Nearly a month after elected officials held a press conference to push back against proposed changes to the New York State Police Barracks in Riverside, a decision has been made to send the unit between two and four additional officers by February.
Online registration forms are now available for an upcoming state police officer examination, a job in which troopers are paid more than $70,000 after one year, officials announced Monday.
Exams are scheduled for Oct. 5, Oct. 12 and Oct. 26 and are being offered at several locations in New York State.
“The strength of the New York State Police comes from our diversity, said New York State Police Superintendent Joseph D’Amico. “ We are actively seeking qualified, committed and motivated candidates from all walks of life to take the trooper exam this fall.”
“To this end, I have dispatched recruiters from across the state to find those individuals.”
Starting annual salary for state troopers is $50,374 during academy training with a bump to $66,905 upon graduation.
Troopers earn $71, 261 annually after the first year on the job, with location compensation bumps for downstate officers, including those in Nassau and Suffolk counties, officials said.
Those interested in becoming a Trooper can apply on-line at www.NYTROOPER.com.
Examination results will establish an eligibility list that may remain in effect for a maximum of four years, officials said.
Read below for eligibility requirements and more information from New York State police officials.