PA Employment Opportunities

The PCPA Employment Opportunities page includes not only law enforcement job postings, but law enforcement related positions available through many of our partner organizations and agencies as well. Please see a listing of vacant positions below and click the link to read more about the description as well as how to apply.

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For more information about posting a job listing on this site, contact Joe Blackburn at 717-236-1059.

Position Announcements

Full Time Police Officer- Lehighton Borough
Police Officers-Full and Part-time - West Hazleton Police

Police Officer Examination - Oakmont Borough

Police Officer Examination - Upper Merion Township Police

Police Officer - East Hempfield Township Police

Police Officer - Pennsylvania College of Technology

County Detective - Lebanon Count
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Police Officer - Lower Paxton Township Police

Police Officer - South Londonderry Township

Police Officer Eligibility Examination - Chambersburg Police

Police Officer - Mahoning Township
Police Officer - Town of McCandless

Evidence Specialist - Police, City of Lancaster

Police Officer - City of Lebanon

Chief of Police - Northern Berks County Regional Police

Chief of Police - Manheim Township

Police Officer - Montgomery Township
Patrol Officer - Lock Haven University
Police Supervisor - Lock Haven University

Regional Criminal Justice Advisory Board (CJAB) Specialist (1)

 


 

 

Full Time Police Officer- Lehighton Borough Civil Service Commission

NOTICE OF FULL TIME POLICE OFFICER TESTING

The Lehighton Borough Civil Service Commission will be administering an entry level examination for the position of Police Officer. The examination will take place on Sunday, April 9, 2017 at 9:00a.m. Location of the written examination will be the Lehighton Borough Hall, 1 Constitution Avenue, Lehighton, PA. The physical agility testing will be administered at the Lehighton Borough Recreation Center, 243 South 8th Street following the written test.

The Borough of Lehighton is located in Carbon County, Pennsylvania and has a population of 5,500. The Lehighton Police Department currently has 9 sworn, full time officers. The starting salary for the entry level full time police officer position is $46,294.73; after four years of service the base salary is $61,726.31. (These salaries are subject to change due to administrative/F.O.P. Union Negotiations.) Officers are also entitled to an employee benefits package and scheduled longevity increases.

All applicants for the examination must submit a completed application. Applications may be picked up at the Lehighton Borough Hall, 1 Constitution Avenue, Monday through Friday, between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Applications must be returned to the Office of the Borough Secretary by Wednesday, March 8, 2017 at 4:00pm with a non-refundable fee in the amount of $45.00 per application. Payment must be in the form of cash, check or money order made payable to: “Borough of Lehighton.”

Testing and hiring of entry level police officers will be pursuant to the Borough of Lehighton Civil Services Rules and Regulations. The receipt of applications and testing is not a guarantee that the Lehighton Police Department will be hiring in 2017 or 2018.

Applicants for testing must be a U.S. citizen; must be age 21 on or before date of written test; must be a high school graduate or possess a GED; and must have a valid Pennsylvania operator's license. Evidence of Veteran status must be presented upon submission of the application. Evidence of successful completion of Act 120 training must be provided if and when hired.

The Borough of Lehighton is an equal opportunity employer.

Borough of Lehighton
One Constitution Avenue, PO Box 29
Lehighton, PA 18235

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Full-Time Police Officer – West Hazleton Borough, Luzerne County, PA

The Civil Service Commission of the Borough of West Hazleton will conduct A Physical Agility Test on Saturday, 3/18/17 at 10 AM.  The location of the test will be determined based on the number of applicants. Those applicants who successfully complete the Physical Agility Test will be invited to attend the Written Examination Test on Mon., 3/19/17 at 10 AM at the West Hazleton Borough Building, 100 S. 4th Street., West Hazleton, PA 18202.

Applications for the position may be obtained at the West Hazleton Borough Office, 100 S. 4th Street, West Hazleton, PA 18202, from 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM, M-F. Applicants must return the application in person, present a PA Driver’s License, and pay a $35.00 fee for the application.

At the time of application, each applicant must possess a diploma from an accredited high school or a graduate equivalency diploma. In addition, each applicant must be a US citizen, be physically and mentally fit to perform the full duties of a police officer. Prior to appointment, successful candidates must possess a valid Pennsylvania driver’s license and have successfully completed and hold current ACT 120 certification.

Starting salary is based on the current West Hazleton Police Association collective bargaining agreement with an excellent benefit package including health care and paid time off.

Fully complete applications must be received at the West Hazleton Borough Office by 4 PM on Friday, March 10th, 2017.

West Hazleton Borough is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Part-Time Police Officer – West Hazleton Borough, Luzerne County, PA

The West Hazleton Police Department is seeking candidates for Part-Time Police Officer to fill numerous vacancies.  Applications can be obtained at the West Hazleton Borough Building, 100 S. 4th Street, West Hazleton, PA 18202, from 8:30 AM – 4:00 PM, M-F or at the West Hazleton Police Department, 122 E. Broad Street, West Hazleton, PA 18202, from 8:00 AM – 10:00 PM, 7 days a week.

Applicants must possess a valid PA driver’s license, must have successfully completed the MPOETC Act 120 program or hold current ACT 120 certification, and must submit to an extensive background investigation.

Salary is based upon the current West Hazleton Police Association collective bargaining agreement.

