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10 October 2007
Troopers Announce Over 13,500 sign up for Upcoming Exam
Albany, NY – October 10, 2007 – New York State Police Acting Superintendent Preston L. Felton announced today that, with nearly two months left to apply for the next statewide Trooper examination, over 13,500 qualified applicants have already signed up to take the exam. There is still time left to apply. The recruitment campaign ends on December 1st, 2007. Exams are scheduled for January 19, January 26, February 2 and February 9, 2008, and will be offered at several convenient locations around the state.
“This very strong interest is a testament to the proud tradition and standards of excellence that have defined our agency and continue to lead us into the future,” Felton said. “We firmly believe that the thousands who have signed up so far want to be a part of an agency that stands for pride, professionalism, respect and service. Since the entrance examination is typically administered just every four years, now is the time to consider a rewarding career with the New York State Police.”
Felton added, “We encourage young people from all walks of life, who are looking for a rewarding career, to visit our website and seriously consider serving the public as a State Trooper. Unlike any other profession, Troopers have unique opportunities presented daily, to make a difference in someone’s life.”
Interested candidates should go to the State Police’s state-of-the-art recruitment website, NYTROOPER.com and apply before December 1, 2007. On-line convenience features allow the processing of credit card payments for the application fee and offer the ability to select a specific test center and exam date. Eligible family members and friends who may be interested in a career in public service should be encouraged to apply and participate in the examinations scheduled for early 2008.
Currently, a Trooper’s starting salary is $50,374 during Academy training. Upon Academy graduation, the salary increases to $61,525, and after one year to $65,358, with additional salary steps during the first five years of service. After 5 years, a Trooper’s salary increases to $77,218, with additional longevity payments through 25 years of service. Additional location compensation is provided for troopers assigned to NYC, and Dutchess, Nassau, Orange, Putnam, Rockland, Suffolk, and Westchester counties.
On-line applications must be submitted by Midnight EST December 1, 2007. 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.
Below is detailed list of exam eligibility requirements:
Requirements for a New York State Trooper
Current Salary Information:
(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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