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 - East Hempfield Township Police Department
Full-Time Police Officer - Catawissa Borough, Columbia County, PA

Full-time and Part-time Police Officers – Hemlock Township Police Department

Police Officer - Muhlenberg Township Police Department

Police Officer - City of Allentown

Police Officer Examination - Borough of Watsontown

Police Officer-Susquehanna Area Regional Airport Authority

Police Officers - Northern York County Regional Police Department

Police Officer - Annville – Palmyra Civil Service Consortium

Police Officer- Phoenixville Civil Service Commission
 - We are now suspending the acceptance of applications due to COVID-19 until further notice.
Police Officer - Lower Paxton Township Police Department
 We are now suspending the acceptance of applications due to COVID-19 until further notice.
Probationary Police Officer - Whitemarsh Township Police Department

Chief of Police - Souderton Borough

Police Officer (part-time) – The East Earl Township Police Department

Accreditation Manager - Pennsylvania State Police

Police Officer Testing - Patton Township Police Department

Lieutenant - East Norriton Township Police Department

Police Officer Position - Villanova University

Part-Time Patrol Officer – Royersford Borough, Montgomery County, PA

Police Property and Evidence Specialist-Pennsylvania State University Policy and Public Safety

Lehman Township Police Department

Police Officer - Shippensburg Police Department

Police Officer - East Hempfield Township Police Department, Lancaster County, PA

East Hempfield Township Police Department
1700 Nissley Road, 
Landisville, Pa. 17538

The East Hempfield Township Police Department is accepting applications from interested and qualified candidates for the position of police officer. Candidates are requested to submit an application online through (visit Please attach your resume and cover letter with the online application.

The deadline for receipt of applications is May 1, 2020 at 4:00 p.m.

If you have any questions or need additional information you may contact Lt. Matthew Pohle at (717) 898-3103 or via email at [email protected]

The EHTPD is seeking candidates who wish to enjoy a work environment dedicated to community service and law enforcement within a value guided police agency. We are seeking motivated police officers who possess a strong drive for self-initiated police work while operating within a team-based environment. We are only seeking proactive team players with a high desire to achieve and thrive professionally and on an individual basis.

The East Hempfield Township Police Department was formed in July 1963
and has grown to a current staff of 34 police officers and 4 civilian support employees. The agency provides 24/7 service to the residents, businesses, and visitors of East Hempfield Township. The department is responsible for a jurisdiction covering 21 square miles with 140 miles of roadway and containing a population in excess of 23,500. The community consists of a rich mixture of residential, commercial, manufacturing, and agricultural areas. For more information go to

Must be twenty-one (21) years of age or older
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.
Must possess a high school diploma or GED Equivalency
Must have a valid PA operator's license at the time of application deadline
Must possess current ACT 120 MPOETC certification by June 1, 2020.
Must be legally eligible to work in the United States and provide proof of citizenship.
Must meet or exceed all requirements and conditions for certification under MPOETC Act 120, the East Hempfield Township Police Department Police Officer Job Description, and the EHTPD Selection and Hiring policy.

• Please do not apply unless you meet the above requirements. Requirements will not be waived.

• Proper submission and receipt of application, resume, and cover letter
• Oral Interview with Command Staff provided to a group of applicants
• Polygraph examination
• Background investigation
• Medical evaluation
• Drug screen
• Psychological evaluation
• Final selection will be made from any one of the top three candidates
• Veteran preference applied to candidates within the top three final positions
• Preference may be given to applicants with PA State Police or PA Municipal Officer experience

• Competitive salary as provided within the existing CBA. (2020 starting pay-$64,249.00)
• Health care benefits including medical, dental, prescription and vision.
• Life insurance, short and long-term disability insurance.
• Generous vacation, and holiday leave benefits.
• Educational reimbursement.
• Department issued uniforms, equipment, and cleaning allowance.
• Defined benefit pension plan- superannuation retirement at 25 years and age 50.
• Post retirement health benefit.
• Employee Assistance Program.


Posted: 04/03/20 Remove: 05/02/20

Full-Time Police Officer - Catawissa Borough, Columbia County, PA

Qualified persons are invited to apply to the Borough of Catawissa Civil Service Commission to take competitive examinations leading to eligibility for appointment as a Full-Time Patrolman for the Catawissa Police Department.

General Requirements:
Candidates, at the time of application must: (1) Possess a diploma from an accredited high school or a graduate equivalency diploma (GED); (2) Be Act 120 Certified under the Municipal Police Officers Education and Training Act (Act 120), or shall have successfully completed Act 120 Training and successfully passed the final exam, thus being eligible for Act 120 Certification once hired by the Borough; (3) Be a United States Citizen; (4) Be physically and mentally fit to perform the full duties of a police officer; (5) Be at least twenty-one (21) years of age; and (6) Possess valid motor vehicle license and be eligible to legally operate a motor vehicle in Pennsylvania.

