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Posted on: May 20, 2022

[ARCHIVED] Orange County to offer Police Officer examination in September

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Goshen, N.Y. – Orange County Executive Steven M. Neuhaus announced that the County will be holding an exam for individuals interested in becoming either police officers in Orange County’s towns or villages, or deputies in the Orange County Sheriff’s Office.

The written exam for town/village police officer or deputy positions in the Sheriff’s office will take place on September 17, 2022, with the possible additional exam date of September 18th depending on interest and scheduling.

Neuhaus said the County is planning four informational sessions for candidates on:

  • Tuesday June 7th at 5:30 p.m. at the Village of Montgomery Senior Center, 36 Bridge Street Montgomery
  • Wednesday June 8th at 5:30 p.m. at the Town of New Windsor Community Center, 555 Union Avenue, New Windsor
  • Wednesday June 15th at 5:30 p.m. at the Town of Monroe Town Hall, 1465 Orange Turnpike, Monroe
  • Tuesday June 21st at 6:00 p.m. at the County Emergency Services Center auditorium at 22 Wells Farm Road, Goshen 

Individuals will be able to apply on-site to take the test, or they can file their application at the Orange County Human Resources office located at the County Government Center in Goshen (255 Main Street) by 5:00 p.m. on July 1, 2022.

At the information sessions, attendees will hear from representatives from Orange County, local police officials, and County civil service employees about the nature of the job, how to take a civil service exam, as well as salary and benefits information. Free study guides will also be available. 

To qualify to take the test, candidates must be United States Citizens and be at least 19 years old and no more than 35 years old as of the date of the written examination. Candidates must also meet at least one of several different educational qualifying circumstances including:

  • Three years of active military experience in the armed forces of the United States with an honorable discharge, or currently serving in the armed forces of the United States with a minimum of three years of active-duty service (submit a copy of your DD214 if discharged, or your military orders if still on active duty); OR
  • An Associate’s or bachelor’s degree, OR completion of sixty (60) college credits from an accredited college/university; OR
  • Completion of forty-five (45) college credits and the equivalent of six (6) months of work experience as a police officer, correction officer, police dispatcher, licensed security guard, or other related experience in the law enforcement, corrections, or miliary field as determined by Orange County Human Resources, OR 
  • Completion of thirty (30) college credits and the equivalent of one (1) year of work experience as a police officer, correction officer, police dispatcher, licensed security guard, or other related experience in the law enforcement, corrections or military field as determined by Orange County Human Resources. All work experience is based on 35 hours a week with part-time work being pro-rated. 

While those are the primary qualifications, a full list of qualifications and background information can be found online at:  www.orangecountygov.com/1137/Human-Resources.  In addition, those who pass the written test will be invited to take the required physical fitness test at a later date. 

Anyone who would like to apply for the exam at the information session, please be sure to have with you copies of:

  • Driver’s license
  • Copy of college degree (Associate or Bachelor) OR a certified copy of college transcript(s)
  • Check/Money Order for $50.00 payable to the Orange County Commissioner of Finance.

If these documents are not available by the seminar date, an application can be submitted with payment at the information session, and the remaining required information must be submitted so that it is received at the Orange County Human Resources office or postmarked by July 1, 2022. 

Attendance at an information session is not required to apply for the civil service test. 

For more information, visit the Orange County Human Resources website or call the Orange County Department of Human Resources at 845-291-2707. 

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