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 Extension 107.

Position Announcements

Police Officer - Borough of Grove City
PA Dept. of State Regulatory Enforcement Inspector and Professional Conduct Investigators

Act 120 Certified Police Officer - Carroll Valley Borough Police Department

Full-Time Police Officer - Point Township Police Department

Police Officer Testing - Tredyffrin Township

Chief of Police - City of Warren

Full-Time Police Officer - Spring Township

Police Officer Examination - Lehigh Township Police Department

Chief of Police Penndel Borough

Police Officer - Borough of Grove City, Mercer County, PA


A civil service examination will be held to begin the process of establishing a list of eligible candidates for the position of patrol officer in the Borough of Grove City.

Applicants must meet the following qualifications:

  1. They must be a citizen of the United States
  2. They must be at least twenty-one (21) years of age before the deadline for submitting applications.
  3. They must possess a diploma from an accredited high school or graduate equivalency diploma.
  4. They must possess a valid motor vehicle license issued by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
  5. They must have successfully completed the training and education prescribed by the Municipal Police Education and Training Act (Act 120) prior to the deadline for applications.
  6. They will be required to produce positive proof of identification (ie: a valid picture driver license) when submitting application with the required thirty-five dollar ($35.00) non-refundable processing fee, payable by check or money order to the Borough of Grove City.
  7. Applicants must score 70% or higher on the written examination to be considered for further processing.

Applications may be secured from the Grove City Borough Office, 123 W Main St, Grove City PA 16127 between the hours of 8:00 am and 4:30 pm, Monday through Friday. Applications must be returned to the Borough office along with the $35.00 processing fee on or before close of business on October 11, 2017.

Anyone arriving after 9:00 a.m. will not be tested. Must have valid photo ID the date of testing, prior to start of the test.

Grove City Borough Civil Service Commission
Borough of Grove City is an equal opportunity employer.


Physical Agility Testing will include Bench Press, Sit-ups, 1.5 Mile Run (timed), 300 meter run (timed). Candidates will be evaluated on and must pass these at the 30th percentile standard based upon MPOETC standards. This is a cumulative test. Each event is pass/fail; thus if one event is failed the entire test is failed.

Grove City Borough Civil Service Commission
Borough of Grove City is an equal opportunity employer.

Posted: 09/20/17 Remove: 10/12/17 


PA Department of State - Commonwealth of Pennsylvania - Bureau of Enforcement and Investigation: Regulatory Enforcement Inspector and Professional Conduct Investigators.

The PA Department of State, Bureau of Enforcement and Investigation is currently recruiting for positions located across the state with regional offices located in Harrisburg, Scranton, Philadelphia, and Pittsburgh.

Regulatory Enforcement Inspectors travel to various sites in a geographic area of the state to conduct inspections of businesses, health care practices and other entities through observation, interviews, fact gathering, reviewing documents, collecting samples and conducting tests of substances. Inspectors also perform limited investigative support activities such as obtaining evidentiary records, executing service of legal documents, and posing as a consumer in support of undercover investigations. Work involves preparing reports of inspections to document compliance or deviation from established standards.

Professional Conduct Investigators investigate complaints regarding the conduct of business and health care practices regulated by the various licensing boards and commissions in the Bureau of Professional and Occupational Affairs. Employees may also perform or be involved in investigations related to regulatory oversight of elections, campaign financing, notaries, athletic events or other regulated activities or entities under the jurisdiction of the Secretary of the Commonwealth. Employees in this class travel to various sites in a geographic area of the
state to conduct investigations and inspections in order to detect any deviation from or lack of compliance with established standards, laws, rules, and regulations.

In addition to offering a rewarding career in public service, the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania also offers competitive pay, excellent medical benefits, generous time off and outstanding retirement benefits. The current salary for Regulatory Enforcement Inspectors is $37,066.00. The current salary for Professional Conduct Investigators is $41,956.00.

Successful applicants for the Regulatory Enforcement Inspector position have three years of experience involving interpersonal public contact and inspecting for compliance with rules and regulations and reporting related facts; or an Associate's Degree and one year of experience involving interpersonal public contact and inspecting for compliance with rules and regulations and reporting related facts; or any equivalent combination of experience and training which included one year of experience involving interpersonal public contact and inspecting for compliance with rules and regulations and reporting related facts.

