To Serve, Protect and Defend the People of New York

The New York State Police has a long and proud history of serving the citizens of New York since 1917. Our mission, to serve, protect and defend the people of New York, while preserving the rights and dignity of all, has remained constant from our inception and is still our goal today. Integrity, respect, service and leadership are the foundations we continue to build upon in order to serve to the best of our abilities.

A Career, Not a Job

During academy training, compensation is up to $59,612. After one year of service, the minimum compensation increases to $98,300.


As a trooper you will receive paid vacation, sick and personal time; health, dental and optical insurance coverage; and excellent retirement benefits.

Military Applicants

Military personnel applying to become a trooper may be eligible for a supplemental exam or veterans' preference credits.
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Recruitment Officers
For questions on becoming a State Trooper contact a recruiter near you.