West Hazleton Borough is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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Full-Time Police Officer - The Borough of Oakmont, Allegheny County, PA

The Civil Service Commission of the Borough of Oakmont will conduct A Physical Agility Test on Tues., 3/7/17 at 10 AM at the Allegheny County Police Academy, 700 W. Ridge Rd., Allison Park, PA 15101. Those applicants who successfully complete the Physical Agility Test will be notified by mail to attend the Written Examination Test on Mon., 3/20/17 at 7 PM at Riverview High School, 100 Hulton Rd., Oakmont, PA 15139.

Applications for the position may be obtained at the Oakmont Borough Office, 767 5th St., Oakmont, PA 15139, from 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM, M-F, prevailing time, or from the Borough’s website www.oakmontborough.com under “Forms/Police Officer Application.” Applicants must return the application in person, present a PA Driver’s License, and pay a $35.00 fee for the application.

At the time of application, each applicant must be in compliance with Chapter A208, §17-E of the “Civil Service Rules and Regulations” of the Code of the Borough of Oakmont which can be found on the Borough’s website www.oakmontborough.com under “Regulations/Code.” Successful candidates must be willing to establish residency within 10 air miles of the Police Department at 769 5th St., Oakmont, PA 15139.

Beginning compensation: $62,967.80 with an excellent benefits package, including health care.

Fully complete applications must be received at the Oakmont Borough Office by 4 PM on Fri., 2/24/17.

Oakmont Borough is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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Police Officer Examination - Upper Merion Township, Montgomery County, PA 

The Upper Merion Township Police Department, King of Prussia, PA  will be conducting a written examination for the position of probationary police officer on Saturday, April 29, 2017. Applications may be downloaded at www.umtownship.org or they may be picked up at the Police Department communications center, 175 W. Valley Forge Rd., King of Prussia, PA 19406. Applications must be returned by 4:00 PM on Saturday, April 15, 2017 with a $30.00 check or money order payable to Upper Merion Township.

TEST LOCATION: Upper Merion High School 435 Crossfield Rd., King of Prussia, Pa

TIME: Time will be determined by the number of test sessions required to accommodate all applicants. Check www.umtownship.org or call 484-636-3890 after April 24 for assigned time. Applicants arriving for the incorrect session or late for their assigned session will not be admitted.

TEST INFORMATION: All applicants must present a photo drivers license and bring two SHARPENED #2 lead pencils. NO Weapons, Phones, Food or Drinks will be allowed in the test site.

SELECTION PROCESS: The top 75 written test scores equal to or greater than the median score or 75%, which ever is greater, will be notified to proceed to the physical fitness qualification on May 20, 2017. Physical Fitness Standards are posted in communications center. They are also available at the Municipal Police Officers Education and Training Commission (MPOETC) web site. Graduation standards of the 50th percentile age & gender adjusted rankings are used for the physical fitness qualification. Applicants successfully completing the physical fitness portion will be scheduled for oral interviews.

Upper Merion Township is an equal opportunity employer.

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Police Officer- East Hempfield Township Police Department
Lancaster County, PA

1700 Nissley Road
Landisville, Pa. 17538
717-898-3103
www. easthempfield.org

The East Hempfield Township Police Department is accepting applications from interested and qualified candidates for the position of police officer. Candidates are requested to submit an application, resume, and cover letter to the EHTPD.

The deadline for receipt of applications is Wednesday, March 1, 2017 at 4:00 p.m.

Packets can be mailed to:
East Hempfield Township Police Department
PO Box 128
1700 Nissley Rd.
Landisville, Pa. 17538
Attn: Lt. Tammy Marsh
Application packets delivered in person are being accepted at the police station between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.
If you have any questions or need additional information you may contact Lt. Tammy Marsh at (717) 898-3103 or via email at: marsht@police.co.lancaster.pa.us.

Application packets can be picked up at the police station between 8:00 AM and 4:00 PM M-F or visit: www.policeapp.com
The EHTPD is seeking candidates who wish to enjoy a work environment dedicated to community service and law enforcement within a values guided police agency. We are seeking motivated police officers who possess a strong drive for self-initiated police work while operating within a team based environment. We are only seeking proactive team players with a high desire to achieve and thrive professionally and on an individual basis.

GENERAL INFORMATION
The East Hempfield Township Police Department was formed in July 1963 and has grown to a current staff of 34 police officers and 4 civilian support employees. The agency provides 24/7 service to the residents, businesses, and visitors of East Hempfield Township. The department is responsible for a jurisdiction covering 21 square miles with 140 miles of roadway and containing a population in excess of 23,500. The community consists of a rich mixture of residential, commercial, manufacturing, and agricultural areas. For more information go to: www.easthempfield.org

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS
Must be twenty-one (21) years of age or older
Must be able to perform essential job functions and complete a competitive process including but not limited to oral interviews, physical and psychological examination, polygraph examination, and comprehensive background investigation.
Must possess a high school diploma or GED Equivalency
Must have a valid PA operator's license at the time of application deadline
Must possess current ACT 120 MPOETC certification at time of application deadline
Must have at least (1) one year of full time municipal or State Police experience within Pennsylvania during the five year period prior to the application deadline.
Must be a citizen of the United States
Must meet or exceed all requirements and conditions for certification under MPOETC Act 120, the East Hempfield Township Police Department Police Officer Job Description, and the EHTPD Selection and Hiring policy.

