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

Police Lieutenant - Penn State Erie, The Behrend College
Police Officer - Borough of Grove City

Police Officer Examination - City of Scranton

Police Officer Examination - Hazleton Police Department

Chief of Police - W
est Earl Township
Police Officer - Elizabethtown Borough Police Department
Police Officer - Sunbury Police Department
Patrol Officer - Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania
Police Chief – Sandy Township

Police Officers (Full and Part-Time) - Borough of Mount Union

Chief of Police - Town of Bloomsburg
 (Deadline Extended)
Police Officer Examination - Lehigh Township

Chief of Police - South Heidelberg Township Police Department

Police Officer - Solebury Township Police Department

Police Patrol Officer - Northern Lancaster County Regional Police Department

Police Officer - Tredyffrin Township Police Department

Police Chief - Upper Dublin Township

Police Officer - Lehigh County Police Testing Consortium

Manager, Consulting and Member Services Position - Pennsylvania Chiefs of Police Association

Police Lieutenant - Penn State Erie, The Behrend College ,Erie, PA 

Penn State University Police has implemented an exciting centralization process across the commonwealth. The Lieutenant will act as Station Commander at the Behrend campus and report to a District Commander, who oversees surrounding campuses in the district. The Lieutenant-Station Commander is responsible for protecting life and property and enforcing state laws and University regulations through investigation, apprehension and prosecution of violators, while projecting a professional demeanor to the public and co-workers. The candidate selected must possess the ability to evaluate and apply tactical knowledge, skills, and abilities to respond to dangerous or potentially dangerous incidents/persons. The selected individual will work and oversee the daily operations of the police force which include: supervision of both sworn and non-sworn employees, performance evaluations, investigations, training, disciplinary process, authorizing vacation requests, reviewing employee time cards, interpreting and communicating laws and policies, assuring staff comply with established laws and policies. This individual will represent the department on appropriate committees and assist with the interpretation of laws and criminal procedure. This position may require managing the property inventory and the lost and found program. This individual will perform all the duties of Police Officer when needed. The leader selected will model and encourage a strong commitment to diversity and inclusion. Typically requires a Bachelor's degree or higher plus six years of related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Act 120 Certification required or the ability to obtain such certification upon employment. U.S. Citizenship; a Pennsylvania driver's license or the ability to obtain one; and the successful completion of a psychological evaluation and physical examination is required. This position requires that you operate a motor vehicle as a part of your job duties. A valid driver's license and successful completion of a motor vehicle records check will be required. Due to the financial or fiduciary responsibilities of this position, successful completion of a credit history check will also be required in addition to standard background checks. Penn State and University Police are committed to fostering diversity, inclusion, and equal opportunity.

Apply online at https://apptrkr.com/1439776

CAMPUS SECURITY CRIME STATISTICS: For more about safety at Penn State, and to review the Annual Security Report which contains information about crime statistics and other safety and security matters, please go to http://www.police.psu.edu/clery/, which will also provide you with detail on how to request a hard copy of the Annual Security Report.

Penn State is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer, and is committed to providing employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.

Posted: 04/22/19 Remove: When notified


Police Officer - Borough of Grove City, Mercer County, PA

Notice of Examination
Test Date – May 14, 2019

A civil service examination will be held to begin the process of establishing a list of eligible candidates for the position of patrol officer in the Borough of Grove City.

Applicants must meet the following qualifications:

1) They must be a citizen of the United States
2) They must be at least twenty-one (21) years of age before the deadline for submitting applications.
3) They must possess a diploma from an accredited high school or graduate equivalency diploma.
4) They must possess a valid motor vehicle license issued by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
5) They must have successfully completed the training and education prescribed by the Municipal Police Education and Training Act (Act 120) prior to the deadline for applications.
6) They will be required to produce positive proof of identification (ie: a valid picture driver license) when submitting application with the required thirty-five dollar ($35.00) non-refundable processing fee, payable by check or money order to the Borough of Grove City.
7) Applicants must score 70% or higher on the written examination to be considered for further processing.

Applications may be secured from the Grove City Borough Office 123 W Main St, Grove City PA 16127 between the hours of 8:00 am and 4:30 pm, Monday through Friday The application and application requirements also can be found on the Grove City Borough website: GroveCityOnline.com.
Applications and all required documents (including copies of Act 120 certificate and grades must be returned to the Borough office along with the $35.00 processing fee on or before close of business on Monday May 6, 2019

TEST WILL BE GIVEN AT THE GROVE CITY BOROUGH OFFICE 
123 W MAIN ST, GROVE CITY PA 16127
PROMPTLY AT 9:00 A.M. TUESDAY MAY 14, 2019
Anyone arriving after 9:00 a.m. will not be tested. Must have valid photo ID the date of testing, prior to start of the test.

Grove City Borough Civil Service Commission
Borough of Grove City is an equal opportunity employer.
A PHYSICAL AGILITY TEST WILL BE ADMINISTERED AT 1:30 PM ON THE SAME DATE FOR ALL CANDIDATES PASSING THE WRITTEN EXAMINATION. CANDIDATES SHOULD DRESS APPROPRIATELY OR BRING A CHANGE OF CLOTHES.
Physical Agility Testing will include Bench Press, Sit-ups, 1.5 Mile Run (timed), 300 meter run (timed). This is a cumulative test. Each event is pass/fail; thus if one event is failed the entire test is failed.
Grove City Borough Civil Service Commission
Borough of Grove City is an equal opportunity employer.
Posted: 04/15/19 Remove: 05/07/19

 

Police Officer Examination - City of Scranton, Lackawanna County, PA

The Municipal Civil Service Commission for the City of Scranton (the “Commission”) will be administering an entry level examination for the position of Police Patrolman. The examination will take place on JUNE 1, 2019 at 9:00 AM. at the DeNaples Center, 4thfloor Conference Room University of Scranton, 900 Mulberry St, Scranton, PA 18510.

The City of Scranton is located in Northeast Pennsylvania and has a population of approximately 76,000 residents. The Scranton Police Department currently has 147 sworn, full-time officers and 20 non-sworn civilian personnel. The current salary of first year Police Officer is $40,871.58 which increases to over $71,000 in the fifth year under the current contract. Officers are also entitled to an employee benefits package, plus scheduled longevity increases.

