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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.

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

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