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:

Sales Representative - United Public Safety
Police Officer Examination - Borough of Chambersburg
Full Time and Part Time Police Officers - Renovo Regional Police Department
Sr. Commander Law Enforcement Police Department - Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia
Full Time Police Officer - Borough of Mohnton
Chief of Police - Silver Spring Township
Police Officer- Borough of Pottstown
Police Officer - Upper Saucon
Chief of Police - Logan Township
Police Officer - Derry Township Police Department
Police Officer - Ferguson Township Police Department
Police Officers - Mt. Lebanon Police Department
Police Officer Examination - Upper Merion Township Police Department
Police Officer Examination - Lower Providence Township


Location – Horsham, Montgomery County

Description of the job:
We are seeking a local, highly motivated Sales Representative to effectively sell our Parking and e-Citation software products and services to state, county and municipal organizations. Our Sales Representative will employ a consultative sales process while seeking out new business, maintaining existing relationships to continue recurring revenue, and working directly with decision makers to determine and meet their needs.

Key Areas of Responsibility:
- Drive the entire sales cycle including identifying potential clients, determining client needs, negotiating and closing
- Generate new business by conducting market analysis, cold calling, and prospecting
- Work with our existing clients on up-sell opportunities and contract renewals
- Act as a “solutions expert" consultant by helping partners with their unique critical business issues and strategic initiatives
- Work directly with the management team, software support, and project management throughout sales lifecycles
- Become a Subject Matter Expert
- Sales Experience desired, but not necessary

- Bachelor’s Degree required
- Outgoing, friendly personality
- At least (3) years of experience
- Ambitious, self-motivated and results-oriented
- Must be available to travel overnight.
- Prefer retired PA Police Chief, preferably Western PA

Competitive salary, additional results-based compensation and benefits

Contact Information:
Please contact or mail resume to United Public Safety, 419 Sargon Way, Horsham PA19044

Posted: 1/12/2015  Removal Date: Until Position is Filled


Location – Borough of Chambersburg/Franklin County


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 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.

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.


You'll start at $49,795.00 annually (2015) and have the opportunity for advancement increases up to a maximum for Patrolman XI of $65,562.00 annually (2015). Promotion to higher ranks could earn you more.

Contact Information:


Chambersburg Police Headquarters - 116 South Second Street, Chambersburg, PA  (or by calling 717-261-3201).   For more information –

CLOSING DATE FOR APPLICATION: 5:00 P.M., Friday, February 20, 2015

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 $20.00 fee is required when applications are submitted.  The check or money order for $20.00 should be made payable to the Borough of Chambersburg. 


Wednesday, March 4, 2015 – 6:00 PM

To be conducted in Chambersburg Recreation Center (Bard Hall) 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 Wednesday, March 11, 2015.



 Posted: 1/14/2015      Removal Date: 2/20/2015

Location – Renovo Regional Police Department/Northern Clinton County


The Renovo Regional Police Department will be accepting applications for the position of Full Time and Part Time Police Officers, Northern Clinton County, Pennsylvania until filled. The department provides police protection to Renovo Borough, East Renovo, and Chapman Township.


All applicants must be a citizen of the United States; be at least 21 years of age; be Act #120 Certified (Pennsylvania Municipal Police Officers Training Commission); have at least 1 Year of Full Time experience or 2 Years Part Time experience; must possess a valid Pennsylvania Driver’s License.


Full Time Officer Salary 2015: $31,200    Salary for 2016: $33,280     Salary for 2017: $35,360
Part Time Officer Salary 2015: $15.00 Per Hour ($13.50 During Probation for 3 Months)

Benefits: Benefits for employee only include Hospitalization for the employee only, Dental and Vision are optional. Family coverage is available at the employee’s expense. $100.00 shall be deducted from payroll every month employee contribution (2) plans to choose from. (7) Paid Holidays, PTO, Sick days, Vacation after one year. Training opportunities on a regular basis.

Contact Information:

Interested applicants should forward a cover letter and resume that includes jobs held, job experience, history of policing responsibilities and accomplishments. The letter and resume should be sent to Police Chief Stephen Bilunka, 128 5th Street, Renovo, PA 17764 and marked “Police Officer Position”.

