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

Examination Announcement for Fingerprint Technician - Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
Public Safety Director - Lower Allen Township
Chief of Police and Director of Campus Safety - East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania
Marple Township Police Officer
Renovo Borough Police Officer
Probationary Police Officer - Hatfield Township


Examination Announcement for Fingerprint Technician - Commonwealth of Pennsylvania


Only trained fingerprint examiners are eligible.

Click this link for details:

Posted: 10/15/2015 Remove: 01/10/2016

Public Safety Director - Lower Allen Township
Cumberland County, PA

Lower Allen Township, PA (pop. 17,980) seeks an experienced public safety leader with a passion for community service to be its Public Safety Director. The Public Safety Director is a civilian managerial position responsible for exercising department leadership; coordinating administrative and operational functions for Police, Emergency Medical Services, Emergency Management, and Fire Service; and managing a $4.9 million budget and a 47-member staff. Position is appointed by the Board of Commissioners and reports to the Township Manager. Requires a Bachelor’s degree in a public safety field, ten years of experience in public safety including five years of supervisory and/or management 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, and working knowledge of EMS, fire and/or emergency operations. Experience working in a union environment preferred. Qualified candidates will demonstrate excellent planning, administrative, budgeting and effective delegation skills and outstanding interpersonal and oral and written communication skills. Salary up to $110,000, DOQ/E. Competitive benefits, including participation in the Township pension program. Must reside within 25 miles of Lower Allen Township and be within 30 minutes driving of the Public Safety Department Offices within twelve months of hire.

Qualified candidates please submit your cover letter and resume online at:

This position is open until filled; however interested applicants are strongly encouraged to apply no later than November 16, 2015.

For more information, please contact: Sharon Klumpp at: or by calling 651.223.3053.

Posted: 10/22/2015 Remove: When notified

Chief of Police and Director of Campus Safety - East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania

East Stroudsburg University currently seeks a dynamic team member to serve as Chief of Police and Director of Campus Safety. As part of Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education, ESU offers competitive salaries and excellent benefits.

The Chief of Police and Director of Campus Safety plans, organizes, directs and oversees all police, campus safety and parking functions of the University. This position is responsible for the administration, operation, strategic planning and financial oversight of a comprehensive full-service police agency and policing program. He/she must be able to direct police operations and provide leadership for campus emergency response and planning.

The director interacts with a variety of university constituents as well as local, regional, state and federal authorities to develop and implement comprehensive services and program for the safety and protection of the campus community. The incumbent represents the department in the local community and serves as a central role in forging partnerships and engaging stakeholders in strategies and programs that add value to the collegiate experience and contribute to providing a safe and secure campus environment.

The University seeks a leader with vision and a commitment to community policing, campus safety and integrity and has proven management experience of a police department.
Normal work hours are 08:00 to 16:30 M-F, but evenings, late night, and weekend hours are common.

Salary will be commensurate with experience. Final selection will be based upon a successful interview and background check. All candidates must furnish proof of eligibility to work in the U.S. at the time of employment.

Required Qualifications:
•Minimum of seven to ten years law enforcement supervisory experience at a rank of sergeant or higher.
•Meet all M.P.O.E.T.C standards.
•Demonstrated commitment to diversity and/or inclusion.
•Residency within 30 miles of East Stroudsburg University within 6 months following the candidate’s appointment.
•Demonstrated interpersonal skills in dealing the public, news media, police department and elected officials.
•Demonstrated public speaking and communication abilities.
•Demonstrate and implement strong leadership and decision making skills.
•Knowledge and experience in budget preparation and implementation.
•Knowledge and ability to implement community policing concepts and policies.
•Ability to identify and allocate resources (manpower, equipment and budgetary) during routine and emergency operations.
•Required to be available for response on an on-call basis.
•Ability to supervise and direct patrol and investigative staff.
•Experience in preparation and implementation of patrol and investigative scheduling, policies and procedures.
•High School Diploma or G.E.D. Certificate plus an associate degree or 60 semester credit hours in an accredited institution of higher education at the time of application.
•Valid Driver’s License.
•U.S. Citizenship.
•Applicants must not have a criminal record and be willing to undergo an extensive background investigation.

Preferred Qualifications:
•M.P.O.E.T.C Act 120 Police Officers Certification or equivalent certification/license from another state.
•Completed attendance at the Pennsylvania Chiefs of Police Association Command Institute for Police Executive (POLEX) or graduate of the FBI National Academy or comparable management or leadership training
•Policing experience in a diverse college community.

