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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Position Announcements

Accreditation Manager - Derry Township Police
Part-time and 30-hour Police Officers - Macungie Borough

Police Civil Service Testing - Tamaqua

Police Officers - Borough of Lansford

Police Officer - Township of Reserve

Part-time Police Officer - City of Sunbury

Police Officer - Upper Providence Township

Police Officer - Borough of Shillington

Police Officer - City of Sunbury

Patrol Officer - Lock Haven University

Police Supervisor - Lock Haven University

Police Officer - Muhlenberg Township Police Department

Chief of Police - Borough of Mifflinburg

Regional Criminal Justice Advisory Board (CJAB) Specialist (1)

Campus Police Officer - Washington and Jefferson College

Chief of Police - Borough of Carlisle

Probationary Police Officer - Lower Merion Township Police Department




Accreditation Manager - Derry Township Police Department, Dauphin County, PA

Employment Opportunity

The Derry Township Police Department, an accredited law enforcement agency, located in Hershey, Pennsylvania is currently accepting applications for the position of Accreditation Manager.

Position Description

This full-time administrative position manages the Law Enforcement Accreditation process for the Derry Township Police Department. Accreditation is an extensive process during which our police agency must prove that its written directives and actual procedures comply with stringent national and state standards set by the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA) and the Pennsylvania Law Enforcement Accreditation Commission (PLEAC). Assessors review every aspect of Departmental operations to ascertain that the day-to-day performance reflects the commitment to the pursuit of excellence in law enforcement. We have been nationally accredited since 1997 and have been state accredited since 1999. This accreditation demonstrates that this department meets professionally recognized criteria for excellence in management and service delivery.

Duties and Responsibilities

Ensuring policies and/or procedures are written in compliance with CALEA and PLEAC stands and assists with the collecting and filing of proofs for required CALEA and PLEAC standards.

Maintains Policy Manual in both hard copy and electronic database formats. Maintains report files for re-accreditation.

Maintains all files as required by the Accreditation authorities, under the supervision of the Investigative and Support Services Lieutenant to include confidential material such as, but not limited to: personnel files, evaluations, professional conduct/complaint investigations, counseling sessions and other disciplinary actions as well as training records, pursuit and application of force reports.

Sends out organized monthly reminders to each division of reports due under the authority of the Investigative and Technical Services Lieutenant.

Peripheral Duties includes familiarizing and assisting the police Records Department Business Manager with such tasks as data entry, criminal process records management, purchasing and business transactions. Provides support to the Municipal Emergency Management Agency by way of records management and other associated functions.

Desired Minimum Qualifications

A minimum of two (2) years experience in the law enforcement field. An equivalent combination of education and experience that is determined to be directly related to the foregoing specified requirements may be substituted.

Must possess a high school diploma or G.E.D.

Must possess a valid Commonwealth of Pennsylvania driver’s license within 30 days of employment.

Knowledge of intermediate computer skills including a working knowledge of Microsoft Office products.

Ability to communicate with the general public and department members such as providing guidance, giving technical direction, explaining or interpreting policy, etc.

Contact Information

The application may be obtained on-line at or in person at the Derry Township Police Department, 620 Clearwater Road, Hershey, PA 17033.

Applications must be submitted along with a resume to:

Derry Township Police Department
Attn: Lt. Timothy Roche
620 Clearwater Road
Hershey, PA 17033

Deadline for submitting applications is 4:00 p.m. September 29, 2016.

Equal Opportunity Employer

The Derry Township Police Department does not discriminate on the basis of Age, Gender, Marital Status, Race, Color, Creed, National Origin, Political Affiliation, Religion or Disability. Any person who needs an accommodation in accordance with the American’s With Disabilities Act during the application process contact 717-533-5498.

Posted: 09/08/2016 Remove: 10/01/16

Part-time and 30-hour Police Officers - Borough of Macungie, Lehigh County, PA

The Borough of Macungie, Lehigh County, PA, is currently hiring for the positions of part-time and 30-hour police officers. Applicants must be at least 21 years of age, have a high school diploma or equivalent, valid Pennsylvania driver's license and Act 120 Certification. Experience is required. Hourly wage is $18.52/hr. (part-time) and $20.06/hr. (30-hour).  Applications are available on the Borough website at or Macungie Borough Hall. Applications will be accepted until positions are filled.

