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

Lieutenant/Asst. Director Campus and Public Safety - Washington & Jefferson College
Police Officer - Pocono Mountain Regional Police Department

Public Safety Director - Lower Swatara Township

Police Officer- Coal Township Police Department

Full-Time Police Officer - Danville Police Department

Police Officer - Dauphin County Pennsylvania Police Testing Consortium

Police Officer - Carnegie Mellon University

Chief of Police - Central Bucks Regional Police Department

Full-Time Police Officers - Borough of Mount Union

Police Officer Exeter Township Police Department

Examination Announcement - Police Officer, Montgomery County Consortium

Police Officer - The City of Lebanon

Police Patrol Officer - City of Pottsville

Police Superintendent - Tredyffrin Township

Entry Level Patrol Officer Examination Notice - Gettysburg Borough

Probationary Police Officer - Buckingham Township Police Department

Chief of Police - Township of Ferguson

Probationary Police Officer Testing - Whitemarsh Township Police Department

Chief of Police - Elizabethtown Borough

Patrol Officers for Police and Safety Services - East Stroudsburg University

Police Officer - Mt Lebanon

Patrol Officer - Lock Haven University
Police Supervisor - Lock Haven University

 


 

Lieutenant/Asst. Director Campus and Public Safety - Washington & Jefferson College, Washington, PA

Duties and Responsibilities: The Lieutenant/Assistant Director serves as the officer in charge of the Department in the absence of the Director. The Lieutenant/Assistant Director assists the Director with administration of policies and procedures of the Department of Campus and Public Safety to include planning, personnel development and administration and public relations.

A. Recruit, supervise, train and evaluate personnel including Shift Supervisors/Police Sergeants and other assigned security personnel established by the department chain of command.

B. Oversee department operations and staffing needs, including security and patrol shifts, dispatcher shifts, and preparing and assignment of personnel for special events.

C. Prepares Sergeant/Shift supervisor evaluations.

D. Assists the Director in preparing and administering the departmental budget.

E. Ensure proper management of all Departmental records, including but not limited to Department records management systems and software.

F. Ensure maintenance of Department Property/Evidence Locker, including records management, property storage and management, proper evidence disposal.

G. Ensure Department personnel receive mandatory training, updates, and recertification as required for accreditation standards, including but not limited to InService Training, Act 235, Act 120 recertification, First Aid and CPR.

H. Manage on-site investigations and acts as a liaison to municipal, state, federal, and other college law enforcement agencies.

I. Maintain positive and professional relationships with all College departments and Divisions represent the department at meetings as requested by the Director.

J. Ensure annual review and update of the campus Emergency Response Plan, implementation of campus emergency response exercises, and emergency response training for Department personnel.

K. Remain current with Clery mandates; assist with compiling and publishing campus crime statistics and annual report in accordance with Clery Act requirements and PA Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR).

L. Assist the Director in ensuring that the Department provides campus wide training in crime prevention, and other educational programs for faculty, staff, and students.

M. Assists Director in writing, reviewing and implementing Department policies and procedures.

N. Assists in collective bargaining and union negotiations, and oversees grievance procedures.

O. Support and fill in for all duties assigned to the Campus Security Officers, Sergeants, and/or Director of Public Safety.

P. Participates on behalf of CPS Department at the request of the Vice President for Student Life.

Q. Serves as a backup for the Director when necessary.

R. Perform other duties as assigned by the Director.

Qualifications:

1. Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice or related field required, Master’s Degree preferred. Polex, Advanced Polex and Posit training preferred.

2. A minimum of five to seven years of experience in a police management capacity, university/college experience preferred.

3. Demonstrated experience in drafting and executing emergency operational planning.

4. Demonstrated experience in contract negotiation and grievance process.

5. Must maintain Act 120 certification throughout employment.

6. Must pass physical examination and psychological evaluation.

7. Clean criminal background, must be maintained throughout employment.

8. Valid PA driver’s license with clean driving record (as maintained through Pennsylvania Department of Transportation or any state Department of Motor Vehicles), must be maintained throughout employment

9. Ability to work hours as necessary based on the needs of the department and campus community, including overtime and various shifts.

10. Ability to perform a variety of patrol and physical functions including but not limited to driving in various weather/lighting conditions, ability to walk stairs,
ability to stand at stationary posts for extended periods of time, ability to lift 50 pounds of weight, climb steps, and walk uneven terrain.

Excellent oral and written communication skills are required; and Microsoft Office proficiency (Word, Excel and PowerPoint required.) Must have the ability to work well under pressure, ability to raise issues proactively, handle multiple priorities, and work independently with little supervision. Ability to handle confidential information.

Applicants should email their resume, cover letter, references and salary requirements to:
hr@washjeff.edu. Official transcripts are required upon hiring.

About Washington & Jefferson College

Washington & Jefferson College (W&J) is a residential, selective, liberal arts college located thirty miles from Pittsburgh, Pa. The oldest such college located west of the Allegheny Mountains, W&J welcomes applications from creative and adaptable individuals who are dedicated to undergraduate liberal arts education, who cherish close interaction between faculty and students, and who enjoy participating in and promoting a diverse community committed to multicultural and global understanding.