Special Instructions:
Please clearly indicate in the cover letter, how you as an applicant meet the requirements of the position. Applicants, who do not clearly indicate how they meet the required qualifications, may be eliminated from consideration.

Diversity Statement:
The University encourages applications from members of historically under-represented groups, including women, veterans, and persons with disabilities, and is an AA/EEO employer. East Stroudsburg University is interested in hiring employees who have extensive experience with diverse populations. To learn more about diversity at ESU and in our community, visit our website at

Non Discrimination Statement:
East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania is committed to equal opportunity for its students, employees and applicants. The university is committed to providing equal educational and employment rights to all persons without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or veteran’s status. Each member of the university community has a right to study and work in an environment free from any form of racial, ethnic, and sexual discrimination including sexual harassment, sexual violence and sexual assault. (Further information, including contact information, can be found on the university’s web site at: In accordance with federal and state laws, the university will not tolerate discrimination.

For information on the Universities Annual Clery Crime and Fire statistics report, please go to:

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 6,820. The University offers 58 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.

For application visit:

Posted: 11/03/2015
Closing Date: 11/24/2015
Open until: filled


Testing Process for Marple Township Police Officer

Fact Sheet:

The Marple Township Police Department will conduct a physical agility test and a written exam for the position of Police Officer on Saturday, December 12th, 2015. Both the physical agility test and the written exam will be held at the Marple - Newtown High School, located at #120 Media Line Road, Newtown Square, Pennsylvania.

The physical agility test will start at 10:00 a.m., or 1000 hours, rain or shine. Applicants will park in the rear parking lot and report to the outdoor track. Applicants must bring photo identification with them. Applicants must pass all 4 sections of the physical agility test. Only those applicants passing all 4 sections of the physical agility test will be permitted to take the written exam. The 4 phases of the agility test are:

#1 - 1 Minute Sit-Ups - As per Pennsylvania Act 120, as administered by the Municipal Police Officer's Education and Training Commission, see attached "Cooper Standards"
#2 - 300 Meter Run - As per Pennsylvania Act 120
#3 - 1 Minute Push-Ups - As per Pennsylvania Act 120
#4 - 1.5 Mile Run - As per Pennsylvania Act 120

The written exam will start at 1:00 p.m., or 1300 hours, inside the Marple - Newtown High School, in the Cafeteria. The Cafeteria is located in the rear of the High School, near the northwest corner of the building. Again, applicants must have photo identification with them. The written exam is expected to last 2 to 3 hours. All exams will be scored by the testing agency. Those scores will be forwarded to Mamie Township. The Marple Township Civil Service Commission will rank the top candidates, who have successfully passed the written exam. An eligibility list will be established for any future hiring of either full time or part time Police Officer(s). The eligibility list will remain in effect for at least 1 year. The Civil Service Commission may extend that list 1 additional year.

In the event that a decision is made to hire a Police Officer(s) from this eligibility list, the Marple Township Civil Service Commission will initiate the remainder of the hiring process. This includes, but is not limited to:
- background investigation
- physical exam
- psychological exam
- polygraph exam
- oral exam by the Marple Township Civil Service Commission or their designees. - oral exam by the Marple Township Board of Commissioners

The two page application must be completed in full and returned to the Marple Township Municipal Building, 227 S. Sproul Road, Broomall, Pennsylvania, by noon on Tuesday, December 8, 2015. Candidates should retain the "Fact Sheet" and the "Cooper Standards" for their reference. A $25.00 application fee is due at that time, payable to the Township of Marple. Applicants must bring photo identification with them at the time the completed application is returned. A copy of the photo identification will be made. See the attached advertisement for the minimum qualifications to test for the position of Marple Township Police Officer.

MPOETC / Cooper Standards:
The Municipal Police Officer's Education and Training Commission was established in 1974 to set certification and training standards for police officers employed by municipalities in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Regulations published from the Act 120 statute guide the process for determining eligibility for certification and standardize the basic academy and annual in-service curriculum provided to all certified police officers.
Pennsylvania Act 120, section 203.11, (a) (8), sets the standards for physical fitness for all candidates entering a Municipal Police Academy. These standards were developed by the Cooper Institute for Aerobics Research. The Cooper Standards are indexed for both the age and the gender of the candidate. The Marple Township Police Department has adopted the Cooper Standards as au: Physical Agility Test for all entrance level candidates for police officer. The Cooper Standards are displayed below. In order to qualify to take the written exam for Marple Township Police Officer, the candidate must successfully pass each of the four sections that comprise the physical agility test, scoring no lower than the 30th percentile in any of those sections.

