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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Position Announcements

Renovo Borough Police Officer
Lock Haven Police Officer
Chief of Police - Cumru Township
Police Officer Examination - Whitehall Township
Police Officer - Slate Belt Regional Police Department
Police Officer Examination - City of Bethlehem
Police Officer - Upper Macungie Township
Police Officer - Lower Paxton Township
Police Officer - Montgomery Township
Police Patrolman - City of Pottsville
Chief of Police - Dickson City
Part Time Officers - Macungie Borough
Police Officer Examination - Chambersburg Police Department


Location-Renovo Borough, Northern Clinton County, Pennsylvania

The Renovo Borough Police Department will be accepting applications for the position of Full-time and Part-time Police Officers until filled. The department provides police protection to Renovo Borough.

All applicants must be a citizen of the United States; be at least 21 years of age; be Act #120 Certified; have at least 1 year of full-time experience or 2 years’ part-time experience; must possess a valid Pennsylvania Drivers’ License.

Starting salary of $14.50 per hour.

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:
Renovo Borough, 128 5th Street, Renovo, PA 17764 and marked “Police Officer Position”.

Posted: 11/19/2015 Remove: 03/31/2016

Lock Haven Police Officer - Clinton County, PA

The Civil Service Commission of the City of Lock Haven is accepting applications for the position of Police Officer. Applications may be obtained in the office of the City Manager, 20 East Church Street, Lock Haven, PA 17745 from 9:00AM to 5:00PM, Phone: (570) 893-5900, e-mail: weekdays. Applications must be returned to the City Manager no later than 5:00PM on January 27, 2016 in order to be considered.

General qualifications for the position include:
(a) U.S. or naturalized citizenship
(b) graduation from high school or acceptable equivalent education
(c) physically, medically and psychologically fit for performance of police duties
(d) good moral character
(e) licensed motor vehicle operator
(f) minimum age 21.

Applicant must have successfully completed a basic police training course given at a Municipal Police Officers Education and Training Commission certified school.

A written Civil Service Examination will be administered in Lock Haven on Saturday, February 6, 2016, beginning at 10:00AM, followed by physical performance testing at approximately 12:30PM that same day and same location. Examinations to follow on later dates – oral interview, polygraph and background investigation, medical evaluation and psychological examination.

Employee benefits include:

2016 starting salary $45,787
Shift differential
Longevity pay
Pension at age 50 with 20 years of service - employee contribution of 1%
Medical and Dental – employee contribution
Life insurance
Paid vacation, holidays and sick leave

Posted: 12/18/2015 Remove: 1/27/2016

Chief of Police - Cumru Township

ICMA / IPMA-HR / PMG Chief Selection Advantage is assisting the Township of Cumru, Berks County, Pennsylvania, in selecting its next Chief of Police.


The Township of Cumru, Berks County, PA, is seeking a Chief to oversee a Police Department with 21 full-time sworn officers who serve its population of 15,000 over 22 square miles. With an annual operating budget of approximately $4.7 million, the Department provides a range of services to the community.

The position is appointed by the Board of Commissioners and works under the Manager and the five Commissioners. Two members of the Board of Commissioners serve as Liaisons between the Police Department and the Board. The former Chief of Police retired after 36 years with the department, serving the last 5 years as Chief of Police.

The Township of Cumru is searching for an individual that is committed to open communication and is able to integrate into an active department. He or she will embrace the philosophy of collaboration and possess strong relationship building skills. They will be accessible and responsive to the public, Board of Commissioners, Manager, and staff.

The ideal candidate will be a strategic and innovative thinker, having budget and financial management skills and experience. They will have the ability to be a strong and respected leader within the community. They will be a decisive leader who maintains an up to date knowledge of regional and national policing trends and best practices. This self-motivated individual should be successful with mentoring, training program implementation and organizational development. The ideal candidate will also bring a flexible “can-do” attitude to the position.

The Chief will join a Township leadership team that welcomes open communication and collaborative problem solving. He or she must value transparency and possess a character that exemplifies the highest standards for ethical and professional behavior.

The next Chief must be comfortable operating as part of the community and will be expected to take every opportunity to act as a bridge between the department and the citizens. He or she must be comfortable in uniform, have polished public presentation skills and possess attributes that promote confidence and trust both within and outside the department.