Equal Opportunity Employer

Washington & Jefferson College (W&J) is committed to increasing diversity in our community and actively pursues individuals from all backgrounds. Additionally, W&J College complies with all applicable federal, state and local laws and provides equal opportunity in all educational programs and activities, admission of students and conditions of employment for all qualified individuals regardless of race, color, sex, religion, age, disability, sexual orientation, protected veteran status, gender identity, or national origin.

Posted05/26/17 RemoveWhen notified


 

Police Officer - Pocono Mountain Regional Police Commission, Monroe County, PA

THE POCONO MOUNTAIN REGIONAL POLICE COMMISSION, MONROE COUNTY, PENNSYLVANIA is currently accepting Applications for their 2017/2018 Hiring Eligibility List for the full-time position of Police Officer. All applicants must possess a HS diploma or G.E.D. and must have reached their 21st birthday before the deadline for submitting applications. All applicants must be a US Citizen and possess a PA driver’s license prior to appointment. Selection by written – physical agility tests – oral – polygraph and background investigation. Starting salary for Patrol Officer is $46,000 with annual increases over 5 years to Top Level Patrol Officer. Current base salary for Top Level Officer is $70,186.

Applications may be obtained by contacting the Pocono Mountain Regional Police Dept. at 570-895-2400 or www.pmrpd.com. Completed applications must be received by Friday June 23, 2017. EOE

Posted: 05/15/17 Remove: 06/24/17


 

 

Public Safety Director - Lower Swatara Township, Dauphin County, PA

Lower Swatara Township, Dauphin County is seeking a qualified applicant for the position of Public Safety Director. This position is a civilian managerial position responsible for the administrative and operational functions for the Police Department, liaison to the Volunteer Fire Department and contracted EMS as well as the coordinator of all Emergency Preparedness functions for the Township. Candidates should possess a Bachelor’s degree, ten years of experience in public safety including five years of supervisory/managerial experience. Equivalent education and experience will be considered. Must be a U.S. citizen with strong law enforcement experience including previous certification as a police officer, working knowledge of EMS, fire and emergency operations.

For a complete listing of the job description and responsibilities please go to our website at: www.lowerswatara.org.

Send cover letter, resume and salary requirements to:

Frank E. Williamson, Jr.
Manager – Confidential
Lower Swatara Township
1499 Spring Garden Drive
Middletown, PA 17057

The position will remain open until filled. First review deadline is Friday, June 23, 2017.

Lower Swatara Township reserves the right to accept or reject application. Lower Swatara Township is an equal opportunity employer and a drug-free workplace.

Posted: 05/15/17 Remove: When notified


 

 

Police Officer- Coal Township Police Department, Northumberland County, PA

Coal Township Police Department is accepting applications for full and part- time Police Officers. Applications may be picked up at Coal Township Police Department 805 West Lynn Street, Coal Township, PA starting May 9, 2017 between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. (Monday thru Friday)

Applications must be returned in person before June 2, 2017 @ 4:00 p.m. No applications will be accepted after the deadline. There is a $ 35.00 application fee.

Minimum Job Requirements:

  • Must have Act 120 certification (PA Municipal Police Officers Education and Training) by the date of the civil service list certification 
  • Must be a citizen of the United States of America.
  • Must be 21 years of age on or before the date of application.
  • Must possess a valid Pennsylvania driver’s license 
  • Must possess a high school or general equivalency diploma.
  • Must have completed 60 credits from an institution of higher learning or completed at least 30 credits from an institution of higher learning and be eligible to claim veteran’s preference
  • One waiver per applicant, as follows, is allowed:
  • 60 credits are waived for those applicants with four full years of any law enforcement experience that encompasses the powers of arrest under State and/or Federal law, e.g., Liquor Enforcement Officer, Corrections Officer, Probation and Parole Officer, Fish and/ or Game Commission Officer. Determination of relevant law enforcement experience to be made by the Coal Township Civil Service Commission on a case-by-case basis.
  • 60 credits are waived for those applicants with at least four years of full active military duty with an honorable discharge
  • 30 credits are waived for those applicants with two full years of any law enforcement experience that encompasses the powers of arrest under State and/or Federal law, e.g., Liquor Enforcement Officer, Corrections Officer, Probation and Parole Officer, Fish and/ or Game Commission Officer. Determination of relevant law enforcement experience to be made by the Coal Township Civil Service Commission on a case-by-case basis.
  • 30 credits are waived for those applicants with at least two years of full active military duty with an honorable discharge
  • Must be physically and mentally fit to perform the full duties of a police officer.

Salary & Benefits:

  • Starting Salary for full-time certified Police Officer - $ 41,350
  • Salary for a part-time officer is $ 15.00/ hour
  • Full Benefit package for full- time officers
  • All equipment and uniforms provided for both full and part-time officers

Mandatory components of Testing:

  • Written Exam – (Written portion of this testing will be Tuesday, June 27, 2017 @ 6:00 p.m.)
  • Oral Exam
  • Polygraph Exam (possible)
  • Physical Agility Test
  • Thorough Background Investigation
  • Credit History
  • Medical Exam & Drug Screening
  • Psychological Exam

Coal Township is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Posted05/10/17 Remove06/03/17 


 

Full-Time Police Officer - Danville Police Department, Montour County, PA

Danville Police Dept. is accepting applications for a Full-Time Police Officer.  Applications may be picked up at Danville Police Dept. 235 Mill St., Danville, Pa starting May 9, 2017 between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.  (Monday thru Friday) or by contacting: cmckenna@danvilleboro.org.

