Troopers patrol for new members

By Jillian Marshall

Troopers patrol for new members

May 3, 2013 Updated May 3, 2013 at 7:42 PM EDT

Johnson City, NY (WBNG Binghamton) New York State troopers look for new members, while local law enforcement remembers fallen officers by displaying their vehicles and equipment.

Police Week in the Southern Tier end May 6.

To cap off the week, police from local municipalities displayed their cars and equipment used to keep the public safe.

Officers were available to answer questions and talk to the community.

One Broome County Sheriff's Office corrections officer says he talks to the public to find out how he can better serve the Southern Tier.

The week is also about remembering fallen brothers and sisters that gave the ultimate sacrifice in the line of duty.

"One was one of my classmates, just shortly out of the academy, killed in a traffic accident. We never forget them," State Police Traffic Supervisor Sgt. Joseph Hommel said.

"It's always a bittersweet week, because you're here honoring the ones that have fallen, the ultimate sacrifice. But it's rewarding that you're are honoring them at the same time," Broome County Sheriff's Lt. Tim Hill said.

While some officers are remembering, local troopers are looking to add to their force.

State police is accepting applications for troopers.

Online applications will be accepted until September, then written exams take place in October.

A recruiting officer for state police says those who sign up now can become a trooper in 2014.

"If they do really well on the exam, maybe six months, to be in the academy, then six months in the academy. So, to be a full trooper, about a year from when they take the test," NYSP Recruiting Officer Timothy McQuade said.

For more information on how to apply, head to NY Trooper.

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