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.
For more information about posting a job listing on this site, contact Joe Blackburn at 717-236-1059.
Police Officer - University of Pennsylvania
Police Officer - University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
The University of Pennsylvania, accredited since 2001, is now accepting applications for Police Officer:
The Penn Police Department is seeking progressive men and women to apply for the position of Police Officer. Penn offers not only a unique working environment within the city of Philadelphia, but also a wealth of opportunities and a wide array of employee benefits, including: comprehensive health care options, a competitive retirement program, health promotion and wellness services, and tuition assistance.
Penn Police Officers are responsible for the operational law enforcement functions of the Division of Public Safety. These functions include protection of life and property, preservation of peace, maintenance of good order and responding to calls for service. The Penn Police Department recognizes and appreciates the benefit of diversity within our agency and in the community we serve.
The entry-level salary is $50,268.34 with a shift differential of 10% for officers assigned to evening/night shifts.
Minimum Hiring Standards:
Applications for this position may only be submitted on-line at: jobs.hr.upenn.edu. A current resume must also be submitted at the time of application. Computer access is available through the Penn Job Center (managed by Unique Advantage). Computers are available from 8A–5P, M–F at the Penn Job Center, 3624 Market Street, Suite 1SD, Philadelphia, PA 19104; 215-222-2246.
The final day for accepting applications for this position will be Saturday, July 9th, 2016.
The University of Pennsylvania values diversity and seeks talented students, faculty and staff from diverse backgrounds. The University of Pennsylvania does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, creed, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, age, disability, veteran status or any other legally protected class status in the administration of its admissions, financial aid, educational or athletic programs, or other University-administered programs or in its employment practices. Questions or complaints regarding this policy should be directed to the Executive Director of the Office of Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Programs, Sansom Place East, 3600 Chestnut Street, Suite 228, Philadelphia, PA 19104-6106; or (215) 898-6993 (Voice) or (215) 898-7803 (TDD).
Posted: 06/22/2016 Remove: 07/09/2016
Campus Police Officer - Washington and Jefferson College, Washington County, PA
Washington and Jefferson College is actively seeking candidates for the position of Campus Police Officer. This is a full time position which offers a comprehensive benefits package. The Washington and Jefferson College Department of Campus and Public Safety is comprised of sworn Police Officers supported by security staff. The Campus Police Officer is responsible for ensuring the safety of students, faculty, staff and visitors, responding to emergencies, and protecting campus property. The position requires the ability to work shifts as scheduled, including weekends.
Other responsibilities include but are not limited to; patrolling campus by car, bicycle or by foot, supervising Campus Security Officers, providing assistance during emergencies, conducting interviews and investigations into incidents occurring within the campus community, assisting in training of students and faculty in security and safety procedures and performing the duties of a security officer when necessary.
The successful candidate shall possess the following qualifications:
• Must be PA Act 120 certified and complete annual updates.
Interested candidates should submit resume’ and cover letter with salary requirements to: email@example.com or
Posted: 06/22/2016 Remove: When notified
Police Chief - Borough of Carlisle, Cumberland County, PA
The Borough of Carlisle’s next Police Chief has an opportunity to lead an accredited department in a new era after the community’s passage of a Home Rule Charter that became effective January 1, 2016. The Chief will be hired by and report to the Borough Manager. The Chief serves as a member of the Borough’s management team along with five other department directors.
The Police Department has a 2016 operating budget of $3,952,861. Its 37 FTEs are organized in three divisions: Administration, Criminal Investigations, and Patrol.
Minimum requirements for this position are a bachelor’s degree, 10 years of law enforcement experience, and five years of supervisory/command staff experience. Preferred qualifications are a master’s degree, graduation from the FBI National Academy or equivalent, and demonstrated experience with community policing and effective labor relations. Relocation to within the Borough limits is required for the Police Chief after appointment.
The hiring salary range is expected to be $90,000 to $110,000, depending on qualifications, with an excellent benefit package.
Applications will be accepted electronically by The Novak Consulting Group at: thenovakconsultinggroup.com/jobs. Applicants complete a brief online form and then are asked to provide a single document (Word or PDF) that includes a cover letter, resume, salary history, and a list of 3-5 professional references. Open until filled with first review of applications July 8, 2016.
Posted: 06/07/2016 Remove: When notified
Police Officer Examination – Kutztown Borough, Berks County, PA.
