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NYS TROOPER TEST/ACADEMY '08

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Ok, I am driving myself crazy.......I tested for the New York State Troopers in Jan. Originally we were supposed to hear back 10 weeks after the test (rriiiiiiight), then "early april", then "late april", now "early may" (almost over)...Anyway, I feel I did well on the test and I know I'll make a great trooper, but I am 28 this month making it my first and last attempt to make the academy. Does anyone have any information, tips or advice for me that can help give the best possible chance of making it? Or,is anyone in the same boat? Thanks everyone for your time!

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You have to learn to relax a little.  Making you wait is all big game and they are trying to see how many will wait.  Why is it you first and last attemp at making it through?  Do you have something else as a backup plan?

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hp212 says ...



You have to learn to relax a little.  Making you wait is all big game and they are trying to see how many will wait.  Why is it you first and last attemp at making it through?  Do you have something else as a backup plan?



Nope! I think the real question is..................why are you using waterlilies for your picture? HeHe

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hp212 says ...



You have to learn to relax a little.  Making you wait is all big game and they are trying to see how many will wait.  Why is it you first and last attemp at making it through?  Do you have something else as a backup plan?



Nope! I think the real question is..................why are you using waterlilies for your picture? HeHe



Dude, why do you have to give me a hard time??  I love lilies.

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Lulusgt says ...



hp212 says ...



You have to learn to relax a little.  Making you wait is all big game and they are trying to see how many will wait.  Why is it you first and last attemp at making it through?  Do you have something else as a backup plan?



Nope! I think the real question is..................why are you using waterlilies for your picture? HeHe



Dude, why do you have to give me a hard time??  I love lilies.



Sorry, I sincerely apoligize for my lack of feelings and understanding of the differences of people. I will once again enroll into Human Diversity in attempt to shore up my short comings. Again, I'm very sorry, please accept my apoligies. Thank you!

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It's his last chance because he will be too old by the time they give another exam.

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NYPD BLUE IS RIGHT.....I know I need to just not worry about it! I dont have another "PD" as back up, but I am in a good postion now, because I dont "need" I job. I have a really good job here in KY, but I want to move back to NY, and the troopers really are what I want to do, You know how you just "know" its what you are meant to do. ANYWHO, I guess all I can do now is sit and wait. ...... Oh and I think water lilies are very nice....kinda odd, but nice...hahaha....know of any other dept. testing (upstate)?

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Check Albany or Schenectady

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NYPD BLUE IS RIGHT.....I know I need to just not worry about it! I dont have another "PD" as back up, but I am in a good postion now, because I dont "need" I job. I have a really good job here in KY, but I want to move back to NY, and the troopers really are what I want to do, You know how you just "know" its what you are meant to do. ANYWHO, I guess all I can do now is sit and wait. ...... Oh and I think water lilies are very nice....kinda odd, but nice...hahaha....know of any other dept. testing (upstate)?



Most ladies I know love the water lillies!  I am a MO trooper and a woman.  Now, are the water lillies odd??  Anyway, if you want to be a NY trooper, why only try once?  Most people who really want it try as many times as it takes.  My  first sergeant tried 8 times and he is now the captain of his own troop.

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Check Albany or Schenectady



Will do, thank you!

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QDogg529 says ...



NYPD BLUE IS RIGHT.....I know I need to just not worry about it! I dont have another "PD" as back up, but I am in a good postion now, because I dont "need" I job. I have a really good job here in KY, but I want to move back to NY, and the troopers really are what I want to do, You know how you just "know" its what you are meant to do. ANYWHO, I guess all I can do now is sit and wait. ...... Oh and I think water lilies are very nice....kinda odd, but nice...hahaha....know of any other dept. testing (upstate)?



Most ladies I know love the water lillies!  I am a MO trooper and a woman.  Now, are the water lillies odd??  Anyway, if you want to be a NY trooper, why only try once?  Most people who really want it try as many times as it takes.  My  first sergeant tried 8 times and he is now the captain of his own troop.



The Lillies are nice, my wife agrees with you. I know alot of people keep trying, unfortunately I can't test after I turn 30, and they only test about every 4 years. I don't really have a good reason for not testing earlier, well its a long story!

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Missouri is hiring and you can apply after age 30.

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Missouri is hiring and you can apply after age 30.



Well, Missouri is bit far from home, but i'll keep it in mind!

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Missouri is hiring and you can apply after age 30.



Well, Missouri is bit far from home, but i'll keep it in mind!



