination, and psychological evaluation to be appointed.

Current salary information: $57,297 Starting Salary; (during Academy training and first year); $81,056 after one year; $96,387 after five years.

For information about becoming a New York State Trooper, including all requirements and benefits, go to:  joinstatepolice.ny.gov.

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