Suffolk County has a population of over 1.5 million and our entire staff works tirelessly to serve and protect our residents through innovative programs to reduce inmate recidivism, by promoting sound fiscal policies and by working cooperatively with law enforcement and community groups throughout the county to improve safety in our jails and our neighborhoods
Graduation from a standard senior high school or possession of a high school equivalency diploma recognized by New York State Department of Education by date of appointment. No substitution of experience for education will be permitted. U.S. citizenship required at time of appointment. The minimum age to participate in this exam is 20 years and 6 months by the date of written test. Pursuant to Section 54 of the Civil Service Law, applicants who are within six months of the minimum age will be permitted into the competition. Candidates shall not be considered for appointment until they reach their 21st birthday. There will be qualifying medical, psychological and physical agility evaluations. After appointment the incumbent will be required to obtain a Peace Officer Training Certificate recognized by the New York State Municipal Police training Council.