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Law Enforcement Career Opportunities

This page is designed to give you career and contact information for the Law Enforcement agencies we are in partnership with.

If you would like to pursue any of these possibilities, please use their contact information.




  • Must be between 20 and 29 years old by the date of the application deadline. Extensions for active military service may apply for veterans.

  • Must be a United States citizen at time of application.

  • Must possess a High School diploma or a G.E.D.


After application requirements:


  • Have 60 college credits to be appointed to the Academy (30 credits waiver – 2 yrs. of active duty service with honorable discharge OR successful completion of a Certified Police Officer Training Course).

  • Must be of good moral character. A felony conviction is an automatic disqualifier.


     Other requirements

Complying with the tattoo policy; passing a physical ability test; a visual acuity screening; a thorough background investigation and a psychological and medical evaluation.


Trooper L.A. MacLauchlin

New York State Police

Troop G Recruitment



Phone:  (518) 783-3285






The position of Albany Police Officer is a Civil Service one, and prospective employees must take a civil service exam in order to be processed.


Candidates must have been legal residents of Albany, Columbia, Greene, Rensselaer, Saratoga, Schoharie or Schenectady County for at least thirty days immediately preceding the date of the written examination.


Once the exam grades are tabulated, the preliminary list is forwarded to the Albany City Civil Service Commission, and a list of prospective candidates is then forwarded to the Office of Professional Standards.


The exam is usually given in the fall of each year.


Inquiries should be referred to the Department of Administrative Services in City Hall; Room 301, Albany, New York 12207

(518) 434-5049.







To become a University Police Officer , among other requirements, a person must:

  • Be at least 18 years old to take the test;

  • Be at least 20 years old at time of appointment;

  • Not have passed their 35th birthday on the date of the test;

  • Be a United States Citizen when appointed;

  • Be a New York State resident while employed;

  • Meet the College Credit Requirement (see web site)


College Credit Requirement

On or before the test date you must have successfully completed 60 semester credit hours of college-level study.


College Credit Substitution



1. Two years of active military service with an honorable discharge or;

2. Successful completion of a New York State Municipal Police Training Council approved Pre-Employment Training Program and eligibility to complete the second phase of such training program…


1400 Washington Avenue, Albany, NY 12222 •

Phone (518) 442-3300





To be eligible you must:

  • Take the civil service exam;

  • You must have a high school diploma;

  • *Be a Albany County resident

  • Be no older than 35 years old.


Craig D. Apple Sr., Sheriff

16 Eagle Street

 Albany, NY 12207

Phone: (518) 487-5400






Applicants should demonstrate a sound work ethic, a willingness to embrace challenge in an environment that is time-consuming and deadline oriented.


Application Process:

Interested applicants should forward a cover letter, resume, writing sample and statement of interest.


Your statement of interest should illustrate your reason for seeking a position in public service with our office as well as information about your academic experience both inside and outside of the classroom.


Once we have received your information, we will review it to determine advancement to the next phase.


The following phase includes Executive Interviews, which could be with an individual or a panel of two or more. The final phase is an interview with District Attorney P. David Soares.


Your application, cover letter, resume, writing sample and statement of interest should be mailed to the attention of:

Office of the Albany County

District Attorney
Attn: Cheryl Fowler
6 Lodge Street; 4th Floor
Albany, NY 12207




Northern District of New York


Employment Opportunities for: 

Attorneys | Support Staff | Students


The United States Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of New York covers 32 counties in Upstate New York with offices in Syracuse, Albany, Binghamton, and Plattsburgh. 


The office hires experienced attorneys (as Assistant United States Attorneys), support staff, and qualified law students (as interns).


Employment for Admitted Attorneys:


The United States Attorney's Office for the Northern District of New York is currently hiring attorneys to work in the Criminal, Civil, and Appellate Divisions in Albany, Plattsburgh, Syracuse, New York. 


More information about these positions is available at the Department of Justice's web site at Department of Justice's Legal Vacancies.

Employment for Support Staff


Openings periodically occur for various permanent positions as a support staff member. Job titles include Legal Assistant, Paralegal, and various administrative positions.


When open, vacancies are available at



Civil Chief Tom Spina

James T. Foley Courthouse

445 Broadway

Albany, NY 12207


Academic year (part time)

Contact: AUSA Adam Katz,


Hiring needs: approx. 5 students


Summer (full time)

Contact: Tom Spina, 518.431.0247

Hiring needs: approx. 4-8 students





You must

  • Be a US Citizen

  • Be a High School Graduate or Equivalent

  • Possess a valid NYS Driver’s License

  • Get your NYS EMT Certification (see our website for details)

  • Be a legal resident of the City of Albany for at least 30 days preceding the exam and the date of hire



for more information on how to

pursue a career with the Albany Fire Department!