Successful applicants must also meet all the requirements of the Borough's Civil Service Rules and Regulations (that will include a background investigation and if selected, be required to successfully pass a physical and psychological examination.) An application form and details of the selection process may be obtained at the Catawissa Borough Building, located at 307 Main Street, Catawissa, PA 17820. A completed application, with a $25.00 non-refundable application fee, must be filed or sent to the attention of Civil Service Commission at the address above, before 4:00 p.m. on Tuesday, April 14, 2020.

The written examination will be held at 10:00am on Saturday April 18th, 2020 at the Catawissa Borough Hall. At 12:00pm on the 18th, the Physical Agility Test will be held at Phoenix Rehab. Center, 1000 Market Street, Bloomsburg, PA 17815. On Monday April 20th at 9:00am, an Oral Examination of qualifying candidates will be held at Catawissa Borough Hall.

Posted: 04/02/20 Remove: 04/15/20

Full-time and Part-time Police Officers – Hemlock Township Police Department, Bloomsburg, Columbia County, PA

The Hemlock Township Police Department is currently seeking candidates for the positions of full-time and part-time police officer.  The Hemlock Township Police Department is responsible for providing law enforcement services to Hemlock Township, Madison Township, Millville Borough and the Millville Area School District.

Applications will be available during business hours, from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 pm, at the Hemlock Township Municipal Building, 26 Firehall Road, Bloomsburg PA or by emailing Chief Michael VanDine at [email protected].

Each candidate must meet the following minimum standards to be eligible for consideration:

  • Must be at least twenty-one (21) years of age.
  • Possess a High School Diploma or GED recognized by the Board of Education.
  • Must have successfully graduated from a police academy and able to obtain their PA Municipal Police Officers’ Education and Training Commission Academy certification (Act 120 certification) or currently certified as a police officer in another State and qualified to obtain MPOETC Act 120 certification.
  • Must be a U.S. Citizen.
  • Must possess a valid driver’s license with no revocations or suspensions within the last 3 years.
  • Must be able to pass an extensive background investigation with no criminal history that precludes the candidate from obtaining a MPOETC certification.
  • Possess the physical and mental skills necessary to perform the duties of a police officer.

Candidates not meeting the minimum standards or are intentionally dishonest will be deemed disqualified from participating in the process.

To obtain additional information contact Chief Michael VanDine at 570.784.6543 or email [email protected].

The Hemlock Township Police Department is an equal opportunity employer.

Posted: 03/27/20 Remove: 07/28/20

Police Officer - Muhlenberg Township Police Department, Berks County, PA

The Muhlenberg Police Department is seeking applicants to join our dynamic and dedicated police force. The Township is intending to hire Individuals who have the drive to excel and the desire to have a positive impact on the community they serve.

Applicants must meet the following minimum qualifications:

  • Must be at least twenty-one (21) years of age by the application deadline
  • Be a U.S. citizen, be a high school graduate or graduate equivalency diploma (GED)
  • Have a Pennsylvania driver’s license before appointment.
  • Meet the Municipal Police Officers Education and Training Commission standards for physical and mental fitness.
  • Must not have a disqualifying criminal record.

The Township follows the Civil Service process. This includes a written and oral examination, a physical agility/ability test, medical and psychological exams, drug screen, and a thorough background investigation.

The Township offers an excellent salary and benefits package. Applicants who do not possess ACT 120 certification will begin at $45,178 while they are in the police academy. Upon graduation, they receive $72,286, as do applicants who already have Act 120 training. Police officers with experience elsewhere can receive a starting salary of up to $81,320 depending on qualifications.

A preliminary application must be completed and returned to the Muhlenberg Police Department by Friday, April 17, 2020 by 4:00 PM. There is NO CHARGE for taking the physical ability and written tests. When a candidate passes those tests, then a $35 fee will need to be paid in check or money order, made payable to Muhlenberg Township, to continue in the process. Applications may be picked up at the Muhlenberg Township Police office, 210 George Street, Reading, PA 19605 during normal business hours on Monday through Friday from 8AM to 4PM starting Tuesday, March 17, 2020, Applications can also be downloaded from the Township’s website at:

Applications can be dropped off in person at the Police Department’s office during normal business or sent via certified mail – return receipt requested.

To be included in the testing process, the preliminary application must be returned to the Township Police Office at 210 George Street before the deadline of 4 PM on FRIDAY, APRIL 17, 2020.

Applicants will be notified of the dates and locations of the physical ability and written tests. For both tests, applicants must produce proof of identification (Government issued photo ID required) (i.e. picture driver’s license) at the testing sites, for admittance to the testing facilities. Candidates with passing scores will then be scheduled for an oral board examination.

Muhlenberg Township is an equal opportunity employer.

By Authority of the Muhlenberg Township Police Civil Service Commission

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Police Officer - City of Allentown, Lehigh County, PA

The City of Allentown Police Department is currently accepting applications for the position of full time Police Officer. Applications are available at the following web site:

Applications will be accepted until April 30, 2020. 


Citizenship:  Must be a U.S. citizen, if foreign born must possess naturalization papers.

Age:  Must have arrived at the age of twenty-one (21) years of age by appointment.  Applicants must be prepared to furnish documentary evidence of date of birth.

Education:  Applicants must have a High School diploma or certified equivalent.

Character:  Must be of good reputation,  moral character and habits.

