Thursday is the deadline to apply for the current New York State Police entrance exam cycle. According to the department the exam will be held at locations throughout the state on Oct. 7, Oct. 14, Oct. 21 and Oct. 28. and from those tests an eligibility list will be created which will remain in effect for a minimum of four years.

The starting salary for the position is $53,993, which raises to $71,712 after graduating from the New York State Police Academy.

Go to to apply for the exam.