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12 April 2017
State Police looking for the best and the brightest to join the long gray line
NEW YORK STATE POLICE
George P. Beach II
Director of Public Information
Superintendent George P. Beach II today announced that the State Police have launched a new recruiting effort to attract the best and brightest qualified candidates to join one of the most highly respected law enforcement organizations in the country. The State Police will be holding a new Trooper entrance examination this fall. The exams are scheduled for October 7, October 14, October 21, and October 28, 2017, and will be offered at several convenient locations around the state.
Online applications are now being accepted. Interested candidates can sign up for the exam at www.nytrooper.com.
“Come help us celebrate our 100 year anniversary by applying to join the New York State Police. 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 George P. Beach II. “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.
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. 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.
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 test location or date, are made to their application online.
Online applications must be submitted on www.nytrooper.com by September 1, 2017. Results from the examination will establish an eligibility list that may remain in effect for a minimum 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.
Here are the qualifications:
QUALIFICATIONS FOR NEW YORK STATE TROOPER
Exceptions: 30 college credits may be waived, if the candidate has either:
Received an Honorable Discharge from the Unite State 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.
CURRENT SALARY INFORMATION:
www.nytrooper.com or by calling 1-866-NYSP-EXAM
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