Application:  All applicants will be charged a sixty dollar ($ 60.00) non-refundable registration fee at the time of application. (personal checks not accepted)  Any willful misstatement, falsification or concealment in  respect to an application, shall render the same null and void.  Subject to the discretion of the board, a person making such false application shall be prohibited from making any future application. 

Examination:  Applicants are required to take and pass a written, and physical fitness examination.  A notice of when and where to appear will be sent by the secretary of the Civil Service Board. Those ineligible will also be notified.  Any applicant failing to appear for the examination will be dropped from the list of applicants.

Eligibility list:  At least once every two (2) years, the current eligibility list will expire, and new examinations will be conducted for an entirely new list.

Driver’s License:  All applicants must possess a valid Driver’s License at the time of application and appointment.

Veterans Preference Points:  Any candidate who has served in the military may be eligible to receive preference points in accordance with current Federal Law.  (10 points)

Salary & Benefits:

  • Starting Salary of $64,801
  • Completion of 3 year Patrolman - $88,526 / year
  • Vacation Leave
  • Shift Differential
  • Holiday Pay
  • Excellent Health Benefits
  • Financial bonus for associates, bachelors, and     masters degrees, and military service
  • 40 hours personal time
  • Longevity pay for years of service
  • Clothing allowance
  • Hearing and court appearance compensation
  • Life insurance $75,000 policy
  • Sick leave with 30 days per year, maximum 180 days accumulation
  • Funeral leave policy / Military leave policy
  • No residency requirement
  • Pension plan / 20 years’ service at 50.5% with no minimum age
  • Post-retirement medical coverage of 75%
  • Officers are members of the Fraternal Order of Police - Lodge 10

Bill 66 List:

The City of Allentown Police Department is also currently accepting applications under legislation titled: Bill66 for the position of full time Police Officer.  The Bill 66 list allows for applicants who are currently certified under Act 120 of the Pennsylvania Municipal Education and Training Commission to apply for the position of full-time police officer without going through the physical agility or written testing procedures.  Backgrounds investigations will be conducted, and all required civil service procedures involving automatic disqualifiers will be followed.

Applications will be accepted for Bill66 Applicants until April 30, 2020.

Further information is available about a career with the Allentown Police at the following web site:

Posted03/18/20 Remove05/01/20

Police Officer Examination - Borough of Watsontown, Northumberland County, PA

An application to apply for the position of police officer is available at the Watsontown Borough Office, 318 Main St. Watsontown, PA 17777. The Borough Office is open Monday thru Friday, 7:00 am to 4:00 pm. An application is also available on-line at then go to the contact us page and choose the link for the application. Any questions contact Rodney Witherite, Chief of Police or Lieutenant Richard Faux at 570-538-2773

Completed applications may be mailed to the address above or dropped off in person. Completed applications must be received by the Borough Manager’s office during normal business hours by 4:00 pm Monday, May 25, 2020.

General qualifications for the position of police officer at the time of application are:

  1. Citizen of the United States or evidence to show naturalization as a USA citizen.
  2. Twenty-one years of age or older at the time of application.
  3. Graduated from an accredited high school / possess a valid General Education (Equivalency) Diploma, or GED.
  4. Successfully completed ACT 120 training. (Municipal Police Officers’ Education and Training)
  5. Shall be physically, medically and psychologically fit for the performance of the duties of a police officer and shall be of good moral character.
  6. Licensed to operate an automobile in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
  7. Must be able to meet the essential duties as listed on the police officer application.

Residency Requirements - All applicants permanently appointed to vacancies in the Watsontown Police Department shall within twenty-six (26) weeks of the effective date of employment, unless extended by Borough Council for good cause, assume and maintain a full time residence within thirty (30) air miles of the corporate limits of the Borough of Watsontown, Northumberland County, Pennsylvania.

Starting annual salary is approximately $50,000.00 with increments to approximately $65,000. In addition there is paid overtime and pay increase for rank. Other benefits include paid annual leave, paid personal time, paid sick time, family health care, clothing allowance, and 25 year retirement. Current contract expires December 31, 2024.

Applicants who meet the requirements will be notified in writing of the next step in the examination process.

The Borough of Watsontown is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Posted03/18/20 Remove05/26/20


Police Officer-Susquehanna Area Regional Airport Authority, Dauphin County, PA

The Susquehanna Area Regional Airport Authority, owner and operator of the Harrisburg International Airport, is seeking qualified applicants for the position of Airport Police Officer.

This position is required to enforce all applicable statues and regulations (including Federal Aviation Regulations).

Requirements include:

  • Applicants must have current Pennsylvania Act 120 Certification from MPOETC.
  • Must be able to obtain a Pennsylvania Drivers license within 30 days of hire.
  • Associates Degree, or related courses in Police Administration, the Administration of Law, Administration of Justice, or equivalent law enforcement experience.

Physical and psychological exams, drug screening, and background investigations will be required of the successful candidate.

Competitive salary and full benefit package.  Applicants are expected to submit a completed application, letter of interest and resume.

Those interested may submit application and resume with cover letter no later than 3/30/2020.

