Minimum Qualifications


  • Must be a US citizen.
  • Must have a valid NYS driver’s license.
  • Vision corrected to 20/40 in each eye.
  • No felony or misdemeanor assault convictions.
  • No current pending criminal charges.
  • Be 21 years old at the time of hire.
  • Have a GED or High School Diploma.
  • Must pass a civil service test, physical agility test, background investigation, interview with TPD panel, pass a psychological exam and medical screening.
Application Process
  1. Take and pass the Civil Service exam
    Check the City of Troy’s website for Exam Announcements.
  2. Pass the physical agility test according to the Cooper standard at 40%. Agility Test Chart
  3. Pass a background investigation conducted by a TPD detective.
  4. Interview with the hiring panel.
  5. Accept a conditional offer of employment.
  6. Take and pass a psychological exam.
  7. Pass a medical evaluation.