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University Police Careers

A University Police Officer is responsible for the detection and prevention of crime, and the enforcement of state and local laws, rules and regulations in a diverse educational environment throughout twenty-eight State University of New York campuses. Officers are part of the educational process and teach on such topics as crime prevention, drug awareness, sexual assault, and traffic safety. They develop and maintain a positive relationship with students, faculty, and staff in order to ensure the safety and cooperation of the entire campus community.

To become a University Police Officer, a person must:

  • Be at least 21 years old
  • Must not have reached their 35th birthday
  • Be a United States citizen
  • Be a New York State resident
  • Have completed 60 hours of college credits
    • two years of active military service with an honorable discharge may be substituted for 30 of the 60 credit hours
  • Possess a valid NYS drivers license
  • Pass a written civil service exam and be reachable on their canvassing
  • Pass a medical examination
  • Have binocular acuity of 20/30 corrected or no less than 20/100 uncorrected
  • Pass a physical agility test
  • Pass a psychological examination
  • Pass an extensive background investigation
  • Complete Basic School for Police Officers
  • Complete a probationary period

For more information, or for test dates, please refer to the NY State Department of Civil Service website at https://www.cs.ny.gov/

Please note: All hiring at Alfred State UPD is done off of New York State Civil Service lists. Pamphlets are available for pickup in our lobby.