Although the next New York State Trooper entrance examination has not been scheduled, Assemblywoman Annie Rabbit (R,C,I-Greenwood Lake) encourages interested candidates to sign up to receive updates directly from the State Police when applications are available for the next exam.
“Coming from a law enforcement family, I am very excited at the possibility for more of our state’s finest to become State Troopers,” said Rabbitt, who is both the wife and mother of law enforcement officers. “As we await the details about the future exam, I strongly encourage every candidate who is interested to visit the troopers’ website and sign up for e-mail alerts so they are aware as soon as the details are announced.”
While Assemblywoman Rabbitt said she will certainly do her best to keep the public informed of any exam details, the State Troopers’ recruitment website gives interested candidates the opportunity to stay updated directly from the source. To sign up, please visit the website at www.nytrooper.com.
The State Police anticipate holding a new Academy class in April 2012 and are currently reviewing those eligible candidates who took the last troopers’ exam in 2008. Because of a hiring freeze within the State Police force, that exam’s current expiration, which is set for May 31, 2012, has been indefinitely extended. While this extension is good news for those active and eligible candidates who previously took the exam, the State Troopers strongly encourage candidates to keep their contact information (address, phone numbers, e-mail address) updated to ensure they are properly notified if or when their application is called up.
The State Troopers are reviewing applicants through the list rank of 2,403. Applications that are still active should receive a processing package shortly; however, if you were processed more than a year ago, you will need to be processed again. Please be sure to bring with you any documents that may have changed (college transcripts, etc.). Finally, those candidates that were granted a deferment, but have not notified the State Police of their desire to re-activate their application, or candidates who attended a previous processing but failed the physical ability test will not be eligible for this processing. These individuals should contact the State Police in writing to reactivate their applications.