• Performs and/or oversees departmental planning; establishes methods for accomplishing departmental objectives; ensures that departmental goals and objectives are consistent and compatible with goals and objectives set by the Board of Commissioners.
• Organizes the department to meet established goals and objectives; establishes and maintains work groups to meet defined objectives.
• Oversees the level of functioning by departmental staff; identifies and documents departmental activity and productivity.
• Maintains continuous communication with the Commissioner Liaisons, Manager, other department heads, and Township staff.
• Develops budget in conjunction with the Manager; makes budget presentation; administers the department’s budget; manages expenditures.
• Interacts with the community of behalf of the department and the Township; represents the department and the Township before the Township’s Board of Commissioners, various agencies and committees; responds to public inquires and resolves complaints.
• Attends Board of Commissioners meetings and other required after-hours activities, as requested; submits periodic reports to the Board of Commissioners and Manager regarding the Department’s activities and prepares other reports as appropriate.
• Effectively supervises, evaluates, disciplines, and addresses grievances of subordinate employees.
• Identifies risk management issues and promulgates plans for their mitigation.
• Bachelor’s degree in criminal justice, public administration, or a related field is required, Master’s degree preferred.
• Candidates should have at least 10 years of progressively responsible law enforcement experience, with 5 years in a command/leadership position.
• Be able to undergo and pass a medical examination, drug screen, and background investigation.
• Possession of a valid driver’s license issued by the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation or be eligible to obtain one.
• Pennsylvania certification as a Police Officer or ability to attain such within one year of hire.
• Graduation from a senior command/leadership program is highly desirable.

The Township of Cumru offers an excellent benefits package. Salary range $110,000-$130,000 annually, commensurate with experience and qualifications. Position is subject to an employment agreement and relocation to within a 30 minute commute to the Police Department.

A resume and cover letter must be submitted by email to:, or received by the Cumru Township Manager’s office at 1775 Welsh Rd., Mohnton, PA 19540, no later than 4:30 p.m., prevailing time, on Friday, January 29, 2016.

There will be a vibrant selection process which will include an assessment center for finalists. More information may be obtained at:

Cumru Township is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Posted: 12/24/2015 Remove: 1/30/2016



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 3/19/16, Oral 4/16/16, Physical Fitness 5/7/16.

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. Deadline for return of completed applications is 4:00 p.m., January 29, 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.

Posted: 01/04/2016 Remove: 1/30/2016

Police Officer - Slate Belt Regional Police Department, Northampton County, Pennsylvania

The Slate Belt Regional Police Department is accepting applications for the position of Full Time Police Officer. Applicants must be at least 21 years of age and Act 120 Certified. Successful candidates are required to pass a written examination, oral interview and comprehensive background check. There is a $40.00 application fee.

Application packets can be obtained at the Slate Belt Regional Police Department at 6292 Sullivan Trail, Nazareth PA 18064, M-F, 8am-4pm or downloaded at the department’s web site at:

Applications must be returned by Friday, February 12th, 2016 at 4:00 pm.
Testing will be on Saturday, February 20th.

Posted: 01/07/2016 Remove: 2/13/2016


City of Bethlehem - Police Officer Civil Service Examination, Northampton County, PA

The City of Bethlehem is accepting applications for the position of Police Officer.
The Police Civil Service Entrance Examination will be conducted Saturday, March 19, 2016.
Starting annual salary: $51,490. Competitive benefits package. To apply, you must:

  • Be a citizen of the U.S. and resident of the U.S. for at least 5 years
  • Be at least 21 years of age on March 19, 2016
  • Possess an Associate’s Degree or a minimum of 60 credits from not more than 2 accredited colleges/universities. This requirement may be waived if you possess Act 120 Certification and 4,000 hours of service as a municipal police officer, or have at least two years active military service and an honorable discharge from such service.
  • Possess a valid driver’s license.

Application forms and Civil Service Vouchers may be obtained from the HR Bureau at 10 E. Church St., Bethlehem, PA, M‐F, 8 AM to 4 PM, or online at: www.bethlehem‐
An application package can also be downloaded here: 2016 police officer application - bethlehem pa.pdf
Please submit the following, postmarked no later than February 12, 2016:

  • Completed and signed Application for employment
  • Copy of degree and unofficial transcript and/or copy of Act 120 Certificate.
  • Copy of birth certificate
  • Copy of valid driver’s license
  • Copy of social security card
  • Notarized Civil Service Voucher
  • Money order for $50 made payable to “City of Bethlehem”
  • DD‐214, Member 4 Form if you are a veteran claiming Veteran’s Preference.

Incomplete application packets will not be accepted. $50 registration fee is non‐refundable.
Successful applicants will be notified by e‐mail or regular mail of time and location of examination.

Equal Opportunity Employer

Posted: 01/14/2016 Remove: 2/13/2016

Police Officer - Upper Macungie Township, Lehigh County, PA

Qualified persons are invited to apply to take a competitive examination leading to eligibility for appointment as a police patrol officer in Upper Macungie Township.

An application form and details of the selection process may be obtained online at: or in person at the Upper Macungie Township Police Department (UMTPD) located at 37 Grim Road, Breinigsville PA 18031. A non-refundable application fee of $35.00 will be charged upon returning the application.