Entry level applicants/candidates MUST have successfully completed Pennsylvania’s ACT 120 Municipal Police officer’s Training program. ACT 120 certifications must be current/valid at the time of a conditional offer of employment with the City of Scranton.

Test applications for the position of entry level Police Officer are available during regular business hours (9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday thru Friday) at the Human Resources Department, Third Floor, Municipal Building, 340 North Washington Avenue, Scranton, Pennsylvania 18503.

Interested applicants may obtain an application for the position immediately with sign-ups beginning on MONDAY, APRIL 29, 2019. Applications must be returned to the Human Resources Department by FRIDAY, MAY 10, 2019 with a non-refundable fee in the amount of one hundred ($100.00) dollars per application. Payment must be in the form of a check or money order payable to: “Treasurer of the City of Scranton.” Successful candidates of the written portion of the test will be individually responsible for costs related to the Physical Agility, Doctor’s Physical and Psychological portions of the testing process. Any applicant whose residency is beyond Lackawanna County can submit a request for an application to the Human Resources Department, Third Floor, Municipal Building, 340 N. Washington Avenue, Scranton, Pennsylvania 18503 which must include a self-addressed return stamped envelope.

The written examination will be competitive with a minimum passing score of 70%. Only the top 50 scores on the written examination, with a score of 70% or higher, will be eligible to proceed to the next step in the overall selection process—the Oral Examination. Any tying scores on the written examination will be broken based on the date and time of filing the application with the Human Resources Department; the earlier date and time will declare the higher position. Those who are using the US Postal System; the dated postal stamp on submitted applications will determine tie breakers.

Those applicants who receive a passing score on the Oral Examination will then be required to undergo Physical Agility Testing, Psychology testing, Lie Detector (CVSA), Background Investigation, Medical Examination and Drug Screening. Each applicant must successfully attain a passing score on EACH element of the examination to be considered for employment subject to such other weighing, preferences and criteria required by the Civil Service Commission’s Rules and Classifications and by law. Successfully hired officers MUST establish residency within Scranton City limits within 6 (six) months of hire date.

Each applicant must review, attached to the employment application, the Scranton Police Department policy on Tattoo and Grooming and meet those requirements upon a conditional offer of employment.

Study Guides for the written portion of the testing are available through: Pennsylvania Chiefs of Police Association, 3905 North Front Street, Harrisburg, PA 17110-1536 or by phone (717) 236-1059.

1. OVERALL SCORING:

Element Passing Score Weighting
Written Examination 70% 75%
Oral Examination 70% 25%
Background Investigation Pass/Fail  
Medical Examination Pass/Fail  
Physical Agility Testing Pass/Fail  
Psychological Examination Pass/Fail  
Polygraph/CVSA Testing Pass/Fail  

 

2. PHYSICAL AGILITY REQUIREMENTS:
Applicants who receive passing scores for their Oral Examination will receive written notification, which is a letter of invitation, advising them that they have been scheduled for one day of processing. In order to pass the Physical Agility Testing, applicants must be able to perform the following:
1. Vertical Jump: 15.5 inches
2. Sit-Ups: 30 repetitions (no time limitation)
3. 300 Meter Run: 66 seconds or less
4. Push-Ups 25 repetitions (no time limitation)
5. 1.5 mile run 15 minutes, 54 seconds or less

3. MANDATORY ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS
In order to be an eligible candidate for appointment to the position of Police Patrolman, an applicant must have the following qualifications:

  • Act 120 Certification in Pennsylvania, evidenced by providing written verification to the Human Resources Department at the time of the conditional offer of employment. Failure to provide written verification of Act 120 Certification at the time of conditional offer of employment will disqualify the candidate for appointment as police officer.
  • U.S. Citizenship, evidence by a copy of a Birth Certificate or Naturalization Papers, with a copy attached the candidate’s application;
  • High school diploma or GED completion, with a copy of diploma or GED attached to candidate’s application;
  • Valid driver’s license in good standing, with a copy attached to candidate’s application;
  • At least 20 years of age on the date of the written examination;
  • Be of excellent moral character; and
  • Pay all fees associated with the Medical, Psychological and Strength & Agility Testing. The $100.00 application fee covers the written and oral examinations only.
  • Pass an extensive background check

In addition, a candidate must attain a residence in the City of Scranton within six (6) months from the date of his or her appointment to the Police Department, proven by deed, rent receipt, lease and/or utility bills.

4. GROOMING POLICY
All new hires must follow the grooming standards for the Scranton Police Department. The grooming standards are set forth in Scranton Police Department Policy 14-001, which covers hair, facial hair, tattoos, fingernails and other grooming standards. Most notably, all new hires are prohibited from any visible tattoos or body art on the face and/or neck or below the wrist on the hands/fingers. Any offensive tattoos or body markings are also prohibited.

5. VETERANS’ PREFERENCE
Qualified veterans who receive a passing score on both the written and oral examination will receive an additional ten (10) points added to their total score in recognition of their military service. A photocopy of service discharge, DD Form 214, or other military document(s) showing date of entry, successful completion of basic training, character of service, and completion of military service commitment must be provided to the Human Resource Department at the time of application.

6. LEGACY PREFERENCE
Persons, male or female, who was the child of a Scranton Firefighter or Police Officer who was killed or died in the line of duty shall be given an additional credit of an additional ten (10) points and preference in appointment provided for by law.

Any applicant claiming the Legacy Preference must furnish documentary proof of their right to such preference before the preference will be granted. The following kinds of evidence will be accepted as documentation of Right to Preference:
A. Documentary proof of relationship to the deceased parent,
B. Death Certificate of the parent,
C. Such other proof as may be acceptable to the Civil Service Commission.
Legacy Preference, properly claimed, may be granted at any time between the date the eligible list is established and the date the eligible list expires.