Posted: 1/14/2015      Removal Date: Until the Position is Filled


Location – Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia/Philadelphia County


Job Number:  239716
Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia
Status:  Full-time/Exempt
Job Type:  Experienced
Travel:  Yes, 5 % of the Time
Shift: Day Job
Posting Date:  January 30, 2015 – February 28, 2015

Job Summary:

Oversees the protection of the Bank's employees, property and valuable assets.  Exercises judgment and makes decisions independently, without referring to higher levels of authority.  Reports to the Law Enforcement Department Officer and serves as the second in command of the Federal Reserve Law Enforcement Officers (FRLEOs), a police force of approximately 60 officers who are commissioned police officers with Federal arrest authority.  This position requires that the person become a designated and sworn Federal Law Enforcement Officer.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities:

Training Program

Oversees the FRLEO training program and the training staff.  FRLEO training requirements call for a six week Basic Law Enforcement Course (BLEC) and all FRLEOs are required to partake in approximately 32 hours on annual in-service training.  The Basic Law Enforcement Course (BLEC) is a Federal Law Enforcement Academy certified program.  The training program includes basic and in-service training matters.  FRLEO training includes use of deadly force training, firearms training, and extensive legal training.  Training instructors are all certified in their respective areas of instruction.

Security Technology:

Oversees department security technology systems, screening technology, security alarms, and physical access control and video surveillance systems.  The department manages screening equipment including x-ray screening systems, and trace explosive detection equipment.  The department operates the access control system for the district.  The department manages all video surveillance systems in the Bank.

Oversees the physical security penetration testing program and conducts internal investigations as needed.

Law Enforcement Operations:

Develops and maintains emergency action plans for the deployment of FRLEO's in critical life threatening situations and business continuity plans for the department.

Oversees departments Executive Protection Program which includes security advance planning, special event site security and the protection of senior Bank and Board of Governors personnel.  Establishes and maintains working relationships with Federal, State and local law enforcement partners.  This includes the Philadelphia Police Department, local joint terror task forces, U.S. Attorney's Office and U.S. Government intelligent agencies (the FBI and the Department of Homeland Security).  Meets regularly with liaisons and attends periodic meetings of anti-crime council.

Oversees law enforcement and security intelligence matters, includes collection, analysis and assessment and distribution.

Department Support and Administration:

Oversees auto fleet operations.  Manages all aspects of the maintenance and operation of the Banks fleet of motor vehicles, which includes about 16 cars and trucks.

Manages department administrative matters which include budgets, departmental desk audits, records management and business continuity plans.  Assists with preparation of annual budget and administering security officers' training programs.  Writes performance plans and performance reviews of selected staff.

Manages salary planning for all of the FRLEO staff.  Conducts periodic inspections and takes appropriate action as required.

Trains employees in safe job practices and required reporting procedures for all accidents involving personal injuries.  Reports unsafe conditions and work-related injuries to the Safety Division.

Actively involved in the accomplishment of departmental and/or Bank-wide quality initiatives.

Fulfills job duties and responsibilities in conformance with sound safety practices.

Performs other duties as assigned


Education and Experience:

Bachelor of Science Degree preferred.

Minimum of 10 years of experience as law enforcement professional, with a minimum of 4 years as a supervisor or commander of sworn law enforcement officers.

Knowledge and Skills:

Must complete required Federal Reserve Law Enforcement Officer training, including firearms qualification.  Twice per year, the individual must obtain a score of 80% or higher on the course on fire for all types of weapons in the department's arsenal (shotgun, handgun, rifle and sub-gun),

Demonstrated skills in managing or supervising sworn law enforcement officers.

Extensive knowledge of security programs, police training and police procedures, including use of firearms.

Working knowledge of personal computers.

Excellent oral and written communication skills.

Other Requirements:

Valid motor vehicle operator's license.

Must be able to pass background for Top Secret U.S. Government security clearance.

Ability to travel long distances to visually inspect, tour and evaluate security situations.  Requires attendance of Federal Reserve System law enforcement meetings at the various Reserve Banks across the U.S.  The percentage of travel is less than 10%.

Must pass written Constitutional Law Class which grants arrest Powers under U.S. Patriots Act.

Physical Requirements:

Must pass minimum physical fitness requirements during yearly scheduled physical.

Ability to walk, climb ladders, ramps or stairs in order to conduct inspections or assist in emergencies.

Ability to push wheelchair, handcart or dollies.

Ability to bend and lift, including the ability to assist or personally lift a human being in the event of an emergency.