Applications can be found on our website and sent or faxed to: 

Susquehanna Area Regional Airport Authority

Attn: Human Resources Manager

One Terminal Drive, Suite 300

Middletown, PA  17057

Fax (717) 948-4640

Posted03/12/20 Remove06/01/20

Police Officers - 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 September 1, 2020), 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 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 June 1, 2020.

The Northern York County Regional Police Department provides police services to approximately 85,000 people in eleven municipalities (nine townships and two boroughs) covering 214 square miles of York County. The Department has an authorized strength of 62 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 Chief David Lash at [email protected]

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

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Police Officer - Annville – Palmyra Civil Service Consortium, Lebanon County, PA

The Annville – Palmyra Civil Service Consortium is accepting applications for Police Officer with the Annville Township and Palmyra Borough Police Departments.


  • U.S. Citizen – Minimum 21 years of age at time of appointment.
  • High School Graduate or Equivalent.
  • Act 120 Certification at time of appointment
  • Medically, physically, psychologically capable of performing the duties of a Palmyra Borough or Annville Township Police Officer as written in the Essential Duties of a Police Officer.
  • Possess a valid Pennsylvania Operator’s License
  • Successfully pass written and oral examinations, and, physical agility test. Upon a vacancy, candidates on the eligibility list will need to pass a background investigation, and after employment offer extended – medical and psychological examinations.

A physical agility test and written exam will be held on May 3, 2020. Those who pass the physical agility will move onto the written examination that same day. Interested applicants must register below to take part in this process.

By Order of
Annville Township and
Borough of Palmyra
Civil Service Commissions

Police OfficerPhoenixville Civil Service Commission, Chester County, PA

We are now suspending the acceptance of applications due to COVID-19 until further notice.

Qualified persons are invited to apply to the Phoenixville Borough Civil Service Commission to take competitive examinations leading to eligibility for appointment as Patrolman in the Phoenixville Borough Police Department.

An application form and details of the selection process may be obtained at the Phoenixville Borough Hall, 351 Bridge Street, Second Floor, between the hours of 8:30 A.M. and 4:00 P.M., Monday through Friday. The application can also be downloaded from the Borough of Phoenixville web page at

Requirements: U.S. citizen, high school diploma or equivalency certificate and must meet all Civil Service requirements. MUST HAVE COMPLETED A COURSE OF TRAINING AS IS REQUIRED BY THE MUNICIPAL POLICE OFFICER'S EDUCATION AND TRAINING PROGRAM, ACT 120 P.L. 359, ENACTED JUNE 18, 1974 ("ACT 120"). Benefits: Annual starting salary of $88,953.79 (scaled beginning at 80% first year), Retirement Plan, Medical and Hospitalization Insurance, Fringe benefits.

Age Qualification- All applicants must have reached their eighteenth (18th) birthday before the deadline for submitting completed applications.

Completed application must be filed with the Civil Service Commission, 351 Bridge Street, Second Floor, Phoenixville, PA 19460 by 4:00 P.M., Monday, April 6, 2020. The physical agility test will be conducted on Saturday, April 25, 2020 at 9:00 A.M. Applicants that pass the physical agility test will take the written exam the same date at 11:00 a.m.

Phoenixville is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Posted03/09/20 Remove04/07/20

Police Officer - Lower Paxton Township Police Department, Dauphin County, PA
We are now suspending the acceptance of applications due to COVID-19 until further notice.

The Lower Paxton Township Police Department, Harrisburg, PA is accepting applications for Police Officers until May 8th, 2020. The application packet, including all qualifications and information may be downloaded at:

General Information:

  • Lower Paxton Township is a vibrant, large, diverse and growing municipality in the Harrisburg, Pennsylvania area
  • Salary up to $47,654.89 to start and $62,446.31 after 1 year
  • Police Training Not Required
  • Excellent Benefits
  • Must be a US Citizen, be at least 21 years of age, possess a valid Driver’s License and pass a background examination
  • Opportunities for Specialization and Promotion

For questions regarding employment with the Lower Paxton Township Police Department, please email: [email protected]

Lower Paxton Township is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Posted03/05/20 Remove05/09/20

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

Whitemarsh Township Police Department, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, 616 Germantown Pike, Lafayette Hill, PA. 19444
(610) 825-6530

Accepting applications for Probationary Police Officer!

Starting Salary as of 2020:
$75,424.95 / first 6 months of employment with Act 120
$69,623.03 / first 6 months of employment without Act 120
$116,038.39 / Full Patrolman salary after 4 years for 2020

Employee Benefits:
Insurance-Life Policy, Health & Accident, Dental, Vision and Prescriptions
Paid Vacation and Holidays
Uniform and Equipment provided by the Township

Minimum Requirements:
United States Citizen
Valid PA Driver’s License
Minimum 21 years of age on or before April 30, 2020
High School Graduate or GED
60 college credits from an Accredited University or College OR have served four years in the United States Military with an Honorable Discharge OR currently employed full-time for at least two years as a police officer by a federal, state, municipal or tribal law enforcement agency in the United States.
Physically Fit
Applicants must be free of tattoos on the face, ears, neck or hands.
Members are prohibited from displaying tattoos on limbs that would normally be visible when a summer uniform is worn.
***Department members must cover prohibited tattoos, scarring, and/or branding, with a skin-toned patch, bandage, long sleeved shirt, or other material approved by the Chief of Police