Successful applicants for the Professional Conduct Investigator position have two years of experience as a Regulatory Enforcement Inspector or five years of investigative experience; or one year of investigative experience and a bachelor's degree; or any equivalent combination of experience and training that has included one year of investigative experience.

Interested applicants are required to complete a civil service exam or assessment in order to be considered. To learn more and apply, view the test announcements for Regulatory Enforcement Inspector and Supervisor and/or Professional Conduct Investigators on the State Civil Service Commission’s website. The links to these sites are:

Regulatory Enforcement Inspector

Professional Conduct Investigator

For additional information and assistance with submitting an application, please contact Diana Weightman, Human Resource Analyst, at (717)783-9273 or Pennsylvania is proud to be an equal opportunity employer supporting workforce diversity.

Posted: 09/15/17 Remove: When notified 


Act 120 Certified Police Officer - Carroll Valley Borough Police Department
Adams County, PA

The Carroll Valley Borough Civil Service Commission will be accepting applications for the full time police officer until October 9th, 2017 at 9:00am. Appointment will be made based on Civil Service testing including written, oral, and physical testing.

Apply at:
Salary Starting: $47,600
Registration Fee: $20.00
Location: Fairfield, PA


  • Must have Act 120 certification by time of appointment. (Academy students completing training this year may apply! Certified in another state or federal agency? Call the Municipal Police Officer Education and Training Commission and see if you qualify for the comparative compliance test. (717) 346-4086)
  • Must have high school diploma or equivalent
  • A valid driver’s license
  • Be no less than 21 years of age at the time of appointment.
  • Must meet 5 mile of jurisdiction residency requirement within 6 months.
  • Must meet all MPOETC required background, physical and psychological standards.


  • Starting salary range is $43,500 to $47,600.
  • Comprehensive Blue Cross medical with family coverage provided at no cost and with deductible reimbursement.
  • Dental and vision coverage.
  • PMRS retirement with post retirement COLAs included.
  • Deferred compensation (457) plan.
  • Schedule is typically 4 – 10 hour days.
  • Take home car program.
  • Great community, home to Liberty Mountain Resort a premier ski and golf resort with 250,000 visitors per year.
  • All new police facilities completed in 2017.
  • Small department where you will be a valued member of the team!

Any question contact Police Secretary Jo Ann Myers at: or call (717) 642-8269 Ext. 185 or visit in person at 5685 Fairfield Road, Fairfield, PA 17320. DEADLINE for submitting the application is October 9th, 2017 at 0900 hrs. Written testing begins Sunday, October 15th at 2 PM.

Jobs close at 11:59 PM (Eastern) on the deadline date specified, or when the position capacity has been met, or unless otherwise specified in the announcement. It is the applicant's responsibility to thoroughly read and understand the deadline requirements and capacity limits as outlined by the agency.

Posted: 09/13/17 Remove: 10/10/17



Career Opportunity - Full-Time Police Officer - Point Township Police Department, Northumberland County, PA

The Point Township Police Department, (Northumberland County), is seeking qualified applicants for the position of full-time police officer. The department offers competitive salary and benefits and is located in a hub between major universities and hospitals. There is a 25 mile residency requirement from the department. The agency has mandatory physical fitness standards that continue throughout an officer’s career to promote good health and well being for its members.

• US citizen of excellent moral character; minimum 21 years of age; high school diploma or GED; valid PA driver’s license; ‘Act 120’ Certification by MPOETC.

Testing Process:
• Competitive process to include written exam, physical performance test battery, oral board examination, polygraph and background investigation, medical and psychological screening.

Application Process:
• Application packets can be picked up at the Point Township Municipal Building at 759 Ridge Road, Northumberland, PA between the hours of 8am to 4pm Monday through Friday. Deadline to obtain packet will be 4pm on Friday, September 29th, 2017. Point Township is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Posted: 09/11/17 Remove: 09/29/17

Police Officer Testing - Tredyffrin Township, Chester County, PA

Tredyffrin Township
8:00 am
Conestoga High School
200 Irish Road
Berwyn, PA 19312

Print the Application Form, Physician Statement Form, and Informed Consent Form. Answer all
questions on the application forms completely and honestly. Falsification or deliberate omission of any of
the requested information may cause disqualification. A filing fee of $40.00 must accompany the
application. Checks should be made out to "Tredyffrin Township." No cash will be accepted. Applications
may be mailed to: Superintendent of Police / Tredyffrin Township Police Department / 1100 DuPortail
Road / Berwyn, PA 19312-1079.

