Are you interested in becoming a Police Officer for the Village of Endicott?

All police officer transfers and new hires must possess a high-school diploma or G.E.D. equivalent.

Police Officer Transfers

You must be a sworn, full-time Police Officer or Sheriff’s Deputy in New York State who was appointed off a NYS Civil Service Exam for Police Officer or equivalent as recognized by NYS Civil Service. A comparability study must be performed by the Broome County Dept. of Personnel prior to a transfer being approved.

To be considered for transfer to the Endicott Police Department, send a letter of interest and resume to: Patrick Garey, Chief of Police, 1101 Park Street, Endicott, NY 13760

New Hires

You must pass an entry-level NYS Civil Service Exam for Police Officer. Exams are scheduled by the Broome County Office of Personnel on an “as needed” basis. Applicants who pass the test are placed on an Eligible List, ranked by their test score. Applicants must be placed in the top-three test scores of available and eligible candidates to be offered conditional employment. Applicants must possess high moral character and pass extensive background checks, psychological testing, medical evaluation (including drug screening) and physical fitness testing to receive an offer of employment.

After an offer of employment is made, the candidate must successfully graduate from a NYS Certified Police Basic Recruit School.


Candidates must be at least 19 years of age on or before the date of the written examination. Eligibility for appointment begins when the candidate reaches age 20. Candidates who reach their 35th birthday on or before the date of 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.

The minimum physical fitness requirements at the initial Physical Agility Test are as follows:

20-29 38 29 12:29
30-39 35 24 12:58
40-49 29 18 13:50
20-29 32 15 14:50
30-39 25 11 15:43
40-49 20 9 16:31

Interested in Applying?

Typical Work Activities:

  • Patrol an assigned area on foot or in a radio car to maintain order and enforce the law;
  • Check the security of unoccupied businesses and residential property;
  • Investigate suspicious activities and make arrests for violations of Federal and State laws and local ordinances;
  • Escort prisoners booked on charges to court and to jail;
  • Direct traffic;
  • Enforce parking and traffic regulation;
  • Investigate reports of, and attempt to locate, missing and wanted persons and stolen property;
  • Maintain order in crowds at parades and other public gatherings;
  • Provide direction and information to the public;
  • Broadcast radio messages;
  • Conduct criminal and plain clothes investigations as assigned;
  • Observe and report conditions requiring the attention of other Village departments;
  • If assigned, investigate cases involving neglected, abused, or delinquent children; and
  • Make regular reports of activities.

Candidate Characteristics:

  • Good social and general intelligence;
  • Good powers of observation and memory;
  • Working knowledge of first-aid methods;
  • Ability to be courteous yet firm with the public;
  • Ability to understand and carry out complex written and oral instructions;
  • Ability to operate an automobile;
  • Sound judgment;
  • Physical strength and agility;
  • Ability to acquire skill in the use of firearms;
  • Ability to operate a personal computer and utilize common office software programs including word processing, spreadsheet, and database;
  • Physical condition commensurate with the demands of the position; and
  • Compassionate and empathetic with a reverence for life.


  • Citizen of the United States of America at time of appointment;
  • Not less than 20 years of age at time of appointment;
  • Less than 35 years of age at time of sitting for Civil Service Exam (candidates with military service may deduct a maximum of 7 years, as defined in Section 243 (10-a) of the Military law, from their age for the purposes of meeting this age requirement);
  • Civil Service Exam for Law Enforcement Officer (at least 19 years of age at time of taking the exam);
  • Physical agility test;
  • Impartial psychological and medical evaluations to examine ability to perform the duties of a police officer;
  • Graduation from high school or possession of a high school equivalency or comparable diploma;
  • No prior felony convictions.  Must meet the minimum standards of the Professional Policing Act of 2021; and
  • Valid New York State Driver’s License at the time of appointment.


  • Competitive salary with opportunity for overtime;
  • Vacation, holiday, personal, and sick days;
  • Health care and prescription benefits and insurance;
  • Vision, dental, and life insurance options;
  • 457 (Deferred Compensation Plan) option;
  • Uniforms and Equipment;

Career Development:

  • The Endicott Police Department values training and invests in career development opportunities for its Officers, as well as provides options for advancement and special assignments

Additional Mandatory Screening:

  • Background investigation; and
  • Drug screening.

Application Submissions:

Please submit a Cover Letter and Resume to:

 Chief Patrick J. Garey at 1101 Park Street, Endicott, NY 13760 or via email at pgarey@endicottpd.org.

Please contact Chief Garey at 607-785-3341, option 3,
with any questions regarding employment as a police officer.

The Village of Endicott Police Department is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The Village of Endicott Police Department provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type with regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local laws.