Employment Opportunities

In order to qualify as lateral transfer to the Cortland Police Department, you must currently hold a competitive class position of Police Officer and have completed the probation period. Additionally, you must have been appointed to your current permanent position from a Certified Civil Service list.

The Cortland Police Department offers a competitive salary and benefits package, as well as opportunities for promotion and specialization. As a resident of the Cortland area, you may avail yourself of the diverse cultural, educational, recreational, and entertainment opportunities the area has to offer. The Cortland Police Department is an equal opportunity employer.

Police Officer Civil Service Exam

The Cortland County Personnel/Civil Service Department offers a Police Officer Civil Service Exam. For more information go to the Cortland County Civil Service website and use the links on the left for announcements, a guide to taking the exam, and an employment application.


To apply for the position of Police Officer as a lateral transfer, please send a resume and cover letter to:

The Cortland Police Department

c/o Lt. Cheyenne Cute

25 Court Street

Cortland, NY 13045

Phone: 607-753-3001, ext. 314