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The next civil service exam is scheduled for September 26, 2020.

The Clarkstown Police Department will be hosting a virtual informational session regarding the entry level civil service exam on Sunday, June 28, 2020 at 2:00 PM. Please join us as we discuss how to register for the exam, how to prepare for the exam, and what to expect on exam day. Hope to see you there.

You are invited to a Zoom meeting.
What: Clarkstown Police Department Police Entrance Examination Informational Session

Jun 28, 2020 02:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Register in advance for this meeting:

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Applications are currently being accepted for the September 26, 2020 exam. An application can be obtained by clicking here or by contacting the Rockland County Department of Personnel. The application deadline is July 15, 2020. It is important to complete an application for exam #65-421 Police Officer/Patrol Officer in addition to an application for any language-speaking exam.

The Clarkstown Police Department is looking for qualified men and women to join our law enforcement family. When you decide on a career in law enforcement, come to the agency that will help you grow and thrive as a police officer. Come work in an exciting environment where your service to the community is valued and rewarded. Feel the pride that comes from wearing the uniform of a Clarkstown Police Officer. Experience the exhilaration of making your community a better and safer place to be.

If you ever wanted to make a difference in your community, become a Clarkstown Police Officer. Be part of our winning team.

Mission Statement
The mission of the Clarkstown Police Department is to continuously provide quality police services to the public. Working in partnership with the community, we identify and resolve problems utilizing all available resources. We perform these services professionally and with integrity.

How To Become A Clarkstown Police Officer

Testing Process
Candidates are required to take a New York State written civil service examination, which is administered by the Rockland County Department of Personnel. An application to take the exam can be obtained through the Rockland County Department of Personnel once the enrollment period has been announced or by clicking here. The written exam is scheduled only once every four years. Candidates who pass the written examination will be invited in numerical order to participate in a physical ability test, background investigation, fingerprint check, drug screening, polygraph and oral interview. If given a conditional offer of employment, candidates must also pass medical and psychological examinations prior to employment.

Education and Experience: Must possess a high school diploma, equivalency diploma or Armed Forces GED. Candidates must also have either two years of full time paid work experience, or two years of active military service or 60 college credits after high school. Any equivalent combination is also qualifying.

Physical and Other Requirements: Must be between the ages of 19 and 35 by date of examination and a minimum of 20 years of age and a U.S. citizen by date of appointment. Applicants must also be a legal resident of Rockland , Orange , Putnam, Westchester , Dutchess, Sullivan , Ulster , Nassau , Suffolk , Bronx , New York , or Queens Counties . NOTE: DURING THE SELECTION PROCESS A TOWN RESIDENCY LIST MAY BE ESTABLISHED.

License: Possess a valid New York driver’s license by date of appointment. Candidates with prior police experience must provide proof of completion of a basic Police Officer Academy recognized by the New York State Office of Public Safety.

Qualifications are determined by the Rockland County Department of Personnel and may be subject to change.

Job Benefits

  • Paid Health Insurance / Dental / Optical Plan
  • New York State Police and Fire Pension Plan
  • Vacation time - Minimum of 3 weeks, increases with time in service
  • Personal leave
  • Holiday leave
  • Sick leave - Accrued monthly
  • Bereavement leave
  • Equipment allowance
  • Deferred Compensation Plan
  • Longevity pay and night differential

Benefits are based on current contract and could be subject to change.

For further information or to talk with a recruiter please e-mail us at:recruit@clarkstownpd.org