Stony Point Police Department

How to Become a Stony Point Police Officer

Testing Process
Candidates are required to take a New York State written civil service examination, which is administered by the Rockland County Department of Personnel. The written exam is scheduled only once every four years. Candidates who pass the written examination will be invited in numerical order to participate in a physical ability test, background investigation, fingerprint check, drug screening, polygraph and oral interview. If given a conditional offer of employment, candidates must also pass medical and psychological examinations prior to employment.

The examination for the position of police officer is usually given every four years. The next exam has been scheduled for November 19, 2016. LAST DATE TO FILE IS Friday SEPTEMBER 30, 2016. Applications for the written exam can be obtained directly from the Rockland County Department of Personnel by calling 845-638-5200 or at the Stony Point Police Department . For more information, check the Rockland County Department of Personnel’s web site at:

Rockland County Personnel Office

Education and Experience: Must possess a high school diploma, equivalency diploma or Armed Forces GED. Candidates must also have either two years of full time paid work experience, or two years of active military service or 60 college credits after high school. Any equivalent combination is also qualifying.

Physical and Other Requirements: Must be between the ages of 19 and 35 by date of examination and a minimum of 20 years of age and a U.S. citizen by date of appointment. Applicants must also be a legal resident of Rockland , Orange , Putnam, Westchester , Dutchess, Sullivan , Ulster , Nassau , Suffolk , Bronx , New York , or Queens Counties . NOTE: DURING THE SELECTION PROCESS A TOWN RESIDENCY LIST MAY BE ESTABLISHED.

License: Possess a valid New York driver’s license by date of appointment. Candidates with prior police experience must provide proof of completion of a basic Police Officer Academy recognized by the New York State Office of Public Safety.

Qualifications are determined by the Rockland County Department of Personnel and may be subject to change.

Job Benefits

  • Paid Health Insurance / Dental / Optical Plan
  • New York State Police and Fire Pension Plan
  • Vacation time - Minimum of 3 weeks, increases with time in service
  • Personal leave
  • Holiday leave
  • Sick leave - Accrued monthly
  • Bereavement leave
  • Equipment allowance
  • Deferred Compensation Plan
  • Longevity pay and night differential