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New York State Department Personnel Commission administers the exam for Public Safety Officer position. You must pass the written test to be considered for appointment, placed on the eligible list and then you might fill an appropriate vacancy for the position. The examination will cover the following subjects:

  1. Applying Written Information in a Safety and Security Setting: In this section, you will be presented with a set of information about rules, regulations, directives, written narratives and other related material, and to read and interpret them. The exam will measure your capability to apply it to public safety and security setting situations typically experienced by public security officers.
  2. Following Directions and Maps: Questions in this section evaluate your understanding of a simple map. You need to be able to follow physical or geographic directions shown on street or building maps.
  3. Understanding and Interpreting Written Material: The questions test your comprehension of written material. The written material will be presented as brief reading selections. You will be provided with brief reading selections and will be asked questions about the selections. The information required to answer the questions will be available within the section.

Public Safety & Security Officer Descriptions

The duties of public safety and security officer involve a responsibility for checking the security of buildings and grounds and a routine patrol work. Encountered problems must be reported to the appropriate police officials. On the job, you will not be responsible to perform any police official’s duties such as apprehension or investigation.


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