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.

If you would like to receive updates regarding job postings, you can sign up for the email notifications by clicking here. If you are currently a member of the association, go to "My Profile" once you log in to the website and click on yes to the question - Do you want to receive job announcement emails.

For more information about posting a job listing on this site, contact Greg Bean at 717-236-1059 Extension 107.

Position Announcements

Police Officer – City of Bethlehem
Police Officer - Mechanicsburg Police Department

Sergeant Positions - Penn State Hazleton Campus and Penn State Wilkes-Barre

Northern York County Regional Police Department

Police Officer – Indiana Borough Police Department

County Detective - Lebanon County District Attorney’s Office Criminal Investigation Unit

Part Time Police Officer – Pennridge Regional Police Department

Police Chief - Perkasie Borough

Police Officer - Act 120 Certified - Conewago Township

Police Officer - Borough of Wyomissing
School Police Officer – Wyomissing Area School District

Police Officer - Montgomery Township Police Department (examination & testing dates updated)

Police Officer – City of Bethlehem, Northampton County, PA

The City of Bethlehem will be accepting applications for the position of Police Officer beginning 8:30 AM., October 28, 2019 through 3:00 PM., December 13, 2019. The Police Civil Service Entrance Examination will be conducted Saturday, January 18, 2020. Starting annual salary: $59,952.37. Competitive benefits package.

To apply, you must:

- Be a citizen of the U.S. and resident of the U.S. for at least 5 years;
- Be at least 21 years of age on December 13, 2019; and
- Possess an Associate's Degree or a minimum of 60 credits from not more than 2 accredited colleges/universities (this requirement may be waived if you possess Act 120 Certification and 4,000 hours of service as a municipal police officer, or have at least two years active military service and an honorable discharge from such service); and possess a valid driver's license.

Application Packets may be obtained from the HR Bureau at 10 E. Church St., Bethlehem, PA, M-F, 8 AM to 4 PM, or online at

Please submit the following, postmarked no later than December 13, 2019:

1. Completed and signed Application Packet;
2. Copy of high school diploma;
3. Copy of degree and unofficial transcript and/or copy of Act 120 Certificate;
4. Copy of birth certificate;
5. Copy of valid driver's license;
6. Copy of social security card;
7. Notarized Civil Service Voucher;
8. Money order for $50 made payable to "City of Bethlehem"; and
9. DD-214, Member 4 Form if you are a veteran claiming Veteran's Preference.

Incomplete application packets will not be accepted. $50 registration fee is non-refundable. Successful applicants will be notified by e-mail of time and location of examination. Equal Opportunity Employer.

Posted: 10/22/19 Remove: 12/14/19

Police Officer - Mechanicsburg Police Department, Cumberland County, PA

The Mechanicsburg Police Department is now accepting applications for Patrol Officer. Download an application packet at - Go to “How do I….”, click on “Employment” and it will be along the right side of the page.

$50.00 non-refundable fee required to be submitted with the application.

Application return deadline – November 8, 2019 at 4:30 pm

Requirements: 21 years of age, US Citizen, valid operator’s license, High School Diploma/GED, PA Act 120 certification prior to date of hire.

Posted: 10/21/19 Remove: 11/9/19


Sergeant Positions - Penn State Hazleton Campus and Penn State Wilkes-Barre Campus, PA

The Penn State Hazleton Campus and the Wilkes-Barre campus are looking to fill a Sergeant position at each of their campuses! Enforce state and local laws, as well as University regulations, through investigation, apprehension, and prosecution of violators. The successful candidate will possess the necessary leadership skills; the ability to work cooperatively with various levels of faculty, staff, students, and outside agencies; the ability to provide effective and honest/credible testimony at court hearings; outstanding customer service orientation; excellent verbal and written communication skills; excellent analytical, judgment, and organization skills; and ability to work with a variety of cultures and backgrounds. Penn State and the University Police are committed to fostering diversity, inclusion, and equal opportunity.

Apply online at (Hazleton Campus) and at (Wilkes-Barre Campus)

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, 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: 10/21/19 Remove: When notified

Northern York County Regional Police Department - York County, PA

The Northern York County Regional Police Department is currently recruiting new police officers. All candidates must have completed Act 120 academy (or graduating by January 1, 2019), or be an out of state police officer that has successfully completed the MPOETC Certification Exam.