Send your resume and/or application to the Borough Manager, 21 Locust Street, Macungie, PA, 18062. EOE

Posted: 09/06/2016 Remove: When notified


Notice of Police Civil Service Testing, Borough of Tamaqua, Schuylkill County, PA 

Tamaqua Civil Service Commission
320 E. Broad St., Tamaqua, Pa. 18252

Borough of Tamaqua, Police Civil Service Commission Notice of Civil Service Testing
Notice is hereby given that the Borough of Tamaqua Police Civil Service Commission will be conducting a Civil Service Examination for the position of Police Officer at the Tamaqua Borough Hall, 320 E. Broad Street, Tamaqua, Pennsylvania 18252.

All applicants for the examination must submit a completed application form. Application forms are available at the Borough of Tamaqua Municipal Building located at 320 East Broad Street, Tamaqua, Pennsylvania 18252 during regular business hours, Monday through Friday between 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. Application forms must be returned to the Borough Manager's office no later than Friday, September 30, 2016 at 4:00 p.m. A $35.00 fee will be charged for each application submitted and must be paid at the time of submission. Checks must be payable to the "Borough of Tamaqua". Applicants will be notified of the date and time of the test.

Applicants for testing must be a U.S. citizen, must have completed Act 120 training, be at least 21 years old, possess a high school diploma or a GED, and must have a valid Pennsylvania Driver's License.

Applicants must meet M.P.O.E.T.C. physical standards. Selected applicants will undergo a credit check, a character and background investigation, an interview before a review board, a physical fitness test, a medical examination, and a psychological examination.

Further details may be obtained by calling Acting Borough Manager Robert D. Jones at 570-668-3444, Monday through Friday between 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.

The Borough of Tamaqua is an equal opportunity employer.

Howard Miller, Chairperson
Borough of Tamaqua Police Civil Service Commission

Posted: 09/02/2016 Remove: 10/01/2016


Police Officers - Borough of Lansford, Carbon County, PA

The Borough of Lansford is currently accepting applications for full time police officers. All Applicants must be U.S. citizens, have a high school diploma, be at least 21 years old, have a valid PA driver’s license, and be Act 120 certified.

Applications may be obtained at the Lansford Borough Office, 1 W. Ridge Street, Lansford, weekdays between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., phone 570-645-3900, or on the borough website

Completed applications and $40 nonrefundable fee must be submitted to:
Lansford Civil Service Commission, Attn: Samantha Yasson, 1 W. Ridge Street, Lansford, PA 18232.

Applicants will be informed of the civil service testing date as well as public advertisement of the testing date.

Posted: 09/02/2016 Remove: when notified

Police Officer - Township of Reserve, Allegheny County, PA

Reserve Township, Allegheny County is now accepting applications for the position of full-time police officer at the Reserve Township Municipal Building, 33 Lonsdale Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15212; (412) 322-1551.

Applications must be completed and returned on or before 12:00 p.m., September 9, 2016.

• Minimum age 21 years
• High School Diploma or GED
• US Citizen
• PA Operators license
• Act 120 Certification and/or Certification as a police officer within PA
• A minimum of 60 college credits or minimum of 1,000 hours police officer experience.
• Must pass physical, psychological, written and oral exam and background check.
• Must be able to work weekends, holidays and differentiating shifts.

Application fee of $50.00 non-refundable, certified check or money order only, is due at time of filing.
EOE Employer
Posted: 08/23/2016 Remove: 09/10/2016

Part-time Police Officer - City of Sunbury

The City of Sunbury is accepting applications for immediate openings for part-time police officer(s). Applicants must have valid Act 120 certificate and PA driver’s license. Qualified applicant(s) must be available for day, evening and/or weekend hours. Application may be obtained at city clerk’s office 225 Market St Sunbury PA 17801. Applications will be accepted until position(s) are filled and may be picked up at address listed above, by mail or email

City of Sunbury is an equal opportunity employer.

Posted: 08/19/2016 Remove: when notified



Police Officer - Upper Providence Township, Montgomery County, PA

The Township of Upper Providence, Montgomery County, PA is accepting resumes for the position of full-time Police Officer. Basic requirements include, but are not limited to, United States Citizenship, minimum age of twenty one years, possession of a high school diploma or equivalent; evidence of successful completion of Act 120 training by September 2nd 2016, and the possession of a valid Pennsylvania Drivers License. A written test for the position will be administered on September 8th 2016 at 6:30 pm, at a location to be announced.

