New York State Park Police Looking For Candidates

Applications due Oct. 1.


New York State Park Police are looking for candidates who are interested in a law enforcement career in the New York State park system.

Interested candidates should submit an application by Oct. 1 and be prepared to take a Civil Service exam on Nov. 17.

State Park Police assist park users, make arrests, conduct criminal and non-criminal investigations and provide emergency services. The New York State Park system is made up of 178 parks and 35 historic sites across the state.

State Park Police also provide special services including marine law enforcement and education duties on New York waterways, snowmobile enforcement and education, and specialized rescue teams including cliff and gorge rescues, water rescues and search and rescue operations throughout the state.

Applicants must be at least 20 at the time of appointment and no more than 35 at the time of the exam (military service may extend eligibility) and must pass a medical and drug screening, an agility test, psychological screening, background check and complete a six-month residential police basic school.

For more information on the qualification and selection process, visit their website.


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