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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 law enforcement specific job postings, visit our Police Job Center to receive email updates when a law enforcement job becomes available.

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Position Announcements:



Location – Montgomery Township, Montgomery County


The Montgomery Township Police Department is seeking to fill the position of Police Officer (Recruit).


Minimum age 21, good physical condition, proportional height and weight and a high school graduate (or equivalent). Must be able to perform essential job functions and complete a competitive process consisting of physical and psychological examination.

Police Academy – Applicants must have graduated a State Certified Police Academy and passed the Municipal Police Officer Education and Training Commission Certification Test prior to August 7, 2014. 


Benefits include: pension, dental, prescription, vision, medical, life insurance, paid vacation, court time, longevity pay, education bonus, uniforms and cleaning.

Contact Information:

Applications can be obtained in person at the Montgomery Township Police Department, or may be downloaded from the internet by visiting the Montgomery Township website at: http://www.montgomerytwp.org/department/division.php?fDD=7-29

Applications must be completed and returned to: Montgomery Township Police Department, 1001 Stump Road, P.O. Box 68, Montgomeryville, PA 18936-0068

Applications must be returned by Midnight, April 24, 2014

Equal Opportunity Employer.

Posted: 3/19/2014      Removal Date: 4/24/2014





Location – City of Lebanon, Lebanon County


The City of Lebanon Civil Service Commission will be testing for the position of POLICE OFFICER for the Lebanon City Bureau of Police. A written examination is scheduled for Saturday, May 10, 2014 at 10:00am at the Lebanon Campus of Harrisburg Area Community College, Lebanon, Pennsylvania.


All applicants who successfully pass the written examination will be given a physical agility test at a later date. Successful applicants will be required to undergo an oral interview, polygraph examination, medical examination, psychological examination, drug test screening, an extensive background investigation, and will be required to meet any requirements set by the Municipal Police Officers Education Training Commission (M.P.O.E.T.C.). All applicants must be a U.S. citizen. All applicants must be twenty-one (21) years of age upon return of the application. All applicants must possess a high school diploma or a GED. All applicants must possess a current Pennsylvania Act 120 Certification.


Starting Base Salary - $48,091. Excellent Benefit Package.

Contact Information:

Apply in person to: Michelle Remlinger, Office Administrator, Lebanon City Bureau of Police, 400 South Eighth Street, Lebanon, Pennsylvania.

Applications open on Monday, April 14th. Applicants may apply Monday through Friday between the hours of 8:30am and 4:30pm, excluding Friday, April 18, 2014, due to the City offices being closed in observance of Good Friday. The deadline for returning the completed application is Friday, May 2, 2014 at 4:30pm. No applications will be accepted after that date and time. Each applicant shall pay a non-refundable fee of $35.00 upon returning the application to cover the cost of the written test.

No application will be accepted without documentation of a current Pennsylvania Act 120 Certification.

Equal Opportunity Employer.

Posted: 4/8/2014      Removal Date: 5/2/2014





Location – City of Lock Haven, Clinton County



The Civil Service Commission of the City of Lock Haven is accepting applications for the position of Police Officer. A written Civil Service Examination will be administered on May 28, 2014 beginning at 7:00PM. There will be a $50 non-refundable examination fee.



General qualifications for the position include (a) U.S. or naturalized citizenship; (b) graduation from high school or acceptable equivalent education; (c) physically, medically and psychologically fit for performance of police duties; (d) good moral character; (e) licensed motor vehicle operator; (f) minimum age 21. Applicant must have successfully completed a basic police training course given at a Municipal Police Officers Education and Training Commission certified school.


Contact Information:

Applications may be obtained in the office of the City Manager, 20 East Church Street, Lock Haven, PA 17745 from 9:00AM to 5:00PM, Phone: (570)893-5900, email: richm@kcnet.org weekdays.

Applications, accompanied with the $50 non-refundable payment, must be returned to the City Manager no later than 5:00PM on May 20, 2014 in order to be considered.


Posted: 4/11/2014      Removal Date: 5/20/2014




 Location – Lower Merion Township, Montgomery County


The Lower Merion Police Department will be accepting applications for the position of Probationary Police Officer beginning Monday, April 14, 2014 at 8:00AM. Applications are being accepted at the Staff Inspections Unit between the hours of 8:00AM and 4:00PM Monday through Friday.  Deadline for applications is Friday, July 18, 2014 at 4:00PM.




For detailed information on the application process including requirements, selection procedure, and salary and benefits please go to the Lower Merion Police Department’s Employment page at: http://lowermerion.org/Index.aspx?page=242

•All applicants must have reached their 21st birthday before the deadline for submitting completed applications.

•Good moral character.

•Must have completed sixty college credits from an accredited institution of higher learning or five years fulltime experience as a state or municipal police officer at time of application.

