Military Applicants

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Continue to Serve

Active-duty, reserve or retired, we offer benefits for qualifying applicants.

Prior military service?

The New York State Police welcomes applicants who have served in the military and are looking for a rewarding and exciting career. With a paramilitary structure and specialized assignments, those with military experience can continue to utilize their skills in a career with the State Police. The New York State Police offers several benefits for qualifying military applicants.

Military Service Benefits
Extended Age Limits

Depending on individual circumstances, service members may qualify for an extension to the age requirements for application and appointment. 

Preference Credits

If you are or were a member of the U.S. Armed Forces on a full-time active duty basis, you may be eligible to have extra credits added to your passing score on the written exam.


If you pass the written exam and are invited to further processing, you may be eligible to defer processing to a later date if your active-duty service prevents you from attending. 

Exam Locations for Military Personnel
The New York State Police Trooper Entrance Examination is a computer-based test. Testing sites are located across the United States and offered to military personnel at 112 locations worldwide.
Military Liaison
For more information on benefits offered to military applicants, contact the military liaison.