7. DURATION OF LIST
The list of the successful candidates for appointment may be maintained for a period of two (2) years from the date that said list is certified by the Commission, unless extended by the Commission for good cause shown. The list will be certified by the Commission after the compilation of all eligibility criteria described above and in accordance with the Commission’s Rules and Classifications. The Commission reserves the right to de-certify the list after the expiration of six (6) months.

8. PLACEMENT ON COMMISSION’S LIST
Placement on a list certified by the Commission does not guarantee an appointment as a Patrol Officer. Appointment is at the discretion of the appointing authority within the rule of three (3).

9. REASON FOR TESTING
This Police Patrol Officer Examination is being offered at the request of the appointing authority to permit the filing of vacancies as they occur.

10. FALSE INFORMATION OR ISSUANCE OF BAD CHECKS
Providing false information on an application, cheating or any other attempt to defraud the Commission’s examination process is strictly prohibited and will result in disqualification, decertification and/or criminal prosecution as determined by the Commission and by law. Submission of bad checks will disqualify an applicant from sitting for the written examination.

11. AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT NOTICE
Any applicant seeking accommodation under the Americans With Disabilities Act in any examination must submit a written request with supporting documentation from a treating physician or other qualified professional by to the Commission at the below address:

Civil Service Commission
Municipal Building
340 North Washington Avenue
Scranton, PA 18503.

THE CITY OF SCRANTON IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

Posted: 04/11/19 Remove: 05/11/19


Police Officer Examination - Hazleton Police Department, Luzerne County, PA

The Hazleton Police Department is inviting qualified individuals to apply to the Hazleton Civil Service Commission to take competitive examinations leading to eligibility for appointment as a Police Officer.

The application forms and details on this career opportunity can be obtained online at:

www.hazletoncity.org
or
Hazleton Administrative Office
City Hall, 2nd Floor
40 N. Church Street
Hazleton, PA 18201

The application forms can either be obtained online at www.hazletoncity.org or picked up in person from 9:00AM to 4:00PM, April 1, 2019 through May 1, 2019, at the above address.

The Written Examination will be given on Saturday, May 11, 2019.

NOTE:
Must be Pennsylvania M.P.O.E.T.C. - ACT 120, academy certified at time of appointment or for out of state, certified police officers, must be able to receive a waiver of training from the M.P.O.E.T.C. prior to appointment after receiving an ACT 120 waiver of training.

Posted: 04/08/19 Remove: 05/02/19


Chief of Police - West Earl Township, Lancaster County, PA

West Earl Township is seeking applications for the position of Chief of Police. West Earl Township is located in northeastern Lancaster County and encompasses an area of 17.94 square miles and has a population of 7,868 residents. The Township has an excellent school district and the residents enjoy an enviable quality of life. The successful candidate will have a proven record of integrity, strong leadership, and the management, community outreach, and interpersonal skills to drive the Police Department forward along the path of progressive police service delivery. The Police Department currently has 6 full-time officers (including the Chief) and 2 part-time officers.

Candidates will have served at least 10 years in a supervisory position, including five years in a command level position in a law enforcement agency. A Bachelor’s Degree in Police Science, Criminal Justice, Police Administration, Public Administration, or related field is preferred. In addition, applicants must be graduates of an advanced training course such as the FBI National Academy, Northwestern University School of Police Staff and Command, the Southern Police Institute, or other recognized and equivalent law enforcement training. A combination of education, training, and experience will be considered. The successful candidate must be currently certified under Pennsylvania Act 120 or be able to receive certification within 60 days of appointment.

The successful candidate will possess a demonstrated knowledge and proficiency in police department operations and practices including planning, budgeting, labor relations, current law enforcement technology, public administration, personnel administration and management, and knowledge of current law. The ability to work cooperatively with elected officials, municipal administration, citizens and civic leaders is required. Salary for the position will be based on experience and qualifications. The successful candidate must pass a physical and psychological examination and drug screening. A thorough background examination will be conducted. The successful candidate must reside within 25 miles of the Township Municipal Building within 6 months of appointment.

Interested applicants should forward a cover letter and resume that includes education, experience, work history, and accomplishments. Resume and cover letter can be forwarded by email or through the regular mail and should be marked “West Earl Township Police Chief Search.” Resume and cover letter must be received by April 23, 2019.

Send by email to: [email protected]
Send by USPS to:
Pennsylvania Chiefs of Police Association
Consulting Division
3905 North Front Street
Harrisburg, PA 17110

Posted: 03/26/19 Remove: 04/24/19


Police Officer - Elizabethtown Borough Police Department, Lancaster County, PA

The Elizabethtown Borough Police Department is seeking applications for the position of FULL-TIME POLICE OFFICER to join our team as we move into the future. Applications can be picked up in person at the Elizabethtown Police Station, 600 South Hanover Street, Elizabethtown PA 17022 between 7:30 am and 4:00 pm, Monday – Friday, or they can be downloaded directly from the EPD’s website at: https://www.etownonline.com/police-department. Completed applications must be received at the EPD on or before 4:00 pm, Wednesday, May 1, 2019. We anticipate an aggressive hiring schedule that will allow the next team members to join us as soon as practical. At this time, the Physical Agility exam is scheduled for the morning of Saturday, May 18th, with the written exam scheduled for the afternoon of the same day.

GENERAL REQUIREMENTS: An acceptable applicant must:

  • Be a citizen of the United States;
  • Have reached their 21stbirthday prior to the application deadline;
  • Have graduated from an accredited high school or possess a GED;
  • Have completed police academy training in accordance with the Municipal Police Officers’ Education and Training Commission – Act 120 – or be currently enrolled in the police academy with a graduation date prior to the date of appointment;
  • Be physically and mentally capable of performing all of the necessary job-related tasks that are part of the role of Police Officer.

ABOUT US:
The Elizabethtown Police Department is a dynamic, progressive agency that has been serving the Elizabethtown community since 1911. Elizabethtown Borough has a population of approximately 11,500 residents and includes the Elizabethtown College, Elizabethtown Area High and Middle School Campus and two elementary schools. The department currently employs 17 full time police officers and 2 administrative civilian personnel. Officers include the chief of police, lieutenant, corporals, detectives, school resource officer and patrol officers. We are a COMMUNITY-FOCUSED police department, with officers trained in bicycle patrol, forensics, DUI enforcement and traffic safety. Our officers participate in a number of community-based youth programs and we interact with our neighborhood partners on a daily basis. EPD is moving quickly into the future of 21stCentury Policing, using innovative digital resources and policing strategies in our effort to always better serve our community.

