Employment with the Auburn Police Department is governed by a competitive examination which is on average, held once every two years. The examination is administered by the:
Auburn Municipal Civil Service Commission
City Hall Room# B26
24 South St.
Auburn, N.Y. 13021
A standard application form can be obtained from the civil service commission at the address listed above. The applicant should be certain that every question is answered and that the application is complete in all respects.
Filing Fee: A $25.00 non-refundable filing fee must be submitted with each application. Money orders must be made payable to the Auburn City Treasurer.
Duties and Responsibilities: To protect the life and property of our fellow citizens and to impartially enforce the law.
Job Elements: To perform the duties of an Auburn Police Officer you must have good judgment, thoroughness, conscientiousness, common sense, motivation and enthusiasm for the job. You must be dependable and willing to get involved. You must be able to assume responsibility; make decisions often under pressure; work without supervision; take orders; function in physical danger; act under pressure; communicate well; and combine physical and mental resources.
Education: Candidates must be a high school graduate or possess a high school equivalency diploma.
Age: All candidates must be at least 19 years of age on or before the date of the examination to take the exam. Eligibility for appointment as a police officer begins when the candidate reaches age 20. Candidates who reach their 35th birthday on or before the date of the written exam are not qualified except as follows: Candidates may have a period of military duty or terminal leave, up to six years as defined in Section 243(10-a) of the Military Law, deducted from their age for purposes of determining whether they meet the age requirement
Residence: Candidates must be legal residents of Cayuga County or one of the contiguous counties (Oswego, Onondaga, Cortland, Tompkins, Seneca or Wayne) for at least one (1) month immediately preceding the date of the written examination. Preference in certification may be given to successful candidates who are residents of the City of Auburn for the thirty (30) days prior to the examination.
Criminal Record: Any felony conviction is an automatic disqualification. Conviction for all other crimes and offenses are subject to evaluation during a background investigation.