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State Police looking for the best and the brightest


The New York 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 hold new Trooper entrance examination this fall, scheduled for Oct. 7, 14, 21 and 28 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 New York State Police 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.

Online applications must be submitted on www.nytrooper.com by Sept. 1.

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