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Nassau County Police Exam Prep Classes and Applications are Available.

We at Civil Service Success would like to inform applicants of the announced Nassau County Police Exam in 2024.

We are offering a prep course for the Nassau Police Exam in December 2023.  It is not too late to take our highly successful Nassau Police Exam Prep Course.  Sign up today! Click Here.



Performs general law enforcement duties, and patrols an assigned area for the protection of lives and property and the enforcement of laws and ordinances over which the Police Department has jurisdiction; performs related duties as required.
NOTE: Work shifts rotate on a 24-hour-a-day seven-day-a-week basis.

Nassau Police Exam Classes — Civil Service Success

Minimum Qualifications

Candidates must meet the following requirements:

AGE: Candidates must be at least 17 years of age and have not reached their 35th birthday on or before January 5, 2024. Candidates shall not be considered for appointment until they reach their 21st birthday. Time spent in military service as defined in Section 243 of the Military Law may be deducted from actual age up to a maximum of 7 years (Section 58, Civil Service Law).
Veterans who have reached their 35th birthday by January 5, 2024 must submit their DD 214 — military separation papers with the application.

RESIDENCY: There are no residency requirements to participate in this examination. Candidates must be legal residents of Nassau County or a contiguous county (Suffolk, Kings, Queens, Manhattan, Bronx, Staten Island and Westchester) by date of appointment from the eligible list established as a result of this examination.
For appointment in some jurisdictions, a candidate may be required to become a resident thereof in accordance with law or resolution.

The following Village/Special District Police Departments give preference in appointment to successful candidates who are legal residents of the appointing jurisdiction at the time of their application for the examination and who maintain said residence continuously until they are appointed from the eligible list established as a result of this examination:
Floral Park Freeport Hempstead Lynbrook Malverne Port Washington Police District
NOTE: The Village of Rockville Centre gives preference to candidates who are residents of Nassau, Suffolk, Queens, and Kings counties.

EDUCATION: There are no education requirements to participate in this examination. Candidates for Kensington, Lake Success, and Old Brookville must be high school graduates or must possess a high school equivalency diploma by date of appointment. G.E.D’s are acceptable (high school level).

Candidates for Nassau CountyBrookville, Centre IslandFloral Park, FreeportGarden CityGreat Neck Estates, Hempstead, Kings PointLynbrookMalverne, MuttontownOld WestburyOyster Bay CoveRockville CentreSands Point, and the Port Washington Police District must have obtained 32 college credits from a regionally accredited or New York State registered college or university by the date of appointment.
Candidates for the Nassau County Police Department must have obtained 32 college credits from a regionally accredited or New York State registered college or university by the date of appointment subject to the qualifications and selection criteria for Nassau County that are set forth in a Consent Decree in a civil action titled United States v. Nassau County 77 Civ. 1884 (JM) in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York.

LICENSE: Possession of a valid New York State Driver License is required at time of appointment.

CITIZENSHIP: Candidates must be United States citizens at time of appointment.

Supplemental Information/Subject of Examination/General Information

ONLINE APPLICATIONS are available at www.nassaucivilservice.com The advantages of filing electronically include the storage of submitted applications in your user account and application processing fee payment by credit/debit card.
PLEASE NOTE: As certain applicants who have been filing electronically from their place of employment have encountered fee payment and/or application submission issues, it is recommended that you do not apply for this examination on a workplace computer.
Computers are available to file electronic applications in the Civil Service Commission office at 40 Main Street, 2nd Floor, Hempstead, NY from 9:00 AM to 4:45 PM, Monday — Friday.

FEENON-REFUNDABLE Processing Fee must be submitted for this examination. This fee must be paid by credit or debit card. NO CASH OR PERSONAL CHECKS WILL BE ACCEPTED.

APPLICATION FEE WAIVER: A waiver of application fee will be allowed if you are unemployed and primarily responsible for the support of a household. In addition, a waiver of application fee will be allowed if you are determined eligible for Medicaid, or receiving Supplemental Security Income payments, or Public Assistance (Temporary Assistance for Needy Families/Family Assistance or Safety Net Assistance) or are certified Job Training Partnership Act/Workforce Investment Act eligible through a state or local social service agency. Active duty military service members and military veterans shall be exempt from the payment of application fees. All claims for an application fee waiver are subject to verification. If you can verify eligibility for an application fee waiver, when prompted to submit the application processing fee, choose the Fee Waiver Request option. Follow the directions regarding downloading and submitting the required fee waiver form.

VACANCIES: The use of eligible lists resulting from this examination may be limited to a sufficient number of candidates to fill vacancies in the Nassau County Police Department and the Village/Special District Police Departments within the County of Nassau.

