ALBANY, N.Y. (WENY) – The New York State Police has joined other police departments across the country by singing the 30×30 Pledge.
The pledge is a commitment to increase the representation of women in the state police ranks and improve the experiences of women in law enforcement.
It aims for women to make up 30% of recruitment classes by 2030 and to ensure that they are truly representative of the communities they serve. More than 150 police departments across the country, including the N-Y-P-D, have signed onto the 30×30 Pledge.
Nationwide, women make up about 12 percent of sworn members, and female membership of the State Police stands at 11.6 percent.
“Police work is about public service, and law enforcement agencies are more effective when they have strong connections and reflect the diversity of the communities they serve,” Governor Kathy Hochul said. “The State Police was created over 100 years ago after the determined efforts of two women. We will build on this legacy and continue to diversify our ranks, and I encourage all who are interested to take advantage of the opportunity to have a profound and positive impact on the lives of others by joining this law enforcement community.”
The deadline to register for the NYS Trooper Entrance Exam is April 10, 2022. More information can be found on the State Police recruitment website at https://joinstatepolice.ny.gov/