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Still time to take NYS Trooper exam

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New York State Police say nearly 1,500 qualified applicants have already signed up within Troop G to take the upcoming Trooper examination.

There is still time left to apply however as the application period ends on September 8, 2013. Exam dates are scheduled for October 5, 12, 19 and 26, 2013.

The online application can be found by accessing the New York State Police Recruitment website at www.nytrooper.com. Results from the examination will establish an eligibility list that may remain in effect for a maximum of four years.
 
The qualifications for the position of New York State Trooper include:

  • Must be a citizen of the United States and be at least 20 years old by the application deadline, September 8, 2013.
  • Must not have reached their 30th birthday by the date of the application deadline. Except the maximum age may be extended one year for each year of full-time active Federal military duty – up to a maximum of 6 years.
  • At the time of appointment/hire the candidate must be at least 21 years old to be appointed and must be appointed prior to 36th birthday, except the maximum age may be extended one year for each year of full-time active Federal military duty – up to a maximum of 6 years.
  • Must be a New York State resident and have a valid New York State driver's license at time of appointment.
  • Must be able to pass a Physical Ability Test (PAT): sit-ups, push-ups and a one-and-one-half mile run.
  • Must be able to work rotating shifts any day of the week, including holidays.
  • Vision Requirements: uncorrected – no worse than 20/100 in each eye able to be corrected to 20/20 in each eye. Correction may be achieved using glasses, contact lenses, or surgery. Color blindness is disqualifying.
  • Must comply with New York State policy which requires all members to present a neat and professional appearance at all times. Tattoos, brands, body piercings and other body art shall not be visible while a member is in uniform or other business attire. The uniform includes the short sleeve shirt open at the front of the neck. In addition to visibility, some tattoos or brands may have symbolic meanings that are inconsistent with the values of the New York State Police.
  • Must possess a:
    • Graduate certificate from senior high school, Or,
    • New YorkState High SchoolEquivalency Diploma, Or
    • Military GED certificate, Or
    • High School Equivalency diploma from another state converted to a NYS High School Equivalency Diploma
  • Must have completed 60 college credit hours at an accredited college or university at time of appointment.
  • Exceptions: 30 college credits may be waived, if the candidate has either:
  • Received an Honorable Discharge from the United States military after two years of active military service
  • OR....
  • 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.
  • Must be of good moral character. A felony conviction or a dishonorable discharge, from any military service, is an automatic disqualifier.
  • Must successfully complete a medical examination, vision test, hearing test, background investigation including polygraph examination, and psychological evaluation to be appointed.

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; K-9 Handlers; Firearms Instructors and Motor Vehicle Collision Reconstructionists. Troopers are also eligible for assignments to specialized details and units including:  the Aviation unit; the SCUBA Team; the Special Operations Response Team, the Gun Investigation Unit; the Community Narcotics Enforcement Team; and the Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Unit.  Troopers may also pursue assignments as investigators in the Bureau of Criminal Investigation or in a variety of other specialized units. 
 
The current salary for Troopers include:    
$50,374 Starting salary;
$66,905 upon graduation from the NYSP Academy;
$71,261 after 1 year;
$84,739 after 5 years.
  
Interested individuals can access the website www.nytrooper.com for additional information and to apply on-line or can contact Troopers Mark Cepiel and Meghan Williams from the Troop G Recruitment Office at 518-783-3285.

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