The New York State Police continues to look for qualified applicants who are interested in becoming New York State Troopers. The New York State Police is an Equal Opportunity Employer that values diversity and encourages all individuals interested in public service to apply.
We are seeking candidates who meet the qualifications to take the trooper examination which will be offered on four separate Saturdays in October in both Dutchess and Westchester Counties, as well as numerous locations across the state.
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 State Police 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 or in a variety of other specialized units.
To sign up to take the examination, visit https://troopers.ny.gov/Exam-Internet/step1.jsf. 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.
Currently, a Trooper’s starting salary is $53,993 during Academy training. Upon Academy graduation, the salary increases to $71,712 and after one year to $76,381, with additional salary steps during the first five years of service. After 5 years, a Trooper’s salary increases to $90,827, with additional longevity payments through 25 years of service. Additional location compensation is provided for troopers assigned to NYC, Dutchess, Nassau, Orange, Putnam, Rockland, Suffolk, and Westchester counties.