Thursday, 13 June 2024 13:08

Saratoga Springs City Police Exam Announcement

SARATOGA SPRINGS – The city’s Municipal Civil Service Commission this week announced an open competitive exam for potential police officers will be held Sept. 28. 

Among some of the details announced: 

SALARY: 2024 Academy Pay $49,058. 2024 Starting Pay is $54,233 and Year 5 pay is $77,051. For 2025:  Academy Pay $50,039, 2025 Starting Pay $55,318 and Year 5 Pay $78,592. 

RESIDENCY REQUIREMENT: Saratoga County, Albany County, Schenectady County, Fulton County, Hamilton County, Montgomery County, Rensselaer County, Warren County and Washington County (established permanent residence one month immediately preceding the date of the written examination of Sept. 28, 2024). Candidates will be required to submit proof of residency when requested.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Graduation from high school or possession of a high school equivalency diploma or a comparable diploma as described in Section 58 of NYS Civil Service Law with successful completion of at least 60 semester credit hours from a New York State accredited or registered college or university, OR Graduation from high school or possession of a high school equivalency diploma or a comparable diploma as described in Section 58 of the Civil Service Law with at least three (3) years of Active Military Service, possessing an honorable discharge and DD214, OR At least three (3) years of full time paid non probationary permanent civil service employment as a certified police officer in the State of New York (not including State Trooper). 

Must be a citizen of the United States, possess a valid NYS Driver’s License, and at least 19 years of age on or before the examination date to be admitted to the written exam. Eligibility for appointments as a police officer begins when the candidate reaches age 20.

An Agility Examination, Background Check, Medical Examination, and Psychological Examination will be conducted. 

Applications are available on the 3rd floor of City Hall at 474 Broadway, or online under Civil Service, or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to request one sent. 

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