Completed applications must be filed with the UMTPD by noon on Thursday, February 25, 2016.
The written examination and physical agility testing will be conducted on Saturday March 5, 2016.

Applicants must:
• Be at least 21 years of age
• Possess a high school diploma or equivalent
• Have completed Act 120 training

Starting probationary salary is $54,500

Learn more about an exciting and challenging career with the UMTPD at:

Equal Opportunity Employer

Upper Macungie Township
8330 Schantz Rd
Breinigsville, PA 18031

Posted: 01/14/2016 Remove: 2/26/2016


POLICE OFFICER - Lower Paxton Township, Dauphin County, PA

The Lower Paxton Township Police Department is now accepting applications for the position of police officer. Preliminary applications and all accompanying documentation for the position of police officer may be obtained at

Interested applicants must return a completed application form to the:
Lower Paxton Township Police Department, 425 Prince Street, Harrisburg, PA 17109
along with a non-refundable $35.00 fee payable by check or money order to the Lower Paxton Township Police Department no later than: Friday March 4th, 2016 at 4:00 PM.

A physical agility test will take place on Saturday March 12th 2016, beginning at 9:30 A.M. Applicants successfully passing the physical fitness test will be eligible to report on Wednesday March 16, 2016 at 5:00 P.M., for registration for the written exam, to commence at 6:00 P.M. See application package for additional information.

The Lower Paxton Township Police Department offers an exciting opportunity for a police career with competitive salary and benefits packages. Lower Paxton Township encourages all qualified candidates to apply.

About Us:

Lower Paxton Township, the 17th largest municipality in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, is home to approximately 50,000 people of diverse racial, ethnic and socio-economic status. Lower Paxton is located in the Harrisburg Metropolitan area which has an estimated population of 560,000 people. The Township is dissected by U.S. Route 22 and I-81 and I-83 and is a major business and shopping destination for metropolitan Harrisburg and beyond. We are home to three high schools, three Middle Schools and numerous elementary and private schools.

The Police Department, which is PLEAC accredited, has an authorized complement of 58 sworn officers headed by a Director of Public Safety. It is divided into three divisions each commanded by a Lieutenant, the Patrol Division, the Criminal Investigation Division and the Administrative Division.

The backbone of the Department, the Patrol Division, is made up of four Platoons and a Traffic Safety Unit, each with a Sergeant and a Corporal. K-9 and the Community Service Officer programs are also within this Division. The Criminal Investigation Division is comprised of the Criminal Investigation Unit (Detectives), Evidence and Property, Warrants, School Resource Officers, Community Policing and Records and Admin. The Administrative Division is made up of Internal Affairs, Accreditation, Training, Emergency Management and Staff Inspections. Additionally, Officers are assigned to joint County wide Units to include Narcotics, Accident Reconstruction, SWAT and Forensics, on an as needed basis.

General Employment Fact Sheet
• Starting salary of $37,712 without Act 120. 2016 five year officer, base of $81,585.
• Longevity payments begin after completion of five years of service. Based on 1/2 percent of base salary per year. Maximum of ten percent at twenty years of service.
• Shift differential for shifts starting after 0900 hrs.
• Uniforms provided. Includes dry cleaning.
• Yearly shoe allowance provided.
• Short and long-term disability coverage.
• Health Insurance for employee and dependents (dependents till age 26). Currently Capital BlueCross; Plan 361. Co-pay office visit $10, Urgent Care $35 and emergency room $35. $250 single yearly deductible, $500 for family. No employee contributions.
• Dental plan and orthodontic care for employee and dependents.
• Prescription drug program for employee and dependents. Co-Pay $5 for generic and $20 for brand name.
• Post-retirement medical benefits as above for five years for employee and spouse. Nine years full benefits for employee only.
• If covered by other insurance, employee may opt out of Department provided coverage for bi-weekly reimbursement.
• Full retirement at twenty-five years of service and fifty years of age. Deferred compensation plans are available.
Sick Leave
• 240 hours sick leave per year, 32 hours of which can be used for family sick. Unused sick leave may be accumulated at the rate of 120 hours a year to the max of 1,200 hours. Accumulated sick leave, up to 960 hours, will be paid at 50% of the employee’s normal rate of pay at time of retirement. Formula used to determine amount.
• After one year of service, 80 hours are provided. After four years, 120 hours. Additional steps to 200 hours at twenty-four years of service.
• Ten paid holidays, five personal days.
• Patrol officers primarily work twelve hour shifts. Shifts are either 0600-1800 hrs. or 1800 to 0600 hrs. Patrol officers are off every other weekend.

Posted: 01/22/2016 Remove: 3/7/2016

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 examination.