Applications must be returned in person before June 9, 2017 @ 4:00 p.m.  No applications will be accepted after the deadline. There is a $ 20.00 application fee.

Minimum Job Requirements:

  • Must have  Act 120 certification (PA  Municipal Police Officers Education and Training) 
  • Must be a citizen of the United States of America.
  • Must be 21 years of age on or before the date of application.
  • Must possess a valid Pennsylvania driver’s license  
  • Must possess a high school or general equivalency diploma.
  • Must be physically and mentally fit to perform the full duties of a police officer.

Salary & Benefits:

  • Starting Salary for full-time certified Police Officer - $ 40,800
  • Full Benefit package

Mandatory components of Testing:

  • Written Exam – (Written portion of this testing will be Tuesday, June 20, 2017 @ 10:00 a.m.)
  • Oral Exam
  • Polygraph Exam
  • Physical Agility Test
  • Thorough Background Investigation
  • Credit History
  • Medical Exam &  Drug Screening
  • Psychological Exam

Danville Borough is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Posted05/08/17 Remove06/10/17


 

Police Officer - Dauphin County Pennsylvania Police Testing Consortium

Interested in a Career in Law Enforcement? The Dauphin County Police Testing Consortium and eleven 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 5th and Sunday, August 6th, 2017 and the written exam will take place on Saturday August 12th, 2017.

The agencies participating at this time include; Derry Twp. PD, Harrisburg Bureau PD, Harrisburg International 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 Sunday, July 9, 2017 at Midnight. No paper applications will be accepted.

All eleven 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.

Posted05/05/17 Remove: 07/10/17


Police Officer - Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA

Carnegie Mellon University is accepting applications for full-time police officers. Requirements include a valid PA driver’s license, at least 21 years of age, high school diploma or equivalent, and Act 120 certification. Applicants must be available and able to work all shifts and all days including mandated overtime and continuation of regular tour of duty; must have a willingness to join the Carnegie Mellon University Campus Police Association; must pass an extensive background investigation, drug and alcohol testing pre-hire (as well as reasonable suspicion and post-accident), and psychological exam.

All applicants must apply on-line to job posting #2004911 at: http://www.cmu.edu/jobs/index.html. No paper applications will be accepted.

Posted05/05/17 Remove: When notified


Chief of Police - Central Bucks Regional Police Department
Bucks County, PA

The Central Bucks Regional Police Commission is seeking applications for the position of Chief of Police. The police department provides full-time police service to the Boroughs of Chalfont, Doylestown, and New Britain. The Central Bucks Regional Police Commission is the responsible Authority governing, managing, operating and administering the Central Bucks Regional Police Department through a joint board appointed by the municipalities. The police department’s sworn officers and civilian personnel are under the direct supervision of the Police Chief. The department serves a population of over 16,000 residents in the three municipalities and currently has 30 sworn police officers. The final 2016 operating budget was 4.9 million dollars.

The successful candidate will have a proven record of integrity, strong leadership, along with the management, community outreach, and interpersonal skills to drive the police department forward along the path of progressive police service delivery. The successful candidate must be MPOETC Act 120 certified.

Candidates will have served at least 10 years of law enforcement experience with at least 5 years of command/supervisory experience. A Bachelor’s Degree in Police Science, Criminal Justice, Police Administration, Public Administration, or related field is required. In addition, applicants should be graduates of 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 possess 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 current law.  The ability to work cooperatively with the Commission, elected officials, municipal administration, citizens and civic leaders is required. Salary for the position will be based on experience and qualifications. The successful candidate must pass a physical and psychological examination and drug screening.  A thorough background examination will be conducted.

Interested applicants should forward a cover letter and resume that includes education, experience, work history, and accomplishments. Resume and cover letter can be forwarded by email or through the regular mail and should be marked “Central Bucks Regional Police Department Chief Search.” Resume and cover letter must be received by June 2, 2017.

Send by email to:   pachiefsconsulting@pachiefs.org

Send by USPS to: Pennsylvania Chiefs of Police Association
                                Consulting Division
                                3905 North Front Street
                                Harrisburg, PA 17110

Posted05/02/17 Remove06/03/17


Full-Time Police Officers - Borough of Mount Union, Huntingdon County, PA

The Borough of Mount Union is accepting applications for Full-Time Police Officers. Requirements include: United States citizenship, valid Pennsylvania driver's license, at least 21 years of age, high school diploma or equivalent, and Act 120 certification.  Applicant must be available and able to work all shifts and all days.

