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

Police Officer - University of Pennsylvania
Campus Police Officer - Washington and Jefferson College

Chief of Police - Borough of Carlisle
 
Police Officer Examination – Kutztown Borough

Police Officer Examination - Whitehall Township

Probationary Police Officer - Lower Merion Township Police Department

Chief of Police - Buckingham Township

Police Officer – Lycoming County Police Testing Consortium

Police Captain - Peters Township

Chief of Police - North Wales Borough

Part-Time Police Officer - City of Coatesville
Assistant Director of Security/Police Lieutenant - Carnegie Mellon University
Chief of Police - Conewago Township
Police Officer - Borough of West Conshohocken
Police Officer - Dauphin County Consortium
Probationary Police Officer Testing Announcement - Whitemarsh Township
Police Chief - McCandless
Police Officer Examination - Lehigh Township
Chief of Police – Susquehanna Regional Police Department


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:

  • Applicants must be a citizen of the United States, by birth or naturalization; and
  • Applicants must be 21 years of age; and
  • Applicants must have a high school diploma or GED certificate; and
  • Applicant must possess a valid state driver’s license from within the United States; and
  • Applicants must have graduated from a Pennsylvania Municipal Police Academy (Act 120) or from an out-of-state police academy program recognized by the Pennsylvania Municipal Police Officers' Education and Training Commission; and
  • Applicants must pass a physical and psychological examination; successfully complete a drug screening and background investigation, and meet all MPOETC requirements prior to appointment.

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.

For more information about the University of Pennsylvania and the Division of Public Safety, please visit:
www.upenn.edu
www.publicsafety.upenn.edu

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.
• Must be PA Act 235 certified or have the ability to obtain certification.
• Must be able to pass criminal background check.
• Must have clean driving record and be legally permitted to drive in the state of PA (a current Pennsylvania driver’s license is preferred).
• Prior police experience, college or campus setting preferred.
• Excellent interpersonal skills and self-awareness in order to control stressful and emotional situations and to detain or subdue potentially dangerous individuals; must also convey a positive, pleasant and helpful attitude as a representative of the College.
• High school graduation or the equivalent is required. Post-secondary education or training related to public safety is preferred.
• Current first aid/CPR card preferred.
• Must be able to make rapid and accurate decisions during emergency situations.

Interested candidates should submit resume’ and cover letter with salary requirements to: hr@washjeff.edu or
mail to:

Human Resources
Washington and Jefferson College
60 South Lincoln St.
Washington, PA 15301

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.

Posted: 06/02016 Remove: 08/13/2016


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: policerecruitment@lowermerion.org.

Posted: 05/31/2016 Remove: 09/03/2016


 


Chief of Police - Buckingham Township, Bucks County, Pennsylvania


Buckingham Township, estimated population 20,100, is seeking a Chief of Police. The police department has 21 sworn officers, including the chief, supervisors, detectives, and patrol officers. The Township values its ability to promote a high quality of life for its residents, businesses and visitors, and desires a police chief who can carry out the vision of the municipality. The Chief must have the exceptional leadership and management skills needed to lead a police department that actively seeks out opportunities to be responsive to the community.

Candidates will have served at least 5 years in a supervisory/command position in a law enforcement agency, and candidates at a level of Lieutenant or higher are preferred. A minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree with a pertinent major course of study is desired. 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 be a professional who possesses 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. The ability to work cooperatively with elected officials, municipal administration, citizens and civic leaders is required.
The successful 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 experience and qualifications within a range beginning at $115,000.

To apply, send a letter of interest and complete resume to:
Ms. Dana S. Cozza, Esq., Township Manager
Buckingham Township
4613 Hughesian Drive, P.O. Box 413
Buckingham, PA 18912

First review of resumes will be Monday, June 20, 2016. Envelopes should be marked “Police Chief Application.”
Buckingham Township is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Posted: 05/27/2016 Remove: 06/21/2016


 

Police Officer – Lycoming County Police Testing Consortium
Lycoming County, Pennsylvania

The Lycoming County Police Testing Consortium is announcing the testing for position of Police Officer. The Lycoming County Police Testing Consortium is made up of ten police agencies within Lycoming County. Those agencies would include the Williamsport Bureau of Police, South Williamsport Police, Duboistown Police, Old Lycoming Township Police, Hughesville Police, Tiadaghton Valley Regional Police, Muncy Police, Muncy Township Police, Montgomery Police and the Montoursville Police Department.

