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03 June 2013
Troopers Announce Upcoming Examination
NEW YORK STATE POLICE
Joseph A. D'Amico
Director of Public Information
Albany - New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo and New York State Police Superintendent Joseph D’Amico announced that on-line applications are now available for the upcoming statewide Trooper examination. Exams are scheduled for October 5, October 12, October 19 and October 26, 2013, and will be offered at several convenient locations around the state.
“The strength of the New York State Police comes from our diversity. We are actively seeking qualified, committed and motivated candidates from all walks of life to take the trooper exam this fall. To this end, I have dispatched recruiters from across the state to find those individuals. Candidates will be competing for the chance to have a rewarding career of service to their communities and to their state,” Superintendent D’Amico said.
Several technology improvements have been added to the application process for 2013. Applicants can now use PayPal to pay for the application fee in addition to a Visa or MasterCard. The application has also been optimized for mobile devices such that anyone who wishes to use their phone or other portable device will find the process user friendly. To help reduce paper and mailing costs, applicants with military service can now upload their supporting documents as PDF or scanned images directly into their application. Lastly, applicants that provide an e-mail address will receive confirmation of their application submission. Notifications will also be sent when updates, such as changing a testing location or date, are made to their application on-line.
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; K-9 Handlers; Firearms Instructors and Motor Vehicle Collision Reconstructionists. Troopers are also eligible for assignments to specialized details and units including: the Aviation unit; the SCUBA Team; the Special Operations Response Team, the Gun Investigation Unit; the Community Narcotics Enforcement Team; and the Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Unit. Troopers may also pursue assignments as investigators in the Bureau of Criminal Investigation or in a variety of other specialized units.
“I strongly encourage young people to apply for the exam. Seek out a State Police recruiter. Talk to a trooper. Discover what a challenging and rewarding profession it is to be a New York State Trooper. Our web site has more information and I invite you to apply on-line at www.NYTROOPER.com,” Superintendent D’Amico said.
Currently, a Trooper’s starting salary is $50,374 during Academy training. Upon Academy graduation, the salary increases to $66,905, and after one year to $71,261, with additional salary steps during the first five years of service. After 5 years, a Trooper’s salary increases to $84,739, with additional longevity payments through 25 years of service. Additional location compensation is provided for troopers assigned to NYC, Dutchess, Nassau, Orange, Putnam, Rockland, Suffolk, and Westchester counties.
Those interested in becoming a Trooper can apply on-line at:
On-line applications must be submitted by Midnight EST September 8, 2013. Results from the examination will establish an eligibility list that may remain in effect for a maximum of 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.
A detailed list of qualifications is attached:
QUALIFICATIONS FOR NEW YORK STATE TROOPER
AT TIME OF APPOINTMENT:
Exceptions: 30 college credits may be waived, if the candidate has either:
Received an Honorable Discharge from the United States military after two years of active military service;
Successfully completed a Certified Police Officer Training Course approved by, or equivalent to a course approved by, the New York State Municipal Police Training council. A certified Peace Officer Training course does not qualify.
$50,374 Starting salary;
$66,905 upon graduation from the NYSP Academy;
$71,261 after 1 year;
$84,739 after 5 years.
(Salaries do not include additional location compensation for NYC; Dutchess, Nassau, Orange, Putnam, Rockland, Suffolk, and Westchester counties.)
Apply on-line or get additional information on becoming a New York State Trooper at: www.NYTROOPER.com
or by calling 1-866-NYSP-EXAM
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