One week after the deadline for civil service exam applications, two local law enforcement agencies reported that more people applied to take their exams this year than in the past.
The Cayuga County Sheriff’s Office saw numbers approximately double since the last time the exam was given, said Sheriff Brian Schenck. And Auburn Police Chief Shawn Butler said his department saw a bump in its number of applicants, although not as much as he hoped for amid a staffing shortage.
Both agencies have been actively recruiting with informational sessions, community events, minority community outreach and social media campaigns in the weeks leading up to the application deadline on Aug. 14. The departments will give an identical civil service exam on Sept. 14, Schenck said.