If you ever wanted to be a member of the New York State Police, the deadline to register for the next Trooper Entrance Exam is this Sunday, April 10.

Candidates can learn about the exam at joinstatepolice.ny.gov.

There will also be testing centers at 250 other locations nationwide and at 112 U.S military facilities.

Once candidates have completed their exam application, they will choose a date, time, and nearby testing center to take the exam. The State Police has provided an online study guide to assist with preparation.

No prior police or military experience is required to become a New York State Trooper.


  • U.S. Citizen
  • 20-to-29 years of age (The maximum age may be extended one year for each year of full-time military duty - up to a maximum of seven years)
  • High school diploma or equivalent

There are additional qualifications required at time of appointment. They can be found at joinstatepolice.ny.gov/qalifications


  • Starting salary: $59,612
  • After one year: $84,331
  • After five years: $100, 281
  • Full benefits and retirement

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Below are individuals wanted by the New York State Department of Corrections and Community Supervision's (DOCCS) Office of Special Investigations who have been designated as its Most Wanted Fugitives. They should be considered armed and dangerous. This list is current as of 05/01/2022:

NEVER attempt to apprehend a fugitive yourself. If you have information on the location of any of these fugitives, you can contact OSI 24 hours a day / 7 days a week to report it. All leads and tips are treated as confidential information.

If an immediate response is necessary, such as you see the wanted person at a location, please call “911” and report it to the police.

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