NYS Civil Service Police Exam

 
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Most law enforcement agencies in New York State use the NYS Civil Service Police Exam for their entry-level written test. This includes the NY State Police (NYS Troopers) and most county and local Police and Sheriff Agencies.

As of 2017, the New York State police exam is based upon the commerical exam called LEAB-II by E.B. Jacobs.

 

Police Agencies Using the NYS Civil Service Exam

 
 Rochester Police Department

Rochester Police Department

The majority of police and sheriff departments in New York State use the NYS Civil Service Police Exam. Some agencies choose to use a subset of the full exam. For example, Nassau County excludes the Memorization section. 

The NYPD uses a different exam format.

  • NY State Troopers
  • All NY County Police Departments
  • Rochester Police Department
  • Albany PD
  • Buffalo PD
 

Questions Included on NYS Civil Service Exam

 The NCJOSI covers basic skills required for police work

The NCJOSI covers basic skills required for police work

The New York State Entry-Level Police Officer Series is the LEAB-II. There are 3 sections:

1. Cognitive Questions

  • Memorizing Written Information
  • Preparing Writing Material in a Police Setting
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Writing Abilities

2. Work Style Questionnaire

3. Life Experince Survey

 

 

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