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Posted about 5 years ago

 

Hello everyone, I'm from NY and currently stationed in Fort Sill, OK.  I am trying to find any NYSP out there that might be able to help me out. I will be taking the next military supplemental exam in the near future, and I wanted to ask a few questions.


 


1) How hard is the test? I have read the study guide, but just wanted to know if I need to study more than just the guide.




 


2) Once you pass the test, what is the process like and how long does it take to go thru application process?




 


3) Does the State Police work well with military applicants during the application process?




 


4) Is NYSP a good agency to work for? I live the Hudson Valley area, thats where I want to work.




 


5) How often do they have academies?




 


If there's anybody state troopers that can help me out, it would much appriciated. Feel free to write me privately.




 


(SORRY FOR ANY SPELLING ERRORS, GOVT COMPUTER WONT LET ME CUT AND PASTE TO WORD FOR SPELL CHECK)

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Rate This | Posted about 5 years ago

 

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1.)  The test isn't that hard..But I took it back in 1988 and 90.  I thought it was more common sense than anything else.  The first time I took it I got a 96 and wasn't even considered.  The second time I got a 98 and was around 1500 on the list.  Since then the test has changed. 


2.) Again, back when I took the test I had my results in about 3 months, went to the Academy for the physical and further processing about 3 months later.  About a month later I got my letter advising of receiving a spot in the next Academy, which was about 8 months after taking the test.  Plus it depends on high on the list you are.  The higher - the sooner you get into the Academy.


3.)  As far as I know...yes.


4.) As far as I'm concerned - yes.  There have been a lot of changes since I started, mostly for the better.  Troop "K" shouldn't be a problem, but then again you go where the State tells you.  Then you can request a transfer.  I lucked out, got my home Troop - I was stationed about an hour from my house.  But it took me 4 years to get back to the station in my hometown.  Hiring freeze and no movement.


5.) Depends on the budget.


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