Gov. Hochul: “NYS Trooper Exams Are Now Open”
If you have ever wanted to start a career in law enforcement, now is the time. The New York State Police are looking for men and women to apply to serve as Troopers across the Empire State. Note that the exams will be given online.
Governor Kathy Hochul today announced that applications are now open for the next New York State Police Trooper Entrance Exam. The exam, which will be administered from January through April of 2022, will be given online at authorized testing centers for the first time in State Police history, part of an effort to make the exam more accessible to the general public. In addition, the State Police have launched a reimagined recruitment outreach program designed to increase the number of minorities and women serving in the ranks.
Candidates can learn about becoming a New York State Trooper and sign up to take the exam at joinstatepolice.ny.gov.
"The New York State Police's proud tradition of public service dates back more than a century, and we're opening applications to become part of one of the elite law enforcement agencies in the nation," Governor Hochul said. "It's critically important that our troopers reflect who we are as a state, and that's why we're reaching out to all communities to find the future leaders of the State Police. We encourage anyone looking to make a difference to consider a career as a New York State Trooper."
State Police Superintendent Kevin P. Bruen said, "The New York State Police has a reputation and tradition of excellence. To maintain and build upon that reputation, we need to attract the most talented and diverse group of candidates possible. Being a state Trooper is about helping people and being a force for justice. We encourage anyone who is looking for a rewarding and exciting career to sign up for the exam."
Currently, the New York State Police has about 4,640 sworn members. Approximately 6 percent are Hispanic, 4 percent are Black, 1 percent are Asian or Pacific Islander, while 11 percent of the total force are women.
A study guide for the exam is available at this link: https://joinstatepolice.ny.gov/system/files/documents/2021/08/study-guide-practice-test-for-the-nysp-trooper-examination.pdf