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.
For more information about posting a job listing on this site, contact Joe Blackburn at 717-236-1059.
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Posted: 1/12/2015 Removal Date: Until Position is Filled
CHIEF OF POLICE - Silver Spring Township
Silver Spring Township, estimated population 14,500, is seeking a Chief of Police. Silver Spring is the one of the fastest growing municipalities in the state and includes agricultural, commercial, and residential components. The successful candidate must have the exceptional leadership and management skills needed to lead a progressive police department.
Candidates will have served at least 10 years in a supervisory/command position in a law enforcement agency. A minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree in Police Science, Criminal Justice, Police Administration, Public Administration, or related field is required. 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 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 the law. Experience with police department accreditation is desired. The ability to work cooperatively with elected officials, municipal administration, citizens and civic leaders is required.
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), or be eligible to receive certification within 120 days of employment. Salary is dependent upon qualifications.
To apply, send a letter of interest, salary history and complete resume to:
Ms. Theresa Eberly, Township Manager
All resumes must be received no later than Monday, April 6, 2015. Envelopes should be marked “Police Chief Application.” Silver Spring Township is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Posted: 2/11/2015 Removal Date: 4/6/2015
Written Examination Announcement:
The Civil Service Commission of the Borough of Pottstown will be conducting a Written Examination for Pottstown Police Officer Candidates:
Written Examination Application Process
On-Line - www.pottstown.org (You may apply on-line and/or print and complete).
Paper applications are available. Mail – Send to above address.
Completed Application for Written Examination and fee of $35.00 MUST BE SUBMITTED together BY 4:00 p.m. Wednesday, March 11, 2015
MAKE CHECK OR MONEY ORDER PAYABLE TO: Borough of Pottstown
Salary and Benefits:
The Borough of Pottstown is located in the western end of Montgomery County, southeast Pennsylvania. The Borough, an urban setting, is comprised of 5.1 square miles with a population of 22,500 residents. The Borough of Pottstown offers a wide and diverse range of housing, employment, cultural, and recreational opportunities.
Posted: 2/13/2015 Removal Date: 3/11/2015
Logan Township, estimated population of 12,900 is seeking a Police Chief.
To apply, send a letter of interest, salary history and resume to:
Logan Township is an Equal Opportunity Employer
Posted: 3/2/2015 Removal Date: 4/3/2015
FERGUSON TOWNSHIP, CENTRE COUNTY, PENNSYLVANIA
Applications are available at:
The Ferguson Township Police Department anticipates hiring one police officer in 2016; any unforeseen vacancies will also be filled from the eligibility list. Testing is typically conducted every two to three years.
Ferguson Township is an Equal Opportunity Employer
Posted: 3/4/2015 Removal Date: 4/18/2015
KING OF PRUSSIA, PA
The Upper Merion Township Police Department will be conducting a written examination for the position of probationary police officer on Saturday, May 16, 2015.
Applications may be downloaded at umtownship.org or they may be picked up at the Police Department communications center, 175 W. Valley Forge Rd., King of Prussia, PA 19406.
The Lower Providence Township Police Department will be conducting a written examination for the position of probationary police officer on Saturday, May 23, 2015.
Lancaster County, PA
Mount Joy Borough, located in Lancaster County PA, with a population of approximately 7,500, is seeking a Chief of Police to lead a department of 11 police officers and 3 civilians.
The successful candidate:
Salary is dependent upon experience and qualifications.
To apply, send a letter of interest and complete resume to:
Resumes should be received by no later than the close of business on May 28, 2015.
Posted: 4/10/2015 Removal Date: 05/29/2015
Berks County, PA
Amity Township, Berks County, Pennsylvania (pop. 12,500 approx.) seeks a Police Chief with significant police experience and proven managerial skills suburban/rural community.
The successful candidate will:
The Chief serves under the direction of the Township Manager and has responsibility for the organizational, operational and administrative functions of the Police Department. Consideration will be given to persons with a minimum of 10 years in law enforcement of which five (5) are in a managerial or supervisory position. Preferred applicants will have graduated from an advanced police command training such as the FBI National Academy, Northwestern Staff and Command, Southern Police Institute Command or Advanced POLEX.
Submit a cover letter, resume and at least three (3) professional references to:
Charles Lyon Township Manager,
All resumes must be received by 4:00 PM EST, Friday, 29 May 2015.
Amity Township is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Posted: 4/10/2015 Removal Date: 05/30/2015
The Lower Merion Police Department will be accepting applications for the position of Probationary Police Officer beginning Monday, April 13, 2015 at 8:00 a.m. Applications delivered in person are being accepted at the Staff & Inspections Unit between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. The deadline for applications is Friday, July 24, 2015 at 4:00 p.m.
Applications can be mailed or returned with a check, money order (payable to Lower Merion Township) or cash for $30.00 by mail or in person no later than Friday, July 18, 2015 at 4:00 p.m. to:
If you have any questions or need additional information you can contact the Staff & Inspections Unit at 610-645-6250 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Visit the website: www.lowermerion.org for downloadable forms and resource links:
SALARY AND BENEFITS
EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER - We Value Diversity!