SELECTION PROCEDURE
• Proper submission and receipt of application , resume, and cover letter
• Oral Interview with Command Staff provided to a group of applicants
• Polygraph examination
• Background investigation
• Medical evaluation
• Drug screen
• Psychological evaluation
• Final selection will be made from any one of the top three candidates
• Veteran preference applied to candidates within the top three final positions

SALARY AND BENEFITS
• Competitive salary as provided within the existing CBA. (2017 starting pay- $58,797)
• Health care benefits including medical, dental, prescription and vision.
• Life insurance, short and long-term disability insurance.
• Generous vacation, and holiday leave benefits.
• Educational reimbursement.
• Department issued uniforms, equipment, and cleaning allowance.
• Defined benefit pension plan- superannuation retirement at 25 years and age 50.
• Post retirement health benefit.
• Employee Assistance Program.

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
THE EAST HEMPFIELD TOWNSHIP POLICE DEPARTMENT PROVIDES EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES TO ALL EMPLOYEES AND APPLICANTS FOR EMPLOYMENT WITHOUT REGARD TO RACE, COLOR, RELIGION, SEX, NATIONAL ORIGIN, AGE, PHYSICAL OR MENTAL DISABILITY, VETERAN STATUS, OR ANY OTHER STATUS PROTECTED BY STATE AND FEDERAL LAWS.

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Police Officer - Pennsylvania College of Technology, Williamsport
Lycoming County, PA

The Pennsylvania College of Technology, located in Williamsport, PA, is currently accepting applications for the position of full-time Police Officer. The full-time Police Officer will perform all phases of police work including protection of life and property, preservation of peace and order of the College community, enforcement of laws, public safety, investigative work, and other related duties. Minimum qualifications include current Act 120 training; employment with Act 120 training is conditional until certified as a Police Officer by Municipal Police Officer Education and Training Commission (MPOETC); ability to cope with unusual situations; possession of a valid driver's license; effective communication skills; certified in First Aid and CPR/AED; willing and able to maintain Act 120 Certification and firearms/Baton/Pepper gas recertification through annual update process. The Penn College Police Department responds to calls for service, investigates crimes and patrols on and off-campus as well as works closely with neighboring law enforcement including local, state, and federal agencies. The department also has the opportunity to participate in the Little League World Series, PSU football games, Bryce Jordan events, and Lycoming County DUI enforcement. We offer a competitive salary and benefits package, excellent educational benefits for employees and dependents at Penn College and The Pennsylvania State University, and an exciting work experience as part of the Penn College family. The deadline for submitting and application is January 31, 2017. Please see the detailed job announcement on our website, and to submit an application: www.pct.edu/Jobs.
 

At Penn College, People Make the Difference
Penn College is committed to equal opportunity and the diversity of its workforce.

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County Detective - Lebanon County, PA

Department:
Lebanon County Detective Bureau Room 11, Municipal Building 400 S. 8th Street Lebanon, PA 17042
Bargaining Unit:
Lebanon County Detectives Association
Hours:
Variable
Pay Grade:
In accordance with Detectives Bargaining agreement
Salary Range:
$1861.25 Bi-weekly

A County of Lebanon Application must be completed for consideration for this position.
Applications will be accepted through Thursday January 19, 2017.  

BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES AND QUALIFICATIONS: The Lebanon County District Attorney’s Office Criminal Investigation Unit is accepting applications for the position of County Detective. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: conducting criminal and narcotics investigations; processing crime scenes; interviewing victims, witnesses and suspects; making criminal arrests; testifying at various court levels; preparing and submitting written reports; and completing all other assignments as required. The candidate must be able to interact with local, State and Federal law enforcement agencies.

MINIMUM EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING REQUIREMENTS: MPOETC Act 120 certification and prior law enforcement experience and narcotic investigations is required. Qualified applicants will be required to submit to an extensive background investigation, which may include a polygraph examination

COUNTY GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES MAY CONTACT:
Leeanne Shank Human Resources Assistant
Room 200, Municipal Bldg. 400 S. 8th Street Lebanon, PA 17042
LShank@lebcnty.org

NON-COUNTY EMPLOYEES MAY CONTACT:
www.lebcounty.org  or: CareerLink
Attn: Mr. Gerald Walls 243 Schneider Dr. Lebanon, PA 17046 Ph: 274-2554

Equal Employment Opportunity Employer

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Police Officer - Lower Paxton Township Police
Dauphin County, PA

The Lower Paxton Township Police Department, Harrisburg, PA is accepting applications for Police Officers until March 10, 2017.

Excellent Salary, up to $39,792 to start and $58,101 after 1 year; Good Benefits; Police Training Not Required; Equal Opportunity Employer.

The application packet, including all qualifications and information may be downloaded at:  www.lowerpaxtonpd.org

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Police Officer - South Londonderry Township, Lebanon County, PA

The South Londonderry Township Police Department is accepting applications for the position of full-time Police Officer. Applications may be downloaded from our website, www.sltpolice.org.

Completed applications, with resume’ included must be returned in person to:

South Londonderry Township Police Department
P.O. Box 3
20 West Market St.
Campbelltown, PA 17010
during regular business hours (7:30 a.m.-4:oo p.m.) and
no later than the close of business on Friday, January 27, 2017.

The successful applicant must meet the minimum requirements:
• Possess a High School Diploma or GED
• Have successfully completed a PA Municipal Police Academy (Act 120 training)
• Be at least 21 years of age
• Be a United States Citizen
• Possess a valid Pennsylvania driver’s license
• Be able to perform all of the duties of a Police Officer

The minimum testing requirements will include, but not be limited to:
• Oral Examination(s)
• Extensive Background Investigation to include credit history
• Medical Exam and Drug Screening
• Psychological Testing
• Polygraph Examination

Salary:
Full-time, Step 1, police officer salary in 2017 is $59,369.

