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    Court Officer Exam

    For anyone interested, filing for the next Court Officer exam just opened up.

    http://nycourts.gov/careers/cot/

    If anyone has any questions feel free to ask. I've only been on the job for a few months, but I'll try my best to answer.

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    Fuerza..so be honest..how is the job?? You can PM me your answers if you want..

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    Thanks for the link.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DOCSatTheGunk View Post
    Fuerza..so be honest..how is the job?? You can PM me your answers if you want..
    Honestly, the job is great. It's not all standing around holding up the walls like you see on Law & Order. Having weekends, holidays, and evenings off is also pretty nice. If you have any specific questions I can probably answer those better.

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    i heard they only hire a handfull of people ... any insight on that?

    thanks

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    Fuerza, what did you get on the written in order to get hired? How was the process for ya?

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    I hear O/T is non-existent....any truth to this?

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    I think that I got a 92 on the written. It took about a year for them to canvass me, and another year after I turned the initial canvass down. As far as O/T goes, it varies from district to district and even court to court. Right now there is somewhat of a crackdown on OT for budgetary reasons, but we still manage to get a few hours a week.

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    Thanks for posting this, I will defintely be applying.

    Can you explain day to day duties? These are sworn positions i assume?
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    Trying to get on in NY...
    PM me if you hear of any upstate NY departments that are giving a civil service test.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SupraRy View Post
    Thanks for posting this, I will defintely be applying.

    Can you explain day to day duties? These are sworn positions i assume?
    Yes, Court Officers are sworn peace officers with 24/7 powers of arrest. The day to day duties vary slightly from court to court, but in general they include running the metal detectors, doing sweeps of the courthouse, standing at fixed posts in the courtroom, escorting prisoners/taking in remands, and occasionally making an arrest. In NYC we also have a vehicular patrol unit called Mobile Security Patrol. They drive around in marked patrol cars and do security checks on all court houses in their districts. They also conduct traffic stops, issue VTL summonses, and back up local police agencies. We should be getting MSP units upstate very soon. The announcement should provide some additional info on daily operations.

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    Okay. Buffy Question. What do you guys carry?

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    Quote Originally Posted by NYJets44288 View Post
    Okay. Buffy Question. What do you guys carry?
    Glock 19 on duty. Some of the old timers who were grandfathered in are still allowed to carry .38 revolvers, but they're slowly disappearing as they retire. Off duty you can carry either the Glock 19 or the Glock 26. Some officers in plaincothes units are authorized to carry the G26 on duty since it's easier to conceal.

    Keep in mind though that you will be unarmed for your first 3-4 months after graduating the academy. Your command may issue you a baton and/or OC, but you won't be able to purchase your firearm until your one-day qualification (in addition to the qualification necessary to graduate from the academy) is complete and you are issued an unrestricted ID card. The date for your one day qual is usually set about 10 weeks after graduation, then it takes another few weeks to get your ID.

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    That's fine I'm not concerned with anything other than doing well on this exam first. I've heard great things about the job.

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    mailed in stuff to Albany -- waiting on exam date - LOL

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    funny thing is, that those officers could have gotten a FREE Glock, holster, and duty rig when the Courts transitioned into it; all they had to do was take the 3 day transition course.
    Quote Originally Posted by Fuerza View Post
    Glock 19 on duty. Some of the old timers who were grandfathered in are still allowed to carry .38 revolvers, but they're slowly disappearing as they retire. Off duty you can carry either the Glock 19 or the Glock 26. Some officers in plaincothes units are authorized to carry the G26 on duty since it's easier to conceal.

    Keep in mind though that you will be unarmed for your first 3-4 months after graduating the academy. Your command may issue you a baton and/or OC, but you won't be able to purchase your firearm until your one-day qualification (in addition to the qualification necessary to graduate from the academy) is complete and you are issued an unrestricted ID card. The date for your one day qual is usually set about 10 weeks after graduation, then it takes another few weeks to get your ID.

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    thanks ! ..........
    Last edited by BarXone; 05-06-2009 at 12:13 PM.

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    Check the link in Fuerza's initial post, it contains the answers to both questions.

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    Do you have to be a NY state resident to take the exam?

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    The whole no gun thing is fine with me..I'm a corrections officer..I wield a baton on the tiers and am combat effective..lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by ironwill727 View Post
    Do you have to be a NY state resident to take the exam?
    No, but you need to become a resident in order to accept the job.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DOCSatTheGunk View Post
    The whole no gun thing is fine with me..I'm a corrections officer..I wield a baton on the tiers and am combat effective..lol

    That's true. 3 or 4 months unarmed should be a breeze for you. On a side note, you have no idea how much of my academy class was made up of former corrections officers. As a matter of fact, the transport COs constantly ask me when the test is coming out. I'm off this whole week, but I have a feeling I'm going to be forwarding the recruiting page to a lot of people come Monday.

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    Just applied. Geeze for $30 an app. you think they could give us a confirmation. Good luck to all.

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    For anyone that's been through process, how is it?
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    Seems like a lot will take this exam for only a couple positions. I cant imagine there is a major need for a ton of Court Officers. Fuerza, you in the albany area ?
    Trying to get on in NY...
    PM me if you hear of any upstate NY departments that are giving a civil service test.

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    Where is the academy held?

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