A New York State University Police Officer is responsible for the detection and prevention
of crime, and the enforcement of state and local laws, rule and regulations in a diverse
To qualify for the civil service exam to become a New York State University Police Officer, candidates must possess a minimum of 60 college credits — a higher standard than many municipal or county law enforcement agencies. Following the written test, candidates who score high enough to be reachable must pass a standardized physical test that involves push-ups, sit-ups and a 1.5 mile run. Following the physical agility testing, candidates advancing must clear psychological and medical screening. In addition, substantial background testing/checking takes place, including fingerprinting.
Additional information on University Police Officer job requirements and process can be found online.
Refer to the Binghamton University Office of Human Resources website for information on current openings on the New York State University Police at Binghamton force.
Dates and applications for entrance exams can be found on the New York State Department of Civil Service website.