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Eligibility Examination for Position of Police Officer in the Chambersburg Police Department, Franklin County, PA


The purpose of the examination is to develop an eligibility listing for the position of Police Officer in the event of a vacancy. Veterans will be given preference in accordance with law.

You must be 18 years of age or older, in good physical condition, of good moral character and must pass a written examination and a physical agility test to be placed on the eligibility list.

You must be a high school graduate or have equivalent experience or training.

You must possess and retain a valid motor vehicle operator’s license issued by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and have had a clean driving record for no less than three (3) years prior to hire.

You must reside within 15 air miles of the Borough of Chambersburg prior to completion of your probationary period and continue within that range thereafter while you are employed.

You'll start at $51,750.40 annually (2017) and have the opportunity for advancement increases up to a maximum for Patrolman XI of $68,140.80 annually (2017). Promotion to higher ranks could earn you more.

Opportunities may be available for a fluent Bilingual English-Spanish Police Officer Appointment should one become available. If such positions are available, the applicant will indicate on their application that they are fluent in both Spanish and English.

OBTAIN APPLICATION AT: https://franklin.crimewatchpa.com/chambersburgpd or at Chambersburg Police Headquarters - 116 South Second Street, Chambersburg, PA; or by calling 717-261-3201.

CLOSING DATE FOR RECEIPT OF APPLICATION: 4:00 P.M., Friday, March 17, 2017

Applications MUST be returned by mail or in person to the Office of The Borough Secretary Borough of Chambersburg 100 South Second Street, (2nd Fl.), Chambersburg, PA 17201. A $25.00 fee is required when applications are submitted. The check or money order for $25.00 should be made payable to the Borough of Chambersburg.

DATE, TIME AND LOCATION OF WRITTEN EXAMINATION: Tuesday, April 4, 2017 – 5:30 PM. Late arrivals will not be admitted. Testing to be conducted in Chambersburg Recreation Center (Bard Hall - downstairs) 235 South Third Street, Chambersburg, PA.

In the case of inclement weather, at the discretion of the Borough of Chambersburg, the makeup date will be Thursday, April 6, 2017.

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER:
THE BOROUGH OF CHAMBERSBURG DOES NOT DISCRIMINATE ON THE BASIS OF AGE, GENDER, MARITAL STATUS, RACE, COLOR, CREED, NATIONAL ORIGIN, POLITICAL AFFILIATION, RELIGION OR DISABILITY. ANY PERSON WHO NEEDS AN ACCOMMODATION IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE AMERICAN'S WITH DISABILITIES ACT DURING THE APPLICATION PROCESS SHOULD CALL 261-3201 (TDD 261-3227).

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Police Officer Position – Mahoning Township Police Department
Montour County, PA.

The Mahoning Township Police Department is currently accepting resumes’ for a Full Time Police Officer position.

Resumes’ can be dropped off at The Mahoning Township Police Department between the hours of 8 am & 5 pm, Monday through Thursday. Resumes’ will be accepted until January 15, 2017.

Resumes’ can also be mailed to:
Mahoning Township Police Department
1101 Bloom Road
Danville, Pa. 17821

Mailed resumes’ must be RECEIVED by January 15, 2017.

Minimum Job Requirements:
Must possess high school or general equivalency diploma
Must be currently Act 120 Certified
Must be 21 years of age & possess a valid PA Driver’s License
Must be a United States Citizen
Must be physically and mentally fit to perform the duties of a Police Officer
Must be able to speak, write and read the English language
Must meet all Municipal Police Officer’s Education and Training Commission required background, physical and psychological standards.

Salary & Benefits:
Starting salary for Full Time Police Officer: $48,000.00
Benefits include Health Insurance, Vision & Dental Insurance, paid vacation, shift differential, paid sick leave, paid holidays, personal days and overtime pay.

Contact Information:
Mahoning Township Police Department
1101 Bloom Road
Danville, Pa. 17821
(570) 275-5611

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Police Officer - Town of McCandless, Allegheny County, PA


The Town of McCandless is accepting applications for the position of police officer. Applications are available at the Police Department, lower level of the McCandless Town Hall, 9955 Grubbs Road, Wexford, PA 15090, from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, and must be received by the Police Department by 4:00 p.m. on January 15, 2017.

Requirements: Each applicant must be 18 years of age, have a Bachelor's Degree from an accredited college or university or have at least four years (8320 hours) law enforcement experience, have a current Pennsylvania driver's license, be a citizen of the U.S., be a person who has successfully completed a basic police training course in conformity with current law (formerly PA Act 120) and commits to the taking of a certification examination administered by the Municipal Police Officers' Education and Training Commission (MPOETC) within sixty (60) days of notice by the Town to take and pass the examination, and further has satisfied all federal, state and local rules and regulations regarding his/her ability to act as a police officer, be able to carry a firearm and to be free from conviction of a disqualifying crime in accordance with the Police Officers Education and Training Program of Title 37 of Pennsylvania Code, and such other qualifications which may be proposed by the Personnel Board and approved by Council.