The Kutztown Borough Police Department is seeking applicants for the position of Probationary Police Officer. Applications may be obtained at the Kutztown Borough Police Department 45 Railroad Street Kutztown, PA. 19530 between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 4p.m., Monday through Friday or downloaded at www.KutztownPD.org. Completed applications must be received on or before 4:00 p.m., July 15, 2016, at the Kutztown Borough Police Department.
All applicants are required to pay a non-refundable fee of $25.00 upon submission of a completed application. Checks or Money Orders made out to “The Borough of Kutztown” are the only acceptable form of payment. Any incomplete applications or checks with insufficient funds will be rejected. To be eligible for participation in any examination, an applicant must have reached his or her twenty-first (21st) birthday before the deadline for submitting a completed application. Applicants must be Act 120 certified, or able to obtain Act 120 certification prior to appointment, possess a high school diploma and live within 30 miles of the Borough of Kutztown within one year of appointment.
The applicant must be a United States citizen, be physically and mentally fit to perform the full duties of a police officer, and must possess a valid Pennsylvania driver’s license prior to appointment.
Starting salary for a Probationary Police Officer is $30.99 per hour with annual step increases to $36.46 after three full years of service, a generous health care package, uniform allowance and over four weeks of paid time off.
The dates for the administering of the tests are as follows: Written examination, Saturday, July 23, 2016 at 8:30am, at the Kutztown Area High School.
Oral examinations will be conducted the week of August 1, 2016 and scheduled by appointment for those passing the written exam.
The Fitness exam (Cooper Standard) will be conducted the week of August 8, 2016 to candidates who passed both the Written and Oral interview.
The Borough of Kutztown is an Equal Opportunity Employer. It is the Borough’s policy to grant equal employment opportunity and promotion to qualified persons without regard to race, religion, national origin, gender, age, marital status or non-job related physical or mental handicap or disability (ADA).
Posted: 06/07016 Remove: 07/16/2016
Police Officer Examination - Whitehall Township, Lehigh County, PA
The Whitehall Township Police Department, a progressive law enforcement agency in Lehigh County, is actively seeking applicants for the position of Police Officer. Applicants are required to have a valid motor vehicle license, be a citizen of the US, be 21 years of age and have acquired an Associates’ Degree or its equivalent (60 credit hours) from an accredited College or University or 2 years of service as a FT Police Officer, all by the deadline to submit applications, to qualify. Civil Service testing dates are as follows: Written 9/3/16, Oral 10/1/16, Physical Fitness 10/29/16. Applications will be accepted with a non-refundable $75.00 fee and are available in the Administration Lobby of the Whitehall Township Municipal Building, 3219 MacArthur Rd., Whitehall, PA, between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Incomplete applications will not be accepted. Deadline for return of completed applications is 4:00 p.m., August 12, 2016.
The Township provides an excellent benefit package. The 2016 annual base salary for entry level police is $57,761.60/year. Applicants must meet Township residency requirement of 10 miles within 6 months of hire. Whitehall Township is an EOE and will act affirmatively to assure they will recruit, hire and promote without regard to race, creed, color, national origin, age, religion, ancestry, union membership, disability (in accordance with ADA of 1990 and subsequent amendments), genetics, Vietnam veteran status, lifestyle, sex or sexual orientation.
For further information, please contact Sue Christoff, Human Resources Officer, at (610) 437-5524, ext. 150.
Probationary Police Officer - Lower Merion Township Police Department, Montgomery County, PA
The Lower Merion Township Police Department will begin accepting applications for the position of Probationary Police Officer on Tuesday, May31, 2016. Applications may be picked up in person at the Lower Merion Township Police Department located at 71 E. Lancaster Avenue, Ardmore, PA 19003 or downloaded from the Lower Merion Township website at www.lowermerion.org.
Applications may be hand delivered or mailed to the address above. Please note: Mail in applications must be post marked no later than 4PM on Friday, September 2, 2016. A $30.00 administrative fee MUST BE returned with the application. Check or money orders should be made payable to LOWER MERION TOWNSHIP. Please do not send cash in the mail. Those wishing to pay with cash are asked to hand deliver the application. Applications submitted without the required administration fee will be discarded. If the check is returned for insufficient funds or a closed account, your application will be rejected. No exceptions will be made. Incomplete applications and applications received after the stated deadline will not be considered. If you have any questions or need additional information you can contact the Staff & Inspections Unit at 610-645-6250 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Posted: 05/31/2016 Remove: 09/03/2016
Chief of Police - Buckingham Township, Bucks County, Pennsylvania
Posted: 05/27/2016 Remove: 06/21/2016
Police Officer – Lycoming County Police Testing Consortium