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.
Police Officer - Township of Reserve
Police Officer - Township of Reserve, Allegheny County, PA
Applications must be completed and returned on or before 12:00 p.m., September 9, 2016.
Application fee of $50.00 non-refundable, certified check or money order only, is due at time of filing.
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 email@example.com.
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.
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.
COMPLETED APPLICATIONS MUST BE RETURNED IN PERSON BY THE APPLICANT OR BY CERTIFIED MAIL TO THE SHILLINGTON TOWN HALL, 2 EAST LANCASTER AVENUE, P. O. BOX 247, SHILLINGTON, PENNSYLVANIA 19607 NO LATER THAN 3:00 P.M., FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 16, 2016.
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
Applications will be accepted until September 14, 2016. Notification of test date(s) will be sent by US mail and/or email.
Posted: 08/03/2016 Remove: 09/15/2016
Patrol Officer - Lock Haven University of PA
414 S. York Road
Hatboro PA 19040
646 W. Ridge Pike
640 Red Lion Road
2199 Buchert Road
100 Parklane Drive
300 School Street
300 Main Street Royersford PA 19468
1510 Paper Mill Road
1090 Troxel Road Lansdale, PA 19446
801 Loch Alsh Ave.
117 Park Ave.
401 Gibson Ave.
960 Wentz Rd.
INSTRUCTIONS:Beginning Friday, July 1, 2016 at 8:00am, 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 fourteen 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.
**ALL APPLICATIONS MUST BE SUBMITTED ON-LINE by Friday, July 29, 2016 at 4pm**
PHYSICAL AGILITY TEST: There will be a physical agility test held on September 10, 2016, 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: 06/27/2016 Remove: 07/30/2016
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: firstname.lastname@example.org or
Washington and Jefferson College
60 South Lincoln St.
Washington, PA 15301
Posted: 06/22/2016 Remove: When notified
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: thenovakconsultinggroup.com/jobs. 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
For further information, please contact Sue Christoff, Human Resources Officer, at (610) 437-5524, ext. 150.
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 www.lowermerion.org.
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: email@example.com.
Posted: 05/31/2016 Remove: 09/03/2016