Department officers are assigned to various county task forces and teams to include Lancaster County Drug Task Force, Lancaster County Major Crimes Unit, Lancaster County Forensics Team, and a Regional Crash Investigative Team. The police station also serves as a regional booking center for the fingerprinting and photographing of criminal suspects. This regional facility is utilized by three other police departments. The department is dispatched through the Lancaster County-Wide Communications.

BENEFITS:
Officers with the EPD currently work an attractive 12-hour schedule that affords them an excellent balance of responsibility at work and time off with their families. Benefits also include: pension, vision, dental, prescription, and medical coverage, life insurance, paid vacation, court time, longevity pay, education bonus, and department-issued uniforms and equipment. We also offer a competitive salary range as provided within the existing CBA, with the starting salary currently set between $52,689 and $66,469, depending upon experience, and our officers reach top pay after completing five years of service. EPD officers currently enjoy a very generous residency requirement that must be met within the first year of employment.

OUR MISSION:
The Elizabethtown Police Department is committed to providing the highest quality of police services by empowering our members and the community to work in partnership with the goal of improving the quality of life within Elizabethtown Borough, while at the same time maintaining respect for individual rights and human dignity.

TO APPLY:
To become a part of the Elizabethtown Police Department, please send your completed and notarized application packet to:

Officer Hiring Candidate
Elizabethtown Police Department
600 South Hanover Street
Elizabethtown, PA 17022
Attn: Chief of Police

Applications must be accompanied by a non-refundable $25.00 application fee made payable to Elizabethtown Borough Police Department (check or money order).

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER STATEMENT:
The Elizabethtown Police Department is committed to the principle of equal employment opportunity for all employees and to providing employees with a work environment free of discrimination and harassment. All employment decisions at the EPD are based on organizational needs, job requirements/descriptions/essential functions, and individual qualifications, without regard to race, color, religion or belief, national, social or ethnic origin, or any other status protected by the laws or regulations in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. The EPD will not tolerate discrimination or harassment based on any of these characteristics.

Posted: 03/29/19 Remove: 05/02/19


Police Officer - Sunbury Police Department, Northumberland County, PA

Applicant must be a US Citizen, possess a minimum of high school diploma or GED, have Act 120 Certification, possess a valid PA driver’s license and be at least 21 years of age or older. Must pass physical agility, written, and oral board testing, polygraph, psychological evaluation and background investigations. 2019 salary $42,515-$65,533 with full benefits and pension package. Deadline for application submission is April 30, 2019 at 4:00 PM.

Applications may be obtained by contacting Sunbury Admin Office at 570-286-7820 or [email protected] or online at www.sunburypa.org and returned via email or mail to Sunbury Administration Office, 225 Market Street, Sunbury PA 17801. A NON-REFUNDABLE APPLICATION FEE OF $25 IS REQUIRED WITH SUBMISSION OF APPLICATION. EOE

Posted: 03/27/19 Remove: 05/01/19


Patrol Officer - Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania, Columbia County, PA

JOB NUMBER: S7480-18-387
LOCATION: 400 East Second Street, Bloomsburg
SALARY: $41,290.00 Annually
DEPARTMENT: University Police
OPENING DATE: 03/26/19
CLOSING DATE: 04/09/19 11:59 PM

POSITION DESCRIPTION:

Bloomsburg University Patrol Officers are responsible for providing a safe and secure living and learning environment for the Bloomsburg University Community. Officers are on duty 365 days a year and provide immediate responses to all types of emergencies on campus. Patrol officers provide services in areas of patrol, investigations, parking enforcement, residence hall protection, building security, crime prevention and special event security. This position involves a great deal of interaction with students performing community – oriented policing with a strong emphasis on student success and retention.

This is an essential personnel position.

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES:

  • Directs and controls traffic and parking on University grounds enforcing vehicle laws by issuing warnings, parking tickets and citations for violations of University and Commonwealth traffic regulations.
  • Provides safety and Law Enforcement for extra-curricular, social and recreational events and activities at this University.
  • Transports by state-owned vehicles, persons to hospitals and University funds or valuables to proper locations.
  • Responds to calls, including fire, bomb threat or any other University emergency.
  • Investigates suspected crimes, reports findings and arrests where Rules of Criminal Procedure require, following University arrest policy guidelines.
  • Investigates accidents involving persons or property, reporting same and pursuing appropriate course of action on University grounds.
  • Cooperates and works with local, state and other police authorities, as needed.
  • Testifies in court or legal proceedings, as necessary.
  • Displays and removes temporary signage on campus.
  • Prepares and maintains reports of daily activities.
  • Utilizes radio communications equipment, accomplishes routine administrative duties and performs other related work as required.
  • Participates in education and training courses, as requested.
  • Practices safety measures to prevent accidents and injuries, and to ensure compliance with applicable regulations.
  • Operates state vehicles in a safe and courteous manner.
  • May advise student or community activity groups.

The General Summary and Principal Duties and Responsibilities sections summarized above provide a representative listing only and should not be regarded as a complete statement of tasks performed by incumbents of this position. It should be recognized, therefore, that employees may be asked to perform job related duties in addition to those outlined above.

Decision Making:
Ability to enforce laws firmly, tactfully and with respect for the rights of others.
Ability to make independent decisions and make recommendations.
Individual is not closely supervised.
Ability to act quickly and calmly in emergency situations and to determine the proper courses of action.

Supervisory Responsibility:
May be required to occasionally serve as Officer in Charge.
May supervise student employees.

QUALIFYING EXPERIENCE / EDUCATION:
Minimum Experience & Training:
1. Formal training in the provisions of basic police services as certified through Act 120 training; OR any equivalent experience or training.
2. Receipt of the Basic Police Commission with arrest powers, gr anted by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
3. Ability to successfully complete the University Firearms Qualification Requirements at required intervals.
4. Must satisfactorily complete Act 180 updates annually.

