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Syracuse Police Department

The Syracuse Police Department is gathering a list of possible Lateral Police Officers. The work involves responsibilities to enforce federal and state laws and local ordinances and to maintain order in an assigned area.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Must meet the Syracuse Police Department's and Onondaga County's Civil Service requirements.
  • Must be currently employed with an agency, in the title of Police Officer/Deputy Sheriff, and off of the required probationary period.
  • Must have NYS DCJS basic course certificate for Police Officer or certified by NYSDCJS, as a Police Officer.
  • Must have been appointed from a Civil Service list; must provide a copy to 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.
  • Must have a valid New York State Driver's License.

Additional Requirements:

  • At time of appointment or within (1) month thereof, the applicant must: a. Obtain residency within the Onondaga County, or one of the contiguous counties to Onondaga (Madison, Oswego, Cortland, or Cayuga).
  • Successful completion of Syracuse Police Department's Physical Fitness Test.
  • Successful completion of a full background investigation, polygraph, psychological examination, and basic medical examination.


If you are interested in being considered as a lateral transfer police officer please complete the lateral transfer online form.


Lateral Transfer

Contact Information
511 S. State Street
Syracuse, NY 13202
Phone: (315) 442-5200
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