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Thousands sign up to take NY trooper test

Posted at: 09/04/2013 6:29 AM
By: Associated Press



With a filing deadline for the next state police entrance examination falling Sunday, the agency has 26,883 people signed up to take it.
 
After several years with no trooper training classes due to budget limits, there have been three, with 181 trainees currently at the State Police Academy heading toward Dec. 10 graduation.
 
Another class starting in January will draw from the current candidate list.
 
Sgt.  John La Plante, agency spokesman, says they expect to draw from the list created from the October exam to form a summer class.
 
The agency currently has 4,642 officers.
 
Starting salary is $50,374 and rises to $66,905 on graduation and $84,739 after five years.