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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.

  • #2
    Fuerza..so be honest..how is the job?? You can PM me your answers if you want..
    If we unite and fight..we can win the day..Save Ogdensburgh or your facility may be next..

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    • #3
      Thanks for the link.

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      • #4
        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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        • #5
          i heard they only hire a handfull of people ... any insight on that?

          thanks

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          • #6
            Fuerza, what did you get on the written in order to get hired? How was the process for ya?

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            • #7
              I hear O/T is non-existent....any truth to this?

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              • #8
                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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                • #9
                  Thanks for posting this, I will defintely be applying.

                  Can you explain day to day duties? These are sworn positions i assume?
                  Last edited by SupraRy; 05-05-2009, 02:37 PM.
                  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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                  • #10
                    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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                    • #11
                      Okay. Buffy Question. What do you guys carry?

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                      • #12
                        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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                        • #13
                          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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                          • #14
                            mailed in stuff to Albany -- waiting on exam date - LOL

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                            • #15
                              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.
                              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.
                              RETIRED 9-16-10

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