Florida is hiring, and all you New Yorkers end up here eventually, beat the rush and come on now! That will give us time to beat the yankee accent out of you and get you talking normal! lol

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Don't take this the wrong way but if you are white/non hispanic I hope you scored a 98 or higher. I work with the state police everyday, i know how they operate and hear the horror stories..................it's unfortunate! 

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QDogg529 says ...



hp212 says ...



Missouri is hiring and you can apply after age 30.



Well, Missouri is bit far from home, but i'll keep it in mind!



Ok, let me know if I can help.

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Lulusgt says ...



QDogg529 says ...



hp212 says ...



Missouri is hiring and you can apply after age 30.



Well, Missouri is bit far from home, but i'll keep it in mind!



Florida is hiring, and all you New Yorkers end up here eventually, beat the rush and come on now! That will give us time to beat the yankee accent out of you and get you talking normal! lol



HAHAHAHA!!! Luckily I never did have much of a New York accent, my mother is english. However when I talk to my friends In New York they say I sound like I have been living here in KY forever!...Plus I am more of cold weather kind of guy! Fair Skin!

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Don't take this the wrong way but if you are white/non hispanic I hope you scored a 98 or higher. I work with the state police everyday, i know how they operate and hear the horror stories..................it's unfortunate! 



I know, that worries me too. I have heard the same thing, but hoped it was all rumor. I have a feeling I scored well but I dont know how well. I do have my bachelors degree, which I hope will help!!

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Look at it this way, If you are not hired by the State then you also will have other opportunities with other agencies. Many small towns and villages out there are looking for people. You can even pay your own way through phase 1 of the academy and help get your foot in the door here in New York. A lot of the Troopers I know and work with started with other departments and then made a lateral transfer over to the State. The only pain in the ass part about that is that you have to go through the State academy even if you have been through another and have time served somewhere else. GOOD LUCK!

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Look at it this way, If you are not hired by the State then you also will have other opportunities with other agencies. Many small towns and villages out there are looking for people. You can even pay your own way through phase 1 of the academy and help get your foot in the door here in New York. A lot of the Troopers I know and work with started with other departments and then made a lateral transfer over to the State. The only pain in the ass part about that is that you have to go through the State academy even if you have been through another and have time served somewhere else. GOOD LUCK!



Depends what part of NY he's in as to whether he can pay his own way. In this area, you have to be hired by a PD to attend the Academy. You're right about transferring over and having to go through the whole Academy. I know an Officer who did that and after all that ended up transferring back to his original PD.

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I should have been more specific, my bad. Anyway's, the acadamies that I know of here in New York where you can pay your own way through phase 1 are: Onondaga County Sheriff's Academy (CNY Police Academy), and the Cazenovia Pre-Employment Basic Police Training Program located in Madison County. Most agencies, especially the smaller town and villages, will accept the training received in these academies as they are certified by the Department of Criminal Justice Services (DCJS). Some larger agencies as stated will not. Once you complete phase 1 Training you need to then be hired or sponsored by a department to complete phase 2 and become certified by the Municipal Police Training Council (M.P.T.C.) Also, remember this, it's not what you know, it's who you know.....................................  

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Excellent, thanks for the info guys!!!

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Thats a lot of interesting info, I also took the exam and am waiting, but I still have a year left in school so I would be defering for a year anyways. Good luck man

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Thanks Bro! Same to you! Let me know if you hear anything! Good luck with you last year of classes.

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Don't take this the wrong way but if you are white/non hispanic I hope you scored a 98 or higher. I work with the state police everyday, i know how they operate and hear the horror stories..................it's unfortunate! 



This absolutely used to be the case, however it's changed.  I'm a white male and didn't score in the high 90's and I got on.  I went through the same waiting period you're going through now.  As frustrating as it is, sit back and WAIT.  Trust me, that game won't change even once you get your letter of acceptance.  Then, it will be waiting for the letter of invitation to the Academy.  Plug away at whatever you're going in KY and be patient.  It's the best I can tell you...

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Thanks Nate! Thats good news! How long after you tested did you get the letter for the academy?

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About a year I think.  I drove the recruiter nuts.  My wife, one year old son and I were living in South Dakota at the time, so I was looking at selling at house, resigning from a cop job, moving the family and household goods halfway across the country and going to the Academy for 6 months, so patience was wearing THIN.  I'd call the recruiter a couple times a month.  Somedays, he even answered.  Just be patient.  I know it's easier said than done, but the pay and the benny's are worth it in the end.

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Good to hear! Thanks alot!

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Glad to hear I'm not the only one making myself crazy checking the mail box.  I got some good info from the replies to the OP, so thanks!

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The NYS trooper site was updated yesterday! Now we are supposedly going to be able to check our scores online, and should be available on the 30th of June!

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