Resumes shall be submitted in person to the Upper Providence Township Police Department Monday through Friday between 8:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m. They may also be mailed to the police department at 1286 Black Rock Rd. P. 0. Box 406, Oaks, PA 19456. All resumes sent shall be marked Attention Sergeant Dixon. The deadline for submission of resumes shall be no later than 7:00p.m. on Friday, September 2nd. A $25.00 administrative fee must be paid via check or money order with the resume submitted and made payable to Upper Providence Township. All resumes must include a current email address and telephone number.

Note: Resumes submitted must be prepared truthfully and are subject to penalties of 18 Pa. Consolidated Statutes §4904 relating to unsworn falsification to authorities

Posted: 08/11/2016 Remove: 09/03/2016


Police Officer - Borough of Shillington, Berks County, PA

Applications are being accepted for the position of Police Officer with the Borough of Shillington. An application may be secured at the Office of the Secretary, Town Hall, 2 East Lancaster Avenue, Shillington, Pennsylvania by Friday, August 12, 2016. NO APPLICATIONS WILL BE MAILED TO APPLICANTS. A non-refundable fee in the amount of $45.00 must be paid to the Borough of Shillington prior to obtaining an application.


At the time of application, an applicant must be at least 21 years of age, be a high school graduate or equivalent, possess a current, valid Pennsylvania driver’s license and have Act 120 Police Officer Certification.

A written examination will be held on Saturday, November 12, 2016 beginning at 9:00 a.m. at the Immanuel United Church of Christ Church located at 99 S. Waverly Street, Shillington.

Other mandatory components of the test, which will be scheduled later, are an oral examination, psychological examination, polygraph or Voice Stress Analysis examination, physical fitness/agility test, background investigation, drug/alcohol screen, and medical examination.

The Borough of Shillington is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Posted: 08/05/2016 Remove: 09/17/2016


Police Officer - City of Sunbury, Northumberland County, PA

The City of Sunbury/Northumberland County Pennsylvania is currently accepting Applications for a 2016/2017 Hiring Eligibility List for full-time and/or part-time position of Police Officer. Applicant must possess HS diploma or G.E.D. and must have reached 21st birthday before deadline for submitting application. Applicant must be a US Citizen and possess a PA driver's license prior to appointment. Applicant must have completed Act 120 Training and have a valid certificate. Selection by written, oral and physical agility tests, polygraph and background investigation.

Applications will be accepted until September 14, 2016. Notification of test date(s) will be sent by US mail and/or email.

Application may be obtained by contacting the City of Sunbury at: or through the website at: and returned via email or mailed/returned to City Clerk’s Office, City of Sunbury 225 Market St Sunbury PA 17801. EOE

Posted: 08/03/2016 Remove: 09/15/2016

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:

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:

Posted: 08/01/2016 Remove: When notified


Police Officer - Muhlenberg Township Police Department
Berks County, PA

The Township of Muhlenberg, Berks County, Pennsylvania is seeking applications for the position of police officer.

Requirements are: Applicants shall possess a diploma from an accredited high school or a graduate equivalency diploma (G.E.D.) Applicant must be a United States citizen, be physically and mentally fit to perform the full duties of a police officer, and, prior to appointment, possess a valid motor vehicle operator’s license issued by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Applicants must be twenty-one (21) years of age at time of application.

Starting salary: $69,118.40 (upon completion of Act 120 Certification) plus an excellent benefit package. Applications must be picked up at the Muhlenberg Township Police office, 210 George Street, Reading, PA 19605 during normal business hours on Monday through Friday from 8AM to 4PM starting July 25, 2016 and returned to the Township Police Office before the close of business on September 2, 2016. A $50.00 non-refundable application fee in check or money order form, made payable to Muhlenberg Township must accompany the applications. Applications will not be mailed to applicants but will be available online at:

While it is preferred that completed applications be dropped off in person, an applicant unable to appear at the business office during normal business hours may forward the police application via certified mail – return receipt requested.

Written test will be given on Saturday, September 17, 2016 at 9AM at the Muhlenberg High School, Sharp Ave and Frances St., Laureldale, PA. Applicants must produce proof of identification (Government issued photo ID required) (i.e. picture driver’s license) at the testing site, for admittance to the testing facility.

