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.
Written Examination for Police Officer MONTGOMERY COUNTY CONSORTIUM
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
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
The City of Lebanon Civil Service Commission will be testing for the position of police officer for the Lebanon City Bureau of Police.
Salary: Starting at $48,812 plus excellent benefit package.
Apply in person to Michelle Remlinger
Civil Service Commission Lebanon City Bureau of Police
400 South Eighth Street, Lebanon, Pennsylvania
Application Deadline: Friday, July 10th, 2015 at 4:30 p.m. No applications will be accepted after that date and time.Requirements:
Posted: 06/18/2015 Removal Date: 07/10/2015
EXAMINATION ANNOUNCEMENT: MONTGOMERY COUNTY CONSORTIUM OF COMMUNITIES & WARMINSTER EXAMINATION for POLICE OFFICER
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, August 22, 2015, AT MONTGOMERY COUNTY COUMMUNITY 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.
Beginning Monday, July 6, at 8:00a.m., 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 fifteen, 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 $35 fee by using the Pay Pal account linked to the application.
No paper applications, 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 4 P.M. FRIDAY, AUGUST 7, 2015
EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
* Women and Minority Applicants Encouraged to Apply *
PHYSICAL AGILITY TEST
There will be a physical agility test held on September 19, 2015, at 8:00am, at the Upper Moreland 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.
Posted: 07/01/2015 Removal Date: 08/07/2015
The City of Williamsport is now accepting applications for a career in law enforcement as a Police Office with the Williamsport Bureau of Police
SUCCESSFUL APPLICANTS MUST:
Information and Applications may be obtained from:Williamsport Bureau of Police
245 West Fourth Street Williamsport, PA 17701
Monday - Friday, 8:00am - 4:00pm
Or download of the internet at: http://www.williamsportpd.org
Posted: 06/30/2015 Removal Date: 08/31/2015
The Cumberland County Police Testing Consortium and seventeen 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 29, 2015 and Sunday August 30, 2015. The written test will occur immediately following each of the physical agility flights. Candidates should anticipate being at the testing site a minimum of four (4) hours. Participating agencies include:
Camp Hill Borough PD
Preliminary applications and all accompanying documents for the position of police officer may be obtained at our website http://www.cumberlandcountypolicetest.com/
Applications, along a $50.00 non-refundable fee must be submitted online through the website. Only on-line applications are being accepted.
All seventeen departments offer an exciting opportunity for a police career with competitive salary and benefit packages. The duties of an officer are listed on the website. Department specific requirements are listed on the agency’s websites. All departments are Equal Opportunity Employers and encourage females and minorities to apply.
Posted: 07/27/2015 Removal Date: 08/15/2015
Borough of Bridgeport Police Department
Montgomery County, PA
The Borough of Bridgeport is conducting a search to fill the position of Chief of Police. The Department’s jurisdiction is in Montgomery County, PA, along the Schuylkill River, approximately 6 miles east of Valley Forge and 18 miles north of Center City Philadelphia. The Borough was founded upon old-time industries like paper, flour, cotton, woolen mills, steel works, brickyards, etc. Today, it’s population of around 4,500 people work in a variety of industries in the Borough and surrounding area. The Borough is centrally located to a huge variety of regional recreational amenities that includes shopping, dining, hiking, biking, and a growing Main Street in Bridgeport.
The Police Department currently consists of 7 full-time officers (not including the Chief), around 7 part-time officers, 5 part-time crossing guards, and a full-time Administrative Assistant. The annual operating budget for the Department is approximately $1.2M for 2015. The Chief of Police reports to the Mayor. The Chief leads, plans, and directs the functions of the Police Department. He or she must also fill in as a patrol officer on a limited basis when the need arises.
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: The position requires significant academic background in the management field, with extensive knowledge regarding law enforcement agency management, internal affairs, discipline, budget development and management, grant preparation and administration, planning, hiring, policy development, leadership, and a background in police labor matters.
Required Education, Training, and Experience: The position requires a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice Administration or related Field. PA Act 120 (53 PA.S.S.A. 2161) MPOETC certification, and 10 years of Command/Supervisory experience at progressively more responsible positions are also required.