Posted: 4/13/2015 Removal Date: 07/25/2015
The Municipality of Bethel Park, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania (population 32,313) is seeking qualified applicants for two positions: Police Operations Lieutenant and the position of Police Administrative Lieutenant. Bethel Park Police Department consists of 32 officers, 7 civilian support personnel and 29 school guards, which provides services to 13,659 households, as well as commercial areas. Bethel Park is a Home Rule Municipality with a Council – Manager Government.
Salary: $100,000-$103,000 with fringe benefit package. Equal Opportunity Employer.
Minimum Requirements – 10 years practical police experience, with 2-3 years serving in a police supervisory or command position, demonstrating proven management and/or leadership ability in a similar public safety environment.
Applicants must have or be able to obtain at the request of Municipal Council MPOETC Certification. Also Federal Bureau of Investigation National Academy and/or Penn State Police Executive Development Training Program (POLEX) preferred. Bachelors Degree required, preferably in criminal justice, police sciences or a similar course of study.
Both positions report directly to the Chief of Police; work schedules shall be at the discretion of the Chief of Police but shall primarily be Monday through Friday, and may include a regular assignment of evening hours.
Candidates will be required to undergo a thorough background investigation, medical and psychological clearance and to comply with all other requirements of state law.
All candidates must submit resume (including prior employment), indication of the position for which the application is for, salary history, and references to:
Bethel Park's Home Rule Charter requires the Police Lieutenants to become a resident within one (1) year of hiring.
Posted: 4/17/2015 Removal Date: 05/28/2015
Washington County, Pennsylvania
Peters Township, Washington County, Pennsylvania is seeking an individual for the position of Deputy Police Chief. This is a full-time position in a police department comprised of 22 fulltime 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 Deputy Police Chief is responsible for assisting the Police Chief in the planning, directing, and administration of the department. The Deputy Chief coordinates the patrol function and directly supervises patrol sergeants.
Applicants for the position must have:
Peters Township is seeking a professional individual with excellent communication, organizational, and people skills.
To apply for this position:
Peters Township is an Equal Opportunity Employer
Applications are due by May 22, 2015
Please send or email applications with references to:
Posted: 4/21/2015 Removal Date: 05/23/2015
The Buffalo Valley Regional Police Civil Service Commission will be conducting a Civil Service Examination process to prepare a list of candidates for future full time positions with the Buffalo Valley Regional Police Department.
Applicant forms and a full Job Description may be obtained from:
Posted: 4/27/2015 Removal Date: 05/23/2015
Minimum qualifications include:
Documentation verifying all qualifications must be submitted with application.
A non-refundable application fee of $45 is required with the submission of the completed application.
Completed applications must be turned in to the Kingston Township Manager by Tuesday, May 19, 2015 before 3:00 pm.
A written examination will be held on Saturday, June 20, 2015 at 10:00AM at the Kingston Township Administration Building; 180 E. Center Street, Shavertown, PA 18708.
Posted: 4/30/2015 Removal Date: 05/20/2015
Education, Training and Experience:
Licenses and Certificates:
Salary: $45,804.67 - $54,987.60 dependent upon qualifications
The City Job Application and full job description are available at: www.cityoflancasterpa.com/city-job-listings
Applications will be accepted until 5:00 pm on Friday, May 22, 2015.
Posted: 5/7/2015 Removal Date: 05/23/2015
Applications must be postmarked by May 31st, 2015
Posted: 5/11/2015 Removal Date: 06/01/2015
Dauphin County, PA
Lower Paxton Township is seeking applications for the position of Director of Public Safety. Lower Paxton Township, estimated population 48,000, is an open, vibrant, and progressive municipality working within the bounds of available resources while providing the best quality of life for a growing community. The successful candidate will have a proven record of integrity, strong leadership, and the management, community outreach, and interpersonal skills to drive the Police Department forward along the path of progressive police service delivery. The Department is an accredited full-service organization with an approved compliment of 57 sworn officers and 6 civilian employees. The annual budget for the department is in excess of $5.9 million. The Department is divided into three divisions: Patrol Division, Criminal Investigations Division and Administrative Division. The applicant will also work closely with the three fire companies located within the Township, as well as serve as a liaison with the local EMS organization.
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. Experience with police department accreditation is desired. The ability to work cooperatively with 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 “Lower Paxton Township Public Safety Director Search.”
Resume and cover letter must be received by June 26, 2015.
Send by email to: email@example.com
Send by USPS to: Pennsylvania Chiefs of Police Association
Posted: 5/22/2015 Removal Date: 06/27/2015
McKean County, PA
The City of Bradford, McKean County, PA, is accepting applications for the purpose of conducting a Civil Service Examination to compile an eligibility list for the City’s police department.
Application packets may be obtained by:
Candidates must be:
Completed applications must be received in the Human Resources Department NO LATER than 4:30 P. M. Wednesday, June 30th, 2015.
The test date will be July 11th, 2015
Posted: 5/22/2015 Removal Date: 07/01/2015