Applications may be obtained at the Municipal Building, 9 W. Market Street, Mount Union, PA between 8:30 am  and 4:30 pm.  Qualified individuals must submit cover letter, completed Borough employment application, background investigation waiver, resume, transcript, three professional/personal references, copy of driver's license, and proof of any specialized education, training, certificates, and qualifications. Applications must be delivered in person or mailed to:

Mount Union Borough
9 West Market Street
Mount Union, PA 17066

Applicants must pass a complete background investigation and an oral and written civil service examination. Competitive hourly wage and excellent benefits package is offered. Information on the Borough of Mount Union and the Police Department may be obtained by visiting the Borough Office, or www.mtunionpolice.org/employment.html

Applications will be accepted until 4 p.m., Friday, May 19, 2017.  Civil Service Test will be held at 10 a.m., Saturday, May 27, 2017 at the Borough Office, 9 West Market Street.  A check or money order for $35 must accompany the application to cover the cost of the Civil Service Testing.

Mount Union Borough is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Posted04/28/17 Remove05/20/17


 

 

Police Officer Exeter Township Police Department, Berks County, PA

The Township of Exeter, Berks County, Pennsylvania is seeking applicants for the position of police officer. The Township will be hiring one officer in 2017 and intentions to hire up to four officers in 2018.

Requirements are: U.S. citizen, High School diploma or GED equivalency certificate. Valid driver’s license. Applicant must be 21 years of age or older at the time of hiring.

Must be able to pass the following: Written test, physical agility test, oral interview, background check, drug screen, psychological examination, polygraph or voice stress analysis examination and physical examination. Applicants must possess hearing and vision in compliance with criteria established by the Pennsylvania Municipal Police Officer’s Education and Training Commission (MPOETC).

Starting salary: Recruit $59,342.04 or higher based on experience plus an excellent benefit package.

Applications may be picked up at the Exeter Township Police Office, 4975 DeMoss Road, Reading, PA 19606, during normal business hours; Monday through Friday from 8:30am to 4:00pm. They are also available online at: www.exeterpolice.com. All applications must be returned to the Township Police Office before 4:00p.m. (E.S.T) on Monday, May 1, 2017. There is no fee involved.

The written test will be given on Saturday, May 13, 2017 at 9:00 am.at the Exeter Senior High School, 201 E. 37th Street, Reading PA 19606.

The qualified candidates from this testing process will remain active for up to two years.

Exeter Township is an equal opportunity employer.

Posted04/10/17 Remove05/02/17


 

 

Examination Announcement - Police Officer
Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, Consortium of Communities and Warminster

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, June 3, 2017 AT MONTGOMERY COUNTY COMMUNITY 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.

  • 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**

PARTICIPATING AGENCIES

WHITPAIN
960 Wentz Rd.
Blue Bell, PA
610-279-9033

HATBORO
414 S. York Road
2nd Floor
Hatboro PA
215-675-2832

LIMERICK
646 W. Ridge Pike
Limerick, PA
610-495-7909

LOWER MORELAND
640 Red Lion Road
Huntingdon Valley, PA
215-947-3132

LOWER POTTSGROVE
2199 Buchert Road
Pottstown, PA
610-326-1508

LOWER PROVIDENCE
100 Parklane Drive
Eagleville, PA
610-539-5901

NORTH WALES
300 School Street
North Wales, PA
215-699-9270

NORRISTOWN
235 E Airy Street
Norristown PA
610-270-0977

SPRINGFIELD
1510 Paper Mill Road
Wyndmoor, PA
215-836-1601

TOWAMENCIN
1090 Troxel Road
Lansdale, PA
215-368-7600

UPPER DUBLIN
801 Loch Alsh Ave.
Fort Washington, PA
215-646-2101

UPPER MORELAND
117 Park Ave.
Willow Grove, PA
215-657-4700

UPPER POTTSGROVE
1420 Heather Pl
Pottstown, PA
610 327-1441

WARMINSTER
401 Gibson Ave.
Warminster, PA
215-443-5000

WHITPAIN
960 Wentz Rd.
Blue Bell, PA
610-279-9033

 





























INSTRUCTIONS:
Beginning Monday, April 3, 2017 at 8:00am, 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 fourteen 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 $30 fee by using the Pay Pal account linked to the application.

  • NO paper applications will be accepted.
  • NO 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 Wednesday , May 24, 2017 at 4pm*

PHYSICAL AGILITY TEST: There will be a physical agility test held on Saturday June 24, 2017, at 8:00am, at the Hatboro Horsham 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.

Posted04/06/17 Remove05/25/17


 

Police Officer - The City of Lebanon, Lebanon County, PA

Civil Service Commission will be testing for the position of POLICE OFFICER for the Lebanon City Bureau of Police. Starting Base Salary - $48,812, Excellent Benefit Package.

Contact person:
Michelle Remlinger
Civil Service Commission
Lebanon City Bureau of Police
400 South Eighth Street
Lebanon, Pennsylvania
717-272-6611

Applications open April 10, 2017. Applications may be obtained online at: www.lebanonpa.org. All applications and required documents must be returned in person by the applicant or their designee. The deadline for returning the completed application is Friday, April 28, 2017 at 4:30 PM. No applications will be accepted after the deadline. No mailed applications will be accepted.

