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.

If you would like to receive updates regarding job postings, you can sign up for the email notifications by clicking here. If you are currently a member of the association, go to "My Profile" once you log in to the website and click on yes to the question - Do you want to receive job announcement emails.

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

Position Announcements

Written Examination for Police Officer MONTGOMERY COUNTY CONSORTIUM
Police Officer - Williamsport
Police Officer - City of Lebanon
Civil Service Examination - Lock Haven
Probationary Police Officer - Lower Merion

Director of Public Safety - Lower Paxton Township
Police Officer - City of Bradford
Cumberland County Police Testing Consortium
Borough of Bridgeport Police Chief
Police Officer - Salisbury Township
Patrol Officer - Lock Haven University
Police Officer Examination - Wellsboro
Patrol Officer Examination - Gettysburg Borough
Police Officer Position - Springfield Township


Probationary Police Officer - Lower Merion Police Department

Ardmore, PA

The Lower Merion Police Department will be accepting applications for the position of Probationary Police Officer beginning Monday, April 13, 2015 at 8:00 a.m. Applications delivered in person are being accepted at the Staff & Inspections Unit between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. The deadline for applications is Friday, July 24, 2015 at 4:00 p.m.

Applications can be mailed or returned with a check, money order (payable to Lower Merion Township) or cash for $30.00 by mail or in person no later than Friday, July 18, 2015 at 4:00 p.m. to:

Lower Merion Police Department
Staff & Inspections Unit
71 E. Lancaster Avenue
Ardmore, PA 19003-2323

If you have any questions or need additional information you can contact the Staff & Inspections Unit at 610-645-6250 or via email at dgodbold1@lowermerion.org.

Visit the website: www.lowermerion.org for downloadable forms and resource links:

1. Application
2. Benefits Sheet
3. Physical Agility Requirements and other MPOETC Standards Information
4. Police Recruiting Brochure
5. McCann Associates Written Test Study Guide
6. McCann Associates Online Store

THE COMMUNITY
The Township of Lower Merion, a suburb of Philadelphia, is comprised of sixteen individual communities, which include residential, commercial, and corporate office centers. The Township, often in conjunction with numerous community groups, offers a multitude of family oriented activities, an extensive parks and recreation program, libraries, and various cultural events. There are numerous institutions of higher learning located throughout the Township, two hospitals, and numerous public and private schools. The Township of Lower Merion Police Department has an authorized strength of 136 sworn personnel who are responsible for the safety and well being of approximately 60,000 residents living in a twenty-four square mile area.

REQUIREMENTS

  • All applicants must have reached their 21st birthday before the deadline for submitting completed applications.
  • Good moral character. 
  • Must have completed sixty college credits from an accredited institution of higher learning or five years fulltime experience as a state or municipal police officer at time of application. 
  • Applicants must agree in writing to establish permanent residence within the five county metropolitan area, including Montgomery, Delaware, Bucks, Philadelphia, and Chester counties in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania within six months following regular appointment. 
  • Applicants must pass all written, oral, and physical agility examinations (MPOETC Standards). 
  • Veterans' preference will be given to those eligible claimants who successfully pass all written, oral, and physical agility examinations. 
  • Applicants must be physically and mentally capable of performing the essential duties of a police officer.
  • Must have a valid operator's license. 
  • Must be a United States citizen.
  • Tattooing or body art of any kind shall not be visible while in uniform or in other required attire.

SELECTION PROCEDURE

  • Qualifying examinations (Written, Physical Agility and Oral) 
  • Polygraph examination 
  • Background investigation 
  • Medical evaluation 
  • Psychological evaluation

SALARY AND BENEFITS

  • Competitive salary. 
  • Educational reimbursement. 
  • Health care benefits including medical, dental, prescription and vision. 
  • Life insurance, short and long-term disability insurance. 
  • Generous vacation, and holiday leave benefits. 
  • Night differential pay. 
  • Longevity pay. 
  • Department issued uniforms, equipment and cleaning allowance. 
  • Pension plan. 
  • Employee Assistance Program.

