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Posted on: March 1, 2021

City of Albany to Hold Police Officer Exam May 15, 2021

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Contact: Steve Smith, Public Information Officer


ALBANY, NY – The City of Albany is holding an exam to be an Albany Police Officer on Saturday, May 15, 2021. Interested candidates can apply here

This is an open, competitive exam. Interested parties who meet the following qualifications should visit jointheapd.org for more information including including Albany Police test prep course materials.  Firefighter salary starts at $46,030/year.

  • High School diploma or equivalency diploma
  • United States citizen 
  • Valid NYS Driver’s License 

“One of the priorities of my administration has been to create a workforce that reflects the people we serve,” said Albany Mayor Kathy Sheehan. “It is imperative that we hire qualified and diverse individuals to protect our residents, as well as the thousands who visit and commute here each day. Police Officers often encounter individuals in a vulnerable state and it’s important that we continue to have trustworthy public servants joining our ranks.”

“Serving as an Albany police officer is a rewarding profession that comes with a great sense of responsibility and pride,” said Albany Police Chief Eric Hawkins. “The Albany Police Department recognizes that diversity, equity and inclusion are vital to the overall growth and legitimacy of our agency and play a major role in enhancing public safety. As we continue to grow upon the many successes we have achieved over the years in building relationships with our community, it’s important that our ranks are comprised of a diverse group of men and women who are personally committed to serving this city and helping those in need.”

There will be test preparation sessions available via Zoom.  The dates, times and how to register for these sessions will be announced soon.

A $30 non-refundable filing fee will be charged to sit for this exam. A waiver of filing fee will be allowed for income qualified individuals. View a complete list of eligibility criteria in the online job posting.  

Once an application is submitted, candidates will be notified of the time and location of the exam by email. Applications must be submitted through jobs.albanyny.gov no later than 11:59 p.m. on Monday, April 12, 2021.  

For questions or more information about the application or exam, please email HR.