Muhlenberg Township is an equal opportunity employer.

Muhlenberg Township
Civil Service Commission

Posted: 07/27/2016 Remove: 09/03/2016


Chief of Police - Borough of Mifflinburg
Union County, Pennsylvania

The Borough of Mifflinburg is conducting a search to fill the position of Chief of Police. Mifflinburg is located in Union County, Pennsylvania approximately one hour north of Harrisburg in central Pennsylvania. Mifflinburg has a population of about 3600 residents. More information about the Borough is available at The Police Department normally employs 7 full time officers including the Chief. This position is a non-union, non-Civil Service position. The successful applicant must possess a valid PA driver’s license and Act 120 Certification or Equivalent. Preference will be given to applicants with the following:

• A minimum of ten years current or recent experience as a police officer.
• Supervisory experience or management training.
• Residency within 30 miles of the Borough of Mifflinburg within six months of the appointment as Chief of Police.
• Demonstrated interpersonal skills in dealing with the public and the police department.
• Knowledge of law enforcement principles, policies and regulations with at least an Associate Degree in Police Administration (or related field) or FBI Academy; or an equivalent level of experience.
• Availability to fill open shifts on an as-needed basis.
• Physical and mental fitness to perform the full duties of a police officer, with or without reasonable accommodation.
• Good moral character without any felony or misdemeanor convictions that relate to the applicant’s suitability for employment

All applicants must complete an application for employment and provide a resume and cover letter and successful candidates will be required to pass any and all testing procedures required by the Borough of Mifflinburg. A comprehensive medical examination, psychological examination and extensive background check will be required prior to final appointment. Salary for the position will be based on experience and qualifications, and is currently budgeted at $64,000.00. Applications may be obtained by calling 570-966-1013 or on our website.

Completed applications, references and other pertinent information should be sent to:

Mrs. Margaret Metzger, Borough Manager
Borough of Mifflinburg
120 North Third Street
Mifflinburg, PA 17844

The deadline for accepting applications is 1:00 p.m. August 31, 2016.

Posted: 07/27/2016 Remove: 09/01/2016


Regional Criminal Justice Advisory Board (CJAB) Specialist (1)

The County Commissioners Association of Pennsylvania (CCAP) and the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency (PCCD) have combined resources to create the position of a Regional Criminal Justice Advisory Board (CJAB) Specialist for the Northern region of Pennsylvania.  This position will be regionally based.

The Northern Region Specialist will be responsible for the following counties: Bradford; Cameron; Clinton; Columbia; Elk; Lackawanna; Luzerne; Lycoming; McKean; Montour; Northumberland; Potter; Snyder; Sullivan; Susquehanna; Tioga; Union; Wayne; and Wyoming counties.  There will be frequent travel to CJAB sites throughout the identified region and to CCAP/and or PCCD offices in Harrisburg. 

This is an independent contracted position and does not include benefits. Compensation will be provided at an hourly rate plus expenses.


The person in this position will work in conjunction with CCAP and PCCD staff in assisting with CJAB projects.  These projects will be generated as a result of PCCD’s increased emphasis on county/local planning and the work of CJABs.  Specific responsibilities under this position include:

  • Regularly attend CJAB Meetings within defined region;
  • Attend quarterly subcommittee meetings at PCCD and/or CCAP offices;
  • Attend scheduled staff meetings at CCAP and/or PCCD offices as established;
  • Monitor PCCD funded projects within defined region through site visits;
  • Document findings at CJAB meetings and site visits;
  • Monitor compliance of CJAB Minimum Operating Standards;
  • Assist counties with strategic planning efforts;
  • Provide technical assistance to counties in the development and/or sustainment of CJABs;
  • Develop/coordinate statewide and/or regional training conferences/workshops as needed;
  • Submit activity reports to CCAP and/or PCCD;
  • Attend required training; and
  • Performs other duties as required.

Education Requirements:

Position requires a Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent knowledge and experience in a local, county or state criminal justice agency.  

Additional Requirements:

  • Must have a valid Pennsylvania Drivers License;
  • Must have reliable transportation;
  • Must be able to travel extensively within the Commonwealth;
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint are preferred;
  • Must have access to computer operating system with a secure network and
  • The ability to access the Internet.