An applicant for employment must be a U.S. Citizen or a U.S. National.

Contact Information:

To apply:  Please submit a cover letter along with your resume on-line to  Job Number:  239716.  No phone calls please.


Posted: 1/30/2015      Removal Date: 2/28/2015


Location – Borough of Mohnton/Berks County


The Borough of Mohnton is seeking applicants to fill a fulltime position in their police department. 


Qualified applicants must possess Act 120 Certification and a Valid Pennsylvania Driver’s License.

Contact Information:

Applications are available for pick up until 3PM on February 18, 2015. There is a $25 application fee due with application pick up. All applications and required paperwork must be submitted in person by March 27, 2015 at 3PM to the Mohnton Borough Offices.

Applicants must bring their PA Driver’s License with them. The Mohnton Borough offices are located at 21 N. O’Neil Street, Mohnton, PA.

Posted: 2/3/2015                 Removal Date: 3/27/2015

CHIEF OF POLICE - Silver Spring Township
Cumberland County, Pennsylvania

Silver Spring Township, estimated population 14,500, is seeking a Chief of Police. Silver Spring is the one of the fastest growing municipalities in the state and includes agricultural, commercial, and residential components. The successful candidate must have the exceptional leadership and management skills needed to lead a progressive police department. 

Candidates will have served at least 10 years in a supervisory/command position in a law enforcement agency. A minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree in Police Science, Criminal Justice, Police Administration, Public Administration, or related field is required. In addition, it is preferred that applicants have experience in managing a modern law enforcement agency and that they are graduates from 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 the law.  Experience with police department accreditation is desired. The ability to work cooperatively with elected officials, municipal administration, citizens and civic leaders is required.

The successful candidate must pass a physical and psychological examination and drug screening.  A thorough background examination will be conducted.  The candidate must be currently certified under Pennsylvania Act 120 (53 Pa. C.SA. § 2161), or be eligible to receive certification within 120 days of employment.  Salary is dependent upon qualifications.

To apply, send a letter of interest, salary history and complete resume to:

Ms. Theresa Eberly, Township Manager
Silver Spring Township
8 Flowers Drive
Mechanicsburg, PA  17050

All resumes must be received no later than Monday, April 6, 2015. Envelopes should be marked “Police Chief Application.”  Silver Spring Township is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Posted: 2/11/2015                 Removal Date: 4/6/2015

POLICE OFFICER - Borough of Pottstown Civil Service Commission

Written Examination Announcement:

The Civil Service Commission of the Borough of Pottstown will be conducting a Written Examination for Pottstown Police Officer Candidates:
Saturday, March 28, 2015,  8:30 a.m.
748 N. Washington Street, Pottstown, PA 19464
(The Pottstown Senior High School Building)
Registration: 7:30 a.m. - 8:30 a.m.

Written Examination Application Process

On-Line -  (You may apply on-line and/or print and complete).
In Person - Borough of Pottstown - Human Resources, 100 East High St. (3rd Floor), Pottstown, PA 19464
Hours: 7:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday

Paper applications are available. Mail – Send to above address.

Completed Application for Written Examination and fee of $35.00 MUST BE SUBMITTED together BY 4:00 p.m. Wednesday, March 11, 2015
Note: Time of receipt of the application will be the determining factor, NOT the postmark date.


Basic Requirements:
• United States Citizen
• At least 18 years or Age
• High School Graduate or GED
• Physically and mentally fit to perform full duties of a Police Officer.
• Prior to appointment, must possess a valid PA motor vehicle driver’s license.
• Prior to appointment, must successfully pass medical and psychological screening, drug and alcohol testing, and a polygraph examination.
• Pottstown Police Officers must establish a permanent bona fide residence with in FIFTEEN (15) miles of any legal boundary of the Borough of Pottstown within nine (9) months of completing their probationary period.

Salary and Benefits:
The starting salary for Police Officers for year 2015 is $52,832 per year. The maximum salary for a Senior Patrol Officer is $74,859. Among the many benefits that Borough of Pottstown Police Officers enjoy are, but not limited to:
• Major medical, hospitalization, dental, prescription, dental, and eye care benefits
• Life Insurance
• Pension Plan
• Paid Vacation, Paid Holidays, Personal Time, Sick Leave Time
• Opportunity for Advancement, Development, and Specialization
• Uniforms, Equipment, and Training

The Borough of Pottstown is located in the western end of Montgomery County, southeast Pennsylvania. The Borough, an urban setting, is comprised of 5.1 square miles with a population of 22,500 residents. The Borough of Pottstown offers a wide and diverse range of housing, employment, cultural, and recreational opportunities.

