Ithaca, NY Police Officer Exam Application Deadline Extended to August 7th

Mark Treglio

August 4, 2023

Aspiring Officers Looking to Serve On One of Central New York’s Finest Police Departments Encouraged to Apply at

With 15 vacancies, and several more retirements anticipated in the coming months, the labor union representing Ithaca’s law enforcement professionals wants all aspiring police officers to know that there is still time to apply for the upcoming Ithaca, NY Police Officer entrance exam. 

The deadline to apply has been extended to August 7th, 2023 at 4:30 PM.

Nestled at the southern tip of Cayuga Lake in the beautiful Finger Lakes Region of Central New York, Ithaca is a vibrant community best known for being the home of Cornell University.  It is an area that provides numerous opportunities for outdoor adventure and recreational activities, making it an ideal place for those aspiring to have a career in law enforcement.

“We work for a great community,” states Tom Condzella, President of the Ithaca Police Benevolent Association. “We’re looking for the next generation of police officers to help us shape the future of law enforcement in Ithaca. Everyone has something to bring to the table.”

The Ithaca Police Department can best be described as a “small department with big opportunities” that aren’t typically offered by law enforcement agencies of similar size. In addition to earning promotions, officers can enhance their careers through one of the many exciting assignments offered by the department, such as the K9 Unit, SWAT Team, Crime Scene Unit, Bicycle Patrol, Honor Guard, and much more.

Officers also have the ability to grow through many training opportunities including, but not limited to, emergency driving, EMT, firearms, defensive tactics, procedural justice, reality-based training, and more.

Ithaca Police Officers earn an annual salary of $89,884 after 3 years of service. Ample overtime opportunities are available along with health and dental benefits, wellness program, 20 year New York State Police & Fire Retirement System pension benefit, free membership to “The Gym” (2 locations in Ithaca), and access to the NYS Deferred Compensation Plan. Several other benefits are also available.

Condzella is encouraging all law enforcement hopefuls to apply.  “We need officers so we can continue to train and maintain the level of professionalism that Ithaca demands of their police officers. Don't miss this opportunity to serve your community, take the exam and join us, you won’t regret it.”

Additional information on the many unique career opportunities available at the Ithaca Police Department can be found through the IPD Career Opportunity Video.

Interested applicants can apply at