Fitness Test Requirements:











Testing Order:
1 Minute Sit-up
300 Meter Run
1 Minute Push-up
1.5 Mile Run

Notice is hereby given that Marple Township will be conducting examinations for the position of police officer full time and/or part rime in order to create an eligibility list.
Duties: Perform as a police officer for Marple Township. Age: Must be at least 18 years at application. As per the Rules 8.1 Regulations of the Marple Township Civil Service Commission, and approved by Township Ordinance the minimum requirements for application to the position of patrolman in the Marple Township Police Department are hereby established to be any one of the following:
· 304.4.1 A diploma evidencing graduation from a four (4) year degree program from an accredited college or university;
· 304.4.2 A minimum of 60 credits from an accredited college or university in the field of criminal justice, or related thereto;
· 304.4.3 Certification under the Act commonly referred to as Act 120, as amended (53 P.S. subsection 740, Act 120, June 18, 1974, as amended, Basic Training Program, as approved by the Municipal Police Officers' Education and training Commission):
· 304.4.4 One (1) year of continuous full time employment and service in police, law enforcement, or public or private service, or related activities.
Other requirements: Must possess valid driver's license. Must pass following examination phases: (a) Physical agility test (b) Written exam (c) Oral exam (d) Background investigation (e) Physical exam (f) Psychological exam. Applications must be picked up at the Office of the Township Manager, Municipal Building, 227 South Sproul Road, Broomall, PA. EOE. Closing date for applications is Tuesday, December 8, 2015 at 12PM There is a $25.00 processing fee required. The examination will be administered on Saturday, December 12, 2015

Posted: 11/17/2015 Remove:12/09/2015


Location-Renovo Borough, Northern Clinton County, Pennsylvania

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

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

Starting salary of $14.50 per hour.

Contact information:
Interested applicants should forward a cover letter and resume that includes jobs held, job experience, history of policing responsibilities and accomplishments. The letter and resume should be sent to:
Renovo Borough, 128 5th Street, Renovo, PA 17764 and marked “Police Officer Position”.

Posted: 11/19/2015 Remove: 03/31/2016

Examination for Probationary Police Officer - Hatfield Township, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania

Civil Service Commission of Hatfield Township
Montgomery County, Pennsylvania
1950 School Road, Hatfield, PA 19440
(215) 855-0900

ANNOUNCES an examination for Probationary Police Officer

Starting Salary as of 2016: $52,372.68 annually

Employee Benefits:

  • Pension - contributions required
  • Insurance - Life policy, health & accident, dental, and prescriptions
  • Paid vacation and holidays
  • Uniforms and equipment provided by the Township

Minimum requirements:

  • United States citizen
  • Valid PA driver’s license 
  • Minimum 18 years of age
  • High school graduate or GED
  • MPOETC-Act 120- successful completion
  • Physically fit


  • Written test
  • Physical agility test
  • Oral interview
  • Polygraph and background investigation
  • Physical and medical examination 
  • Psychological examination

The written test will be given on Tuesday, December 15, 2015 at 6:30 p.m. at the Hatfield Township Administration Building, 1950 School Road, Hatfield, PA 19440. Registration for the written test will begin at 5:30 p.m. All applicants must present official photo identification on the date of testing. No food or drink, cell phones, back packs, hats, weapons, or purses are permitted in the testing area, with the exception of small bags used to carry personal hygiene items.

Applications are available for pickup starting Friday, November 13, 2015 at the Hatfield Township Police Department, 2000 School Road, Hatfield, PA 19440. These applications will be available Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. through 4:30 p.m. Applications are also available on the township website at:

Administrative Fee:
A $35.00 non-refundable administrative fee is required at the time of the application’s submission. This payment must be made by cash, debit, or credit card. Application submissions will only be accepted Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. through 4:00 p.m. Please note that applications will not be accepted on Thursday, November 26, 2015 or Friday, November 27, 2015 as the police department lobby will be closed for the Thanksgiving holiday.

All applications for examination must be completed and returned to the Hatfield Township Police Department, 2000 School Road, Hatfield, PA 19440 no later than 4:00 pm on Monday, December 14, 2015.

Hatfield Township is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Posted: 11/19/2015 Remove: 12/15/2016