Posted: 2/13/2015                 Removal Date: 3/11/2015


The Upper Saucon Township Police Department will be accepting applications for the position of Police Officer.

Applications may be obtained at:
Upper Saucon Township Police Department located at 5500 Camp Meeting Road, Center Valley, PA
Monday – Friday between the hours of 8:00AM-4PM FEBRUARY 24 – March 27.
Applications may also be found at

Deadline for return of applications is 4:00PM March 27, 2015.
A non-refundable fee of $25.00 is required when returning completed applications.
The written exam will be held on April 4, 2015.

Applicants are required to be at least 21 years of age, be a citizen of the U.S., and have PA Act 120 certification prior to employment.
Starting date is anticipated to be in July of this year.
Applicants must pass the Township’s entrance examination, fitness test, personal background investigation and polygraph examination.
If a conditional offer of employment is extended, the applicant must pass all MPOETC requirements.
M/F Equal Opportunity Employer.

Posted: 2/25/2015                 Removal Date: 3/27/2015


Logan Township, estimated population of 12,900 is seeking a Police Chief.

Candidates will have at least 10 years' experience in a progressively responsible supervisory position in a law enforcement agency. A Bachelor's Degree in Police Science or Criminal Justice is highly preferred. Graduates from an advanced training class such as the FBI National Academy are also preferred. A combination of education, experience and training will also be considered.
The successful candidate will possess a demonstrated knowledge and proficiency in managing a modern law enforcement agency as well as exceptional leadership and management skills and the ability to develop department personnel.The successful candidate must have a strong background in administration and policy development, financial acumen for budgeting and tracking departmental expenses and efficiently utilizing department resources. The ability to work with elected officials, municipal employees, residents, community leaders and the media is a necessity.

Examination Process:
The successful candidate must pass a thorough physical and psychological examination including drug screening and a background check. Must be certified under Pennsylvania Act 120.

Is dependent on qualifications and the Township offers a generous benefit package.
A complete job description is posted at the Township's website: 

To apply, send a letter of interest, salary history and resume to:

Tim Brown, Township Manager
Logan Township
100 Chief Logan Circle
Altoona, PA 16602

or email the required information to:
All resumes must be received no later than April 2, 2015.

Logan Township is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Posted: 3/2/2015                 Removal Date: 4/3/2015

Police Officer - Derry Township Police Department

The Derry Township Police Department, 620 Clearwater Road, Hershey, PA 17033, is currently accepting applications for the position of police officer.

Must be a United States citizen and 21 years of age or older.
Must have a valid Driver’s License.
Must possess a High School Diploma or equivalent.
Must have completed Act 120 police officer certification training or Out of State equivalency.
Must be capable of possessing requisite skills, knowledge and abilities of a police officer. In addition, you must be physically and psychologically able to perform the essential functions of a police officer and be of good moral character.
Must pass a written examination and a Physical Agility Test (PAT) to be placed on an eligibility list.

Contact Information:
The application may be obtained on-line at or in person at the Derry Township Police Department, 620 Clearwater Road, Hershey, PA 17033.
Applications must be submitted along with a resume, Act 120 training certificate, notarized Personal Inquiry Waiver, and a check or money order for $50.00 (non-refundable) payable to Derry Township Police Department. No written recommendations or other training certificates are required.
Deadline for submitting applications is 12:00 p.m. March 30, 2015.
All applicants will receive a packet with additional information prior to the testing.

Written Examination and PAT:
Written examination will start promptly on Saturday, April 18, 2015, at 8:30 a.m. at the Milton Hershey School. Applicants should arrive at 7:30 a.m. to register.
PAT will be conducted on Saturday, April 18, 2015, following the written examination. Scheduling notices will be mailed.

Equal Opportunity Employer:
The Derry Township Police Department 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 contact 717-533-5498.

Posted: 3/2/2015                 Removal Date: 3/30/2015



The written test for the position of Police Officer for Ferguson Township will be held:
Saturday, April 25, 2015 at 9 AM at the Park Forest Middle School, 2180 School Drive, State College, PA 16803.

