BUFFALO, N.Y. — Friday is the final day for interested candidates to apply for this fall's New York State Police entrance exams.

The State Police's recruiting effort includes new Trooper entrance exams scheduled for this fall, Oct. 7, Oct. 14, Oct. 21 and Oct. 28. 2017.

Online applications are available at www.nytrooper.com and must be submitted by Friday, Sept. 1, 2017.

The exams will be held at several locations around the state.

“We are actively seeking qualified, committed, and motivated candidates from all walks of life to take the Trooper exam this fall. Candidates will be competing for the chance to join the ranks of the New York State Police and have a rewarding career of public service,” said Superintendent George P. Beach II in a statement in April.

Other qualifications include being between 20 and 30 years old by the application deadline. However, older applicants are accepted, with the age limit being increased for each year of fill-time active Federal military duty, up to 6 years.

State Police opportunities include working in specialized areas, such as Crime Scene Evidence Technicians, Canine Handlers, and Firearms Instructors, as well as advancement through the State Police ranks.

For more information, you can visit www.nytrooper.com or call 1-866-NYSP-EXAM.