Each applicant shall complete the prescribed application form. The applicant is responsible for all information placed upon the form. False or incorrect information will void the application and any subsequent action taken upon it. When the completed application and supporting documentation including, if appropriate, any claim for veteran's preference is submitted, a non-refundable application fee of $50.00 paid by check or money order payable to the Town of McCandless, is required.

The date, time and location of a written examination will follow. A score of 85% is the minimum passing score on this examination. An agility test, oral examination, psychological and medical examination will also be conducted.

The Town of McCandless is an equal opportunity employer.

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Evidence Specialist - Police, City of Lancaster
Bureau of Human Resources, Lancaster County, PA

Primary Duties:
Provides expertise in the collection, processing and control of evidence; performs specialized duties as both a technician and custodian of evidence; represents the Police Bureau in various external settings.

Salary: $23.37 per hour

Work Schedule:
Monday – Friday; 8 hours/day, 40 hours/week
Rotating shifts - day and evening, as well as Saturdays
Requires working long hours and must be available after hours, weekends and holidays, as well as being available to be called in at all hours of the day and/or night, to handle evidence and crime scenes.

Required Minimum Qualifications;
 Graduation from High School or completion of a GED, with at least five years of experience as an evidence custodian, crime scene specialist, law enforcement officer (with some evidence-related experience), or in a government position whose primary responsibilities involve the handling and custody of evidence; or an Associate’s Degree or Bachelor’s Degree in a law enforcement or related field, with three years of experience as an evidence custodian, crime scene specialist, law enforcement officer (with some evidence-related experience), or in a government position whose primary responsibilities involve the handling and custody of evidence is required.

 Documented training by a law enforcement agency, government agency, government contractor or other law enforcement training facility in evidence documentation, collection, processing, and control techniques is required.

Full time, Full benefit package

Applications will be accepted until 5:00 PM on Wednesday, December 28, 2016. *Mailed applications must be postmarked by the 12/28/16.

The City of Lancaster is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Please review the following complete job description.

Job Title: Evidence Specialist Job Code: 6191
Department: Police Bureau FLSA: Non-Exempt
Job Grade:  38 - Bargaining Effective Date: 11/1998
Reports To: Captain, Criminal Investigation Revision Dates: 2/2008; 3/2009; 12/2010; 7/2014; 10/2016

Primary Function
Provides expertise in the collection, processing and control of evidence; performs specialized duties as both a technician and custodian of evidence; represents the Police Bureau in various external settings.

Principle Duties & Responsibilities
• Follows safe practices in the performance of duties.
• Coordinates and/or participates in all phases of the Crime Scene Search Process, focusing particularly on the integrity of the process.
• Upon arrival at crime scenes, including major crime scenes, assumes charge and control of the crime scene. This will entail providing permissions to sworn officers and supervisors as to who may or may not enter the scene. The crime scene will be controlled as referred to in Policy 495/02 of the Bureau's Policy Manual. The evidence specialist will often:
a. Assume charge of the crime scene.
1. The investigator will assume command regardless of the rank of the officer who is in charge of the scene at the time the investigator arrives.
b. Ascertain that Crime Scene Management is adequate.
c. Notify or cause to be notified the Captain of the Criminal Investigation Division (Consistent with his/her policy on the types of crimes requiring notification). In the absence of the Captain of CID or if the Captain cannot be notified, the next highest ranking member of the Criminal Investigation Division in succession.
d. Notify or cause to be notified additional investigators to respond to the scene.
2. The first responding criminal investigator should consult with the Captain of Detectives or other ranking CID officer before notifying additional investigators, but has the authority to request a limited response if time is of the essence and the Captain or other ranking officer cannot be immediately contacted.
• Serve as Bureau's liaison to defense attorneys wishing to view prosecution evidence in a controlled environment.
• The prosecuting attorney and charging investigator should be notified of the viewing, which may be requested by defendants as part of the discovery process.
• Testify when needed as an expert in Commonwealth and Federal Courts toward the area of crime scene collection, processing and control of evidence.
• Coordinates the documentation and processing of evidence using currently accepted methods and techniques.
• Becomes familiar with all crime scene processing equipment including but not limited to Total Station and ARAS 360 Crime Scene Software.
• Serves as the primary representative of the Police Bureau at autopsies conducted for deaths for which the Police
Bureau has responsibility to investigate and/or attend.
• Collects or coordinates the documentation and collection of evidence discovered during an autopsy as directed by the forensic pathologist conducting the autopsy.
• Serves as liaison to the Coroner relating to matters associated with the autopsy process.
• Provides training to Police Bureau personnel in this area of expertise.
• Tracks, maintains and documents the legal "chain of custody" of evidence, especially as it relates to the integrity of the process.
• Ensures the proper storage of evidence and property in order to maintain the evidentiary value of evidence, to protect the chain of custody, to quickly locate and make available such evidence and property for forensic testing, legal proceedings, and other related matters.
• Transfers evidence and property from the temporary holding accommodations to primary storage, laboratory transfer or other disposition.
• Disposes of evidence and property using accepted methods consistent with the law and Police Bureau policy, especially as it relates to the integrity of the process.
• Serves as the Police Bureau's primary liaison with the various forensic laboratories utilized by the Police Bureau for evidence analysis.
• Maintains the following: The Evidence Room in general, as well as the Police Bureau's supply of evidence packaging and processing materials; the photo darkroom and supply of photographic materials, equipment used in evidence documentation and processing; and the Mobile Forensic Unit, keeping it in a constant state of readiness.
• Provides training to Police Bureau personnel in this area of expertise.
• Ability to maintain strict confidentially with Law Enforcement sensitive matters.
• Performs data entry of evidence into the department computer system.
• Ensures the timely and legally correct notification of owners and release/disposal of property recovered, found, or seized by the Police Department.
• Operates computer terminals in case disposition research and other related information involving the classification and disposition of property and evidence items.
• Coordinates the disposal of unclaimed property and special disposal of narcotics, explosives, bio-hazardous specimens, and firearms.
• Stays abreast of local, state, and federal laws involving property/evidence handling and recommends appropriate changes.
• Maintains a clean and orderly evidence/property storage facility.