A written examination is scheduled for Thursday, May 4, 2017 at the Lebanon Campus of Harrisburg Area Community College, Lebanon, Pennsylvania. All applicants who successfully pass the written examination will be given a physical agility test at the Lebanon Valley Family YMCA, 201 North 7th Street, Lebanon, Pennsylvania on Thursday, May 18, 2017 at 6:30 PM. Upon successful completion of the physical agility test, the top 25 applicants on the written examination will be scheduled for an oral examination on Tuesday, May 23, 2017, interviews will begin at 4:00 PM.

Successful applicants will be required to undergo a 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 twenty-one (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 by June 23, 2017. Each applicant shall pay a non-refundable fee of $35.00 upon returning the application to cover the cost of the written test.

An Equal Opportunity Employer.

Posted04/06/17 Remove04/29/2017


 

Police Superintendent - Tredyffrin Township, Chester County, Pennsylvania

Tredyffrin Township, Chester County, Pennsylvania, is currently seeking applications for the position of Police Superintendent. The Township is located just outside of Philadelphia on the beautiful Main Line. The Superintendent manages a department of 42 full-time sworn officers and 7 civilian employees. The Township has a population of 29,300 with 20 square miles and a police budget of approximately $9 million. The current Superintendent has retired after 27 years in the department, 5 years as Superintendent. The Superintendent is appointed by and works under the direction of a 7 member Board of Supervisors, works cooperatively with the Manager, and plans, organizes, supervises all functions of the Police Department to include patrol, investigations, and administration. The person must be community-focused and have the leadership, management, and interpersonal skills to maintain and advance the department’s standing as a progressive, professional, and innovative police agency.

 Applicants must possess the minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent work experience, and have a demonstrated executive potential with at least fifteen years of law enforcement experience, including five (5) years of experience in a command position. The candidate must be certified by MPOETC and possess a current Act 120 certification, or be capable of becoming certified.

The salary range is $120-145,000 with an excellent benefit package; exact salary will depend on qualifications/experience.

Deadline for applications is noon, April 28, 2017. Applicants should send cover letter and resume, including salary history/expectations all in one attachment to: Tpd_Hire@tredyffrin.org

Posted04/06/17 Remove04/29/2017

Civil Service Commission Testing - Police Patrol Officer- City of Pottsville
Schuylkill County, PA

Applications are being accepted for the position of Police Patrol Officer 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 the police records office at: hdelinko@city.pottsville.pa.us.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Must be not less than twenty-one (21) years of age at time of testing; 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 May 13, 2017 commencing at 9:00 a.m. at the DHH Lenge! Middle School cafeteria, 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 $50.00 non-refundable processing fee, must be received by the Police Records clerk no later than 1200hrs on Friday April 28, 2017. 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.

Posted04/06/17 Remove04/29/2017


 

Entry Level Patrol Officer Examination Notice - Gettysburg Borough
Adams County, PA

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 SECRETARY'S OFFICE DURING NORMAL BUSINESS HOURS BY APRIL 28, 2017.

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

Physical Fitness Test:
Saturday, May 6, 2017
9:00 am, arrive no later than 8:45 am
Picola Law Enforcement Complex
Gate 5, Industrial Road, HACC Campus
One HACC Drive, Harrisburg, PA, 717-780-2408

Written examination:
Saturday, May 20, 2017
Candidates will be notified by letter
Adams County Department of Emergency Services
230 Greennamyer Lane, Gettysburg, PA 17325, 717-334-8603

Oral Examination:
Saturday, June 3, 2017
Candidates will be notified by letter
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.

Posted04/03/17 Remove05/01/2017

 


Probationary Police Officer - Buckingham Township Police Department
Bucks County, PA

The Buckingham Township Police Department patrols 33 square miles in Central Bucks County. The 21 members of the police department believe in a community policing approach to solving crime. Collaboration with our residents has helped the police department to be successful in solving police related problems. The Buckingham Police Department has highly trained and dedicated patrol officers who have diverse skills. The officers are also assigned to county and regional teams, such as SWAT, MIRT, and CNU. There is an investigative unit made up of two detectives that are trained in crime scene processing and a variety of other investigative methods. The police department also has three (3) members assigned to their highway unit. The highway unit’s main focus is on accident reduction and investigations. Buckingham Police Department offers a very competitive compensation package.

Interested applicants must bring their resume and cover letter to the Buckingham Township Police Department between the hours of 8am and 4 pm, Monday through Friday. The police department is located at 4613 Hughesian Drive Buckingham, PA 18912. Upon dropping off a resume and cover letter, they will be given a formal application for employment.