NECESSARY SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: Possession of a valid Pennsylvania Motor Vehicle operator's license. Ability to meet such qualifications regarding strength, agility, and health as may be required.

Applicant must possess these skills, knowledge, and abilities or be able to explain and demonstrate that they can perform the essential functions of the job, with or without reasonable accommodation, using some other combination of skills and abilities.

  • Knowledge of Commonwealth laws, rules and regulations governing motor vehicle operation and personal conduct for employees or visitors at Commonwealth facilities.
  • Knowledge of the hazards and safety precautions appropriate to responsibilities assigned as a law enforcement officer. Knowledge of and skill in practicing emergency first-aid and CPR techniques.
  • Ability to react quickly and calmly in emergency situations and to determine proper courses of action. Ability to enforce laws firmly, tactfully, and with respect for the rights of others.
  • Ability to understand and carry out oral and written instructions. Ability to operate state vehicles and possess a valid Pennsylvania driver's license required.
  • Some knowledge of group behavior. Skill in the use and care of offensive and defensive weapons. Commitment to fair and equitable policing best practices.

Applicants will be rated on the following criteria:
1) Knowledge and experience in community oriented policing.
2) Investigative experience.
3) Specialized police experience/training such as crowd control, sexual assault investigation, crime prevention, and instructor development.
4) Experience and training to the needs of others/diverse cultures.
5) Experience in report writing and other professional documentation.
6) Experience with public interaction.

SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION:
Location: Department of University Police
Supervisor: Assigned shift supervisor
Appointment: Permanent, full-time (40 hours per week). Shift assignment may vary.

Completing this search is contingent upon available funding.

Finalists must communicate well and successfully complete an interview process and polygraph examination.

Prior to final offer of employment, the selected candidate will be required to successfully complete a psychological examination, pulmonary function test, and respiratory clearance, as well as submit to a background check including, but not limited to, employment verification, educational and credential verification, Pennsylvania Child Abuse History Clearance and criminal background.

Please do NOT submit copies of background clearances as part of the application process.

Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania conducts background checks on finalists ONLY in a confidential manner. Unsolicited background clearances attached to the application will be promptly removed/deleted by the Office of Human Resources and Labor Relations.

Bloomsburg University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, ancestry, disability, or veteran status in its programs and activities as required by Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and other applicable statutes and University policies.

Application Procedure:
Application materials must be submitted b y 11:59 PM on April 09, 2019. A complete application includes an application addressing qualifications and experience for the position. Submit application materials via the Online Recruitment System by the last day to apply. Applications may be entered online by pressing "Apply" at the top of this job vacancy. All job opportunities are located at https://www.bloomu.edu/jobs.

Please report all employment since the age of eighteen (18) years. Failure to do so may result in applicant disqualification. Mailed or Faxed resumes and/or applications will not be considered. A job application kiosk is available at the Office of Human Resources & Labor Relations for individuals
requiring assistance. The office is open from 8:00 AM until 4:30 PM and is located in Waller Administration Building, Room 134 at Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania.

For information on the University's crime statistics, which is available in a publication called "Annual Security Report", please contact Bloomsburg University Police at 570-389-2211 or by accessing the following website: http://bloomu.edu/documents/police/securityreport.pdf.
Contact: Human Resources, (570) 389-4933.

Submit Bloomsburg University Employment Application and required materials via the Online Recruitment System by the last day to apply. Mailed or Faxed resumes and/or applications will not be considered. Prior to a final offer of employment, the selected candidate will be required to submit to a background check including, but not limited to, employment verification, educational and credential verification, Pennsylvania Child Abuse History Clearance and criminal background.

For information regarding civil rights or grievance procedures and for inquiries concerning the application of Title IX and its implementing regulation, contact: Title IX Coordinator, Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania, Warren Student Services Center, 400 East Second Street, Bloomsburg, PA 17815; Phone: (570) 389-4529; Email: [email protected].

Additionally, inquiries concerning Title IX and its implementing regulation can be made to the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Civil Rights, Region III, The Wanamaker Building, 100 Penn Square East - Suite 505, Philadelphia, PA 19107; Phone: (215) 656-6010; Fax: (215) 656-6020.

A copy of Bloomsburg University's Annual Security and Fire Safety Report (http://bloomu.edu/documents/police/securityreport.pdf) is available to all current and prospective employees. This Report includes statistics for the previous three years concerning reported crimes that occurred on campus; in certain off campus buildings or property owned or controlled by Bloomsburg University; and on public property within, or immediately adjacent to and accessible from, the campus. The report also includes information concerning campus security, and information regarding sexual assault, dating  violence, stalking, and reporting instructions as well as emergency and evacuation procedures, and other matters. In addition, the Report contains statistics on fires in on campus housing facilities as well as, procedures, programs and practices with respect to fire safety. The Report is available on line by clicking the above link or by going to: https://bloomu.edu/ and clicking on the Campus Safety link. The University Police Department or Human Resource Department will provide a paper copy of the Report to any current or prospective employee upon request.

Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania, Bloomsburg, PA 17815-1301
www.bloomu.edu
APPLICATIONS MAY BE FILED ONLINE AT:
http://www.bloomu.edu/jobs
400 East Second Street
Bloomsburg, PA 17815
(570) 389-4933
[email protected]
Position #S7480-18-387

Posted: 03/26/19 Remove: 04/10/19


Police Chief – Sandy Township, Clearfield County PA

Sandy Township, Clearfield County PA, (population 10,500) seeks a Chief of Police with exceptional leadership and management skills to lead a progressive, PLEAC- accredited department of 11 full-time sworn officers. Candidates must have: at least 10 years of law enforcement experience with 5 years in a supervisory/command position in a law enforcement agency; experience with accreditation management, documented experience in managing a modern agency police with best practices for budgeting, planning, and personnel administration: a minimum of an Associate’s Degree in Criminal Justice or a related field or equivalent educational experience; an ability to work cooperatively with elected officials, municipal administration, citizens, and civic leaders; and exceptional leadership skills. Graduation from the FBI National Academy, Police Supervisory In-Service Training, Police Executive Development, or other recognized and equivalent law enforcement training is preferred.