LAST DAY FOR FILING APPLICATION: Tuesday, October 17, 2017 at 4:00PM

Click here to for additional information. If you have any questions, please contact the Executive Secretary at 610-408-3641 or via email at

The following are the minimum requirements for the position of Police Officer in Tredyffrin Township:

AGE: Must be 21 years of age and applicant must not exceed 70 years of age on the date of the written test.

HEIGHT & WEIGHT: Must be in proportion.

VISION: Applicants shall have visual acuity of at least 20/70, uncorrected in the stronger eye, correctable to at least 20/20; and at least 20/200, uncorrected in the weaker eye, correctable to at least 20/40. In addition, the applicant shall have normal depth and color perception and be free of any other significant visual abnormality.

PHYSICAL: Applicant must pass a rigid physical examination and physical performance assessment
consistent with job tasks.

EDUCATION: Current MPOETC certification through Act 120 AND 60 college semester credits from an
accredited college or university.

BACKGROUND: Applicant must not have a criminal conviction record, and must have an excellent reputation.
An extensive background investigation will be conducted on all applicants considered for employment.

Posted: 09/11/17 Remove: 10/17/17

Chief of Police -The City of Warren, Warren County, PA

The City of Warren is accepting applications for the position of Chief of Police. The City of Warren includes an area of approximately 3.1 square miles with a population of 9,800 residents and a daytime population increase to approximating 15,000.  The PLEAC Accredited Department employees 16 full-time police officers, two administrative staff and two part time parking enforcement officers. The Departments operating budget is approximately $1.8M with an additional parking budget of $400,000K

BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES:  This position is under the general supervision of and reports directly to the City Manager. Directs the planning, organization, and operation of the Police Department and City’s law enforcement services. Develops and executes departmental policy and administrative rules and regulations governing personnel, standards of performance, operating procedures and other activities. Responsible for the placement, promotion, and training and development of assigned personnel. Prepares the department budget and controls expenditures. Attends and participates in conferences; appears before civic and professional groups. Performs related duties as required.


The City seeks a law enforcement professional with a minimum of 10 years’ progressive law enforcement service including at least 3 years of supervisor-level experience at the rank of Sergeant or higher. A minimum of a BA/BS degree in public administration, criminal justice, justice administration, or related field (Master's degree preferred).  It is preferred that the candidate is a graduate of a recognized executive long course such as the FBI National Academy, Northwestern University School of Staff and Command, Southern Police Institute, etc.  Individuals must have current PA Act 120 certification or be able to obtain certification.  A combination of education, training and experience will be considered.

The Successful Candidate:

Must be willing to maintain the police department’s accreditation. Currently accredited through June, 2019.

√ Is an individual with impeccable integrity, strong leadership skills and a proven record of consistency in managing both internal and external relationships to mitigate challenges and maximize opportunities.

√ Embraces the community and has a track record of proactively bringing members together using innovative solutions to develop trust and to create opportunities for collaborative community problem solving.

√ Understand and embrace technology and how it can enhance law enforcement services.

√ Is experienced in developing and maintaining constructive and collaborative relationships with the media.

√ Understands the significance of diversity within all aspects of the Department and has a proven track record of developing innovative solutions for attracting, retaining and promoting diversity within the organization.

√ Has a successful track record in developing and supporting staff to achieve excellence through increased training, education, responsibility, productivity, morale, and retention.

√ Possesses comprehensive knowledge of police administration, including expertise in crime intervention, prevention and suppression initiatives.

√ "Walks the talk" on community oriented policing initiatives and holds staff accountable for same. Has experience working in council-manager form of government and skills in navigating the complexities of managing a modern law enforcement agency.

√ Develops and maintains collaborative partnerships with community organizations, other area municipalities, nonprofit organizations, social services, mental health services in order to leverage resources and maximize quality of life opportunities.

√ Has held multiple assignments across functional management areas in a law enforcement organization.

√ Skilled in budget development and management. Is a good steward of the taxpayer's dollar, creative resource development and advocacy for his/her agency, and utilizes progressive public safety strategies despite budgetary constraints.

√ Skilled in best practices policy development and maintaining modern police vehicles and equipment.

