Employment
Recruitment is the first step in the hiring process. The primary method of recruitment for the position of police officer within the Eastchester Police Department is through the Westchester County Department of Human Resources continuous recruitment-testing program.

Westchester County holds the civil service examination for Police Officer and Police Officer (Spanish Speaking) to fill vacancies for positions in the Westchester County Department of Public Safety Services and the police departments of the Cities of Peekskill and Rye and the towns and villages in Westchester County.

The Police Officer and Police Officer (Spanish Speaking) was held on November 19, 2016.  Police Officer exam is usually given once every four years and candidates have to wait until the beginning of next application filing period to apply.

A Study Guide to the Police Officer examination “Entry Level Police Officer Series” is available on the New York State Department of Civil Service Web site. Download the study guide, or it is available in hard copy form and can be obtained at the Westchester County Department of Human Resources Office.
http://humanresources.westchestergov.com/uniform-service-exams/police-officer-exams

Other Basic requirements for a police officer:

 

At Time of Examination

At Time of Appointment

US Citizenship

No

Yes

High School Diploma

Yes

Yes

Current NYS Drivers License

No

Yes

Minimum Age

None

20

Maximum Age

35

None

NYS Legal Residency

Yes

Yes


Candidates considered for appointment to the Eastchester Police Department must be of good moral character and must satisfy the physical fitness, medical and any other requirements prescribed by the New York State Bureau for Municipal Police (B.M.P.) pursuant to Section 840 of the New York State Executive Law.