Resumes must be received by Wednesday May 12, 2017 at 4 PM. Applicants will be notified of the next steps of the process.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS

• Possess a High School Diploma or GED
• Have successfully completed Act 120 training by 09/01/17
• Be at least 21 years of age
• Be a United States Citizen
• Possess a valid Pennsylvania driver’s license
• Be able to perform all of the duties of a Police Officer

SELECTION PROCEDURE

• Proper submission and receipt of application, resume, and cover letter
• Oral Interview with Command Staff provided to a group of applicants
• Polygraph examination 
• Background investigation 
• Medical evaluation 
• Drug screen
• Psychological evaluation

Posted03/31/17 Remove05/13/2017


 

Chief of Police - Township of Ferguson, Centre County, Pennsylvania

Ferguson Township, PA, population of 18,310, seeks experienced police leaders as applicants to serve as the Township’s next Chief of Police. The incumbent is retiring after 13 years as the agency’s Chief of Police.  Ferguson Township is located at the southern edge of Centre County adjacent to the Borough of State College, and home to The Pennsylvania State University (Penn State).  The Township encompasses an area of approximately 50 square miles. 

 Ferguson Township is near the University Park Airport and is accessible by a major highway, Interstate 99.  The Township is a home rule community and one of six municipalities that voluntarily participates in the Centre Region Council of Governments, the oldest COG in the Commonwealth. The Township is a blend of suburban and rural character, enjoying all the amenities offered by a major university while retaining the rural charm of its many acres of beautiful farmland and public open space.  It has been recognized as the 3rd Best Place to Live in Pennsylvania in 2016 and prides itself on its 50-year history of regional cooperation, extensive park system, strong financial position, and notable activities related to environmental sustainability. The Township has been designated as a Sustainable Pennsylvania Certified Gold Community. https://www.niche.com/places-to-live/ferguson-township-centre-pa

The Ferguson Township Police Department is staffed by 22sworn police officers, 2 full-time Administrative Personnel, a part-time Ordinance Enforcement Officer and 2 part-time Crossing Guards. Officers, Corporals and Sergeants are represented by a Fraternal Order of Police collective bargaining unit.  The Police Department works cooperatively with other Centre Region law enforcement agencies, including Patton Township, State College Borough and Penn State University police departments.  In furtherance of its goal of providing a safe community, the FTPD participates in a Regional Drug Task Force coordinated by the Pennsylvania Bureau of Narcotics Investigations, as well as Crisis Negotiation, Intervention and Tactical Response Teams. Ferguson Township has been recognized as one of the safest cities in the state; 50th on the SafeWise 2015 Safest Cities in Pennsylvania Report.  http://www.safewise.com

The Department is also in the process of preparing for certification review for the Pennsylvania Law Enforcement Accreditation Program sponsored by the Pennsylvania Police Chiefs Association, as well as implementation of a new regional mobile data and records management system.

The Township is seeking an innovative and collaborative professional with proven managerial, strong interpersonal and customer service skills.  Successful candidates must have an outgoing personality and be approachable and accessible to residents, visitors, business and governmental leaders.  The next Chief of Police must be open and available to all Police Department staff and Township employees, welcoming partnerships within Township government and with external stakeholders.  Candidates must be committed to training, professional development and community engagement. 

Candidate Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in a closely related field is required and executive management certificates including the FBI National Academy, Northwestern University Center for Public Safety or other similar State and/or National programs is highly desirable. A Master’s Degree in Criminal Justice, Law Enforcement and Justice Administration, Business Administration, Public Administration or a related field is preferred.
  • At least 10 years’ of progressively responsible experience in a township, county, municipal, state or federal law enforcement management position, with at least 5 years in a Command position equivalent to a Lieutenant, Captain, Commander, Deputy Chief, or Chief.
  • Candidates must have Municipal Police Officer Education and Training Commission (MPOETC) and Pennsylvania ACT 120 certifications, or able to acquire certification within one year.
  • Must possess or be able to obtain a valid Pennsylvania driver’s license.
  • An equitable balance of administrative and operational law enforcement experience.
  • Excellent Communications Skills, with experience in public and media relations.
  • Labor relations/Collective bargaining experience.
  • Must be a team and relationship builder.
  • Must embrace and practice the principles of community policing.
  • Must be a leader who can apply policies fairly and uniformly for all members of the Department.
  • The Chief of Police is expected to have excellent financial management skills and a clear understanding of resource limitations while avoiding micromanagement.
  • The Chief of Police is expected to be a strategic thinker, anticipating issues or trends and must be open to new approaches and technologies while also thinking beyond the walls of the Police Department, understanding the needs of the Township as a whole and of the region’s public safety community.

The annual salary range for this position is $77,000-$104,000, depending upon qualifications.  The Township of Ferguson also offers an attractive benefits package. 

FERGUSON TOWNSHIP IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

Interested professionals should apply online with resume, cover letter and contact information for 5 professional references by April 24, 2017 to consultant Joe De Lopez at:
www.govhrusa.com/current-positions/recruitment

Click Here to Apply!

Electronic submissions are required.  Telephone inquiries:  GovHR USA (847) 380-3240

Posted03/30/17 Remove04/25/2017


 

 

Probationary Police Officer Testing - Whitemarsh Township Police Department
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, May 1, 2017. 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 Lieutenant Jeffrey Nowak at 484-594-2739.

 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 Wednesday, May 31, 2017, at Germantown Academy located at 340 Morris Road, Fort Washington, PA 19034. Registration begins at 5:00PM. Physical agility requirements are attached.