Application Deadline:

Please submit a cover letter and resume with 3 letters of reference to: Ms. Brinda Penyak, Deputy Director, County Commissioners Association of Pennsylvania, 2789 Old Post Road, Harrisburg, PA 17110.

County Commissioners Association of Pennsylvania is an equal opportunity employer.

Posted06/28/2016 Remove: When notified



Campus Police Officer - Washington and Jefferson College, Washington County, PA

Washington and Jefferson College is actively seeking candidates for the position of Campus Police Officer. This is a full time position which offers a comprehensive benefits package. The Washington and Jefferson College Department of Campus and Public Safety is comprised of sworn Police Officers supported by security staff. The Campus Police Officer is responsible for ensuring the safety of students, faculty, staff and visitors, responding to emergencies, and protecting campus property. The position requires the ability to work shifts as scheduled, including weekends.

Other responsibilities include but are not limited to; patrolling campus by car, bicycle or by foot, supervising Campus Security Officers, providing assistance during emergencies, conducting interviews and investigations into incidents occurring within the campus community, assisting in training of students and faculty in security and safety procedures and performing the duties of a security officer when necessary.

The successful candidate shall possess the following qualifications:

• Must be PA Act 120 certified and complete annual updates.
• Must be PA Act 235 certified or have the ability to obtain certification.
• Must be able to pass criminal background check.
• Must have clean driving record and be legally permitted to drive in the state of PA (a current Pennsylvania driver’s license is preferred).
• Prior police experience, college or campus setting preferred.
• Excellent interpersonal skills and self-awareness in order to control stressful and emotional situations and to detain or subdue potentially dangerous individuals; must also convey a positive, pleasant and helpful attitude as a representative of the College.
• High school graduation or the equivalent is required. Post-secondary education or training related to public safety is preferred.
• Current first aid/CPR card preferred.
• Must be able to make rapid and accurate decisions during emergency situations.

Interested candidates should submit resume’ and cover letter with salary requirements to: or
mail to:

Human Resources
Washington and Jefferson College
60 South Lincoln St.
Washington, PA 15301

Posted: 06/22/2016 Remove: When notified

Police Chief - Borough of Carlisle, Cumberland County, PA

The Borough of Carlisle’s next Police Chief has an opportunity to lead an accredited department in a new era after the community’s passage of a Home Rule Charter that became effective January 1, 2016. The Chief will be hired by and report to the Borough Manager. The Chief serves as a member of the Borough’s management team along with five other department directors.

The Police Department has a 2016 operating budget of $3,952,861. Its 37 FTEs are organized in three divisions: Administration, Criminal Investigations, and Patrol.

Minimum requirements for this position are a bachelor’s degree, 10 years of law enforcement experience, and five years of supervisory/command staff experience. Preferred qualifications are a master’s degree, graduation from the FBI National Academy or equivalent, and demonstrated experience with community policing and effective labor relations. Relocation to within the Borough limits is required for the Police Chief after appointment.

The hiring salary range is expected to be $90,000 to $110,000, depending on qualifications, with an excellent benefit package.

Applications will be accepted electronically by The Novak Consulting Group at: Applicants complete a brief online form and then are asked to provide a single document (Word or PDF) that includes a cover letter, resume, salary history, and a list of 3-5 professional references. Open until filled with first review of applications July 8, 2016.

Posted: 06/07/2016 Remove: When notified


Probationary Police Officer - Lower Merion Township Police Department, Montgomery County, PA

The Lower Merion Township Police Department will begin accepting applications for the position of Probationary Police Officer on Tuesday, May31, 2016. Applications may be picked up in person at the Lower Merion Township Police Department located at 71 E. Lancaster Avenue, Ardmore, PA 19003 or downloaded from the Lower Merion Township website at

Applications may be hand delivered or mailed to the address above. Please note: Mail in applications must be post marked no later than 4PM on Friday, September 2, 2016. A $30.00 administrative fee MUST BE returned with the application. Check or money orders should be made payable to LOWER MERION TOWNSHIP. Please do not send cash in the mail. Those wishing to pay with cash are asked to hand deliver the application. 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. If you have any questions or need additional information you can contact the Staff & Inspections Unit at 610-645-6250 or email:

Posted: 05/31/2016 Remove: 09/03/2016