The Lycoming County Police Testing Consortium is responsible for administering the Physical agility test as well as the written test. Applicants passing both testing phase will have their results sent to each agency for additional processing to formulate their agencies hiring list.

Applicants must be 21 years of age or older to apply. Only the Williamsport Bureau of Police has a 38 year old cutoff date to test. Applicants must have successfully completed the Municipal Police ACT-120 program or be enrolled in an approved MPOETC program to apply.
Financial compensation and related benefits will vary depending on agency.

Applications are now available for pick up at the Williamsport Bureau of Police, Located 245 West Fourth Street Williamsport, Pa 17701, or by the attached link. Applications must be returned to the Williamsport Bureau of Police Chief of Police Office by 4PM on June 30th, 2016 with a $65.00 processing fee. The physical agility test and written examination will be administered on Saturday July 9th, 2016 at the Hughesville High School.

All participating agencies are an Equal Opportunity Employer

To download the application go to the City of Williamsport website and follow these links or access direct at the Williamsport Bureau of Police Facebook page.

www.cityofwilliamsport.org
• Select a Service
• Employment
• Careers for the City
• Police Application

Posted: 05/25/2016 Remove: 07/01/2016



Police Captain - Peters Township, Washington County, Pennsylvania

Peters Township, Washington County, Pennsylvania is seeking an individual for the position of Police Captain. This is a full-time position in a police department comprised of 22 full-time and 4 part time police officers. Peters Township is a growing, suburban community located 12 miles south of the City of Pittsburgh. The Township has a population of 22,000 residents and has an active business district.

The Police Captain is responsible for assisting the Police Chief in the planning, directing, and administration of the department. Starting salary for this position is $103,000.

Applicants for the position must have a bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice or related police or administrative field, 5 years of supervisory experience as a police officer with administrative experience preferred. Peters Township is seeking a professional individual with excellent communication, organizational, and people skills.

To apply for this position you must complete a Peters Township Employment Application. Copies of the application, hiring process and job description are available at: www.peterstownship.com, under “Employment Opportunities” or at the Peters Township Municipal Building.

Peters Township is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Applications are due by June 17, 2016. Please send or email applications with references to:

Michael Silvestri
Township Manager
610 E. McMurray Road
McMurray, PA. 15317
MASilvestri@peterstownship.com

Posted: 05/16/2016 Remove: 06/18/2016



Chief of Police - North Wales Borough, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania


North Wales Borough, Montgomery County, estimated population 3,200, is seeking a Chief of Police with leadership and management skills. The successful candidate will possess a demonstrated knowledge and proficiency in modern police department operations and practices including law enforcement planning, budgeting, contractual services, current law enforcement technology, public administration, personnel administration and management and knowledge of the law. Exceptional leadership skills and the ability to work cooperatively with elected officials, municipal administration, citizens and civic leaders is a requirement.

Candidates must have served a minimum of 15 years in law enforcement, 5 years of which in a police supervisory/command position. The ideal candidate will have documented experience managing a modern law enforcement agency. A Bachelor's Degree in Police Science, Criminal Justice, Police Administration, Public Administration, or related field is preferred. Graduates of the FBI National Academy, Northwestern University School of Police Staff and Command, the Southern Police Institute, or other recognized and equivalent law enforcement training are preferred. However, a combination of education, training, and experience that closely meet the needs of the Borough may be considered.

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).
Salary is dependent upon qualifications.

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

All resumes with letter of interest and salary history must be received no later than 3:00 PM on Friday, June 3, 2016.

