Nassau Police Exam Prep Course — live in person and online platform.

If you have signed up to take the 2024 Nassau Police Exam and are looking to take a Nassau Police Exam Prep Course, we have the answer. Civil Service Success is offering a Nassau Police course which features both live in person classes and an online course platform. The course is being held in December 2023 for the 2024 Nassau Police Exam given by the Civil Service Commission of Nassau County. The Nassau Police Exam Prep Course will include information and practice exams for the entire scope of the Nassau County Police Exam. Study areas include the cognitive style questions such as written comprehension, situational/judgement questions, written expression, applying rules and regulations, information ordering, deductive reasoning, inductive reasoning and problem sensitivity questions. Additionally, the Nassau Police Exam Prep Course will cover the personality profile section of the exam consisting of work style questionnaires and life experience survey questions. The County of Nassau is looking to create the next hiring list for candidates who aspire to become Nassau County Police Officers.

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It is not too late to take a hybrid Nassau Police Exam Prep Course with Civil Service Success which includes live in person and online platforms to help you score a high mark on the Nassau County Police Exam.


Need Motivation: Here are the benefits and compensation relating to the position of a Nassau County Police officer as per recruitment.

(subject to change)

  • $141,108 after 11 years (average compensation)
  • Education incentive pay
  • Up to 12% shift differential
  • 10 paid holidays annually for the first two years, increasing to 12
  • 15 paid vacation days to start, increasing to 30 days after 15 years of service
  • 18 sick days
  • 5 personal days
  • Health Care Plans Available, Dental and Vision Benefits
  • 20 year contributory pension plan
  • Tax-deferred savings plan


  1. Candidates must compete in the required written test and pass additional screening procedures.
  2. Candidates must be legal residents of Nassau County, Suffolk County, Westchester County or one of the five boroughs of New York City at time of appointment and maintain residency.
  3. Candidates must be at least 17 but less than 35 years of age on the date of the written test; provided, however, that time spent on military duty or on terminal leave, not exceeding a total of 7 years, shall be subtracted from the age of any applicant who has passed their 35th birthday, as provided in subdivision 10-a of Section 243 of the New York State Military Law.
  4. Candidates must be citizens of the United States at time of appointment.
  5. Candidates will be required to submit to a background investigation prior to appointment.
  6. Candidates must possess a valid New York State drivers license at time of appointment.
  7. Appointments are determined on an individual basis by the Nassau County Civil Service Commission, however, anyone with a felony conviction may be excluded from being a Nassau County Police Officer.
  8. No college education is required to take the written test; however, 32 credits of college education are required for appointment. Those candidates who have not attained that level of education but are otherwise eligible for appointment will remain on the eligible list and will become eligible for appointment after they have obtained the necessary college credits.

Salary & Other Information

Announcement amended on 10/31/2023 to extend the filing deadline to November 14, 2023


SALARY: Varies: County: $38,266 to start goes to over $140,000 within 11 years.


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.

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 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.

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