If you are interested in being a part of this process please email Deputy Chief David Lash at [email protected]. You should include a resume with your email. All candidates that meet the general requirements listed below will be notified of available dates and times for interviews.There is no fee to participate in this process. Inquiries will be accepted until December 1, 2019.

The Northern York County Regional Police Department provides police services to approximately 80,000 people in nine municipalities (seven townships and two boroughs) covering 177 square miles of York County. The Department has an authorized strength of 58 sworn members.

2020 starting salary is $59,087.39. Fully tenured officers (9 years) are making $98,478.98 in 2020. We are a progressive department with excellent opportunities for specialized training and advancement.

General Requirements for the position of Police Officer:

1. Citizen of the United States.
2. Must be twenty-one (21) years of age prior to appointment.
3. No civilian or military criminal history of misdemeanor or felony crimes; summary and/or ordinance arrest and convictions will be examined and may be cause for rejection.
4. Must be in good physical health, with weight in proportion to height.
5. Must obtain or have a valid Pennsylvania Driver’s License prior to appointment.
6. Must reside within fifteen (15) miles of police jurisdiction within one year of appointment.
7. Must be Act 120 certified or have recently graduated from a MPOETC academy prior to appointment.
8. Must not have tattoos, intentional scarring, branding or other mutilation visible when wearing a short sleeve uniform shirt with an open neck.

For more information on the Northern York County Regional Police Department, visit

Additional questions can be directed to Deputy Chief David Lash at [email protected]

The Northern York County Regional Police Department is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Posted: 10/15/19 Remove: 12/02/19

Police Officer – Indiana Borough Police Department, Indiana County, PA

The Borough of Indiana, county seat of Indiana County, will be hosting physical fitness and written examinations in order to establish an eligibility list for the position of Police Officer.

Application deadline is Friday October 25, 2019 at 0700.

Applications Available online @

Applications can be mailed to: 80 North 8th Street Indiana, PA 15701 or delivered in person to the Indiana Borough Police Department

Testing will be administered in early November. Applicants will be notified via mail of the exact date, time and location testing.

  • Applicants must be at least 21 years old at the time of testing
  • United States citizen
  • Possess a valid Pennsylvania driver’s license
  • Earned 60 college credits
  • Must live and reside within 20-mile radius by completion of probationary year
  • No ACT 120 required for testing

Annual base salary (2020 figures): $51,650 to start, $68,867 after 5 years

Benefits include: medical, dental and vision.; Pension after at least 25 years of service and age 50. 18 sick days; Paid holidays; 4 personal days; 2 weeks vacation with a maximum of 6 weeks vacation (extra week every 5 years). Longevity step of 1% per year to a maximum of 16 years.; equipment allowance; and educational reimbursement.

Posted: 10/10/19 Remove: 11/09/19

County Detective - Lebanon County District Attorney’s Office Criminal Investigation Unit, PA

Job Announcement
Posting Date: October 8, 2019
A County of Lebanon Application must be completed for consideration for this position.
Applications will be accepted through Tuesday, October 22, 2019

The Lebanon County District Attorney’s Office Criminal Investigation Unit is accepting applications for the position of County Detective. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: conducting a wide variety of criminal investigations with a focus on child abuse; processing crime scenes; interviewing victims, witnesses and suspects; making criminal arrests; testifying at various court levels; preparing and submitting written reports; providing assistance and support to the Lebanon County Drug Task Force and completing all other assignments as required. The candidate must be able to interact with local, State and Federal law enforcement agencies.

MPOETC Act 120 certification and prior law enforcement experience is required, experience in criminal investigations is preferred. Qualified applicants will be required to submit to an extensive background investigation, which may include a polygraph examination

Equal Employment Opportunity Employer

Position: County Detective
Department: Lebanon County Detective Bureau
Room 11, Municipal Building
400 S. 8thStreet
Lebanon, PA 17042
Available: Immediately
Bargaining Unit: Lebanon County Detectives Association
Hours: Variable
Pay Grade: In accordance with Detectives Bargaining agreement
Salary Range: $1,974.59 Bi-weekly

Leeanne Shank
Human Resources Assistant
Room 200, Municipal Bldg.
400 S. 8th Street
Lebanon, PA 17042
[email protected]

Posted: 10/10/19 Remove: 10/23/19

Part Time Police Officer – Pennridge Regional Police Department, Bucks County, PA

The Pennridge Regional Police Department is accepting applications for a part-time Police Officer. Applicants must meet the following minimum requirements:

1. United States Citizen
2. Minimum 21 years of age
3. High School Graduate
4. MPOETC Act 120 Certified
5. Be medically and physically capable of performing duties of the position
6. Possess a valid PA Operator’s License

This position is exempt from the Bargaining Unit and is considered as an at-will employee. The hiring process will include, interview, background check, a medical and psychological exam, and may include successfully passing a polygraph examination.