SPECIAL TEST ACCOMMODATIONS: If you have a permanent or temporary disability and need reasonable test accommodations, and/or are in need of an alternate examination date due to a conflict with either a Religious Observance or Military Service Commitment, please answer “yes” to the appropriate question(s) on the application.

MILITARY MAKE-UP EXAMINATIONS: Military make-up examinations will be offered to those members of the Armed Forces of the United States of America who have duly filed an application for this examination and who, due to active military duty, are unable to participate in the examination on its scheduled date. Such candidates will be sent correspondence outlining the terms and conditions governing this make-up examination. Administration of this examination to military personnel who missed this examination due to qualifying military duty is in accordance with the New York State Civil Service Law and New York State Military Law. Any written request for a make-up examination from military personnel who have missed the filing period for this examination, due to active military duty, will be reviewed by the Commission.

ADDITIONAL CREDITS: SEE ITEM NO. 4 OF GENERAL INFORMATION regarding additional credits for veterans (both disabled and non-disabled) and for children/siblings of firefighters/police officers who qualify under sections 85-a/85-b of civil service law. If you believe you qualify for such credits, please answer “yes” to the applicable question(s) on the application.


The Police Officer Examination will consist of a computer-based, multiple-choice examination designed to measure the abilities and personal characteristics required to effectively perform the job duties of an entry-level police officer. This examination, Talogy’s Law Enforcement Aptitude Battery (LEAB), represents a set of assessment devices covering three basic areas: cognitive abilities (e.g., verbal comprehension, reasoning), approaches to work (i.e., work styles), and background history and experience. Minimal computer skills are needed to be able to participate in the examination.

Item content on the LEAB will not be subject to review or appeal and detailed item-level information will not be provided to candidates for purposes of review or appeal.

To assist candidates to prepare for the Talogy Law Enforcement Aptitude Battery (LEAB), a preparation guide, online tutorial, and practice ability test will be posted online to provide information on the test components to be administered as well as strategies to assist candidates in preparing for the LEAB. We recommend that candidates review the preparatory materials prior to the LEAB administration. Registered candidates will be provided with instructions and a code to access the preparation materials two weeks after the last day of filing (October 31, 2023). A hardcopy set of the preparation materials will be available at the Nassau County Civil Service Commission, 40 Main Street, Hempstead, New York 11550.

CANDIDATES WHO PASS THIS WRITTEN EXAMINATION MUST ALSO PASS THE FOLLOWING REQUIREMENTS:  At Civil Service Success, we have resources to assist you with your journey.

PHYSICAL FITNESS: Candidates for the position of Police Officer are required to qualify by passing the Physical Fitness Screening Test which consists of push-ups, sit-ups and a one and a half (1.5) mile run.
PUSH-UP — The score indicated is the number of full body repetitions that a candidate must complete without breaks.
SIT-UP — The score indicated is the number of bent-leg sit-ups performed in one minute.
MILE AND HALF RUN — The score is calculated in minutes:seconds. Running surface may vary. Either an indoor or outdoor track may be used.
You must pass all three components to be successful. If you fail one component of the test, you will not be permitted to continue with the remainder of the test.

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Check www.nassaucivilservice.com for updates and to review the Physical Fitness video.

BACKGROUND INVESTIGATION, DRUG TESTING AND FINGERPRINTING: According to Civil Service Law and/or policy of this Commission, a background investigation (which may include a polygraph examination), substance abuse screening and fingerprint check are required. Each candidate will be required to provide a waiver and release permitting the Commission to disclose to the candidate’s current employer any positive test results. The Division of Criminal Justice Services requires each fingerprint search request to be accompanied by a fee. This fee must be submitted by the candidate. THE FEE IS GENERALLY $76.25. The refusal of any candidate to submit the required fee shall disqualify a candidate from being placed on an eligible list for certification. You will be informed at the appropriate time when and how to submit payment.

MEDICAL: Candidates who pass the written examination, the Physical Fitness Screening Test and the Background Investigation will be, after a conditional offer of employment, scheduled for the Comprehensive Medical Evaluation, the Psychological Evaluation, and any other tests deemed necessary including substance abuse screening. A MEDICAL EXAMINATION FEE OF $100.00 IS REQUIRED. Candidates will be informed at the appropriate time when and how to submit payment. Failure to appear for a scheduled test or evaluation, or failure to submit the $100.00 medical examination fee at the required time, will result in elimination from competition for this position. Candidates who are not successful in any part of this examination will not be considered for further examination. The medical requirements must be met at the time of medical examination, certification, and appointment.


PLEASE NOTE: Emails may be sent from info@governmentjobs.com. CHECK INBOX AND JUNK/SPAM FOLDER FREQUENTLY.


THE NASSAU COUNTY CIVIL SERVICE COMMISSION reserves the right to reject for lateness or to accept applications filed after the advertised filing period. The number of candidates who will be permitted to sit for the examination may be limited at the discretion of the Civil Service Commission. Therefore, candidates are advised to apply early.



