There are several ways to join the Syracuse Police in working together for a safer community. Residents can either join the police department as a sworn officer by taking the civil service exam, as a civilian supporting police operations, or by a lateral transfer from another law enforcement agency.
Learn about how to perform a lateral transfer.
Learn about how to become a new recruit for the Syracuse Police Department.
The Syracuse Police Department is gathering a list of possible Lateral Police Officers. The work involves responsibilities to enforce federal and state laws and local ordinances and to maintain order in an assigned area.
The Syracuse Police Department appoints sworn members from a list of successful candidates determined by a competitive civil service exam. In addition to passing the civil service entrance test, candidates must complete an agility test, medical exam, background check, and interview process.Entrance exams are scheduled as needed based on available openings and existing active civil service list