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NIAGARA FALLS - The state park police, who patrol Niagara Falls State Park and 177 other parks and 35 historic sites throughout the Empire State, are seeking a few good men and women.
Applications for a competitive written Civil Service examination to be given Nov. 17 must be submitted to the state Department of Civil Service by Oct. 1.
Park police help park users, make arrests, conduct criminal and non-criminal investigations and provide emergency services in state parks and historic sites. They also provide special services including marine law enforcement and education on waterways, snowmobile enforcement and education, swift water rescues, cliff and gorge rescues and search and rescue operations.
Applicants must be at least 20 years old at the time of their appointment and no more than 35 at the time of the examination, although military service may extend their eligibility. Candidates must pass a medical and drug screening, an agility test, psychological screening and background check. They also must complete a six-month police basic school.
More information is available on websites of the state parks and of the state Department of Civil Service.