MINIMUM JOB REQUIREMENTS

  • Every applicant must be 21 years of age on or before May 1, 2017.
  • 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
  • Every applicant must have attained a minimum of 60 college credits from an Accredited University or College OR have served four years in the United States Military with an Honorable Discharge OR currently employed full-time for at least two years as a police officer by a federal, state, municipal or tribal law enforcement agency in the United States.
  • 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.

Posted: 03/20/2017 Remove: 05/02/2017


 

 

Chief of Police - Elizabethtown Borough Lancaster County, Pennsylvania

The Borough of Elizabethtown, resident population approximately 11,545, is seeking a Chief of Police to lead a department of 17 sworn officers. Elizabethtown is an historic town located in scenic northwestern Lancaster County and approximately 20 miles from Harrisburg, Lancaster, and York.

The successful candidate will possess a demonstrated knowledge and proficiency in modern police operational and administrative practices, exceptional leadership skills, the ability to create and implement a strategy of community policing and the capacity to effectively and efficiently manage law enforcement services in a small community. The aptitude to work cooperatively with elected officials, municipal administration, college officials, students and all citizens is required. This position is largely administrative, but the Chief must also have the desire and ability to be able assist his or her team in the operational aspects of policing. The Chief should have knowledge and experience with budgeting, labor relations, staffing and scheduling, and basic statistics as they relate to crime and incident reporting. The Chief must have excellent communication skills.

Candidates must have served at least 10 years as a certified police officer, and a minimum of 3 years of administrative and supervisory experience at a lieutenant or higher level is preferred. 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. A combination of experience and education will 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.S.A. § 2161), or be eligible to receive certification within 90 days of employment. Residency within a locality that enables a reasonable response to emergency situations is required within six months of appointment. Salary is dependent upon qualifications.

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

Elizabethtown Borough Human Resources Department 600 S. Hanover Street Elizabethtown, Pa. 17022
Envelopes should be marked “Police Chief Application.”


First review of resumes will occur on April 24, 2017.

Elizabethtown Borough is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Posted: 03/13/2017 Remove: 04/25/2017


 

 

Patrol Officers for Police and Safety Services - East Stroudsburg University # 1116
Monroe County, PA

East Stroudsburg University, part of the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education, is currently seeking 3 Patrol Officers for Police and Safety Services. 

Responsibilities: 

Serve as a Patrol Officer who patrols the buildings and grounds of East Stroudsburg University, maintains order, and enforces University rules and regulations.

Job Duties:

The patrol officers on a university campus primarily perform community oriented policing. Our officers are highly interactive with the student population as many students are away from home for the first time and seek guidance and direction from our officers. The role is one of assistance and enforcement, and the officers are viewed as problem solvers. We look for leadership potential and excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to make presentations and relate to our student population.  The shift is comprised of foot patrols with significant interaction with the residential population. The officers provide a police presence that promotes the safety and security of all members of the university community.

This is an essential personnel position.

Examples of Duties

  • Directs and controls traffic and parking on university grounds enforcing vehicle laws by issuing warnings, parking tickets and citations for violations of university and commonwealth traffic regulations.
  • Provides safety and Law Enforcement for extra-curricular, social and recreational events and activities at this university.
  • Transports persons, by state-owned vehicles, to hospitals; transport university funds or valuables to proper locations.
  • Responds to calls, including fire, bomb threat or any other university emergency.
  • Investigates suspected crimes, reports findings and arrests where Rules of Criminal Procedure require, following university arrest policy guidelines.
  • Investigates accidents involving persons or property, reporting same and pursuing appropriate course of action on university grounds.
  • Cooperates and works with local, state and other police authorities, as needed.
  • Testifies in court or legal proceedings, as necessary.
  • Displays and removes temporary signage on campus.
  • Prepares and maintains reports of daily activities.
  • Utilizes radio communications equipment, accomplishes routine administrative duties and performs other related work as required.
  • Participates in education and training courses, as requested.
  • Practices safety measures to prevent accidents and injuries, and to ensure compliance with applicable regulations.
  • Operates state vehicles in a safe and courteous manner.
  • May advise student or community activity groups.

(The Responsibilities, Job duties, and Example of duties sections summarized above provide a representative listing only and should not be regarded as a complete statement of tasks performed by incumbents of this position. It should be recognized, therefore, that employees may be asked to perform job related duties in addition to those outlined above.)

Work Schedule:

40 hour shift position with the possibility of rotating shift (1st, 2nd, 3rd shifts)

Biweekly Salary: 

$1,333.50, plus excellent benefits.  Final selection will be based upon a successful interview and criminal history and background check.  All candidates must furnish proof of eligibility to work in the U.S. at the time of employment.

Required/Minimum Education, Experience & Training:

1.   Be 18 years or older.

2.   High School Diploma or GED Equivalency.

3.   Be a Citizen of the United States

4.   Act 120 certification or active commissioned police officer status.  One year of police   experience and formal training in the provisions of basic police services or any equivalent experience or training.

5.   The ability to be commissioned as a University Police Officer.

6.   The ability to successfully complete the university Firearms Qualification Requirements at required intervals.

7.    Must satisfactorily complete Act 180 updates annually.

Necessary Special Requirements:

Possession of a valid Pennsylvania Motor Vehicle operator's license. Ability to meet such qualifications regarding strength, agility, and health as may be required.  Ability to work long hours alone under varying climate conditions.