Envelopes should be marked:
"Police Chief Application" c/o RGSGLAW P.O. Box 1277, Lansdale, PA 19446

North Wales Borough is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Posted: 05/16/2016 Remove: 06/04/2016



Part-Time Police Officer - City of Coatesville, Chester County, PA

The City of Coatesville Pennsylvania is currently accpting applications from qualified candidates to fill the position of Part-Time Patrol Officer.
Application willl be accepted through May 31st. 2016.

The link for applicants to obtain additional information regarding duties and qualifications to apply for the position can be found at: www.coatesville.org

Posted: 05/16/2016 Remove: 06/01/2016


 

Assistant Director of Security/Police Lieutenant, University Police
Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA

Job Summary
Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) is seeking a progressive police lieutenant with exceptional interpersonal skills, excellent communication skills and demonstrated leadership and management experience in municipal or university law enforcement. You should be familiar with contemporary policing principles, possess the knowledge and ability to identify and implement technology solutions for modern day policing, and embrace data driven policing principles. You will be committed to a management style that promotes a positive, creative, inclusive and supportive departmental environment. A strong commitment to the professional development of all employees in the department is very important, demonstrated by mentorship, guidance and leading by example. Labor relations experience and a demonstrated history of successful partnerships with the community and other supporting agencies are essential.

We enjoy an excellent working relationship with other university public safety agencies as well as the Pittsburgh Bureau of Police, the Pennsylvania State Police, the Allegheny County Police, the FBI and other state, local and federal agencies. Working together as a community is critical to maintaining a safe environment, and communication is a key component to that success. As such, you should have a demonstrated record of success in developing effective relationships at all levels of an organization and throughout the community.

Our department consists of:

  • Two divisions - police services & special services
  • 24 sworn police officers
  • 40 security officers
  • 5 dispatchers
  • 16 transportation drivers
  • 1 PLEAC Accreditation/Business Manager

The Carnegie Mellon University Police Department is an accredited policing agency providing law enforcement on university property. Uniformed officers are responsible for maintaining public safety on all 112 acres of university-owned property. The services we provide include police patrols and call response, criminal investigations, shuttle and escort services, fixed officer and foot officer patrols, event security, and crime prevention and education programming. The the police services division includes all police related operations and personnel. The special services division consists of security, communications, transportation, technology and support. Each division is commanded by a police lieutenant and each patrol shift is supervised by one of four sergeants.

This is an exciting professional opportunity for a dedicated leader who is looking for a unique opportunity in a dynamic and innovative department. The police lieutenant will report directly to Chief of Police. Carnegie Mellon is a private, internationally ranked research university with programs in areas ranging from science, technology and business, to public policy, the humanities and the arts. In its 115 years, the university has soared to national and international leadership in higher education and research. A birthplace of innovation since its founding, Carnegie Mellon continues to be known for innovation, for solving real-world problems and for interdisciplinary collaboration.

Qualifications
Bachelor’s degree and executive management certificates including the FBI National Academy, Northwestern University Center for Public Safety or other similar state and or national programs is required. Master’s Degree in Criminal Justice, Law Enforcement and Justice Administration, Business Administration, Public Administration or a related field is a plus.
At least 7-10 years’ experience in a county, municipal or university enforcement management position equivalent to a sergeant, lieutenant, captain or commander.
Municipal Police Officer Education and Training Commission (MPOETC) and Pennsylvania ACT 120 certifications are required, or ability to acquire certification prior to employment.

More Information
Please visit “Why Carnegie Mellon” to learn more about becoming part of an institution inspiring innovations that change the world. http://www.cmu.edu/jobs/why-cmu/index.html.
A listing of employee benefits is available at: http://www.cmu.edu/jobs/benefits-at-a-glance/index.html

Carnegie Mellon considers applicants for employment without regard to, and does not discriminate on the basis of, gender, race, protected veteran status, disability, or any other legally protected status.