For all inquiries, call the Commission at (516) 572–1020 or send an email to policeofficer2024@nassaucountyny.gov.
The Commission does not accept responsibility for non-delivery or delivery delays of emails due to issues with your email account. Emails may be sent from info@governmentjobs.com. Check inbox and junk/spam folder frequently.

ANSWER ALL QUESTIONS on the application. Failure to answer all questions (clearly) will result in a delay in the processing of your application, possible non-delivery of mail/email, and may result in disqualification. The burden of establishing qualifications to the satisfaction of the Commission shall be upon the applicant.

2. THE EXAMINATION: If you have not received an email about your examination scheduling by December 27, 2023 (check inbox and junk/spam email), call the Commission at (516) 572–1020 or send an email to policeofficer2024@nassaucountyny.gov. If an application is rejected, the candidate will be notified.

Alternate examination date requests must be made to this Commission as soon as the conflict/problem arises. Documentation is required and will be reviewed against established criteria. In the event that an illness prevents you from appearing at the examination as scheduled, written verification from a professional health care provider could be required and is subject to review by the Commission.

The Commission reserves the right, after this announcement is issued, to subdivide the examination and/or require a specific passing mark in one or more of such subdivisions in order that a candidate be considered further for eligibility.

A record of disrespect for the requirements and processes of law could be considered grounds for disqualification.

Examinations prepared and rated by the Nassau County Civil Service Commission will be in accordance with the rules and regulations of this Commission and with Section 23–2 of the Civil Service Law.

3. ELIGIBLE LIST AND PLACEMENT: The eligible list shall be established for four years unless the Executive Director deems it appropriate to expire the eligible list before the end of the four-year term from establishment.
Changing conditions occasionally result in certification and offers of employment at higher or lower salaries than those announced.
When there is a need for employees to fill vacancies on a part time basis, the eligible list may be canvassed for that purpose.
When there is a demonstrated need by a Police Department, to the satisfaction of all appropriate agencies concerned, for bilingual employees to fill vacancies, the eligible list may be canvassed in rank order as determined by scores on the examination (including Veteran Credits and/or Section 85-a/85-b Credits.)

VETERAN CREDITS: A veteran may be granted additional credits to be added to a passing score of this examination, as follows:
Non Disabled Veteran: Open Competitive Exam: 5 points
Disabled Veteran: Open Competitive Exam: 10 points
No credit may be added after the eligible list has been established. The veteran must have served on full-time active duty for purposes other than training and must have been honorably discharged or released under honorable circumstances. In addition, beginning January 1, 1998, the NYS Constitution allows members of the US Armed Forces, who are on active duty, the right to request extra War Time Veteran credits on civil service examinations. Veteran credits may be requested for each examination until actually used for appointment from a list. Credits may be used (the veteran was permanently appointed or promoted as a result of receiving the additional credits) once, with the following exception:

If non-disabled veteran credits have previously been used to obtain an appointment or promotion, for eligible lists established after January 1, 2014, disabled veterans may be entitled to additional credits on a civil service examination if they have used non-disabled veterans credits to obtain an appointment or promotion with New York State or a local government, and subsequent to such use, they have been determined by the United States Department of Veterans Affairs (“VA”; formerly known as the United States Veterans Administration) to be a qualified disabled veteran, as defined in the New York State Civil Service Law. In such cases, the disabled veteran shall be entitled to apply for and use 10 credits on New York State and local open competitive and promotion examinations, minus the number of non-disabled credits previously used. The additional credits can only be used once. For further details, visit www.nassaucivilservice.com.

SECTIONS 85-a & 85-b: In conformance with sections 85-a and 85-b of the Civil Service Law, (85-a) children of firefighters and police officers killed in the line of duty and (85-bsiblings of firefighters and police officers having died in the performance of duty as a natural and proximate result of either the World Trade Center attack on September 11, 2001 or in the subsequent rescue effort, shall be entitled to receive an additional ten points in a competitive examination for original appointment in the same municipality in which the parent/sibling has served. If you are qualified to participate in this examination and meet one of the above criteria, please answer “yes” to the appropriate question in your application for examination. A candidate claiming such credit must submit necessary documentation to verify additional credit eligibility. No credit may be added after the eligible list has been established. Visit www.nassaucivilservice.com for the text of these sections of law.

WARNING: Anyone found unlawfully possessing or disclosing questions and answers from civil service examinations, or giving or taking test information from another candidate during the examination, or anyone found taking a civil service test for someone else or enlisting another person to take an examination for oneself will be subject to being disqualified from that examination and may be barred from taking any further examinations with the County of Nassau and may be subject to other penalties as prescribed by law.

Check www.nassaucivilservice.com for updates.

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