01 March 2022
Major James M. Hall
Troop A Commander


On Saturday, March 5, 2022, at 11:00 A.M. to 2:00 P.M. the New York State Police will be hosting an event at the Recruitment Center in the Walden Galleria Mall.

Troopers will be available to talk about the ongoing Trooper entrance exam with representatives from the following details:

-The Bureau of Criminal Investigation

-Collision Reconstruction Unit

-Special Operations Response Team

-Commercial Enforcement Unit

-Underwater Recovery Team

-Firearms Unit

-K9 Unit


*Enter through the Cheesecake Factory entrance and the NYSP Recruitment Center is across from Dave & Busters.

*Media are welcome to come


Currently, the New York State Police has approximately 4,800 sworn members.

The State Police have contracted with Pearson VUE to offer the Trooper Entrance Exam on computer at 54 testing centers in New York State, more than 250 locations in the United States, and 112 military locations around the world. Candidates will be able to choose where and when they take the exam.

Exam Qualifications:

US Citizen

  • 20-29 years of age (The maximum age may be extended one year for each year of full-time active military duty - up to a maximum of 7 years)
  • High school diploma or equivalent

To apply for the New York State Police Exam go to; JoinStatePolice.ny.gov

There are additional qualifications required at time of appointment. Those can be found here: https://joinstatepolice.ny.gov/appointment-qualifications

Salary & Benefits:

  • Starting salary: $58,443
  • After one year: $82,677
  • Full benefits & retirement

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