If you’re interested in becoming a police officer in Suffolk County, take note.
In hopes of attracting qualified candidates, the department is hosting informational seminars to explain the process of becoming one of Suffolk County’s Finest.
One of those seminars is scheduled in Riverhead on Thursday, March 24, at the library at 7 p.m. Other dates and venues can be viewed below.
The meetings come as the clock ticks toward the deadline for applying to take the county’s police entrance exam.
Once every four years, Suffolk County offer administers civil service tests to people who are looking to become police officers within the county.
The test is June 13 and the deadline by which to apply is April 1.
There are two tests being offered, one is for police officer and the other is for Spanish-speaking police officer. Starting salary for any police officer is $42,000, with top pay at $111,506.
Of the people who pass the tests and go on to become sworn officers, most end up with the Suffolk County Police Department, but the departments in Southold, Riverhead, Southampton and other towns and villages draw from the county’s list of eligible applicants as well.
Click here for a job description of the position and what’s required for applicants.