The successful candidate must pass physical and psychological examinations, a drug screen, and a thorough background examination. Candidates must be currently certified under Pennsylvania Act 120. Excellent benefit package and salary range $80,000 – 90,000; exact salary dependent on experience/qualifications.

Resumes will be accepted until 4:00 PM on April 18, 2019. Interested candidates should submit letter of interest, resume, salary history, and requirements along with 3 professional references to: Shawn Arbaugh, PO Box 267 DuBois, PA 15801 or [email protected] Job description available by request.

Sandy Township is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will be considered without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ancestry, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, disability, or any other characteristics protected by law.

Posted: 03/19/19 Remove: 04/19/19


Police Officers (Full and Part-Time) - Borough of Mount Union, Huntingdon County, PA

The Borough of Mount Union is building a civil service eligibility list and accepting applications for Full and Part-Time Police Officers. Requirements include: United States citizenship, valid Pennsylvania driver’s license, at least 21 years of age, high school diploma or equivalent, meets the qualification requirements of Title 37 § 203 Subchapter B, an eligibility letter with a passing qualification from a PA Municipal Police Academy or Act 120 certification. Applicant must be available and able to work all shifts and all days.

Applications may be obtained at the Municipal Building, 9 W. Market ST, Mount Union, PA between 8:30 am and 4:30 pm. Qualified individuals must submit cover letter, completed Borough employment application, background investigation waiver, resume, transcript(s), three professional/personal references, copy of driver’s license, and proof of any specialized education, training, certificates, and qualifications (copy of MPOETC card for active officers, or a passing transcript from a PA Municipal Police Academy.) Applications must be delivered in person or mailed to:

Mount Union Borough
ATTN: Civil Service
9 W. Market Street
Mount Union, PA 17066

Applicants must pass a complete background investigation, a written civil service examination and an oral interview series prior to hiring. Veteran’s preference scoring of up to 10 additional points is possible on the written examination. Competitive hourly wage and excellent benefits package is offered (current starting rate is $35,000.00 per year with family benefits.) Information on the Borough of Mount Union and the Police Department may be obtained by visiting the Borough Office and on our websites: www.mountunionpa.net and www.facebook.com/mountunionpd.

Applications will be accepted until 4 p.m., Friday, April 12, 2019. The Civil Service Written Test will be held at 10 a.m., Saturday, April 20, 2019 at the Borough Office, 9 W. Market Street. A check or money order for $35 must accompany the application to cover the cost of the Civil Service Testing.

Mount Union Borough is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Posted: 03/19/19 Remove: 04/13/19


Chief of Police - Town of Bloomsburg, Columbia County, Pennsylvania
(Deadline Extended)

This is an administrative and supervisory position directing and coordinating the Municipal Program of Public Safety for the Town of Bloomsburg in Columbia County (population 14,855 and home to Bloomsburg University, with over 10,000 students and staff). The Chief of Police is responsible to lead, direct, and coordinate all units within the department including 3 Sergeants, and 14 Full time Officers. General direction is received from the Mayor, to whom the Chief reports directly, and the Municipal governing body through policy direction and conference.

Candidates will have served at least 5 years in a supervisory/command position in a law enforcement agency. A minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree with a pertinent major course of study is desired. In addition, it is preferred that applicants have experience in managing a modern law enforcement agency and that they are graduates from an advanced training course such as the FBI National Academy, Northwestern University School of Police Staff and Command, the Southern Police Institute, or other recognized and equivalent law enforcement training. A combination of education, training, and experience will be considered.

The successful candidate will be a professional who possesses a demonstrated knowledge and proficiency in police department operations and practices. This also includes planning, budgeting, labor relations, current law enforcement technology, public administration, personnel administration and management and knowledge of the law. The ability to work cooperatively with elected officials, municipal administration, citizens and civic leaders is required.

The successful candidate must be currently certified under Pennsylvania Act 120 (53 Pa. C.SA. § 2161), or be eligible to receive certification within 120 days of employment. Salary is dependent upon experience and qualifications. A comprehensive medical examination, psychological examination and extensive background investigation will be required prior to appointment.

Residency within fifteen (15) miles of the police department is required within one year of appointment. Interested applicants should forward application, a cover letter and resume that includes positions held, education, experience, history of police responsibility and accomplishments.

Resume and cover letter should be marked "Town of Bloomsburg Police Chief Search"

Send via email to:
[email protected]
or via USPS to:

Town of Bloomsburg, Human Resources Department, 301 E. Second Street, Bloomsburg PA 17815

First review of resumes will be Monday, April 29, 2019. (Deadline Extended)

The Town of Bloomsburg is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Posted: 03/06/19 Remove: 04/30/19


Police Officer Examination - Lehigh Township, Northampton County, PA

   The Lehigh Township Police Department is seeking applicants for the position of Police Officer. Applications may be obtained at the Lehigh Township Police Department Office, 1043 Municipal Road, Walnutport, PA, between the hours of 7:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. Completed applications must be filed IN PERSON on or before 4:30 p.m, April 10, 2019, at the Lehigh Township Police Department. All applicants are required to pay a non-refundable fee of $35.00 upon submission of a completed application. To be eligible for participation in any examination, an applicant must have reached his or her twenty-first (21st) birthday before the deadline for submitting a completed application. Applicants must be Act 120 certified, or able to obtain Act 120 certification prior to appointment. Applicants must have either attained an Associate’s degree from an accredited college or the equivalent credit requirement for an Associate’s degree or possess a high school diploma and have continuously served as a police officer for the past two (2) years with any police department.

   The applicant must be a United States citizen, be physically and mentally fit to perform the full duties of a police officer, and must possess a valid Pennsylvania driver’s license prior to appointment. In the event of being hired, the Township maintains a residency requirement of living within Northampton County or an adjacent County within one (1) year of hire.

   The dates for the administering of the tests are as follows: Written examination, Saturday, April 13, 2019 at 8:30am, followed by the physical fitness examination.

