New York State Police Newsroom Notification: Only a few days left to apply for the upcoming State Trooper examination

The New York State Police would like to remind the public that there are only a couple of days left to apply to take the upcoming State Trooper entrance examination.  The deadline to apply is September 1, 2017 and interested candidates can sign up at

The exam will be held on October 7, October 14, October 21, and October 28, 2017, at several convenient locations around the state.

The State Police encourage the public to take advantage of this testing opportunity, which will not take place for at least another 4 years. The New York State Police is an Equal Opportunity Employer that values diversity and encourages all individuals interested in public service to apply.

Those interested in becoming a New York State Trooper can apply on-line at  If you have any questions, contact Troop K Headquarters by calling (845) 677-7300 or stop by any of our stations throughout Columbia, Dutchess, Putnam or Westchester Counties to obtain recruitment literature on the State Police Career.

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 Master Card. The application has also been optimized for mobile devices such that anyone who wishes to use their phone or other portable device will find the process user friendly. 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. Lastly, applicants that provide an e-mail address will receive confirmation of their application submission. Notifications will also be sent when updates, such as changing a testing location or date, are made to their application on-line.

On-line applications must be submitted by September 1, 2017.  Results from the examination will establish an eligibility list that may remain in effect for a maximum of four years.

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