New York State Police


Recruits wear conservative business attire for several weeks until fatigue uniforms are issued. Recruits must report in rubber-soled black oxford shoes, which can be shined to a high gloss. Patent leather is unacceptable.

Academy shorts and T-Shirts are purchased upon arrival. Recruits must bring plain white athletic socks and cold weather running gear.


NYSP Academy recruits lined up at the Academy

The State Police has a specific, military-style regimen. Recruits are required to arrive at the Academy in a state of compliance with these standards: