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Employment with the LPPD

Police Officer Employment
A Lake Placid Police Officer is a civil service position. Prospective full-time employees must take a civil service exam in order to be considered. The exam is generally given in November throughout various locations within the State. Inquiries about the next exam should be referred to;
                                                         Essex County Personnel and Civil Service Office
                                                         PO Box 217, 7551 Court Street
                                                         Elizabethtown, NY 12932
                                                         (518) 873-3360

Civil service exam announcements are posted here.

Once a candidate has successfully taken the civil service exam, a physical agility test would be administered. Candidates that have successfully completed the first phases of testing would then be placed on the civil service list, in order of their score, as qualified candidates for hire. When the police department has a vacant position, the administration will start at the top of the list contacting potential candidates for an oral interview and background check until the position(s) is filled. Candidates that are chosen for employment would then have to successfully complete the basic academy for police officers and pass a probationary field training phase within the department. Prospective employees must also submit to a medical physical and eye test meeting the civil service requirements for both. See the candidate information packet for more information on becoming a police officer with the Lake Placid police Department.

    LPPD Police Officer Candidate Information Packet

    Police Civil Service Exam - Study Guide

    NYS Dept Civil Service FAQ - Police Officer Exam


Civilian Employment

The Lake Placid Police Department is not currently recruiting for civilian positions.