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New York State Police sign pledge for 30% women recruits by 2030

On Wednesday, March 23, Governor Kathy Hochul announced the New York State Police has signed a commitment to increase the number of women in their ranks.

The “30×30 Pledge” is a nationwide effort that aims to have women make up 30% of recruitment classes by 2030, among other equity and inclusion stipulations. Signing the pledge is part of State Police efforts to increase diversity of its membership.

“The future success of our agency will rest on our ability to attract the most talented and diverse group of candidates possible to become New York State Troopers. We are proud to stand alongside the dozens of other law enforcement agencies that have made a commitment to the 30×30 Initiative,” said State Police Superintendent Kevin P. Bruen, according to a press release.

The Pledge is an effort led by the 30×30 Initiative, a coalition made up police leaders, researchers, and professional organizations with the goal of advancing representation and experiences of women in all ranks of policing across the United States. More than 150 police departments across the country have signed the 30×30 Pledge.

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Agencies who sign the 30×30 Pledge have agreed to:

  • Take measures to increase the representation of women in all ranks of law enforcement.
  • Ensure that policies and procedures are free of all bias.
  • Promote equitable hiring, retention and promotion of women officers; and
  • Ensure their culture is inclusive, respectful, and supportive of women in all ranks and roles of law enforcement.

The deadline to register for the NYS Trooper Entrance Exam is April 10, 2022. More information is available on the State Police recruitment website.