A lateral applicant is someone who is currently employed as a police officer in the State of New York.


  • Must be a U.S. citizen.
  • Must have a valid NYS driver's license.
  • Must have vision corrected to 20/40 in each eye.
  • No felony or misdemeanor assault convictions.
  • No current pending criminal charges.
  • Be 21 years old or older.
  • Have a GED or High School Diploma.
  • Must have a police academy certificate of completion.
  • A completed Troy Police Department Employment Application (PDF).