Position Qualifications

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
• Knowledge of law enforcement operations and procedures is required.
• Extensive knowledge of accepted methods of evidence handling is required; extensive progressively responsible experience in the handling and storage of evidence is required.
• Proven ability to handle evidence in a manner that withstands the scrutiny of the Court is required.
• Proven ability to provide clear and accurate testimony in Court proceedings.
• Ability to operate a vehicle on private and public streets is required.
• Proven basic computer skills required for data entry, word processing, and Internet.
• Proven ability to read, write, speak and comprehend English is required.
• Proven ability to work as part of a team and to collaborate successfully with others is required.
• Proven ability to adapt to new or changed situations and to show flexibility in making improvements in work processes and operations is required.
• Proven ability to exhibit customer-centered behaviors and to focus on customer needs is required.
• Proven ability to commit to excellence in service and to continuous improvement is required

Education, Training and Experience
• Graduation from High School or completion of a GED, with at least five years of experience as an evidence custodian, crime scene specialist, law enforcement officer (with some evidence-related experience), or in a government position whose primary responsibilities involve the handling and custody of evidence; or an Associate’s Degree or Bachelor’s Degree in a law enforcement or related field, with three years of experience as an evidence custodian, crime scene specialist, law enforcement officer (with some evidence-related experience), or in a government position whose primary responsibilities involve the handling and custody of evidence is required.
• Documented training by a law enforcement agency, government agency, government contractor or other law enforcement training facility in evidence documentation, collection, processing, and control techniques is required.

Licenses and Certificates
• Possession of a valid Pennsylvania State Driver's License is required.

Environmental Conditions
• Indoors, environmentally controlled.
• Outdoor, exposed to inclement weather and extreme temperature.
• Exposure to noise and pollution.

Safety Equipment Used or Needed
• Requires, the use of protective equipment, due to frequent exposure and contact with blood and other body fluids.

Comments
• Requires frequent lifting up to 75 lbs.
• Requires the ability to operate a motor vehicle, including a box type truck.
• Requires frequent walking, standing and kneeling.
• Requires ability to mentally, physically and emotionally process difficult situations related to crime, crime scenes, and tragedy.
• Requires being present at autopsies and unpleasant crime scenes involving violence and death.
• No previous criminal court convictions, civil adjudication, disciplinary actions, or other issues that would bring credibility, character, or integrity into question within the Bureau of Police or the Court system.
• Satisfactory passing of drug screening, background investigation, polygraph, and all requirements of the Criminal
• History Records Act, Chapter 91 of the Pennsylvania Crimes Code is required.
• Requires working long hours and must be available after hours, weekends and holidays, as well as being available to be called in at all hours of the day and/or night, to handle evidence and crime scenes.
• Schedule requires working rotating shifts of day and evening shifts, as well as Saturdays. These hours typically mirror those of Investigative Division.
• This description was prepared to indicate the kinds of activities and levels of work difficulty required of positions in this class. It is not intended as a complete list of specific duties and responsibilities.

Posted12/05/16 Remove01/01/17


 

Police Officer - City of Lebanon Bureau of Police
Lebanon County, PA

The City of Lebanon Civil Service Commission will be testing for the position of Police Officer for the Lebanon City Bureau of Police. Starting Base Salary - $48,812, Excellent Benefit Package.

Contact person:
Michelle Remlinger
Civil Service Commission
Lebanon City Bureau of Police
400 South Eighth Street
Lebanon, Pennsylvania
717-272-6611

Applications open Monday, December 5, 2016. Applications may be obtained online at: www.lebanonpa.org, or picked up in person Monday through Friday between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. The deadline for returning the completed application is Thursday, December 29, 2016 at 4:30 p.m. All applications and required documents must be returned in person. No applications will be accepted after the deadline.

A written examination is scheduled for Saturday, January 7, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. at the Lebanon Campus of Harrisburg Area Community College, Lebanon, Pennsylvania. All applicants who successfully pass the written examination will be given a physical agility test at the Lebanon Valley Family YMCA, 201 North 7th Street, Lebanon, Pennsylvania on Saturday, January 28, 2017 at 1:00 PM. Upon successful completion of the physical agility test, the top 25 applicants on the written examination will be eligible for an oral examination on Tuesday, January 31, 2017.

Successful applicants will be required to undergo a polygraph examination, medical examination, psychological examination, drug test screening, an extensive background investigation, and will be required to meet any requirements set by the Municipal Police Officers Education Training Commission (M.P.O.E.T.C). All applicants must be a U.S. citizen. All applicants must be twenty-one (21) years of age upon return of the application. All applicants must possess a high school diploma or a GED. All applicants must possess a current Pennsylvania Act 120 Certification. Each applicant shall pay a non-refundable fee of $35.00 upon returning the application to cover the cost of the written test. An Equal Opportunity Employer.