Hours of work will include day and night shifts, weekends, holidays and other hours required by the Department.

Applications can be picked up in person at the Pennridge Regional Police Department; 200 Ridge Road Sellersville, PA 18960

The completed application must be returned by the end of business on November 27, 2019.

Posted: 10/8/19 Remove: 11/28/19

Police Chief - Perkasie Borough, Bucks County, Pennsylvania

Perkasie Borough, Bucks County, Pennsylvania, is currently seeking applications for the position of Police Chief. The Borough is located in the Pennridge section of Upper Bucks County, and is financially stable. The Chief manages a department of 17 FT sworn officers and 2 civilian employees; the policing jurisdiction includes the Borough of Sellersville. The Borough has a population of 8,500 with 2.5 square miles and a police budget of approximately $3.6 million. The Chief plans, organizes, supervises all functions of the Police Department to include patrol, investigations, and administration. The person must be community-focused and have the leadership, management, and interpersonal skills to maintain and advance the department’s standing as a progressive, professional, and innovative police agency.

Applicants must possess the minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent experience, and have demonstrated, executive potential with at least fifteen years of law enforcement experience, including a minimum of five (5) years of experience in a command position. The candidate must be certified by MPOETC and possess a current Act 120 certification, or be capable of becoming certified. The salary range is $115-130,000 with an excellent benefit package; exact salary will depend on qualifications/experience.

Deadline for applications is noon on November 4, 2019. Applicants should send cover letter and resume, including salary history/expectations all in one attachment to [email protected].

Posted: 10/03/19 Remove: 11/05/19

Police Officer Act 120 Certified- Conewago Township, Adams County, PA 

The Conewago Township Police Department is presently seeking well-qualified applicants for the position of full-time Police Officer. Applicants must have Act 120 certification and meet all required MPOETC standards. The hiring process will include the following: a written exam, an individual interview, a comprehensive background investigation, and a physical and psychological evaluation. Our department is comprised of full-time, professional police officers. We provide a very competitive wage, which could range up to that of a “two-year officer”—depending on qualifications and experience—and an excellent benefit package.

Candidates may pick up an application at the Conewago Township Police Department, Monday through Friday, between 8:00 am to 3:00 pm.; or request one by email by contacting – [email protected].

There is a $25.00 administration fee due when the application is returned, in the form of a check or money order, made payable to “Conewago Township.” The application and fee must be returned by 3:00 pmFriday, October 18, 2019 to: 

Conewago Township Police Department
Attn: Application Processing
541 Oxford Avenue
Hanover, Pa. 17331

 Conewago Township, Adams County, is an Equal Opportunity Employer 

Posted: 09/18/19 Remove: 10/19/19

Police Officer - Borough of Wyomissing, Berks County, PA

The Wyomissing Police Department is accepting applications for the position of police officer. Applications are available at the Wyomissing Borough Hall, 22 Reading Boulevard, or at Applicants must submit an application to the Wyomissing Borough Hall and pay the non- refundable fee of $45 by cash, check (payable to the Borough of Wyomissing), or money order, no later than Friday, October 4, 2019 at 4 PM to be considered for further processing.

Any applicant claiming Veteran’s Preference is responsible for providing any and all relevant documents, which shall at a minimum, include a form DD-214, no later than two (2) business days immediately prior to the date of the written examination.

Applicants must be a United States citizen, have reached their 18th birthday, be physically and mentally fit to perform the duties of a police officer, be able to possess a valid PA driver’s license, and have a high school diploma or GED, plus at least one of the following:

  • A two (2) year degree or equivalent from an accredited institution of higher education; or
  • Ninety (90) semester credit hours from an accredited institution of higher education; or
  • Successfully completed the Commonwealth of PA Municipal Police Officers’ Education and Training Commission Act 120 and eligible for certification through MPOETC and seventy- five (75) credit hours from an accredited institution of higher education.

