2008 Examination Hiring Status Update - Updated 10/1/13
Next State Police Exam - Entrance Examinations were held at numerous locations statewide during the month of October 2013. If you already took our 2013 entrance examination, click here to update your contact information. We do not anticipate conducting another examination in the near future. If you would like to receive an e-mail notice when applications become available, click here to provide your e-mail address.
Military personnel - If you already applied for the 2013 examination, and could not participate in the exam because of Federal Active Duty status during the month of October 2013, you may be eligible to participate in a supplemental military examination at a later date. Click here for more information.
The New York State Police is a full service police agency, providing essential police services on a statewide basis. Through the Uniformed Force and Bureau of Criminal Investigation, the Division of New York State Police maintains regular preventive patrols, assists motorists and other members of the public, conducts criminal and non-criminal investigations, and provides emergency and disaster services.
With over 4,500 sworn members, and more than 900 non-sworn employees, the New York State Police provides a myriad of special services that include: aviation, dedicated interstate patrols, canine patrols, SCUBA, counter terrorism, crime analysis, forensic sciences, forensic crime laboratory, commercial vehicle enforcement, Special Operations Response Team (similar to SWAT), narcotics enforcement teams, violent felony warrant squad, marine unit, crisis negotiation teams, accident reconstructionists, drug recognition experts, mobile command post, major crimes unit, auto theft unit, firearms tracing unit, hazardous materials enforcement, and computer crimes unit.
The New York State Police has a long and proud history of serving the citizens of New York since 1917. Our mission, to serve, protect and defend the people of New York while preserving the rights and dignity of all, has remained constant from our inception and is still our goal today. Integrity, respect, customer service and leadership are the foundations that we continue to build upon in order to serve to the best of our abilities. Click here to read more!