OPPORTUNITIES

  • Uniformed patrol 
  • Bicycle patrol 
  • Traffic Safety Unit 
  • K-9 
  • Crime Prevention Unit 
  • Motorcycle Unit 
  • Investigations Unit 
  • Emergency Response Team

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER - We Value Diversity!

Posted: 4/13/2015   Removal Date: 07/25/2015 


Police Officer - City of Bradford

McKean County, PA

The City of Bradford, McKean County, PA, is accepting applications for the purpose of conducting a Civil Service Examination to compile an eligibility list for the City’s police department.

Application packets may be obtained by:
calling: 814-362-3884 extension #125
or may be picked up at the:
Human Resources Department, room 203, City Hall, 24 Kennedy Street, Bradford, PA 16701.

Candidates must be:

  • at least 21 years of age
  • are required to furnish proof of successfully completing the Act 120 training course, or a valid waiver of training from the commission
  • have a current, valid driver’s license

Completed applications must be received in the Human Resources Department NO LATER than 4:30 P. M. Wednesday, June 30th, 2015.

The test date will be July 11th, 2015

Posted: 5/22/2015   Removal Date: 07/01/2015


Police Officer - City of Lebanon

Lebanon, PA

The City of Lebanon Civil Service Commission will be testing for the position of police officer for the Lebanon City Bureau of Police.
Salary: Starting at $48,812 plus excellent benefit package.
Application Process:
Apply in person to Michelle Remlinger
Civil Service Commission Lebanon City Bureau of Police
400 South Eighth Street, Lebanon, Pennsylvania
  • Applications open Monday, June 22nd.
  • Applicants may apply Monday through Friday between 8:30 am - 4:30 pm (excluding Friday, July 3rd).

Application Deadline: Friday, July 10th, 2015 at 4:30 p.m. No applications will be accepted after that date and time.

Requirements:
  • All applicants must possess a current Pennsylvania Act 120 Certification prior to the written examination. A written examination is scheduled for Saturday,July 18th at 10:00 am at the Lebanon Valley Family YMCA, Lebanon, Pennsylvania.
  • All applicants who successfully pass the written examination will be given a physical agility test at a later date.
  • Successful applicants will be required to undergo an oral interview, 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 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 prior to the written examination on July 18, 2015.
  • Each applicant shall pay a non-refundable fee of $35.00 upon returning the application to cover the cost of the written test.

Posted: 06/18/2015   Removal Date: 07/10/2015


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EXAMINATION ANNOUNCEMENT: MONTGOMERY COUNTY CONSORTIUM OF COMMUNITIES & WARMINSTER EXAMINATION for POLICE OFFICER

The Montgomery County Consortium of Communities, and Warminster, on behalf of their respective Civil Service Commissions or Municipalities, will be conducting a written examination for Police Officer on Saturday, August 22, 2015, AT MONTGOMERY COUNTY COUMMUNITY COLLEGE, PARKHOUSE HALL, 340 DEKALB PIKE, BLUE BELL, PA  19422.  Montgomery County Community College is not affiliated with the event and the College should not be contacted regarding the test.

PARTICIPATING AGENCIES

AMBLER

122 East Butler Ave.

Ambler

215-646-1000

BRYN ATHYN

PO Box 192

Bryn Athyn

215-947-0118

CHELTENHAM

8230 Old York Rd.

Elkins Park

215-885-1600

HATBORO

120 E. Montgomery Av

Hatboro

215-675-2832

LIMERICK

646 W. Ridge Rd.

Limerick

610-495-7909

LOWER MORELAND

640 Red Lion Rd.

Huntingdon Valley

215-947-3132

LOWER POTTSGROVE

2199 Buchert Rd.

Pottstown

610-326-1508

LOWER PROVIDENCE

100 Parklane Dr.

Eagleville

610-539-5901

NORTH WALES

300 School St.

North Wales

215-699-9270

SPRINGFIELD

1510 Paper Mill Rd.

Wyndmoor

215-836-1601

UPPER DUBLIN

801 Loch Alsh Ave.

Fort Washington

215-646-2101

UPPER MORELAND

117 Park Ave.

Willow Grove

215-657-4700

UPPER POTTSGROVE

1420 Heather Place

Pottstown

610-326-8446

WARMINSTER

401 Gibson Ave.

Warminster

215-443-5000

WHITPAIN

960 Wentz Rd.

Blue Bell

610-279-9033

 

