Several Western New York police departments are coming together to hold a hiring event coming up on Monday, July 11th.

The Amherst Police department along with Kenmore, Cheektowaga, Lockport, Lancaster, Tonawanda Police, and New York State Police will all be in one place conducting interviews with potential new employees.

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If you are interested in applying or know someone who is here are the requirements for entry-level police positions from the Amherst Police Department's website.

  • United States Citizenship is required at the time of appointment.
  • To be eligible for appointment candidates must possess a valid New York State Driver's License.
  • Conviction of a felony will bar and conviction of a misdemeanor or other offense may bar participation in examination and appointment.
  • Must have a high school diploma or possess a high school equivalency diploma.
  • Candidates must be at least 19 years old to be admitted to the Erie County police officer/deputy sheriff exam. Eligibility for appointment begins when the candidate reaches age 20. Candidates who reach their 35th birthday on or before the date of the written examination are not eligible 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 the purpose of meeting the age requirement.
  • Candidates must demonstrate successful completion of 60 semester credit hours of college education at the time of certification to be eligible.
  • For appointment, to be eligible for resident preference an individual must have been a resident of the Town of Amherst for 30 days prior to the certification of a canvass list. The canvass list is established by Erie County Department of Personnel and it is based on the results of the written Police Officer Exam. Appointees will be required to be legal residents of the Town of Amherst.
  • Erie County will not allow direct transfers from out of state police agencies. Within the state or county, the police officer must be certified and must be employed (full time status) as a police officer and have passed a civil service exam to be considered for a transfer.

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