Department of Fire

& Emergency Services

26 Broad Street

Albany, NY 12202






Exciting careers in the FBI begins here.


Exciting careers in the FBI begins here. The FBI has a wide variety of career paths for individuals from all backgrounds and experiences.



Special Agents; Intelligence Analysts; Surveillance; Forensic; Accounting; Language Analysts; STEM; and much more.


Our local FBI offices are all about protecting your communities.


There are 56 field offices centrally located in major metropolitan areas across the U.S. and Puerto Rico.


The FBI encourages all qualified individuals to apply for one of the many rewarding positions within our organization.


Federal Bureau of Investigation

Albany Division

200 McCarty Avenue

Albany, NY 12209

(518) 465-7551




The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) utilizes the Office of Personnel Management's (OPM) USA Staffing recruiting system to advertise position opportunities. 

USA Staffing is a product of the OPM, which means it’s designed by the federal government for the federal government, to accommodate the unique requirements of federal recruitment and staffing.

The links listed below are provided to guide applicants through the process of applying for a position with the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) using USAJOBS.  

Before you get started, please be sure to read all application requirements carefully.

  • Getting Started with USAJOBS 


  • USAJOBS Help Center

If you experience login issues with your USAJOBS account; please visit the USAJOBS Help Center.   




Colonie Police Officer candidates are required to take a New York State written civil service examination. The written exam is scheduled once every three years. The exam announcement will be posted on their website.


Colonie Police Officer candidates must meet the following requirements on or before the date of the New York State Civil Service written test.

    Satisfactory completion of sixty (60) college credit hours from a regionally accredited or New York State registered college or university.

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    Candidates must be at least 19 years old to be admitted to the test and must have reached his or her 20th birthday to be certified as eligible for appointment. Candidates who reach their 35th birthday on or before the date of the written examination are not qualified except as follows.* Candidates may have a period of military duty or terminal leave up to six years, as defined in Section 243 (10-a) of the Military Law, deducted from their age for purposes of determining whether they meet the age requirement.

    Applicants must be a resident of New York State in either Albany, Rensselaer, Columbia, Greene, Schoharie, Schenectady or Saratoga County for at least (4) four months prior to the date of examination. New York State Civil Service Law Section 23, Subdivision 4-A, allows the Town of Colonie to give preference in appointment to Town Residents.


Memorial Town Hall, [Second Floor]

534 New Loudon Road

Latham, NY 12110




The City of Cohoes Civil Service Examination Application must be filed for each examination. The applicant should be certain that every question is answered and that the application is complete in all respects, including the title of the examination.


Education and work experience should be documented on the application regardless if the candidate has elected to attach a resume. All statements made by candidates in their applications are subject to verification. It is the applicant’s responsibility to ensure that the application and appropriate filing fee are received by the Cohoes Civil Service Office, 97 Mohawk Street, Room 19, Cohoes, NY, 12047 or postmarked by the United State Postal Service by the last filing date stated for the examination.


The Cohoes Civil Service Office is not responsible for lost or late applications sent via interoffice mail/courier or applications lost or misdirected by postal or common carrier.


TRANSCRIPTS: Whenever college transcripts or diplomas are requested, they should be submitted with the application for the examination or as soon thereafter as possible before the exam.


VETERANS CREDITS: For the purpose of claiming veterans’ credits on a civil service examination, an applicant must have been honorably discharged or released under honorable circumstances after serving on active duty with the armed forces of the United States during time of war. Disabled and non-disabled veterans who establish eligibility for additional credits and are successful in the examination are entitled to have 10 and 5 points, respectively, (5 and 2.5 points in the case of promotional examinations) added to their earned scores, provided they have not used such credits to obtain permanent appointment or promotion. Veterans may determine to waive the use of their credits at any time up to the time of permanent appointment or promotion.


Veterans or disabled veterans who are eligible for additional credit must submit a copy of their separation papers (DD214) within two months of the last filing date for the examination. Veteran’s credits can only be added to a passing 4 score on the examination

You can view the complete application process on their website at:

Cohoes Police Department

97 Mohawk Street 
Cohoes, NY 12047 
Emergency: 911
Non-Emergency: 518-237-5333 
Drug Tip Line: 518-233-2161

Compliments and Concerns: 518-233-2151



Wage and Hour Division

The Wage and Hour Division (WHD) is one of our nation’s most essential labor law enforcement agencies, responsible for enforcing some of the most comprehensive labor laws affecting more than 143 million workers.


We focus on protections related to minimum wage, overtime, child labor, family and medical leave, employment conditions for migrant workers, lie detector tests, garnishments, prevailing wages on government-funded contracts, labor provisions of several guest worker programs, and more.

(518) 431-6474

DOL Wage and Hour Division

Albany, NY Division

11-a Clinton Ave
Albany, NY 12207


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