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Glen Cove Police Exam Application Deadline is Oct. 5

Test is Nov. 17.

An exam for potential candidates for the Glen Cove Police Department will be held Nov. 17, with a deadline for applications set for Oct. 5, the Glen Cove Civil Service Commission announced last week.

Applications are available at 's Personnel Office or are printable from the commission's website

Applicants are encouraged to read the full exam posting before they apply to learn details about residency requirements and minimum qualifications.

Glen Cove's residency certification "essentially requires candidates to be residents of Glen Cove at the time the eligible list is established," the commission stated. Candidates are encouraged to establish residency before taking the test.

The subsequent agility exam consists of sit-ups, push-ups and a 1.5-mile run. Failure of any portion means the candidate must restart the application process and wait for the next written exam.

Past exams have proven challenging for a significant number of applicants. Of the 177 who took the test in 2009, 152 passed the test - but only 61 who were Glen Cove residents were considered for further processing.

Of those, 28 took the agility exam, with almost 50 percent failing.

Those who pass are screened through background investigations, polygraph exams, psychological exams and medical exams.

The commission stated: "Anyone wishing to become a Glen Cove Police Officer should be aware that the choices they make day-to-day can affect their ability to make it through these processes. It is hoped that these processes produce successful candidates that will be able to cope with and adapt to the unique challenges of a career in law enforcement."

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