 

 

 

INSTRUCTIONS

Beginning Monday, July 6, at 8:00a.m., a single unified application will be available on line at www.montcopolicetest.com. This application can be used to apply to any one, or all fifteen, of the Departments you are eligible for.  Unified Applications must be completed on-line at www.montcopolicetest.com.

You will not be permitted to take the exam until you complete the application on line and pay the $35 fee by using the Pay Pal account linked to the application.

No paper applications, checks or money orders will be accepted. 

Applicants who do not have computer access can go to any public library or one of the participating agencies to complete the application on line.

ALL APPLICATIONS MUST BE SUBMITTED ON-LINE
BY 4 P.M. FRIDAY, AUGUST 7, 2015 
  • All applicants shall report for registration at 8:00 a.m. on the day of the test. No one will be admitted after 8:30 a.m.
  • All applicants must bring photo ID and two number 2 pencils.
  • No food or drink, cell phones, back packs, hats, weapons, or purses, other than those used to carry personal hygiene items, will be permitted into the testing facility.
EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
* Women and Minority Applicants Encouraged to Apply *
PHYSICAL AGILITY TEST

There will be a physical agility test held on September 19, 2015, at 8:00am, at the Upper Moreland High School.  You will be notified in writing if you are invited to attend the agility test.  The standards for successfully completing the agility test are listed at www.mpoetc.state.pa.us using the thirtieth percentile.

Posted: 07/01/2015   Removal Date: 08/07/2015 


 

Police Officer - Williamsport 

The City of Williamsport is now accepting applications for a career in law enforcement as a Police Office with the Williamsport Bureau of Police

SUCCESSFUL APPLICANTS MUST:

  1. Be a citizen of the United States of America.
  2. All applicants must possess a high school diploma or a G.E.D. certificate at the time of application.
  3. If you are an applicant that is not currently a certified police officer in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, you must successfully complete ACT 120 training, as certified by the Municipal Police Officers’ Education and Training Commission (MPOETC), prior to their appointment onto the Williamsport Bureau of Police. The Williamsport Bureau of Police is willing to send applicants to a municipal police academy under a cadet status to include tuition, housing and hourly wage.
  4. You must be 21 years of age on or before the date of the Police Civil Service Commission’s written examination, and be no older than 37 years of age, having not reached your 38th birthday, before the date of certification of the civil service list.  
  1. You must establish and maintain a place of residency within the boundaries of an area, described to be within a twenty-mile radius of City Hall and/or police headquarters of the City of Williamsport, within 240 days from the date of appointment as a police officer.

Information and Applications may be obtained from:

Williamsport Bureau of Police
Administration Office
245 West Fourth Street Williamsport, PA 17701
570-327-7540
Monday - Friday, 8:00am - 4:00pm

Or download of the internet at: http://www.williamsportpd.org

  • There will be a $25.00 processing fee for all applications.
  • Application must be received on or before 4:00 p.m., Monday, August 31st, 2015
  • Testing date will be Saturday September 19th 2015 at 10:00am at Williamsport Middle School located on 2800 West Fourth St, Williamsport Pa, 17701

Posted: 06/30/2015   Removal Date: 08/31/2015

 


 

POLICE OFFICER - Cumberland County Consortium, PA

The Cumberland County Police Testing Consortium and seventeen agencies have entered into an agreement to conduct a cooperative testing process for the position of police officer. The physical agility test will take place on Saturday August 29, 2015 and Sunday August 30, 2015. The written test will occur immediately following each of the physical agility flights. Candidates should anticipate being at the testing site a minimum of four (4) hours. Participating agencies include:

Camp Hill Borough PD
Carlisle Borough PD
East Pennsboro Township PD
Fairview Township PD
Hampden Township PD
Lower Allen Township PD
Mechanicsburg Borough PD
Middlesex Township PD
Mt Holly Borough PD
New Cumberland Borough PD
Newville Borough PD
North Middleton Township PD
Shippensburg Borough PD
Shiremanstown Borough PD
Silver Spring Township PD
Upper Allen Township PD
West Shore Regional PD

Preliminary applications and all accompanying documents for the position of police officer may be obtained at our website http://www.cumberlandcountypolicetest.com/

Applications, along a $50.00 non-refundable fee must be submitted online through the website. Only on-line applications are being accepted.
Applications must be submitted no later than the close of business on:
FRIDAY AUGUST 14, 2015

All seventeen departments offer an exciting opportunity for a police career with competitive salary and benefit packages. The duties of an officer are listed on the website. Department specific requirements are listed on the agency’s websites. All departments are Equal Opportunity Employers and encourage females and minorities to apply.

Posted: 07/27/2015   Removal Date: 08/15/2015


 

CHIEF OF POLICE

Borough of Bridgeport Police Department
Montgomery County, PA
 
The Borough of Bridgeport is conducting a search to fill the position of Chief of Police. The Department’s jurisdiction is in Montgomery County, PA, along the Schuylkill River, approximately 6 miles east of Valley Forge and 18 miles north of Center City Philadelphia. The Borough was founded upon old-time industries like paper, flour, cotton, woolen mills, steel works, brickyards, etc. Today, it’s population of around 4,500 people work in a variety of industries in the Borough and surrounding area. The Borough is centrally located to a huge variety of regional recreational amenities that includes shopping, dining, hiking, biking, and a growing Main Street in Bridgeport.
 
The Police Department currently consists of 7 full-time officers (not including the Chief), around 7 part-time officers, 5 part-time crossing guards, and a full-time Administrative Assistant. The annual operating budget for the Department is approximately $1.2M for 2015. The Chief of Police reports to the Mayor. The Chief leads, plans, and directs the functions of the Police Department. He or she must also fill in as a patrol officer on a limited basis when the need arises.
 
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: The position requires significant academic background in the management field, with extensive knowledge regarding law enforcement agency management, internal affairs, discipline, budget development and management, grant preparation and administration, planning, hiring, policy development, leadership, and a background in police labor matters.
 
Required Education, Training, and Experience: The position requires a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice Administration or related Field. PA Act 120 (53 PA.S.S.A. 2161) MPOETC certification, and 10 years of Command/Supervisory experience at progressively more responsible positions are also required.
 
Preferred Educational Requirements: Include a Master’s Degree, graduation from the FBI National Academy, Southern Police Institute, Northwestern University School of Police Staff and Command, or equivalent.
 
A comprehensive medical examination, psychological examination, and extensive background investigation will be required prior to appointment. Starting salary for the position is around $100,000 per year and could be more or less depending upon qualifications and benefit package requested.
 
The Borough anticipates completing the selection process by October 2015. Interested applicants should forward a cover letter and resume that includes positions held, education, experience, history of police responsibility, and accomplishments. Resume and cover letter should be marked “Bridgeport Police Chief Search.”
 
Resumes must be postmarked or emailed no later than Friday, September 4, 2015. Send via email to pachiefsconsulting@pachiefs.org or via USPS to: Pennsylvania Chiefs of Police Association, Consulting Division, 3905 North Front Street, Harrisburg, PA 17110.
Posted: 07/27/2015   Removal Date: 09/05/2015

POLICE OFFICER APPLICATIONS - SALISBURY TOWNSHIP

ARE AVAILABLE AT
SALISBURY TOWNSHIP MUNICIPAL BUILDING
2900 South Pike Avenue
Allentown, PA 18103
(Questions: Call 610-797-4000)
Monday – Friday 8:30 A.M. – 4:30 P.M.