   Oral examinations will be conducted the week of April 22, 2019 and scheduled by appointment for those passing both the written & physical fitness exam.

Lehigh Township is an Equal Opportunity Employer. It is the Township’s policy to grant equal employment opportunity and promotion to qualified persons without regard to race, religion, national origin, gender, age, marital status or non-job related physical or mental handicap or disability (ADA).

Posted: 03/04/19 Remove: 04/11/19


Chief of Police - South Heidelberg Township Police Department, Berks County, PA (Deadline Extended)

South Heidelberg Township Police Department, an 8-member police department in Berks County, Pennsylvania, is seeking applicants for the position of Chief of Police. Applicants must possess communication, team-building, and management skills with abilities in police administration. Salary is negotiable, dependent upon qualifications and includes a competitive benefit package.

General Job Requirements:

• Bachelor Degree in Police Science or a related police field

• Graduation from the FBI National Academy, Northwestern University School of Staff & Command, or Command Administrative Officers’ Development Course at Southern Police Institute (University of Louisville)

• Ten (10) years of progressive police supervisory/managerial responsibility, preferably with a township department in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania

• Regional police experience within the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania is desired

• Current certification from the Pennsylvania Municipal Police Officers Education and Training Commission (MPOETC Act 120) or within 90 days

• Must be able to perform essential job functions

• Must successfully complete background examinations as well as post-offer/pre-employment physical and psychological examinations

• Must be of strong moral character

• Must possess a current, valid Pennsylvania Driver’s License

Successful candidate must reside within 15 miles of South Heidelberg Township Police Department within one (1) year of employment.

Applications may be obtained at the South Heidelberg Township Municipal Building at
555A Mountain Home Road, Sinking Spring, PA 19608 or by calling 610-678-9411.

Closing date for applicants is 4:30 pm, Friday, April 26, 2019. Applications must be returned by mail or in person to the office of South Heidelberg Township, in care of Manager Sean A. McKee at 555A Mountain Home Road, Sinking Spring, PA 19608. Resumes may be attached.

South Heidelberg Township Police Department 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.

Salary is expected to be in the $90,000 - $100,000 range.

The Township Supervisors reserve the right to modify this announcement.

Posted: 02/28/19 Remove: 04/27/19


Police Officer - Solebury Township Police Department, Bucks County, PA

Police Officer - The Solebury Township Police Department is currently hiring for a Full Time Police Officer. The department patrols 27 square miles in Central Bucks County. The 20 members of the police department believe in a community policing approach to solving crime. Collaboration with our residents has helped the police department to be successful in solving problems and improving quality of life issues. Please review the attachment below for more details on how to apply and job requirements. The police department is located at 3092 Sugan Rd. Solebury PA 18963. Resume, application and cover letter must be received by March 29, 2019 at 4pm.

JOB ANNOUNCEMENT SoleburyPD.pdf

Posted: 02/28/19 Remove: 03/29/19


Police Patrol Officer - Northern Lancaster County Regional Police Department, PA

The Northern Lancaster County Regional Police Department (NLCRPD) is accepting cover letters and current resumes from interested and qualified candidates for the position of police patrol officer. Agency planning requires that the NLCRPD seek qualified candidates to meet staffing needs. Candidates are requested to submit a cover letter and resume to the NLCRPD. This is an ongoing process, with applications retained for a one-year period. If you have applied within the last six months there is no need to re-apply.

GENERAL REQUIREMENTS:

  • Minimum age 21, good physical condition, proportional height and weight, high school graduate (or equivalent). Must be able to perform essential job functions and complete a competitive process, including but not limited to oral interviews, physical and psychological examination, polygraph examination, and comprehensive background investigation.
  • Have completed a certified Pennsylvania MPOETC Act 120 training program or be
  • Currently enrolled in a certified Pennsylvania Municipal Police Officers’ Education & Training Commission (MPOETC) Act 120 training program or
  • Be currently employed as a full-time police officer of another state and met the certification standards of that state and be able to pass the certification examination administered by MPOETC.
  • College degree in any discipline is preferred, or an acceptable combination of experience and education
  • Benefits include: pension, eye, dental, prescription, and medical coverage, life insurance, paid vacation, court time, longevity pay, education bonus, and uniforms.
  • Competitive salary range as provided within the existing CBA

GENERAL INFORMATION: The Northern Lancaster County Regional Police Department is a dynamic and progressive agency formed in 2012 serving the communities of Clay Township, Penn Township, and Warwick Township. The agency currently has a sworn staff of 28 officers and serves a population of approximately 38,000 citizens in a coverage area of 72 square miles. Please see what our team has to offer at www.nlcrpd.org or at Northern Lancaster County Regional Police Department on Facebook. The agency is a member of the Pennsylvania Chiefs of Police Accreditation programming and is actively engaged in the accreditation process.

The NLCPRD is seeking candidates who wish to enjoy a work environment dedicated to embracing change, use of leading-edge technology, problem solving and a high degree of community service. We are seeking an individual who wishes to excel in their career path and enjoy all the challenges of law enforcement services while operating within a team-based environment.

We are only seeking team players with a high level of desire to achieve and thrive professionally and on an individual basis.

If you are this individual, please send your resume marked:

Officer Hiring Candidate
NLCRPD
860 Durlach Road
Stevens, PA 17578-9761
Attn: Ms. R. Zimmerman
Administrative Assistant

Equal Opportunity Employer Statement
The Northern Lancaster County Regional Police Department (NLCRPD) is committed to the principle of equal employment opportunity for all employees and to providing employees with a work environment free of discrimination and harassment. All employment decisions at the NLCRPD are based on organizational needs, job requirements/descriptions/essential functions, and individual qualifications, without regard to race, color, religion or belief, national, social or ethnic origin, sex (including pregnancy), age, physical, mental or sensory disability, HIV status, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, marital, civil union or domestic partnership status, past or present military service, family medical history or genetic information, family or parental status, or any other status protected by the laws or regulations in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. The NLCRPD will not tolerate discrimination or harassment based on any of these characteristics.