•Applicants must agree in writing to establish permanent residence within the five county metropolitan area, including Montgomery, Delaware, Bucks, Philadelphia, and Chester counties in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania within six months following regular appointment.

•Applicants must pass all written, oral, and physical agility examinations (MPOETC Standards).

•Veterans' preference will be given to those eligible claimants who successfully pass all written, oral, and physical agility examinations. 

•Applicants must be physically and mentally capable of performing the essential duties of a police officer.

•Must have a valid operator's license.

•Must be a United States citizen.

•Tattooing or body art of any kind shall not be visible while in uniform or in other required attire.



•Competitive salary. 

•Educational reimbursement. 

•Health care benefits including medical, dental, prescription and vision. 

•Life insurance, short and long-term disability insurance. 

•Generous vacation, and holiday leave benefits. 

•Night differential pay. 

•Longevity pay. 

•Department issued uniforms, equipment and cleaning allowance. 

•Pension plan. 

•Employee Assistance Program


Contact Information:

Applications can be mailed or returned with the $30.00 fee (payable to Lower Merion Township) to the:

Lower Merion Police Department

Staff and Inspections Unit

71 E. Lancaster Avenue

Ardmore, PA 19003-2323


For application and information, please go to the Lower Merion Police Department’s Employment page at: http://lowermerion.org/Index.aspx?page=242


Deadline for applications is Friday, July 18, 2014 at 4:00PM.

Posted: 4/14/2014      Removal Date: 7/18/2014




 Location – Borough of Palmerton, Carbon County


Palmerton Borough of Civil Service Commission is accepting applications for a full-time police officer.


Applicant must be 21 years of age or older to apply, must possess a valid Pennsylvania driver’s license, high school diploma or equivalent, and must have successfully completed Act 120 training with certification examination to apply.

Other components of testing that must be successfully completed include a written test, oral interview, physical agility testing, and background check.


Starting pay rate is $19.85/hour with a competitive benefits package.


Contact Information:

Applications may be obtained at the Borough Manager’s Office, 443 Delaware Avenue, Palmerton, PA 18071, Monday through Friday, 8:30AM through 4:30PM.

Completed applications must be submitted to the Borough Manager’s Office by 4:30PM on Wednesday, May 21, 2014 and must be accompanied by a non-refundable fee of $35.00.

The written test will be administered on Saturday, May 31, 2014 at 10:00AM and the physical agility test will take place on June 14, 2014. The oral interviews will be held the week of June 23, 2014.

Palmerton Borough is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Posted: 4/14/2014      Removal Date: 5/21/2014





Location – West Lampeter Township, Lancaster County


West Lampeter Township, a 15-member police department in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania is seeking applicants for the position of Chief of Police.  Applicants must possess excellent communication, team-building, and management skills with abilities in police administration.  Salary is negotiable, dependent upon qualifications, and includes a competitive benefit package. 



  • Bachelor Degree in Police Science or a related police field
  •  Graduation from the FBI National Academy, Northwestern University School of Staff &  Command, or the Command Administrative Officers Development Course at Southern Police Institute (University 0f Louisville)
  •  Ten years of progressive police supervisory/managerial responsibility, preferably with a regional police department in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
  •  Current certification from Pennsylvania Municipal Police Officers Education & Training Commission (MPOETC Act 120)
  •  Must be able to perform essential job functions
  • Must successfully complete background examinations as well as post-offer/pre-employment physical and psychological examination
  •  Must be of strong moral character
  •  Must possess a current, valid Pennsylvania driver’s license


Successful candidate must reside within 20 miles of the West Lampeter Township Building (unless waived by the Board of Supervisors) within one (1) year of employment.


Contact Information:

Applications may be obtained at the West Lampeter Township Municipal Building located at 852 Village Road, Lampeter, PA 17537, on our website at www.westlampeter.com, or by calling 717.464.3731.

Closing date for applications/resumes is 4:30 p.m. Friday, May 16, 2014.  Applications/resumes must be returned by mail or in person to the Office of the West Lampeter Township Manager, 852 Village Road, PO Box 237, Lampeter, PA 17537.

West Lampeter Township is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of age, sex, marital status, race, color, ancestry, national origin, political affiliation, religion, disability, genetic history or information, veteran status, or any other legally protected characteristic.

Posted: 4/17/2014      Removal Date: 5/16/2014





Location – Borough of Wellsboro, Tioga County




The Borough of Wellsboro is currently accepting applications for a full-time police officer position. 


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 May 30, 2014 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 May 30, 2014 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 be Act 120 certified 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.

Contact Information:

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 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 May 16, 2014. 


Posted: 4/17/2014      Removal Date: 5/16/2014




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