Applicants must successfully complete a written, oral and physical examinations, psychological screening, drug & alcohol testing, polygraph examination, and a thorough background investigation.

The starting base salary for a probationary police officer in 2020, after completion of the police academy is $60,474.

The written test will be held on Saturday, October 12, 2019 at 9 AM at the Wyomissing Area High School, 630 Evans Avenue, Wyomissing. Directions to the testing location are available at or when submitting the application. Doors will open at 8:15 AM  Candidates must produce photo ID to participate in each phase of the testing.

Candidates achieving a written score of 70% or better will proceed to the physical performance test, on Sunday, October 27, 2019 at 8 AM at the Alvernia University’s Track & Schlager Memorial Field. Directions will be provided. Candidates must produce photo ID to participate in each phase of the testing.

Posted: 09/13/19 Remove: 10/05/19


School Police Officer – Wyomissing Area School District, Wyomissing, Berks County PA

This new position at the Wyomissing Area School District will responsible for interacting with students and staff throughout the District to promote physical safety, intervene in incidents, make recommendations for increased safety measures, and facilitate learning opportunities for staff and students as it pertains to safety and security. This is a Ten (10) Month (210 Days) position and covers the 2019-20 and 2020-21 school years. Further position consideration is contingent on the availability of Act 44 grant funds and/or board approval.

Minimum Requirements:

  1. Law Enforcement, public safety, and/or security background required
  2. High School Diploma or equivalent
  3. Bachelor’s Degree in a related field- preferred
  4. Active Act 120 Certificate or graduate of PA State Police Academy
  5. Current annual firearms qualification
  6. Valid Driver’s License
  7. Strong intrapersonal skills with adults and students to develop strong relationships
  8. Up-to-date clearances required by federal and state law and determined by the School Board of Directors (Act 34, Act 151, FBI, Act 71, Act 126)
  9. Understanding of NIMS (National Incident Management System)
  10. Three or more years of law enforcement experience


  1. Medical, Dental, and Vision Insurance
  2. PSERS Retirement Plan
  3. Life Insurance and Long-term Disability
  4. Paid Sick and Personal Days

Application Process:

External Candidates should forward PA Standard (Teaching) Application found on the Human Resources tab of our website to: Human Resources, Wyomissing Area School District, 630 Evans Ave., Wyomissing, PA 19610 OR email [email protected]

Required Application Materials:

  • Letter of Interest
  • PA Standard (Teaching) Application
  • Resume’
  • Transcripts
  • Law Enforcement/Firearms Certificate
  • 3 Professional Letters of Reference

Please Note:  A complete application packet must be submitted by the closing date September 29th, 2019 in order to be considered. For external candidates, all required clearances must be within one year and must be compliant with the Pennsylvania Department of Education’s mandated criteria for hire upon job offer.

Posted: 09/05/19 Remove: 09/30/19

Police Officer - Montgomery Township Police Department, Montgomery County, PA

The Montgomery Township Police Department has announced the opening of the 2019/2020 Hiring Period. The Police Department is accepting applications to fill expected vacancies. Base salary for Recruit - $62,538; base salary for First Class Police Officer (4 Years with the department) - $108,195.

• 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 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 January 1, 2020.

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

• Applications must be completed and turned into: Montgomery Township Police Department, 1001 Stump Road, Montgomeryville, PA 18936-0068.

Applications must be completed and turned in by Midnight November 1, 2019.

Police Written Examination November 17, 2019 (see application for further information). (updated)

Police Physical Fitness Test November 17, 2019 (see application for further information). (updated)

• Montgomery Township is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

• For more information and a downloadable application, visit our website at: or visit our Facebook page.

GENERAL INFORMATION: Montgomery Township is located approximately 15 miles northwest of the City of Philadelphia, PA. This suburban department has an authorized strength of 36 sworn officers and 9 civilian Communications and Administrative Staff. The Department provides police service to a “highly” commercialized township of 10.6 square miles and a resident population of 24,000+. In addition to the traditional Patrol Division, the Department consists of an Administrative Division (which maintains our own 24/7 Communications Center and support services), Detective Division, Accreditation Unit, Canine Unit, Bicycle Patrol Unit, Community Policing Unit, Highway Safety Unit, and a regional Special Weapons and Tactics Team.

Posted: 09/02/19 Remove: 11/02/19