Dropped off my application in mid-June. Fingerprints were taken about two weeks later. Last week, all four of my references were contacted, and I just completed my interview with the local PD a few minutes ago. After the interview was done, he informed me that the paperwork gets forwarded to his chief, and then to the judge for approval or denial.
After telling me what was remaining in the processs, he said, "I don't see any reason why you should get denied."
Supposedly, it is a six month wait here in St. Lawrence county. It has barely been two, so hopefully it does not take the chief, and judge four months for their approval. No complaints if it happens to take that long (or longer), it will come eventually.