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New York State Police Recruitment Center

Troop D

Tpr. Michael Wicks

Contact Information
Route 5, P.O. Box 30
Oneida, NY 13421-0030

Phone: (315) 366-6027

Counties in Patrol Area: Herkimer, Jefferson, Lewis, Madison, Oneida, Onondaga, Oswego

My name is Michael Wicks and I have been a New York State Trooper since 2014. I was part of the 202nd academy class. I joined the NYSP to be a member of what I feel is one of the most professional law enforcement agencies in the country. I have worked in Troop D my entire career, up to this point. I became a defensive tactics instructor with only two years out of the academy. Prior to the NYSP, I served in the United States Army and was deployed to Iraq in 2016, assigned to Foxtrot company 3-178 Rakkasan with the 101st Airborne (Air Assault) Division. After the military, I worked as a Nuclear Security Officer in upstate New York, protecting two nuclear reactors at a nuclear power station.

When something becomes difficult or seems unattainable, look to reasons why you sought after that goal. This will keep you pushing forward and you will be able to breakthrough any obstacle set before you!


Congratulations to all applicants who completed our 2017 Entrance Examination!

You should review the qualifications for the next steps of the selection process, which include education, physical ability, and the tattoo policy.


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  • If you are invited for processing and are unable to attend, you may be able to request a deferment and continue the process at a later date. For more information on how to defer, Click here.

We encourage all applicants to continue checking our Website, Facebook, and Twitter for the latest information on upcoming events and processing information. Feel free to contact me with any questions on the hiring process.

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