Competitive Application and Resume Review
Physical Agility Test
Oral Interview
Polygraph Examination/ Background Investigation
Physical and Medical Examination
Psychological Examination

The application and resume review will begin immediately after the due date of Monday April 20, 2020. The physical agility portion of the process will be conducted for the Top 30 scored applications and resumes including ties at 6:00 PM on May 20, 2020 at the Plymouth Whitemarsh High School track, which is located immediately behind the school at 201 E. Germantown Pike, Plymouth Meeting, PA 19462. Successful applicants will be advised via U.S. Mail.

Application packets are available for pickup starting Monday, March 2, 2020 at the Whitemarsh Township Police Department, 616 Germantown Pike, Lafayette Hill, PA 19444. Application packets are also available on the township website at (In the “Employment” section.) All successful applicants must present photo identification on the date of the physical agility testing.

Administrative Fee:
A $25.00 non-refundable administrative fee must be submitted with the completed application for examination. This payment may be made by check or credit card.
If paying by credit card, you can go to and select Police Application Fee. Complete the requested information and select "Add Item.” Then proceed to “Check-out." Please be advised if completing payment this way there is a Non-refundable $3 convenience fee added to the shopping cart.

All applications for employment must be completed and returned to the Whitemarsh Township Police Department, 616 Germantown Pike, Lafayette Hill, PA 19444 no later than 4:00 pm on Monday April 20, 2020. Applicants using credit card payments may email completed application to [email protected]. If you email your application and do not receive a confirmation email, call WPD to verify it was received. Applications and payment may be mailed to the station (Attn: New Applicant Hiring) but must be post marked no later than Monday April 20, 2020 No Exceptions.

Whitemarsh Township is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Posted03/05/20 Remove04/21/20

Chief of Police - Souderton Borough, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania

Souderton Borough, approximate population 7,000, is seeking a Chief of Police with a long-term commitment to lead a small, but progressive, police department located in Montgomery County. The police department is currently comprised of six (6) full-time and five (5) part-time sworn police officers. This position requires an energetic chief proficient in administrating the organization while also having the desire and ability to assist their team in the operational aspects of policing. The Chief should have knowledge and experience with budgeting, labor relations, staffing and scheduling, as well as best practices relating to crime and incident reporting. The Chief must have excellent communication skills and is expected to maintain a visible presence within the community and represent a solid partnership between municipal government and community members.

The successful candidate will possess a demonstrated knowledge and proficiency in modern police operational and administrative practices, training and mentoring of personnel, exceptional leadership skills, the ability to create and implement a strategy of community oriented policing and the capacity to effectively and efficiently manage law enforcement services in a small community. The aptitude to work cooperatively with elected officials, municipal administration, and the community is required.

Candidates will have served at least 10 years as a certified police officer, and possess a minimum of 5 years of full time administrative and supervisory experience at the level of police sergeant or equivalent. A Bachelors Degree and a record of continuing career education and development is desired. Graduation from the FBI National Academy, Northwestern University School of Police Staff and Command, the Southern Police Institute, or other recognized and equivalent law enforcement training is desired. Souderton Borough reserves the right to consider a combination of relevant experience and education in assessing a candidate’s eligibility.

The successful candidate must pass a physical and psychological examination and drug screening. A thorough background examination will be conducted. The candidate must be currently certified under Pennsylvania Act 120 (53 Pa. C.S.A. § 2161), or be eligible to receive certification within 60 days of employment. The Borough will offer a competitive salary and benefit package. Salary is dependent upon qualifications, within a range starting at $110,000.00. Residency within the Borough of Souderton or within a close proximity of the borough is required within one year of employment to enable a reasonable response to emergency situations.
To apply, submit a letter of interest and complete resume:

By mail to: Souderton Borough
Attention: Police Chief Search Committee
31 W Summit Street
Souderton, PA 18964

Electronically to: [email protected]

All resumes must be received no later than April 17, 2020 at 5:00 PM. Envelopes and electronic submissions should be marked “Police Chief Application.” Souderton Borough is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Posted02/26/20 Remove04/18/20


Police Officer (part-time) – East Earl Township Police Department, Lancaster County, PA

The East Earl Township Police Department (Lancaster County) is accepting applications for the position of part-time police officer.  Applicants must meet the requirements of Act 120 for certification as a municipal police officer prior to appointment. The police department has a policy against visible tattoos, visible body piercings, and visible body art.

Applications are available at the East Earl Township Police Station 128 Toddy Drive East Earl, PA 17519.

Posted: 02/24/20 Removal Date: 5/25/2020

Accreditation Manager - Pennsylvania State Police

The Pennsylvania State Police is seeking an experienced, dependable, and highly motivated management professional to serve with the Bureau of Research and Development, to manage the Department's accredited status with the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA) and the Pennsylvania Law Enforcement Accreditation Commission (PLEAC).