Posted: 02/15/19 Remove: when notified


Police Officer - Tredyffrin Township Police Department, Chester County, PA

PHYSICAL AGILITY ASSESSMENT AND WRITTEN TEST FOR POLICE OFFICER

TEST DATE: SATURDAY, APRIL 27, 2019 8:00 am
Conestoga High School
200 Irish Road
Berwyn, PA 19312

Print the Application Form, Physician Statement Form, and Informed Consent Form. Answer all questions on the application forms completely and honestly. Falsification or deliberate omission of any of the requested information may cause disqualification. A filing fee of $40.00 must accompany the application. Checks should be made out to "Tredyffrin Township." No cash will be accepted. Applications may be mailed to: Superintendent of Police / Tredyffrin Township Police Department / 1100 DuPortail Road / Berwyn, PA 19312-1079.

LAST DAY FOR FILING APPLICATION: Tuesday, April 23, 2019 at 4:00PM

Click here for additional information
If you have any questions, please contact the Executive Secretary at 610-408-3641 or via email at
[email protected]

The following are the minimum requirements for the position of Police Officer in Tredyffrin Township:

AGE: Must be 21 years of age and applicant must not exceed 70 years of age on the date of the written test.

HEIGHT & WEIGHT: Must be in proportion.

VISION: Applicants shall have visual acuity of at least 20/70, uncorrected in the stronger eye, correctable to at least 20/20; and at least 20/200, uncorrected in the weaker eye, correctable to at least 20/40. In addition, the applicant shall have normal depth and color perception and be free of any other significant visual abnormality.

PHYSICAL: Applicant must pass a rigid physical examination and physical performance assessment consistent with job tasks.

EDUCATION: Current MPOETC certification through Act 120 AND 60 college semester credits from an accredited college or university.

BACKGROUND: Applicant must not have a criminal conviction record and must have an excellent reputation. An extensive background investigation will be conducted on all applicants considered for employment.

Posted: 02/12/19 Remove: 04/24/19


Police Chief - Upper Dublin Township, Montgomery County PA

Updated

Upper Dublin Township, Montgomery County PA, (population 26,000) seeks a Chief of Police with exceptional leadership and management skills to lead a progressive, PLEAC- accredited department of 40 full-time sworn officers. Candidates must have: at least 10 years in a supervisory/command position in a law enforcement agency; documented experience in managing a modern police agency with best practices for budgeting, planning, and personnel administration; a minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice or a related field; an ability to work cooperatively with elected officials, municipal administration, citizens, and civic leaders; and exceptional leadership skills. Graduation from the FBI National Academy, Northwestern University School, Southern Police Institute, or other recognized and equivalent law enforcement training is preferred.

The successful candidate must pass physical and psychological examinations, a drug screen, and a thorough background examination. Candidates must be currently certified under Pennsylvania Act 120, or be eligible to receive certification within 60 days of employment. Salary range $140-155,000; exact salary dependent on experience/qualifications.

To apply, submit a letter of interest, resume, and salary history/expectation in one attachment by noon on March 15, 2019 to: [email protected].

The Township is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Posted: 02/11/19 Remove: 03/16/19


Police Officer - Lehigh County Police Testing Consortium, PA

8 Departments 1 Test
Lehigh County Chiefs of Police Consortium Test

The Lehigh County Police Testing Consortium and eight area agencies have entered into an agreement to conduct a cooperative testing process for the position of police officer. The written exam will take place on Saturday April 6th, 2019 and the physical agility test will take place on Saturday, April 20th, 2019. The agencies participating at this time include: Catasauqua Borough Police, Coplay Borough Police, Coopersburg Borough Police, Emmaus Borough Police, South Whitehall Township Police, Upper Macungie Township Police, Upper Saucon Township Police, and Whitehall Township Police.

Interested applicants must register and complete the Online Application Process at http://www.lehighcountypolicetest.com as well as pay the non-refundable $75.00 fee no later than Friday March 22, 2019 at 5 pm

  • No paper applications will be accepted.
  • Open application begins February 9, 2019 at 0800AM

All eight police departments offer an exciting opportunity for a police career with competitive salary and benefits packages. All participating departments encourage qualified candidates to apply.
EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYERS. WOMEN AND MINORITY APPLICANTS ENCOURAGED TO APPLY.

Posted: 02/11/19 Remove: 03/23/19


 

Manager, Consulting and Member Services, Pennsylvania Chiefs of Police Association

The Pennsylvania Chiefs of Police Association (PCPA) employs a full-time staff of dedicated professionals, focused on developing and sustaining world-class services and capabilities for Pennsylvania’s law enforcement agencies. The PCPA is seeking a skilled individual to serve as Manager of Consulting and Member Services. This position is located in the PCPA Headquarters building in Harrisburg and reports to the Association Executive Director.

The Consulting and Member Services Manager is responsible for oversight and direction of five principle program services. These services have been identified and developed for the purpose of providing high quality administrative support to police departments to promote a standard of consistency and professionalism across Pennsylvania.    Program services range from coordinating physical performance testing, promotion and initial-hire testing to conducting Chief Executive Officer searches with client police departments and municipalities, respectively.  Also included in the position responsibilities is the management and oversight of organizational studies and other consulting services provided by the Association.
 
The position includes a competitive salary commensurate with experience and education, as well as generous benefits.
 
In addition to submission of a professional resume, applicants shall submit a cover letter in which they:
  • Describe their experience with testing and consulting responsibilities. 
  • Describe their experience with preparing proposals in response to Requests for Proposals.
  • Describe their experience with managing basic tasks relating to contracting, invoicing, and tracking payments.
  • Indicate their salary requirements.

Knowledge skills and abilities required for the position:

  • Strong verbal and writing skills
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Problem solving skills
  • Proficiency in using Microsoft office products
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks and activities simultaneously
  • Working knowledge of law enforcement operations and best practices.
 
Applications must be received by February 22, 2019
Send via email to: [email protected]
 
Via USPS to:
Pennsylvania Chiefs of Police Association
Attn: Executive Director
3905 North Front Street
Harrisburg, PA 17110
 
Posted: 1/25/2019