In Bid To Spur Recruitment, New York Raises Maximum Age For State Police

New York state is raising the maximum age for State Police recruits from 29 to 34 as Gov. Kathy Hochul pushes to expanded the agency’s ranks. 

Hochul announced Thursday she had approved a request from the State Police to change the age requirement. The move comes after state lawmakers and Hochul also agreed to a $66 million budget provision to pay for State Police academy classes and grow their ranks. 

The added money will allow for four classes a year, doubling the number currently in place. 

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