If you are detail oriented and have accreditation experience, apply today!

This Administrative Officer 2 position oversees the administrative and managerial functions associated with the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA) and the Pennsylvania Law Enforcement Accreditation Commission (PLEAC) for the Pennsylvania State Police (PSP). Duties include:

  • Serves as the Department's accreditation administrator, coordinating PSP's accreditation activities to ensure compliance with accreditation standards.
  • Develops, reviews, analyzes, and monitors updates of accreditation proofs of compliance files, interprets Department directives/regulations, federal and state statutes, and all CALEA and PLEAC standards. Manages the development and submission of compliance documentation.
  • Supervises subordinate staff by assigning, reviewing, and evaluating work. Evaluates subordinate staff performance, providing guidance and training, and participates in the selection process for subordinate staff.
  • Coordinates and provides guidance to the Accreditation Contact Persons (ACP's) to obtain proofs of compliance documents.
  • Analyzes and revises Department administrative operations, regulations, policies, and procedures for and affecting the accreditation program.
  • Coordinates the development and revision of accreditation related reports and forms.
  • Reviews revised and/or new statutes to ascertain their potential impact on the Department's accreditation status.
  • Assesses PSP facilities for continued compliance with standards and prepares program budget requests.
  • Represents the Department during standard compliance audits and hearings.
  • Serves as liaison to accrediting bodies, boards, and commissions, and attends and participates in CALEA/PLEAC conferences and meetings.
  • Audits accredited municipal law enforcement agencies and provides guidance in developing their accreditation/reaccreditation action plans, writes inspection reports, and issues recommendations.

Click here for more information:

Posted: 02/14/20 Remove: 05/15/20

Police Officer Testing - Patton Township Police Department, Centre County, PA

The Patton Township Police Department is now accepting applications for 2020 Police Testing Patton Township is accepting applications for 2020 police testing. The testing date for the written exam is Saturday, April 11, 2020, beginning at 9:00 AM.

The Patton Township Police Department is currently looking for individuals who have an interest in helping people and protecting and serving the community. The Patton Township Police Department, in partnership with our community, provides impartial, ethical, and professional law enforcement service and protection. We strive to maintain the trust and confidence of our citizens while working to improve the quality of life.

Patton Township is part of the State College, Pennsylvania, metropolitan area. The Pennsylvania State University is located in State College and many Patton Township residents are university faculty or staff. Approximately 20% of our residents are Penn State students. The Patton Township Police Department provides 24-hour police service to approximately 16,000 township residents. Our department is looking for individuals who are ready to take on the challenge of a career in law enforcement. Applicants must be trustworthy, dependable and have integrity. They must be a team player, but also be able to work independently.

The Deadline for application submission is Friday, April 3, 2020 at 4:00 PM. The application handbook is available on the township website: in person at 100 Patton Plaza, State College, PA 16803: by calling (814)234-0271: or via email to [email protected].

2020 starting salary is $56,784, with an annual 8% longevity increase for five (5) consecutive years after the date of hire for a PA ACT 120 certified candidate.


Successful candidates must meet the following qualification standards:

Citizenship      • Applicant must be a citizen of the United States.

Age                 • Applicant must be at least 21 years of age on or before the date of appointment.

License           • Applicant must possess a valid driver's license prior to the agility test and a valid Pennsylvania driver's license prior the commencement of employment.

Education        • Applicant must have a high school diploma or equivalent and must be able to read, write, and speak the English language fluently.

Residency       • Applicants must reside within a 15 mile radius from the Patton Township Building within 90 days of commencement of employment or
upon completion of Act 120 certification.

Physical &
Psychological   • Applicants must be in excellent health and pass a rigorous medical examination and psychological evaluation after a conditional offer of employment has been made. Specific physical requirements that are essential for a police officer's job functions include the following: 

  • Height & Weight - Height and weight must not prevent the applicant from performing the essential job functions.
  • 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 anomaly.
  • Hearing - Applicants shall be required to take and pass a decibel audio test using an audiometer with an average loss not to exceed 25 or more decibels at the 500, 1000, 2000, and 3000 Hertz (Hz) levels in either ear with no single frequency loss in excess of 40. The applicant may not use a hearing aid or other aid to perform the test.

Physical or psychological limitations, disease or disabilities that prevent the performance of essential job functions shall be cause for rejection.

Posted: 02/12/20 Remove: 04/04/20

Lieutenant - East Norriton Township Police Department, Montgomery County, PA

The East Norriton Township Police Department is seeking an experienced candidate for the position of Lieutenant. Résumés are being accepted, with a preference for candidates who have been a member of Law Enforcement Internal Affairs and preferably with ten years command experience.

Applicants must possess a bachelor’s degree and a master’s degree is preferred. East Norriton Township Police Department is looking for applicants who are preferably graduates of FBI National Academy, or other recognized executive-level training.

DUTIES include but are not limited to:

  • Assist the Police Administration in maintaining the public trust by conducting administrative investigations of officers involved in criminal activities, use of force incidents, or violations of departmental policies.
  • Investigate complaints of misconduct, whether received from citizens or employees
  • Processes public Right to Know Law (RTKL) request to ensuring that sought information, reports and documents can be released to the public.

