Members of the East Greenbush Police Department are hired from the Rensselaer County Civil Service list and attend the Zone 5 Regional Law Enforcement Academy located in Schenectady, New York. The academy is 6 month’s in length, and officers are taught courses which include Penal Law, Vehicle and Traffic Law, Criminal Procedure Law, Search & Seizure, interviewing and interrogations, juvenile law, defensive tactics, emergency vehicle operation control, firearms training and certification, and survival techniques.
The Zone 5 Training Academy serves Albany, Fulton, Greene, Montgomery, Rensselaer, Saratoga, Schenectady, Schoharie, Warren and Washington Counties, New York. The Academy is a full service training academy that provides training to both new and veteran officers. Please refer to the following link for more information on the Zone 5 Training Academy.



Members of the East Greenbush Emergency Communications Center are also hired from the Rensselaer County Civil Service list. After getting through the hiring process recruits observe seasoned dispatchers and learn the ins and out of call taking and dispatching of Police,Fire,EMS and Public Works. The East Greenbush Emergency Communications Center also provides Part-Time opportunities. Part-Time dispatchers work hand and hand with Full-Time dispatchers, answer calls and dispatch the proper authorities. For any questions feel free to call our Communications center at (518)-479-2525.


The East Greenbush Police is currently looking for lateral transfers of New York State certified Police Officers. In addition, we are accepting resumes for candidates on the current Rensselaer County Civil Service list as well as the upcoming exam which is being held in December. Resumes can be sent to the Chief of police or faxed to the department.

chief@egpolice.com or fax to (518) 479-4527

Rensselaer County Police Exam Announcement

The most recent exam was given December 2017 and there is currently not another scheduled.

Rensselaer County Dispatcher Announcement

Exam Date: January 6, 2018
Last Filing Date: November 15, 2017