Gallivan encourages trooper applicants

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ELMA — Senator Patrick M. Gallivan, R-Elma, says the New York state police has initiated a new recruiting effort to find the best and most diverse pool of candidates to serve and protect state residents.

Gallivan, a former trooper and Erie County sheriff, is urging eligible individuals to sign up to take the exam, which will be held Jan. 3 to April 30.

“Working in law enforcement is a rewarding career and there is no better organization than the New York state police,” Gallivan said in a news release. “My father was a trooper and encouraged my brother and me to become troopers. I encourage anyone interested in working for the state police to do some research and sign up for the exam.”

Trooper qualifications and exam details are available at

Candidates must be U.S. citizens, at least 20 years old by date of application, must not have reached their 30th birthday by the date of application, and have a high school graduate or equivalency diploma.

The state police have adopted a new recruiting process to increase the pool of candidates and diversity. Exams will be offered at 54 testing centers across the state and candidates will be able to choose a testing site, date and time that is most convenient for them.

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