Suffolk County is Hiring
- EAST ISLIP, N.Y. - The exam isn't until Saturday, but 29,300 people apparently have already done the math. With a starting salary more than double that of the nearby NYPD — and potential patrols on sandy beaches or quiet suburban streets — tens of thousands of potential recruits have plunked down a $100 entrance fee to take the Suffolk County Police Department entrance exam.
- It is believed to be one of the largest numbers of applicants to ever sign up for a police test in the United States.
This flies in the face of recent hiring trends for police jobs nationwide. One has only to look at the drop off in applicants for the CPD to see that big city police jobs are rapidly becoming among the least desirable around. Funny how big cities seem to be hotbeds of liberal social programs and declining interest in police jobs.