Mental demands:  ability to understand and follow written and oral instructions.  Ability to learn basic methods and techniques of traffic control and criminal investigation.  Ability to remain alert at all times and to act quickly and calmly in emergencies.

Preferred Requirements: 

Experience in a university or college setting.  Ability to work outdoors in adverse conditions.  Ability to work with the public and maintain professionalism.  Understanding of computers and two way radio communication.

About ESU:

East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania (ESU) is located in Northeastern Pennsylvania in the scenic Pocono Mountains and adjacent to the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area. Founded in 1893, ESU is one of 14 university members of the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education and has a current enrollment of 6,828. The University offers 56 undergraduate degree programs and 24 graduate degree programs, the university is poised for continued growth. The surrounding community offers options for suburban, small city, or country living all within a less than two-hour drive to both New York City and Philadelphia.

Apply Now at: https://ESU.csod.com/ats/careersite/jobdetails.aspx?site=1&c=esu&id=1116

Posted: 03/09/17 Remove: when notified


 

 

Police Officer - Mt. Lebanon Police, Allegheny County, PA

MT. LEBANON POLICE will be conducting a physical agility and written exam for a POLICE OFFICER on Saturday, May 13, 2017. Starting at $63,076 annually. Must be a U.S. citizen; 21 years’ of age at hire; bachelor’s degree from accredited college/university at hire; pass physical, written, oral exams plus a comprehensive background investigation.

Applications may be obtained at http://mtlebanon.org/DocumentCenter/Home/View/7 or at Mt. Lebanon Police Dept., 555 Washington Rd, Pgh, PA 15228 between 7:30-4:30. Applications must be returned to the Mt. Lebanon Police Dept. with a $50 app fee (check to be made out to Mt. Lebanon PA) no later than 4:00 pm, April 28, 2017.

Mt. Lebanon is an equal opportunity employer.

Posted03/01/17 Remove04/29/17 


Patrol Officer - Lock Haven University of PA
Clinton County, PA

Lock Haven University of Pennsylvania is currently accepting application from qualified candidates to fill the position of full-time Patrol Officer. Annual base salary is $35,844.00.

Minimum Qualifications
(Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities) 

  • Applicant must be Act 120 certified and/or have Act 120 certification by anticipated hire date and have one year of police experience. Act 120 certification qualifies as one year of police experience.
  • Must possess a valid Pennsylvania Motor Vehicle operator’s license.
  • Must be able to work nights, weekends and overtime.
  • Must pass psychological, physical, polygraph, fitness exam and weapons qualification.
  • All candidates who meet the minimum qualifications will be required to complete and pass a physical agility test before continuing through the search process.
  • Ability to meet such qualifications regarding strength, agility and health as may be required.
  • Individual will employ independent judgment with some supervision.
  • Position will require employee to react quickly and calmly in emergency situations and to determine proper courses of action.
  • Should be knowledgeable on modern police practices and methods used in crime investigation and the identification and preservation of physical evidence and knowledgeable in Commonwealth laws, rules, and regulations.
  • Must possess excellent oral and written skills.
  • Ability to understand and carry out oral and written instructions.

Additional information and the link for applicants to apply for this position is: http://jobs.lhup.edu/postings/3174

Posted: 08/02/2016 Remove: When notified

 


 

Police Supervisor - Lock Haven University of PA
Clinton County, PA

Lock Haven University of Pennsylvania is currently accepting application from qualified candidates to fill the position of full-time Police Supervisor. Annual base salary is $46,193.00.

Minimum Qualifications
(Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities)
• 2 years police experience with one year of supervisory duties;

• ACT 120 and NIMS certified;

• Operational knowledge using CODY Desktop and Express crime reporting system;

• Must have specific training, education and/or proven and demonstrable skill in the area of leadership, criminal investigation, police report analysis and management of police procedure and processes;

• Experience with proper police report writing, criminal complaint, affidavit and search warrant applications.

• Use of technology skills in computer software programs such as Microsoft office suite and public speaking and presentation ability preferred.

• Must be able to work nights and weekends.

• Valid PA driver license or ability to obtain one prior to start of employment

• Knowledge of Commonwealth laws, rules, and regulations governing motor vehicle operation and personal conduct for employees or visitors of Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education Universities; or of modern police practices and methods used in crime investigation and the identification and preservation of physical evidence.

• Should be knowledgeable on modern police practices and methods used in crime investigation and the identification and preservation of physical evidence and knowledgeable in Commonwealth laws, rules, and regulations.

• Knowledge of Commonwealth provisions for emergency situations;

• Knowledge of the principles and practices of police supervision;

• Knowledge of group behavior and the principles and practices of group control;

• Skill in the use and care of offensive and defensive weapons;

• Ability to enforce laws firmly, tactfully, and with respect for the rights of others;

• Ability to understand and carry out oral and written instructions;

Additional information and the link for applicants to apply for this position is: http://jobs.lhup.edu/postings/3173

Posted: 08/01/2016 Remove: When notified