Please send your résumé and cover letter to [email protected]. Provide a detailed description of how your education, training and/or experience meets each job requirement including employer, experience/responsibilities and dates (month/year) of employment/training. Applicants must have training and/or experience demonstrating competence in each of the following areas:

  1. Ten years minimum experience as a Police Officer.
  2. Experience in conducting investigations that includes conducting interviews to obtain confidential information, gathering evidence and documenting findings.
  3. Experience in interpreting laws, rules, regulations, standards, policies and procedures.
  4. Experience in civil, criminal and administrative proceedings.
  5. Experience writing comprehensive narrative reports.
  6. Experience in using an automated information system to enter, update, modify, delete, retrieve/inquire and report on data.

This posting may be closed on or before May 1, 2020 upon filling the vacant positions.

Posted01/30/20 Remove05/02/20

Police Officer Position - Villanova University, Montgomery County, PA

Villanova University Police Officers are an integral part of the Villanova University community. With an emphasis on service and campus safety, Villanova police officers work hand-in-hand with non-sworn security officers, providing essential safety related services to students, faculty, and staff. Officers provide courtesy escorts, respond to room lockouts, and assist with medical calls, viewing these non-urgent calls as opportunities for positive interaction with members of the campus community. The Department values diversity in all its forms, and values collaboration with under-represented and minoritized groups as a path to partnership, understanding and mutual respect.

University Police Officers are expected to work closely with members of the University community, utilizing proactive, community oriented policing techniques to prevent crime and enhance safety. Officers are also expected to calmly intervene during tense situations, and to apply conflict resolution and de-escalation techniques to settle disturbances when possible. Being an important part of a Catholic community, Officers are required to act legally, morally, and ethically at all times.

Officers conduct routine patrol by vehicle, on bicycle, and on foot and respond to general calls for service, in addition to emergency calls. Officers monitor vehicular and pedestrian traffic on University property and enforce motor vehicle laws in furtherance of vehicular and pedestrian safety. Officers also investigate crimes, make arrests, complete detailed written reports, and testify in court when needed. While incidents of crime are low, police officers are fully trained and equipped professionals, and enforce both the laws of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the rule and regulations for conduct established by Villanova University.

University Police Officers are required to acquire and maintain Act 120 Police training and must maintain a valid PA drivers license and good driving record throughout employment. Officers are required to demonstrate physical fitness for duty throughout the course of employment as a sworn Officer. Officers must maintain proficiency in firearms and other specialized equipment throughout the course of employment as a sworn Officer.

Villanova is a Catholic university sponsored by the Augustinian order. Diversity and inclusion have been and will continue to be an integral component of Villanova University’s mission. The University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and seeks candidates who understand, respect and can contribute to the University’s mission and values.


  • Must be 21 years of age or older.
  • 1 year of prior work experience.
  • High School Diploma or equivalent required.
  • PA Resident with a valid PA Driver’s License required with a good driving record. Must be able to meet and maintain VU driving privileges as outlined by Villanova’s Risk Management’s Motor Vehicle Record Policy for Driver’s of University Vehicles.
  • Ability to acquire and maintain proficiency in firearms, ASP Tactical Baton, OC Pepper Spray, and handcuffing techniques.
  • Acquire and maintain adequate physical fitness as demonstrated through the ability to complete Act 120 pre-academy physical agility requirements.
  • Ability to safely operate a police vehicle in an emergency situation.
  • Knowledge of Pennsylvania Crimes Code, Vehicle Code and Rules of Criminal Procedure; Knowledge of contemporary policing and basic investigative techniques.
  • Successful completion of Pennsylvania Municipal Police Officers’ Training Academy (ACT 120) or a waiver preferred. Will consider applicants who are capable of completion of said academy within one year of appointment.
  • Prior to being sworn, candidates must successfully complete the Pennsylvania Municipal Police Officers Education and Training Commission Certification Exam.
  • Acquire and maintain first aid and CPR Certifications.

$62,000.00 starting salary, with an annual 7% longevity increase for five (5) consecutive years after date of hire for an PA ACT 120 certified candidate.

Candidates selected without prior MPOETC certification will be paid a starting salary of $54,000.00 until all requirements are met to achieve PA ACT 120 certification. Once certified, the candidate will receive a starting salary of $62,000.00, with an annual 7% longevity increase for five (5) consecutive years thereafter.

Posted01/30/20 Remove04/30/20

Part-Time Patrol Officer – Royersford Borough, Montgomery County, PA

We are currently seeking to fill a vacancy for one, possibly two, part-time police officers to work approximately 16-24 hours per week.
Minimum Qualifications & Requirements:

  • Must be a US Citizen and at least 21 years of age
  • Must possess a valid Pennsylvania Motor Vehicle operator’s license.
  • Applicant must be Act 120 certified and/or have Act 120 certification by anticipated hire date.
  • Must possess a current CPR/First Aid Certification
  • Must pass a physical and psychological exam and drug screening
  • Must pass weapons qualification.
  • Must be knowledgeable in the most recent and modern police practices and methods used in criminal investigation and the identification and preservation of physical evidence and knowledgeable in Commonwealth laws, rules, and regulations.
  • Must possess excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Must be able to work a minimum of 16-24 hours per week, primarily nights, weekends and holidays
  • Must be able to work independently with minimal supervision.
  • Ability to understand and carry out oral and written instructions.
  • Position will require employee to react quickly and calmly in emergency situations and to determine proper courses of action.
  • Twelve-month probationary period.
  • Applicants must provide the name, phone number, and email address of three professional references.
  • The selected candidate will also be required to complete a successful oral interview, written scenario assessment and background investigation as a condition of employment.

