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Police Officer exam to be held on November 15, 2008
Release Date: September 15, 2008

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The Westchester County Department of Human Resources administers the Police Officer examination used to fill vacancies in the Department of Public Safety Services, the Cities of Peekskill and Rye and the towns and villages within the County.  The next exam will be held on November 15, 2008 The Cities of Mount Vernon, New Rochelle, White Plains and Yonkers each hold their own separate examination. The position of Police Officer is considered to be a Public Officer and must meet all applicable provisions of the New York State Public Officers Law.  Standards for Police Officer are established in accordance with Section 58 of the New York State Civil Service Law and the New York State Public Officers Law.

The chart below summarizes the basic requirements for Police Officer:
United States Citizenship No Yes
High School Diploma Yes Yes
Current NYS Drivers License No Yes
Minimum Age None Twenty (20)
Maximum Age Effective April, 1999, eligibility for participation in the examination ends on the 35th birthday, unless a veteran as defined by NYS Law None
New York State Legal Residency Yes* Yes*
* See specific residency requirement on exam announcement.
In addition to the above, there are minimum qualifications that must be met which will be listed on the exam announcement, and candidates who pass the written exam will be required to pass medical and physical agility standards set by the Municipal Police Training Council in order to achieve a permanent appointment as a Police Officer.  The official announcement for Police Officer will detail the requirements necessary to complete the examination and appointment process.
Westchester County holds the civil service examination for Police Officer and Police Officer (Spanish Speaking) to fill vacancies for positions in the Westchester County Department of Public Safety Services and the police departments of the Cities of Peekskill and Rye and the towns and villages in Westchester County every three to four years. The next scheduled exam will be held on November 15, 2008 and the last date to file for the exam will be September 22, 2008
Westchester County welcomes your interest in pursuing a career in Law Enforcement.


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