Department URL: https://www.cmu.edu/police/
Job Function: Security / Public Safety
Primary Location: United States-Pennsylvania-Pittsburgh
Time Type: Full Time
Organization: UNIVERSITY POLICE
Minimum Education Level: Bachelor's Degree or equivalent
Salary: $60,267 to $97,301 (salaried)

Posted05/06/2016



Chief of Police - Conewago Township, Adams County, PA

Conewago Township Police Department

The Conewago Township Police Department is a full service organization with an authorized workforce of 8 Sworn full-time officers including (1 detective and 1 sergeant) and one part-time civilian employee. The Township encompasses 10.5square miles with a population of 7,085 according to the 2010 census. The Chief is a “working” position and serves under the direction of the Manager and Township Supervisors and has responsibility for the operational and administrative functions of the Police Department. The annual operating budget for the department is $1,385,809 for 2016.

Position Requirements

  • Must have a minimum of ten years of progressive management experience (chief or supervisor preferred) on a Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Department of no less than seven – 7 officers. (Associates Degree from an accredited college or university preferred)
  • Must be Act 120 Certified either upon hire or able to obtain recertification.
  • Evidence of continuing professional development. Graduation from the FBI National Academy, Northwestern University School of Staff and Command or the Command Administration Officer Development Course at Southern Police Institute or equivalent is preferred.
  • Must possess a current valid Pennsylvania Driver’s License.
  • Must possess excellent communication, team building and management skills.
  • Must be of strong moral character, in good physical condition and must be able to perform essential functions.
  • Must successfully pass an extensive background investigation, medical and psychological examinations.
  • Must establish residency within a communicable distance of 50-miles of the municipal boundary service area within 6 months of employment.

Benefits and Salary

Conewago Township offers a competitive salary and benefits package. The salary range is $80,000.00 to $86,000.00depending upon the qualifications and experience of the selected individual. The department also provides a benefits program, including vacation, personal and sick leave, health, dental, life and disability insurance.

Application Process

Closing date for applicants is 4pm, Friday, May 27 2016.
Interested applicants should send a letter of interest to include salary history/expectations and resume in a sealed enveloped marked to:

W. Ronald Smeal, Police Management Consultant
2349 Harvest Ridge Drive
State College, PA 16803

Conewago Township is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of age, gender, marital status, sexual orientation, race, color, creed, national origin, political affiliation, religion or disability.

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Police Officer - Borough of West Conshohocken

Full time. Applicant must be at least 21 years old, have driver’s license, HS Diploma/GED, be US Citizen, and have Act 120 training. In addition the applicant must have a minimum of 30 semester credits from an accredited college/university or prior experience as a civilian police officer or 2 years prior full-time experience in any of the United States Armed Forces.

The application package is available at the West Conshohocken Borough Municipal Building, 112 Ford Street, West Conshohocken, PA 19428 between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. Monday thru Friday.

Completed applications must be returned to the attention of the Borough Manager/Secretary by 3:00PM on Friday, May 27, 2016 at the aforesaid address. The time and place of all required examinations shall be supplied to all eligible applicants.

EOE

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Police Officer - Dauphin County Consortium, PA

The Dauphin County Police Testing Consortium and ten area 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 6th and Sunday, August 7th, 2016 and the written exam will take place on Saturday August 13th, 2016. The agencies participating at this time include: Harrisburg Bureau PD, Harrisburg Internal Airport PD, Highspire Borough PD, Hummelstown Borough PD, Lower Swatara Twp. PD, Middletown Borough PD, Penbrook Borough PD, Steelton Borough PD, Susquehanna Twp. PD and Swatara Twp. PD.

Interested applicants must register and complete the Online Application Process at: www.dauphinpolicetesting.org as well as pay the non-refundable $70.00 fee no later
than July 5, 2016 at midnight. No paper applications will be accepted.

All ten police departments offer an exciting opportunity for a police career with competitive salary and benefits packages. All participating departments encourage qualified candidates to apply.

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYERS. WOMEN AND MINORITY APPLICANTS ENCOURAGED TO APPLY.

