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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

  • Must be 20 years of age by December 1, 2007 to apply to take the exam;
  • Must be at least 21 years of age by date of appointment;
  • Must not have reached your 30th birthday prior to December 1, 2007. This may be extended up to six years for active military service;
  • Must have graduated from senior high school or possess a high school equivalency diploma at time of application;
  • Must have 60 credit hours from an accredited college at time of appointment; 30 credit hours may be waived for candidates with at least two full years active duty in the United States Military and an Honorable Discharge; or who have completed a certified Basic Police Officer Training Course approved by the New York State Municipal Police Training Council or its equivalent;
  • Must be in excellent physical condition, able to pass a physical performance test;
  • Must be a New York State resident and possess a valid New York State driver’s license at time of appointment;
  • Must be a United States citizen at time of application;
  • Must be of good moral character. A felony conviction is an automatic disqualification.
  • Must successfully complete a medical examination, vision test, hearing test, background investigation including polygraph examination, and psychological evaluation to be appointed.

Current Salary Information:

  • $50,374 Starting salary;
  • $61,525 upon graduation from the NYSP Academy;
  • $65,358 after 1 year;
  • $77,218 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

The media is welcome to contact recruiters in their respective troops:

Troop A
Tpr. Rebecca M. Gibbons
4525 West Saile Drive
Batavia, NY 14020-1095

Troop B
Tpr. Josef D. Walker
Route 86, Box 100
Ray Brook, NY 12977-0100

Troop C
Tpr. Nelson Torres
Route 7, Box 300
Sidney, NY 13838-0300

Troop D
Lt. Troy Little
Route 5, P.O. Box 30
Oneida, NY 13421-0030

Troop E
Tpr. Robert A. Kotin Jr.
1569 Rochester Road
Canandaigua, NY 14425-0220

Troop F
Tpr. Angela R. Sabarese
55 Crystal Run Rd.
Middletown, NY 10941

Troop G
Tpr. Mark J. Cepiel
504 Loudon Road
Loudonville, NY 12211-1454

Troop K
Tpr. Lysonia Holder
2541 Route 44
Salt Point, NY 12578

Troop L
Tpr. Raymond E. Jackson
7140 Republic Airport
Farmingdale, NY 11735-1597

Troop NYC
Tpr. Al A. Vasquez
Wards Island
New York, NY 10035

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