Posted12/01/16 Remove: 02/01/17


 

Chief of Police - Northern Berks County Regional Police Department, PA

The Northern Berks Regional Police Commission is seeking applications for the position of Chief of Police. The Police Commission is made up of one representative of Maidencreek Township, Ontelaunee Township and the Borough of Leesport. The Chief of Police reports to the Police Commission. The jurisdiction is approximately 24 square miles with a population of approximately 13,000 residents. The department currently has 14 full time police officers, including the Chief. The 2016 operating budget is approximately 2.3 million dollars.

The successful candidate will have a proven record of integrity, strong leadership, and the management, community outreach, and interpersonal skills to drive the Police Department forward along the path of progressive police service delivery. The successful candidate must be MPOETC Act 120 certified and have the ability to cover patrol shifts when necessary.

Candidates will have served at least 10 years of law enforcement experience with at least 5 years of command/supervisory experience. A Bachelor’s Degree in Police Science, Criminal Justice, Police Administration, Public Administration, or related field is preferred. In addition, applicants should be graduates of an advanced training course such as the FBI National Academy, Northwestern University School of Police Staff and Command, the Southern Police Institute, or other recognized and equivalent law enforcement training. A combination of education, training, and experience will be considered.

The successful candidate will possess a demonstrated knowledge and proficiency in police department operations and practices including planning, budgeting, labor relations, current law enforcement technology, public administration, personnel administration and management, and knowledge of current law. The ability to work cooperatively with elected officials, municipal administration, citizens and civic leaders is required. Salary for the position will be based on experience and qualifications. The successful candidate must pass a physical and psychological examination and drug screening. A thorough background examination will be conducted. Additionally, the successful candidate must reside within an approximate 30-minute drive of the jurisdiction within 6 months of appointment.

Interested applicants should forward a cover letter and resume that includes education, experience, work history, and accomplishments. Resume and cover letter can be forwarded by email or through the regular mail and should be marked “Northern Berks Regional Police Department Chief Search.” Resume and cover letter must be received by 3:00 PM on Friday. December 30, 2016.

Send by email to: pachiefsconsulting@pachiefs.org

Send by USPS to:
Pennsylvania Chiefs of Police Association
Consulting Division
3905 North Front Street
Harrisburg, PA 17110


Posted11/30/16 Remove: 12/31/16


  

Chief of Police - Manheim Township
Lancaster County, PA

Manheim Township is seeking applications for the position of Chief to oversee our Police Department with 64 full-time sworn officers and 25 full and part-time civilian employees who serve over 38,000 residents, spanning over 26 square miles. The Department also provides contracted policing services to East Petersburg Borough and Lancaster Township. The Police Chief is appointed by the Board of Commissioners and works under the Manager and the five Commissioners.

Candidates will have served at least 10 years in a supervisory position, including five years in a command level position in a law enforcement agency. A Bachelor’s Degree in Police Science, Criminal Justice, Police Administration, Public Administration, or related field is required; Master’s Degree preferred. In addition, applicants must be graduates of an advanced training course such as the FBI National Academy, Northwestern University School of Police Staff and Command, the Southern Police Institute, or other recognized and equivalent law enforcement training. A combination of education, training, and experience will be considered.

The successful candidate will possess knowledge and proficiency in police department operations and practices including planning, budgeting, labor relations, current law enforcement technology, public administration, personnel administration and management, and knowledge of current law. Experience with police department accreditation is desired. The ability to work cooperatively with elected officials, municipal administration, citizens and civic leaders is required. Salary for the position will be based on experience and qualifications. The successful candidate must pass a physical and psychological examination and drug screening. A thorough background examination will be conducted. The successful applicant must possess a valid PA driver’s license and Act 120 Certification or ability to attain such within six months of hire. Residency within 10 miles of the Manheim Township Police Station is required within six months of the appointment as Chief of Police.

Interested applicants should forward a cover letter and resume that includes education, experience, work history, and accomplishments. Resume and cover letter can be forwarded by email or through the regular mail. Resume and cover letter must be received by January 6, 2017. Manheim Township is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Send by email to: smolchany@manheimtownship.org

Send by USPS to:
Manheim Township Commissioners
Police Chief Search
1840 Municipal Drive
Lancaster, PA 17601
Posted11/22/16 Remove: 01/07/17

 

 


 

 

Police Officer - Montgomery Township Police Department
Montgomery County, PA

Minimum age 21, good physical condition, proportional height and weight, High School graduate (or equivalent). Must be able to perform essential job functions and complete a competitive process consisting of physical and psychological examinations.

Police Academy: - Applicants must have graduated from a State Certified Police Academy and passed the Municipal Police Officer Education and Training Commission Certification Test prior to March 10, 2017.

Benefits: include: pension, dental, prescription, vision, medical, life insurance, paid vacation, paid personal days, court time, longevity pay, education bonus, and uniforms.

Applications and Information may be obtained in person at the Montgomery Township Police Department or may be downloaded from the internet at: www.montgomerytwp.org.

Applications must be returned to: Montgomery Township Police Department 1001 Stump Road Montgomeryville, PA 18936-0068. Applications must be received or post marked by Midnight January 3, 2017.

Montgomery Township is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Posted11/04/16 Remove: 01/03/17


Patrol Officer - Lock Haven University of PA
Clinton County, PA

Lock Haven University of Pennsylvania is currently accepting application from qualified candidates to fill the position of full-time Patrol Officer. Annual base salary is $35,844.00.