ALL APPLICATIONS MUST BE RETURNED BY 4:30 P.M. MONDAY, AUGUST 31, 2015
With a non-refundable $15.00 fee (cash or money order only)

Physical Agility Test: September 12, 2015 AT 10:00 A.M. At HACC
Written Test: October 3, 2015 at 4:00 P.M. At Salisbury Township Police Department
Oral Exam: October 21, 2015 at 9:00 A.M. At Salisbury Township Police Department

Hiring Hourly Rate: $25.57
Excellent family health insurance, dental and eyeglass coverage.
Shift differential, annual clothing allowance, longevity pay.
Township paid life insurance policy. Eleven (11) paid holidays per year.

SALISBURY TOWNSHIP IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

All candidates must prove graduation from a Commonwealth certified police academy at time of application.

SALISBURY TOWNSHIP CIVIL SERVICE RULES & REGULATIONS APPLY TO ALL APPLICATION, TESTING AND APPOINTMENT PROCEDURES.

Posted: 07/27/2015   Removal Date: 09/01/2015


Patrol Officer - Lock Haven University

Lock Haven University of Pennsylvania is currently accepting applications from qualified candidates to fill the position of Patrol Officer. To apply for the position please click here: http://jobs.lhup.edu/postings/2727 

 

Posted: 07/27/2015   Removal Date: 08/08/2015

POLICE OFFICER EXAMINATION NOTICE- BOROUGH OF WELLSBORO, PA

The Borough of Wellsboro is currently accepting applications for a full time police officer position. The application may be obtained at the Wellsboro Borough office located at 14 Crafton Street, Wellsboro, Pennsylvania 16901 between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. There will be a $35.00 non-refundable application fee if you pick up the application in person. If you request the application be mailed to you there will be an additional $10.00 non-refundable postage & handling fee.

The application submission deadline will be 2:00 p.m. on August 10, 2015. Applicants who meet the general qualifications will be required to take a physical agility and written examination. The Physical agility exam will be held on August 15, 2015 at 10:00 a.m. at the Wellsboro Area High School administrative office building, 227 Nichols Street, Wellsboro Pa 16901. Applicants must pass the physical agility examination to move onto the written examination. The written examination will be held on August 15, 2015 at 1:00 p.m. at the Wellsboro Police Department, 28 Crafton Street, Wellsboro Pa 16901.

Other information regarding the job requirements is available at the Borough office. These requirements include but are not limited to: U.S. Citizen; high school diploma or equivalency; must be twenty-on (21) years of age; good mental and physical condition capable of successfully passing a medical, physical and psychological evaluation; must be able to pass a physical agility test and a written exam; PA driver’s license; must have completed Act 120 training and passed the state exam at time of appointment, and must be able to meet the civil service and state certification requirements.

The Borough of Wellsboro offers a competitive salary as well as a substantial benefits package. The Borough of Wellsboro is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Posted: 07/27/2015   Removal Date: 08/11/2015


Patrol Officer Examination Notice - Gettysburg Borough

Forms required to be completed in order to apply for the position of Entry Level Patrol Officer are available at the Gettysburg Borough Administration Building, 59 East High Street, Gettysburg, PA. 17325. The Borough Administration Building is open from 8:00 AM-4:30 PM, Monday through Friday. Call (717) 334-1160 if you have any questions.

COMPLETED APPLICATIONS MUST BE TURNED IN TO THE BOROUGH SECERTARY’S OFFICE DURING NORMAL BUSINESS HOURS BY AUGUST 7, 2015.

A PROCESSING FEE OF $60.00 IS DUE WHEN THE APPLICATION PACKET IS RETURNED.

Physical Fitness Test
Date: Saturday, August 15, 2015
Time: 9:00 am
Location Picola Law Enforcement Complex
Gate 5, Industrial Road, HACC Campus
One HACC Drive, Harrisburg, PA, 717-780-2408

Written examination:
Date: Saturday, August 29, 2015
Time: Candidates will be notified by letter
Location: Adams County Department of Emergency Services
230 Greennamyer Lane, Gettysburg, PA 17325, 717-334-8603

Oral Examination:
Date: Saturday, September 12, 2015
Time: Candidates will be notified by letter
Location: Adams County Department of Emergency Services
230 Greennamyer Lane, Gettysburg, PA 17325, 717-334-8603

Applicants shall possess a diploma from an accredited high school or a graduate equivalency diploma and shall be Act 120 certified or have completed all requirements to become Act 120 certified. In addition every applicant must be a United States Citizen, be physically and mentally fit to perform the full duties of a police officer, be eligible to receive certification from the Municipal Police Officers Education and Training Commission (MPOETC), and prior to appointment possess a valid motor vehicle operator’s license issued by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. A copy of the job functions and tasks will be included in the application packet.