Police Academy - Applicants must have graduated a State Certified Police Academy and passed the Municipal Police Officer Education and Training Commission Certification Test prior to April 11, 2016.

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 by visiting the Montgomery Township Website at:

Applications must be completed and returned to:
Montgomery Township Police Department, 1001 Stump Road, P.O. Box 68, Montgomeryville, PA 18936-0068.

Applications must be returned by Midnight February 23, 2016

Montgomery Township is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Posted: 01/28/2016 Remove: 02/23/2016

Police Patrolman - City of Pottsville Bureau of Police
Schuylkill County, PA


Applications are being accepted for the position of Police Patrolman for the City of Pottsville Bureau of Police, Pottsville, Pa. Application forms can be obtained in the Police Records office located on the first floor of Pottsville City Hall, 401 N. Centre Street, Pottsville, Pa, Monday through Friday, 8:00 am to 4:00 pm. Electronic forms of the applications can be requested by sending your Name, Address and Date of Birth via email to

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Must be not less than twenty-one (21) years of age; Must possess a minimum of a High School diploma or equivalent; Must possess a valid PA Operator’s License; Must have an absence of any past Felony or Misdemeanor convictions.

Step 1 of the hiring process is a written examination. This written examination will be given by the City of Pottsville Civil Service Commission on Saturday March 26, 2016 commencing at 9:00 a.m. at the DHH Lengel Middle School, 1541 Laurel Boulevard, Pottsville, Pa. There will be no alternative dates provided. A photo identification card will be required to enter the testing premises.

Completed applications in hard copy form, along with a $45.00 non-refundable processing fee, must be received by the Police Records clerk no later than 4:00 pm on Friday March 11, 2016. Only those individuals who have returned their properly completed applications by the stated deadline will be eligible to participate in the hiring process. Checks can be made out to “City of Pottsville”.

Applicants who achieve a passing score on the written examination, as determined by the Civil Service Commission, shall be eligible to proceed with additional steps in the hiring process. These steps will include physical fitness testing, medical and psychological examinations, an oral interview, and an extensive background investigation.

Hiring preference may be given to successful applicants who are currently PA Act 120 certified.
The City of Pottsville is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Posted: 02/02/2016 Remove: 03/12/2016

CHIEF OF POLICE - Dickson City Borough, Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania

The Borough of Dickson City, resident population approximately 6,070, is seeking a Chief of Police to administer, manage, and supervise a police department of 8 full time and 12 part-time officers. Dickson City is a thriving community located in the center of a large retail corridor along Route 6 and includes the Viewmont Mall. Dickson City enjoys a mix of new and traditional, with a variety of housing choices, shops, restaurants and entertainment.

The successful candidate will possess a demonstrated knowledge and proficiency in modern police operational and administrative practices, exceptional leadership skills, and have the ability to effectively and efficiently manage law enforcement services in a small community. The ability to work cooperatively with elected officials, municipal administration, and citizens is required. This position is a “working chief,” and is expected to maintain a visible presence within the community and represent a solid partnership between municipal government and its citizens.

Candidates must have served at least 10 years as a certified police officer, and possess a minimum of 5 years of full time administrative and supervisory experience at the level of police corporal or higher. A Bachelor’s Degree and a record of continuing career education and development is desired. Graduation from the FBI National Academy, Northwestern University School of Police Staff and Command, the Southern Police Institute, or other recognized and equivalent law enforcement training is preferred.

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.S.A. § 2161), its equivalent, or be eligible to receive certification within 90 days of employment. The police chief will be expected to eventually reside in Dickson City. The Borough will offer a competitive salary and full benefit package. Salary is dependent upon qualifications.

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

Stanley Prushinski
Mayor of Dickson City
901 Enterprise Street
Dickson City, Pa. 18519

First review of resumes will occur on Friday, March 4 , 2016. Envelopes should be marked “Police Chief Application.”

Dickson City Borough is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Posted: 02/04/2016 Remove: 03/05/2016

Part Time Police Officers - Borough of Macungie, Lehigh County, PA

The Borough of Macungie, Lehigh County, PA, is currently hiring part time police officers. Applicants must be at least 21 years of age, have a high school diploma or equivalent, valid Pennsylvania driver's license and Act 120 Certification. Experience is required. Hourly wage is $18.52/hr.

Applications are available on the Borough website at: or Macungie Borough Hall.
Send your resume and/or application to:
Borough Manager, 21 Locust Street, Macungie, PA, 18062.

Posted: 02/09/2016 Remove: When notified


Police Officer -  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 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 $50,773.00 annually (2016) and have the opportunity for advancement increases up to a maximum for Patrolman XI of $66,830.00 annually (2016). 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.

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 19, 2016
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.

Wednesday, March 2, 2016 – 5:30 PM
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 Monday, March 7, 2016.