Applications are available at:
The Ferguson Township Municipal Building, 3147 Research Drive, State College, PA 16801
Telephone 813.237.1172,
or online at:

Applicants must submit an application to the Ferguson Township Police Department accompanied by a non-refundable, $25.00 application fee by cash, check or money order, no later than 4:00 PM, Friday, April 17th. 

Applicants must be at least 21 years of age by April 25, 2015
Have at least a high school diploma or equivalent General Education Certificate (GED) at the date of the written test.
(Minimum standards for hiring are available in the brochure distributed with the application form)

Selection process:
Upon passing the written test, applicants will be scheduled for a video behavioral test and interview.
Top candidates will be scheduled for a physical fitness/agility test, and upon successful passage will be;
Required to submit additional personal history information,
Undergo an extensive background investigation, which may include a polygraph examination, as well as medical and psychological examinations which include drug and alcohol screening. 

The starting base salary for new officers for 2015 is $47,132 or $52,368 if Act 120 certified.

The Ferguson Township Police Department anticipates hiring one police officer in 2016; any unforeseen vacancies will also be filled from the eligibility list. Testing is typically conducted every two to three years.

Applicants for the written test should arrive no later than 8:30 AM and photo identification will be required to enter. No one will be permitted to enter the testing facility after 8:45 AM.

Ferguson Township is an Equal Opportunity Employer
Women and minorities are encouraged to apply

Posted: 3/4/2015                 Removal Date: 4/18/2015


Located six miles south of Pittsburgh, a suburb of 33,000 residents, is now hiring.

Applicants Must:
• be a United States citizen
• be at least 21 years old
• possess a valid driver’s license
• have a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university at time of hire
• pass a comprehensive background check

Benefits Include:
• 2015 starting of $59,748
• Salary after five years of $85,358 (2015)
• Generous sick leave and vacation
• Attractive health-care package
• Full retirement at 50 after 25 years
• Specialty assignment and advancement opportunities
• State-of-the-art public safety center
• Well-equipped fitness center on site

Applications may be downloaded at or
picked up during regular business hours at the:
Mt. Lebanon Police Department, 555 Washington Road, Pittsburgh, PA 15228
Phone 412-343-4016
Applications, accompanied by a 40.00 application fee, must be returned to the Mt. Lebanon Police Department no later than 4 p.m., April 3, 2015.

Mt. Lebanon Police Department is an equal opportunity employer

Posted: 3/9/2015                 Removal Date: 4/4/2015



The Upper Merion Township Police Department will be conducting a written examination for the position of probationary police officer on Saturday, May 16, 2015.

Applications may be downloaded at 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 Friday, April 24, 2015 with a $30.00 check or money order payable to Upper Merion Township.

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

Time will be determined by the number of test sessions required to accommodate all applicants. Check or call 484-636-3890 after May 4 for assigned time. Applicants arriving for the incorrect session or late for their assigned session will not be admitted.

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. Study guides are available when a completed application is turned in. If you would like a study guide mailed to you include a 10x13 self-addressed envelope with $1.44 postage with your completed application.

The top 50 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 June 14, 2015. 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.
Posted: 3/10/2015                 Removal Date: 4/25/2015


Eagleville, PA

The Lower Providence Township Police Department will be conducting a written examination for the position of probationary police officer on Saturday, May 23, 2015.

Beginning Monday, March 30, 2015 an application will be available on-line at and at the police department. The exam administration fee is $35 and must be submitted with the completed application by check or money order made payable to Lower Providence Township.

Applications must be submitted by 4 p.m. on Friday, May 8, 2015


  • Be at least 21 years of age by September 1, 2015
  • Be a resident of Pennsylvania at the time of appointment
  • Possess a valid Pennsylvania drivers license at the time of appointment
  • Possess a high school diploma or GED
  • Be a U.S. citizen
  • Have completed a course of study at a police academy certified by the PA Municipal Police Officers Education and Training Commission (MPOETC) and be able to meet the certification standards of the MPOETC as required by PA Act 120; or qualify for a waiver of training at the time of hire.

Arcola Intermediate School
4001 Eagleville Road, Eagleville, PA 19403

Additional testing information can be found at

Equal Opportunity Employer:
The Lower Providence Township Police Department does not discriminate on the basis of Age, Gender, Marital Status, Race, Color, Creed, National Origin, Political Affiliation, Religion or Disability.

Posted: 3/19/2015   Removal Date: 05/05/2015