Other mandatory components of the test are, a medical examination, and a psychological examination. A complete copy of the Gettysburg hiring policy, as set forth in its Civil Service Rules, is available for inspection during regular business hours at 59 East High Street.

Please note there are two consent forms in this packet for the Physical Fitness Test. One is for Gettysburg Borough and one is for the testing agency, HACC. Both must be filled out by a doctor before returning this application packet.

Posted: 07/29/2015   Removal Date: 08/08/2015


FULL TIME POLICE OFFICER POSITION - Springfield Township Police Department – Bucks County, Quakertown, PA

Beginning August 3, 2015 at 8:00 a.m., the Springfield Township Police Department will be accepting applications for the position of a Full-Time Police Officer. Applications delivered in person are being accepted at the main administration office between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. 

Applications may also be mailed or hand delivered to the Springfield Township Police Department
Attn: Chief of Police
2320 Township Road
Quakertown, PA 18951

The deadline for applications is August 31, 2015 at 4:30 p.m.
If you have any questions or need additional information you can contact the Chief of Police at 610-346-6700 extension 15 or via email at police@springfieldbucks.org

Visit our website: www.springfieldbucks.org for a downloadable application packet which includes:
1. Application for Employment
2. Minimum Qualifications
3. Physical Fitness Requirements
4. Informed Consent Form
5. Physicians Statement Form

THE COMMUNITY AND DEPARTMENT
Springfield Township is a large, mostly rural community encompassing almost 31 square miles, which includes residential, commercial, and agricultural uses. The Township is the northern most Township in Bucks County and borders Lehigh and Northampton Counties. The Springfield Township Police Department currently consists of 4 sworn personnel and one non-uniformed administrative assistant who are responsible for the safety and well being of the residents and motoring public of Springfield Township. While Springfield Township PD may not be the highest paid Police Department in the area, the organization of the Department, work environment, schedule flexibility and largely peaceful atmosphere of the general area lends itself to long and enjoyable career opportunities. We enjoy friendly relationships with our residents, school students, staff, and local business owners. Just to name a few, our Officers enjoy new, updated equipment, schedule flexibility, professional autonomy, virtually limitless continued education and training opportunities and a much appreciated and respected status in the community.

QUALIFICATIONS
• All applicants must have reached their 21st birthday before the deadline for submitting applications.
• High School Diploma or equivalent. (Continuing Education/Degrees preferred)
• Qualified applicants must pass a physical fitness examination prior to advancement in the selection process
• Veterans' preference will be given to those eligible claimants who successfully pass all physical, oral, and psychological requirements of the approved Hiring Standards and Procedure.
• Must possess ACT120 certification at the time of appointment (target start date of November 01, 2015)
• Must have a valid PA operator's license at the time of appointment.
• Must be a United States citizen.

BASIC SELECTION PROCEDURE
• Qualifying examinations included a Physical Fitness Test and two (2) Oral interviews
• Polygraph examination
• Background investigation
• Medical/Drug evaluation
• Psychological evaluation
• Qualification with Firearms and Taser Conducted Electrical Weapon

SALARY AND BENEFITS
• Great work environment
• Educational reimbursement/pay
• Health care benefits including medical, dental, and vision.
• Group life insurance, short and long-term disability insurance
• Progressive vacation leave throughout career
• 10 paid holidays with a holiday shift rotation.
• Longevity pay
• Department issued uniforms, equipment and cleaning allowance
• Defined Pension Plan
• Reasonable schedule flexibility
• Private Fitness Center
• Private Firearms Range
• All SUV vehicle fleet

Posted: 7/31/2015   Removal Date: 09/01/2015