Resumes may be filed in person or mailed or emailed to:
Royersford Borough Police Department – 300 Main Street, Royersford, PA 19468
or emailed to [email protected]

Posted: 01/17/20 Remove: 04/18/20

Police Property and Evidence Specialist-Pennsylvania State University Policy and Public Safety Department, PA

The Pennsylvania State University Policy and Public Safety department is seeking a Property and Evidence Technician who will perform a variety of technical and administrative duties in support of the organization's evolving property/evidence needs and efforts. The Property and Evidence Technician is expected to assure that all evidence and property is collected according to best practices, legal requirements and department policy. They will be assigned to train personnel on property and evidence protocols and processing, as well as collection and storage of evidence. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, properly processing, packaging, and analyzing evidence collected, working with investigators to log all evidence, obtain court dispositions, obtain evidence destruction orders, and destroying evidence in accordance with official documents. The Technician will be responsible for handling lost and found, property, and evidence of all grades of crimes. Other duties include assisting in conducting audits and inventories for accountability and accreditation purposes, to stay current with federal, state and local legal precedents and court decisions pertaining to property and evidence issues, photographing crime scenes, providing training and updates to staff to assure best practices are being considered, and adhering to a flexible work schedule and wavering workflow. The Property and Evidence Technician is an individual contributor who handles evidence at the University Park police station but will provide support and expertise to all University Police locations throughout the Commonwealth, with travel sometimes required to those operations outside of University Park. No budgetary or supervisor responsibilities are assigned but the position will require diplomacy while training and directing the work requirements of officers regarding their accuracy about evidence.

This position requires a broad understanding of crime scene and evidence handling as well as CALEA standards for property and evidence. Additionally, the Property and Evidence Technician will be required to learn and work within the departmental Record Management Systems (RMS), and all databases associated with property. Typically requires an Associate's degree or higher plus four years of related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience. The ideal candidate will have a solid working knowledge of the collection, preservation, storage and processing of evidence as well as various Microsoft programs (Word, Excel, and Publisher). Law Enforcement or Police certification in Property and Evidence preferred. The applicant must also be void of any offense and or order that would prohibit the possession of ammunition and or firearms. The candidate must possess an outstanding customer service orientation; excellent written and verbal communication skills; a commitment to accuracy and compliance; and excellent organizational skills. Due to the sensitive nature of access and possession of police equipment, an extensive background check to include but not limited to a criminal history, credit and fingerprint check will be conducted.

Penn State is committed to and accountable for advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion in all its forms. We embrace individual uniqueness, foster a culture of inclusive excellence that supports both broad and specific diversity initiatives, leverage the educational and institutional benefits of diversity, and engage all individuals to help them thrive. We value inclusive excellence as a core strength and an essential element of our public service mission.

Apply online at

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.

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Posted: 01/17/20 Remove: 04/18/20

Lehman Township Police Department, Luzerne County, PA

The Lehman Township Police Department, Luzerne County, Pennsylvania, is looking to fill the position of: FULL TIME POLICE OFFICER.

Applicants must be Act-120 certified and a sworn police officer. Applicants must have some basic patrol officer experience, and all yearly certifications up to date. Upon hire, the officer will serve in a probationary training period. Upon completion, the officer will be assigned to the duty of patrol officer in Lehman Township. Applications can be picked up at the municipal building Monday – Friday 8:00am – 3:00pm.

A full resume must accompany the completed application. Letters of recommendation a plus.

The municipal building is located at 1183 Old 115 Highway, Dallas PA 18612 between Penn State Wilkes Barre University and Lake-Lehman High School. 

Lehman Township is an equal opportunity employer.

Posted: 01/10/20 Remove: 04/11/20

Police Officer - Shippensburg Police Department, Cumberland and Franklin counties, PA

The Shippensburg Police Department is currently seeking qualified applicants interested in part time employment as a police officer.  Applicants need to be ACT 120 certified and must be able to pass a rigorous background investigation that includes a credit check to be certified as a police officer through the Municipal Police Officer Education and Training Commission, (MPOETC). 

Additional qualifications for consideration include:  being at least 21 years of age, possess a valid driver’s license, possess a diploma from an accredited high school or GED, and pass a physical, psychological, drug screening, vision and truth/lie detection exams. 

Interested persons are asked to email the Office Manager for the Shippensburg Police Department, Ms. Connie Murphy at [email protected] or call 717.532.7361 for questions and information.

Posted: 01/10/20 Remove: 04/11/20