STATEN ISLAND, NY — Wanted: New York law enforcement officials for schools, parks and other state facilities.
For this reason, Gov. Kathy Hochul announced the application period is now open for New York State’s entry-level law enforcement civil service exam. State officials estimate 400 entry-level law enforcement positions statewide will be filled over the next year.
The exam, which is used to fill titles in the Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC); the Office of State Parks, Recreation; and Historic Preservation, and the State University of New York (SUNY), will be held in the fall.
Qualified candidates can apply on line until 11:59 pm on Aug. 3, 2022, to take the exam.
“Today, we are giving New Yorkers the opportunity to join the next generation of civil servants and make a positive impact on their communities,” Hochul said. ”This exam will help fill critical positions to protect our state’s parks, universities, and other institutions, and above all, keep New Yorkers safe. As part of my administration’s ongoing commitment to maintaining public safety and diversifying our ranks, we encourage New Yorkers of all backgrounds to consider a meaningful and rewarding career in public service and apply.”
People interested in entry-level law enforcement positions within state government must first meet the minimum qualifications for the title or titles of interest, and register for the civil service exam at www.cs.ny.gov/police.
The exam, a multiple-choice test, will be offered during the fall. All candidates who are qualified to take the New York State entry-level law-enforcement exam will receive an admission notice via mail about two weeks prior to the date of the written test.
The admission notice will include details about when and where candidates are scheduled to appear, along with other permanent information. Candidates will also receive a reminder email in