√ Knowledgeable in the 21st Century Policing and a proven team player with effective working relationships with other municipal police departments. Reaches out to staff and citizens alike by being accessible, engaged and visible inside the community and police department.

√ Is an excellent communicator both verbally and in writing and possesses well-developed interpersonal skills and abilities.


Salary dependent upon experience and qualifications within a range beginning at $60,255.

Benefits package includes medical, dental, life insurance, long term disability, paid time off and after completion of a one-year probationary period eligibility to a defined benefit police pension plan. 

Candidate must reside within 10 miles of the Police Department within one-year of appointment.

The City of Warren is an equal opportunity employer.  The City will provide reasonable accommodations for otherwise qualified individuals.

Interested applicants should forward a cover letter and resume that includes education, experience, work history, and accomplishments.  Resume and cover letter can be forwarded via regular mail or e-mail and should be marked “City of Warren Chief of Police Search.”  Resume and cover letter must be received by September 29, 2017.

Send via e-mail to:

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

Posted: 09/07/17 Remove: 09/21/17


Full-Time Police Officer - Spring Township, Centre County, PA

Applications are being accepted for the position of Full-Time Police Officer in Spring Township, Centre County. An application packet may be obtained at the Spring Township Municipal Building, 1309 Blanchard Street, Bellefonte, PA 16823, or by email. Please submit your request via email to

An examination fee of $10.00 must be paid when application is filed. This fee is non-refundable.

Applicants must be in good physical condition, pass an oral examination, medical and psychological tests, drug screen, background investigation and other evaluation processes. No make up dates will be allowed.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS: Current Act 120 certification, Minimum of 21 years of age, US Citizen, Valid driver’s license, Clean criminal record, High School diploma or equivalent.

BENEFITS: Excellent Salary and Benefits Package

Completed applications must be filed at Spring Township by 5:00 PM on September 19, 2017.

Spring Township is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Posted: 09/06/17 Remove: 09/19/17


Police Officer Examination - Lehigh Township Police Department
Northampton County, PA

The Lehigh Township Police Department is seeking applicants for the position of Police Officer. Applications may be obtained at the Lehigh Township Police Department Office, 1043 Municipal Road. Walnutport. PA. between the hours of 7:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. Completed applications must be filed in person on or before 4:30 p.m. October 6. 2017, at the Lehigh Township Police Department. All applicants are required to pay a non-refundable fee of $40.00 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 or possess a high school diploma and have continuously served as a police officer for the past two (2) years with any 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, October 21. 2017 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 November 6, 2017 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

Posted: 08/30/17 Remove: 10/07/17


Chief of Police - Penndel Borough, Bucks County, PA

Penndel Borough, PA is seeking an experienced professional with proven leadership, management, and communication skills to serve as its Chief of Police and lead a progressive police department. Penndel is a Borough located in Bucks County and has a residential population of 2,328. The community is culturally diverse and structurally built-out with limited redevelopment in its commercial and industrial areas.

Appointed by the Borough Council and reporting directly to the Mayor, the Chief of Police will manage an annual operating budget of approximately $388,000.00 +/- and a staff of approximately 10 part-time police officers. The Chief of Police will be required to administer and direct all Borough safety programs, organize, administer and command the Police Department and be responsible for the proper operation of all police functions and overseeing the general operations of the Police Department, including ensuring the Department is kept up to date with current law enforcement technology. In addition, the Chief of Police will be expected to develop an annual budget for the Police Department and to make recommendations to Borough Council regarding operational and capital needs and to complete any and all grant applications to state or federal agencies for funding for the Department (subject to Council approval) and to guaranty compliance with grant requirements as needed.

The successful candidate will hold valid Act 120 certification and MPOETC identification and possess a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice, Public Administration, or related field. Successful candidates should have a minimum of ten (10) years of law enforcement experience. Command experience is preferred but not required. Successful candidates must have the ability to work cooperatively with elected officials, municipal administration, citizens and community leaders. Salary and benefits will be commensurate with experience and is set at the discretion of the Borough Council.

Penndel Borough is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The Borough will provide reasonable accommodations for otherwise qualified individuals. Please submit a cover letter and resume with salary requirements electronically to the Borough Solicitor, Michael E. Peters, Esquire, at:

Posted: 08/24/17 Remove: when notified