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

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

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

Visit the website: 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 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.


  • 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.


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


  • 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.


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


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.

  • 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



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.



122 East Butler Ave.




PO Box 192

Bryn Athyn



8230 Old York Rd.

Elkins Park



120 E. Montgomery Av




646 W. Ridge Rd.




640 Red Lion Rd.

Huntingdon Valley



2199 Buchert Rd.




100 Parklane Dr.




300 School St.

North Wales



1510 Paper Mill Rd.




801 Loch Alsh Ave.

Fort Washington



117 Park Ave.

Willow Grove



1420 Heather Place




401 Gibson Ave.




960 Wentz Rd.

Blue Bell







Beginning Monday, July 6, at 8:00a.m., a single unified application will be available on line at 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

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.

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.
* Women and Minority Applicants Encouraged to Apply *

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 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


  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
Monday - Friday, 8:00am - 4:00pm

Or download of the internet at:

  • 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