LIVINGSTON COUNTY — New York State Police Superintendent George P. Beach II announced that for their 100-year anniversary, the State Police force has begun a new recruiting effort to attract qualified candidates to take the Trooper entrance exam and compete for a position in the organization.
According to a press release from the New York State Police, opportunities within the organization include training and membership in specialized units, as well as potential advancement throughout the police ranks. Some of the specialized positions available include crime scene evidence technicians, field training officers, canine handlers, firearm instructors, and motor vehicle collision reconstructionists.
“We are actively seeking qualified, committed, and motivated candidates from all walks of life to take the Trooper exam this fall,” said Superintendent Beach II. “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.”
Accepted Troopers will also be eligible for specialized units, such as 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 become involved in assignments as investigators in the Bureau of Criminal Investigation.
The Trooper entrance exams are scheduled for Oct. 7, Oct. 14, and Oct. 28 and will be available at several locations statewide. To apply online, visit the NYSP Recruitment Center webpage. Online applications must be submitted by Sept. 1 to be considered.
“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,” commented Superintendent Beach II. “Come help us celebrate our 100 year anniversary by applying to join the New York State Police.”