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Public Safety Lateral Transfers

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Now is the time to join the Albany Police Department!

​The City of Albany Police Department is seeking qualified, NYS Certified Police Officer lateral transfer candidates.
Are you ready for better quality of life? Don't wait to lateral transfer to Albany!

  • No additional civil service exam!

  • No PT exam!

  • No additional Academy time!

  • Competitive salary & more!​


Salary Range

$55,312 - $82,246


Medical, Dental, & Vision insurance, HRA Benefits, and Dependent Care


Longevity Pay, FTO Pay, On-Duty Workouts


Compensatory Time, Vacation Pay, Sick Leave, Personal Leave


To be eligible to apply for a lateral transfer, you must meet these requirements:

1 / Must be a Police Officer currently serving with...
  • NYS Municipal

  • NYS Park Police

  • SUNY Police

  • NYS Department of Environmental Conservation

  • New York Police Department (NYPD)

  • NYC Department of Environmental Protection

*EXCLUDES: NYS Trooper, MTA Police

2 / Must have a NYS DCJS basic course certificate...

...for Police Officer or certified by NYSDCJS as a Police Officer and completed required Probationary Period and reached Permanent Status with current PD.

3 / Must have been appointed from a Civil Service list...

...and must provide a copy of the roster card, current examination announcement, and current job description; from the Civil Service Agency's Personnel Department that has implemented the examination, which you are currently hired from.

4 / Must have a valid New York State...

...Driver's License.

5 / Successful completion of...

...a full background investigation, psychological examination, and basic medical examination.

Interested in becoming a police officer?
You can now apply for the Police Officer Civil Service Exam in September 2024!

Need More Info?

Contact the Office of Human Resources with any questions at (518) 434-5049 or

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