Minimum Qualifications
(Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities) 

  • Applicant must be Act 120 certified and/or have Act 120 certification by anticipated hire date and have one year of police experience. Act 120 certification qualifies as one year of police experience.
  • Must possess a valid Pennsylvania Motor Vehicle operator’s license.
  • Must be able to work nights, weekends and overtime.
  • Must pass psychological, physical, polygraph, fitness exam and weapons qualification.
  • All candidates who meet the minimum qualifications will be required to complete and pass a physical agility test before continuing through the search process.
  • Ability to meet such qualifications regarding strength, agility and health as may be required.
  • Individual will employ independent judgment with some supervision.
  • Position will require employee to react quickly and calmly in emergency situations and to determine proper courses of action.
  • Should be knowledgeable on modern police practices and methods used in crime investigation and the identification and preservation of physical evidence and knowledgeable in Commonwealth laws, rules, and regulations.
  • Must possess excellent oral and written skills.
  • Ability to understand and carry out oral and written instructions.

Additional information and the link for applicants to apply for this position is: http://jobs.lhup.edu/postings/3174

Posted: 08/02/2016 Remove: When notified

 


 

Police Supervisor - Lock Haven University of PA
Clinton County, PA

Lock Haven University of Pennsylvania is currently accepting application from qualified candidates to fill the position of full-time Police Supervisor. Annual base salary is $46,193.00.

Minimum Qualifications
(Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities)
• 2 years police experience with one year of supervisory duties;

• ACT 120 and NIMS certified;

• Operational knowledge using CODY Desktop and Express crime reporting system;

• Must have specific training, education and/or proven and demonstrable skill in the area of leadership, criminal investigation, police report analysis and management of police procedure and processes;

• Experience with proper police report writing, criminal complaint, affidavit and search warrant applications.

• Use of technology skills in computer software programs such as Microsoft office suite and public speaking and presentation ability preferred.

• Must be able to work nights and weekends.

• Valid PA driver license or ability to obtain one prior to start of employment

• Knowledge of Commonwealth laws, rules, and regulations governing motor vehicle operation and personal conduct for employees or visitors of Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education Universities; or of modern police practices and methods used in crime investigation and the identification and preservation of physical evidence.

• Should be knowledgeable on modern police practices and methods used in crime investigation and the identification and preservation of physical evidence and knowledgeable in Commonwealth laws, rules, and regulations.

• Knowledge of Commonwealth provisions for emergency situations;

• Knowledge of the principles and practices of police supervision;

• Knowledge of group behavior and the principles and practices of group control;

• Skill in the use and care of offensive and defensive weapons;

• Ability to enforce laws firmly, tactfully, and with respect for the rights of others;

• Ability to understand and carry out oral and written instructions;

Additional information and the link for applicants to apply for this position is: http://jobs.lhup.edu/postings/3173

Posted: 08/01/2016 Remove: When notified

 


Regional Criminal Justice Advisory Board (CJAB) Specialist (1)

The County Commissioners Association of Pennsylvania (CCAP) and the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency (PCCD) have combined resources to create the position of a Regional Criminal Justice Advisory Board (CJAB) Specialist for the Northern region of Pennsylvania.  This position will be regionally based.

The Northern Region Specialist will be responsible for the following counties: Bradford; Cameron; Clinton; Columbia; Elk; Lackawanna; Luzerne; Lycoming; McKean; Montour; Northumberland; Potter; Snyder; Sullivan; Susquehanna; Tioga; Union; Wayne; and Wyoming counties.  There will be frequent travel to CJAB sites throughout the identified region and to CCAP/and or PCCD offices in Harrisburg. 

This is an independent contracted position and does not include benefits. Compensation will be provided at an hourly rate plus expenses.

Responsibilities:

The person in this position will work in conjunction with CCAP and PCCD staff in assisting with CJAB projects.  These projects will be generated as a result of PCCD’s increased emphasis on county/local planning and the work of CJABs.  Specific responsibilities under this position include:

  • Regularly attend CJAB Meetings within defined region;
  • Attend quarterly subcommittee meetings at PCCD and/or CCAP offices;
  • Attend scheduled staff meetings at CCAP and/or PCCD offices as established;
  • Monitor PCCD funded projects within defined region through site visits;
  • Document findings at CJAB meetings and site visits;
  • Monitor compliance of CJAB Minimum Operating Standards;
  • Assist counties with strategic planning efforts;
  • Provide technical assistance to counties in the development and/or sustainment of CJABs;
  • Develop/coordinate statewide and/or regional training conferences/workshops as needed;
  • Submit activity reports to CCAP and/or PCCD;
  • Attend required training; and
  • Performs other duties as required.

Education Requirements:

Position requires a Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent knowledge and experience in a local, county or state criminal justice agency.  

Additional Requirements:

  • Must have a valid Pennsylvania Drivers License;
  • Must have reliable transportation;
  • Must be able to travel extensively within the Commonwealth;
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint are preferred;
  • Must have access to computer operating system with a secure network and
  • The ability to access the Internet.

Application Deadline:

Please submit a cover letter and resume with 3 letters of reference to: Ms. Brinda Penyak, Deputy Director, County Commissioners Association of Pennsylvania, 2789 Old Post Road, Harrisburg, PA 17110.

County Commissioners Association of Pennsylvania is an equal opportunity employer.

Posted06/28/2016 Remove: When notified