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24 August 2017
One week left to apply for State Trooper entrance examination
NEW YORK STATE POLICE
George P. Beach II
Director of Public Information
New York State Police Superintendent George P. Beach II today reminded the public that there is only one week remaining to apply for the new State Trooper entrance examination, which will be held this fall. Online applications for the exam must be submitted before September 1, 2017, and interested candidates can sign up at www.nytrooper.com.
The exam will be held on October 7, October 14, October 21, and October 28, 2017, at several convenient locations around the state.
“I strongly encourage those who are interested and meet the qualifications to apply to become a member of the New York State Police,” said Superintendent Beach. “A career as a Trooper is both challenging and rewarding, providing a unique opportunity to positively impact communities across the state.”
Opportunities as a Trooper include training and membership in specialized units, as well as 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 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 who 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.
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
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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