Posted04/18/2016 Remove07/06/2016


Probationary Police Officer Testing Announcement
Whitemarsh Township, Montgomery County, PA


Whitemarsh Township will be conducting a competitive testing process for the position of Probationary Police Officer. Applications may be picked up at the Whitemarsh Township Police Department located at 616 Germantown Pike, Lafayette Hill, PA, 19444 or downloaded from the Whitemarsh Township website at www.whitemarshtwp.org. Applications will not be mailed out. Applications must be post marked no later than 4PM on Monday, June 13, 2016. Applications may be mailed or hand delivered to WPD. A $25.00 administrative fee MUST BE returned with the application. Check or money orders should be made payable to WHITEMARSH TOWNSHIP POLICE DEPARTMENT, do not send cash. 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. No residency requirements. Any questions, please contact the Chief or Lieutenants at 610-825-6530.

The testing process will consist of a scored resume and application review with the top thirty (30) scoring applicants including ties, invited to advance to the physical agility test(Pass/Fail), followed by a competitive oral review board interview (Date -TBD). The physical agility test is scheduled for 5:30pm on Thursday, July 14, 2016, at Germantown Academy located at 340 Morris Road, Fort Washington, PA 19034. Registration begins at 5:00PM.
Click here for Physical agility requirements.

MINIMUM JOB REQUIREMENTS
- Every applicant must be 21 years of age on or before June 13th, 2016.
- Every applicant must possess a valid driver’s license.
- Every applicant must possess a diploma from an accredited high school or a graduate equivalency diploma and attained a minimum of 60 college credits from an Accredited University or College.
- Every applicant must be a United States citizen.
- Every applicant must have the ability to sit; reach at all levels; handle vehicle controls; firearms and specialized equipment frequently.
- Every applicant must possess excellent eye-hand-foot coordination and physical stamina
- Every applicant must possess the ability to withstand exposure to traffic hazards continuously, withstand exposure to weather, wet conditions, excessive noise, hazardous materials and personal danger occasionally.

Whitemarsh Township is an equal opportunity employer. It is the Township’s policy to grant equal employment opportunities to qualified persons without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, gender, age, veteran status, marital status or non-job related physical or mental handicap or disability.

Municipal Police Officers’ Education and Training Commission
30th Percentile Age & Gender Adjusted Rankings
Physical Fitness Test Battery
Entry Level Standards

Posted04/15/2016 Remove06/14/2016


Police Chief - McCandless, Allegheny County, PA


McCandless, PA (28,457) is a beautiful, historic, home rule community comprised of 16.4 square miles in the Pittsburgh-area.  The community seeks an experienced, progressive Police Chief to lead their Police Department consisting of 29 sworn officers, including the Chief, two lieutenants, four sergeants and 22 patrol officers.   With a $5 million budget, the department responds to approximately 12,000 calls for service annually. McCandless is known for its attractive neighborhoods, excellent school system, (currently ranked the seventh best school district in the country) as well as its growing residential and commercial areas. The current Chief is retiring after serving the community for 46 years, 18 as Chief. The position is appointed by the seven member Town Council and works closely with the Town Manager and other department heads in the delivery of police service. Qualified individuals will be expected to have a minimum of ten years’ experience with five of those years at the rank of lieutenant or above. The position further requires a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice, law enforcement or related field with a master’s degree and/or other advanced law enforcement training valued. An additional five years of supervisory experience at the rank of lieutenant or above may be substituted for a bachelor’s degree.  Candidates should possess well developed leadership and management skills and excellent communication skills.  Experience in and knowledge of progressive police operations, community partnerships, budgeting, personnel management, labor relations, and crime intervention strategies required. Candidates must possess collaborative, team oriented problem solving skills with an empathetic, approachable style.

Additional information regarding the position can be found at the consultant’s website: www.govhrusa.com. Starting salary $115,000+/- depending on qualifications and experience. Residency in the Town of McCandless is strongly desired.  Applicants should apply by June 1, 2016 with résumé, cover letter and contact information for five professional references to Heidi Voorhees at: www.govhrusa.com/current-positions/recruitment
Telephone: 847-380-3243.

Posted: 04/11/2016 Remove: 06/02/2016


 

Police Officer Examination - Lehigh Township
Northampton County, PA


The Lehigh Township Police Department is seeking applicants for the position of Police Officer. Applications may be obtained at Police Department Office, 1043 Municipal Road Walnutport, PA, between the hours of 7:30 a.m. and 4p.m., Monday through Friday. Completed applications must be filed on or before 6:00 p.m., June 15, 2016, at the Lehigh Township Police Department.

