Minimum Requirements


  • Minimum age: 19 years on the date of the written exam to be eligible for appointment.
  • Maximum age: 34 years on the date of the written exam. (Applicants with active military duty, as defined in Section 243 (10-a) of the New York State Military Law, may deduct up to seven years from their age to meet the maximum age requirement).


  • Graduation from a standard senior high school or possession of a high school equivalency diploma recognized by the New York State Department of Education, by the date of appointment. (No college required for appointment).

License Requirement

  • Possession of a valid New York State operator's or chauffeur's license at the time of appointment.

Written Examination

Candidates who attain a reachable passing grade will have to pass the following qualifying tests and evaluations:

  • Medical
  • Personality Assessment (Psychological)
  • Polygraph
  • Extensive Background Check
  • Physical Fitness Screening.

Citizenship & Residency

  • Candidate must be a NY State resident and a US citizen at time of appointment.