Ed Day, Rockland County Executive

For Immediate Release
August 19, 2016
Contact: Jane Lerner, Director of Strategic Communications
Office of the County Executive (845) 638-5645

Rockland Commissioner of Personal Joan Silvestri

Deadline for Police Civil Service Test Applications in Six Weeks

NEW CITY, NY – Six weeks remain before the deadline for applications to take the Civil Service exams to become a police or patrol officer in Rockland County.

Rockland County Executive Ed Day and Rockland Personnel Commissioner Joan Silvestri urge anyone interested in law enforcement to apply to take the Civil Service examination, which will be held on Nov. 19.

Applications must be postmarked by September 30.

"This is an opportunity to begin a career in law enforcement – a proud and rewarding profession," said Day, a former police commander.

A total of 721 applications have already been received. That includes applicants who want to take language-specific tests. A total of 66 people applied to take the Spanish-speaking test, 14 for the French/Creole exam and three for the test that requires Yiddish.

Those who wish to pursue a career in law enforcement are encouraged to apply to take the Civil Service examination on Nov. 19, said Rockland Personnel Commissioner Joan Silvestri.

The tests, which are the first step in the process of becoming a police officer, are administered by the County of Rockland. Applications are now being accepted online at and by mail.

Applications to take the examinations are available:

• online at or by clicking here.
• at the Rockland County Department of Personnel, 18 New Hempstead Road, New City, NY 10956
• at any town or village police station within Rockland County and at the Rockland County Sheriff's Office.

Eligibility requirements to take the exam can be also found online at or by contacting the Department of Personnel at 845-638-5200/05.

The application filing fee per examination is $30. Applications must be postmarked by September 30