New York Parks seeking police officer candidates in St. Lawrence County
Friday, July 6, 2018 - 3:03 pm

New York State Parks seeks police officer candidates in St. Lawrence County and rest of state; Civil Service exam deadline is Aug. 1

The New York State Park Police are seeking candidates interested in a law enforcement career in the New York State park system.

A competitive written Civil Service examination is scheduled to be held Sept. 15. For more information or to apply online, visit

Applications for the exam must be submitted to the Department of Civil Service by Aug. 1.

State Park Police assist park users, make arrests, conduct criminal and non-criminal investigations, and provide emergency services at 215 parks and historic sites across the state. State Park Police also provide special services including marine law enforcement and education duties on New York waterways, snowmobile enforcement and education, and specialized rescue teams including cliff and gorge rescues, swift water rescues and search and rescue operations throughout the state.

Applicants must be at least 20 at the time of appointment and no more than 35 at the time of the exam (military service may extend eligibility).

They must pass a medical and drug screening, an agility test, psychological screening, background check and complete a six-month residential police basic school. For more information on the qualification and selection process, visit or text NYSPARK POLICE to 468311.