All applicants are required to pay a non-refundable fee of $45.00 upon submission of a completed application. 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. Applicants must have either attained an Associate’s degree from an accredited college or the equivalent credit requirement for an Associate’s degree, in criminal justice/law enforcement, or a related field, or possess a high school diploma and have continuously served as a part-time police officer for the past two (2) years with a minimum of 1000 hours of police work in each year, or served as a full-time police officer for two (2) continuous years with any state police force, or a municipal police department.

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. In the event of being hired, the Township maintains a residency requirement of living within Northampton County or an adjacent County within one (1) year of hire.

The dates for the administering of the tests are as follows: Written examination, Saturday, June 25, 2016 at 8:30am, followed by the physical fitness examination for those who successfully pass the written exam.

Oral examinations will be conducted the week of July 18, 2016 and scheduled by appointment for those passing both the written & physical fitness exam.

Lehigh Township is an Equal Opportunity Employer. It is the Township’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).

Lehigh Township Police Department
1043 Municipal Road Walnutport, PA  18088
Phone 610-760-8800
www.lehightownship.com

Posted: 04/07/2016 Remove: 06/16/2016


 

Chief of Police – Susquehanna Regional Police Department, Lancaster County, PA


SUSQUEHANNA REGIONAL POLICE DEPARTMENT:

The Susquehanna Regional Police, who provides police services to East Donegal Township, Conoy Township and Marietta Borough, is seeking a Chief to oversee a Police Department with 15 full-time sworn officers and 1 part-time officer, who serve its population of 13,700 over 46 square miles. With an annual operating budget of approximately $2.6 million, the Department provides a range of services to the community.

The position is appointed by the Board of Susquehanna Regional Police Commissioners and works directly for the Commission. The Police Commission consists of 1 representative from each municipality. The current Chief of Police is retiring after 21 years with the department, serving the last 9 years as Chief of Police.

IDEAL CANDIDATE:

The Susquehanna Regional Police Commissioners are 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, 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 Regional Department 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.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:
  • 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 Board of Commissioners. • Develops budget in conjunction with the Commissioners; makes budget presentation; administers the department’s budget; manages expenditures.
  • Interacts with the community on behalf of the department and the Region; represents the department and the Region before the Borough and Townships Council and Boards of Supervisors, various agencies and committees; responds to public inquires and resolves complaints. 
  • Attends Council and Boards of Supervisors meetings and other required after-hours activities, as requested; submits periodic reports to the Susquehanna Regional Board of Commissioners 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.

JOB REQUIREMENTS:
  • Education: The ideal candidate will possess a minimum of a BA or BS degree from an accredited college or university with major coursework in the field of law enforcement, public administration or related criminal justice disciplines. However, a combination of formal education and actual work experience in a law enforcement agency that is equivalent to graduation from an accredited college or university with major coursework in the field of law enforcement, public administration or related criminal justice disciplines may be considered an acceptable substitute. The additional work experience to the minimum 5 years of required experience. • 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 the ability to obtain such certification is preferred or desired.
  • Graduation from a senior command/leadership program is highly desirable.
BENEFITS:

The Susquehanna Regional Police Department offers an excellent benefits package. Salary range $80,000 to $90,000 annually, commensurate with experience and qualifications. Position is subject to an employment agreement and relocation to within a 20 mile commute to the Police Department.

APPLICATION PROCESS:

A resume and cover letter must be submitted by email to: Haughc@police.co.lancaster.pa.us or received by the Susquehanna Regional Police Department (Attn: Chief Ed Haugh) at 188 Rock Point Rd., Marietta, Pa.17547, no later than 4:30 p.m., prevailing time, on Tuesday, June 30, 2016.

There will be a vibrant selection process which will include an assessment center for finalists. Preference shall be given to the qualifying veteran if two or more equally qualified candidates are being considered for the position.

Susquehanna Regional Police Department is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Posted: 03/15/2016 Remove: 07/01/2016