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November 8, 2001

Contact: Geoff Ryan (718/595-6600)

City To Hold Exam For Enviromental Police Officer Title Assignments At DEP's Watershed Precincts

Commissioner Joel A. Miele Sr., P.E., of the New York City Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) announced today that the City will be holding an examination for the title, Environmental Police Officer. DEP Police will hire qualified applicants to fill positions at the Department's precincts throughout the watersheds of the City's upstate reservoirs on both sides of the Hudson River.

Environmental Police Officers perform duties involved in protecting watershed areas, water supply systems and installations. They enforce Watershed Rules and Regulations and other laws; perform special duties or assignments; and may perform aerial reconnaissance.

"This is an excellent opportunity for men and women interested in a career in law enforcement," said Commissioner Miele. "It is particularly rewarding for those who wish to work in the environmental protection field. We provide first-rate training, leading to accreditation with all the powers recognized in police officers throughout the state. DEP's Police Officer salaries are competitive, starting at $28,056 and progressing up to $42,587."

The application period is from November 7, 2001 to December 26, 2001. The multiple-choice test is scheduled for Saturday, February 2, 2002.

Applications for the Environmental Police Exam, No. 1066, including descriptions of the test, the position and its qualifications, are available on the Internet at the Web site of the City's Department of Citywide Administrative Services ( They may also be obtained in person by visiting DEP's upstate Police Precincts during office hours of 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, or at the Applications Center of the Division of Citywide Personnel Services, 18 Washington Street in Manhattan.

DEP Police Precincts are at the following locations:

Ashokan Precinct, Route 28A, Shokan
Beerston Precinct, Route 10 south of Walton
Croton Precinct, Route 129, 1.5 mile south of the Taconic Parkway, Yorktown.
Downsville Precinct, Route 30, Downsville
Hillview Precinct, 100 Central Park Avenue North, Yonkers
Neversink Precinct, Route 55, Neversink


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