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New York State Parks seeks police officer candidates

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Wed, Sep 21st 2016 01:05 pm

Interested candidates must sign up for civil service exam by Oct. 5

The New York State Park Police are seeking candidates interested in a rewarding law enforcement career in the New York State park system. 

A competitive written civil service examination will be held Nov. 19. For more information or to apply online, visit the New York State Department of Civil Service website at: http://www.cs.ny.gov/examannouncements/announcements/oc/26-164.cfm. Applications for the exam must be submitted to the Department of Civil Service by Oct. 5.

"State Park Police Officers are vital to ensuring our millions of visitors have a safe and enjoyable time visiting New York State Parks," said Chief David Herrick, director of law enforcement for State Parks. "I urge anyone interested in a rewarding law enforcement career helping to keep people safe and protecting our state's natural and historic treasures to take the time to apply to become a State Park Police officer."

State Park Police assist park users, make arrests, conduct criminal and noncriminal investigations, and provide emergency services at 215 parks and 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, swift water rescues and search and rescue operations) throughout the state.

Applicants must be at least 20 years old at the time of appointment and no more than 35 at the time of the exam (military service may extend eligibility). Each 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 http://nysparks.com/employment/park-police/default.aspx.

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