If you are looking to become a police officer at least one municipality is recruiting but the deadline is approaching quickly.

The Utica Police Department is announcing the upcoming civil service examination for prospective officers.

The deadline to file an application for the test is Friday, October 4, 2013 (mailed applications must be postmarked by this date).  City of Utica residents must pay a $25.00 application fee; non-Utica residents pay a $50.00 fee.  Click on the application link included in this story for specific restrictions.  Applicants must be residents of either Herkimer. Lewis, Madison, Oneida, Oswego, Otsego counties for at least four months before the written test.

The starting annual salary is just over $36,000.

The examination will be held on Saturday, November 16, 2013.

For more information call the Utica Municipal Civil Service Office at: (315) 792.0225.