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Becoming a Police Officer for the NYS DEC Requires More than Just A Bachelor’s Degree

Thursday, July 12, 2018

Around 2000 candidates from all over the State have come to Newport hoping to get into the D.E.C. Academy. They’ve all completed a civil service exam and are now at the West Canada High School hoping to pass the physical test, but D.E.C. Lieutenant Aaron Gordon says it isn’t as easy as you might think.

"Just to get through this process, there are a lot of failures because people come unprepared. They don’t train before they come here. They don’t run, they don’t do sit up’s and push up’s. They think if I’m just a regular person and I can come to this and pass…. That’s usually not going to happen."

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