Deadline is April 1 to sign up for Suffolk County police test

 A Suffolk County police helicopter. (Credit: Grant Parpan, file)
A Suffolk County police helicopter. (Credit: Grant Parpan, file)

It’s that time again.

Once every four years, Suffolk County offer administers civil service tests to people who are looking to become police officers within the county.

The test is June 13 and the deadline by which to apply is April 1. Click here to apply.

Of the people who pass the tests and go on to become sworn officers, most end up with the Suffolk County Police Department, but the departments in Southold, Riverhead, Southampton and other towns and villages draw from the county’s list of eligible applicants as well.

There are two tests being offered, one is for police officer and the other is for Spanish-speaking police officer.

Starting salary for any police officer is $42,000, with top pay at $111,506.

Click here for a job description of the position and what’s required for applicants.