With a filing deadline for the next state police entrance examination falling Sunday, the agency has 26,883 people signed up to take it.
It's the first time the exam has been offered since 2008.
After several years with no trooper training classes due to budget limits, there are now three.
One, with 181 trainees currently at the State Police Academy, will graduate in December.
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.
The exams will be held each weekend in October at various locations throughout the state.
Those who pass the test will get on an eligibility list that will remain in effect for four years.
Candidates must be between 20 and 29 years old and have 60 college credits at the time of appointment.
To apply or get more information, go to www.NYtrooper.com.
Thursday, August 25, 2016, Watertown, NY
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