Preferred Educational Requirements: Include a Master’s Degree, graduation from the FBI National Academy, Southern Police Institute, Northwestern University School of Police Staff and Command, or equivalent.
A comprehensive medical examination, psychological examination, and extensive background investigation will be required prior to appointment. Starting salary for the position is around $100,000 per year and could be more or less depending upon qualifications and benefit package requested.
The Borough anticipates completing the selection process by October 2015. Interested applicants should forward a cover letter and resume that includes positions held, education, experience, history of police responsibility, and accomplishments. Resume and cover letter should be marked “Bridgeport Police Chief Search.”
Resumes must be postmarked or emailed no later than Friday, September 4, 2015. Send via email to email@example.com or via USPS to: Pennsylvania Chiefs of Police Association, Consulting Division, 3905 North Front Street, Harrisburg, PA 17110.
Posted: 07/27/2015 Removal Date: 09/05/2015
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ALL APPLICATIONS MUST BE RETURNED BY 4:30 P.M. MONDAY, AUGUST 31, 2015
Physical Agility Test: September 12, 2015 AT 10:00 A.M. At HACC
Hiring Hourly Rate: $25.57
SALISBURY TOWNSHIP IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
All candidates must prove graduation from a Commonwealth certified police academy at time of application.
SALISBURY TOWNSHIP CIVIL SERVICE RULES & REGULATIONS APPLY TO ALL APPLICATION, TESTING AND APPOINTMENT PROCEDURES.
Posted: 07/27/2015 Removal Date: 09/01/2015
Lock Haven University of Pennsylvania is currently accepting applications from qualified candidates to fill the position of Patrol Officer. To apply for the position please click here: http://jobs.lhup.edu/postings/2727
Posted: 07/27/2015 Removal Date: 08/08/2015
The Borough of Wellsboro is currently accepting applications for a full time police officer position. The application may be obtained at the Wellsboro Borough office located at 14 Crafton Street, Wellsboro, Pennsylvania 16901 between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. There will be a $35.00 non-refundable application fee if you pick up the application in person. If you request the application be mailed to you there will be an additional $10.00 non-refundable postage & handling fee.
The application submission deadline will be 2:00 p.m. on August 10, 2015. Applicants who meet the general qualifications will be required to take a physical agility and written examination. The Physical agility exam will be held on August 15, 2015 at 10:00 a.m. at the Wellsboro Area High School administrative office building, 227 Nichols Street, Wellsboro Pa 16901. Applicants must pass the physical agility examination to move onto the written examination. The written examination will be held on August 15, 2015 at 1:00 p.m. at the Wellsboro Police Department, 28 Crafton Street, Wellsboro Pa 16901.
Other information regarding the job requirements is available at the Borough office. These requirements include but are not limited to: U.S. Citizen; high school diploma or equivalency; must be twenty-on (21) years of age; good mental and physical condition capable of successfully passing a medical, physical and psychological evaluation; must be able to pass a physical agility test and a written exam; PA driver’s license; must have completed Act 120 training and passed the state exam at time of appointment, and must be able to meet the civil service and state certification requirements.
The Borough of Wellsboro offers a competitive salary as well as a substantial benefits package. The Borough of Wellsboro is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Posted: 07/27/2015 Removal Date: 08/11/2015
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 SECERTARY’S OFFICE DURING NORMAL BUSINESS HOURS BY AUGUST 7, 2015.
A PROCESSING FEE OF $60.00 IS DUE WHEN THE APPLICATION PACKET IS RETURNED.
Physical Fitness Test
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.
Posted: 07/29/2015 Removal Date: 08/08/2015
FULL TIME POLICE OFFICER POSITION - Springfield Township Police Department – Bucks County, Quakertown, PA
Beginning August 3, 2015 at 8:00 a.m., the Springfield Township Police Department will be accepting applications for the position of a Full-Time Police Officer. Applications delivered in person are being accepted at the main administration office between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.
Applications may also be mailed or hand delivered to the Springfield Township Police Department
THE COMMUNITY AND DEPARTMENT
Posted: 7/31/2015 Removal Date: 09/01/2015