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 Greg Bean at 717-236-1059 Extension 107.

Position Announcements

Police Officer - Upper Darby Township Police Department
Police Officer - North Strabane Township

Part Time Police Officer – Pennridge Regional Police Department

Part-time Police Officer - Peters Township Police Department
Police Officer - Huntingdon Borough Civil Service Commission
Police Lieutenant - West Manheim Township Police Department, Hanover
Deputy Director of Police and Security - Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine
Police Officers - Northern York County Regional Police Department
Police Officer - Northern Berks Regional Police
Police Officer Hiring - Borough of Perkasie Civil Service Commission (updated 8/31/20)
Police Officer - Nazareth Borough Police Department
Chief of Police - Towamencin Township
Examination - Police Officer - Lehigh County Chiefs of Police Association Consortium
Part-Time Police Officers - Mercersburg Police Department

Police Officer - Chambersburg Police Department
County Detective Sergeant - Officer in Charge Drug Task Force – Lancaster County
Police Officer - Civil Service Examination West Norriton Township updated


Police Officer - Upper Darby Township

Notice is hereby given that the Civil Service Commission of Upper Darby Township will hold a written examination on Saturday, October 31, 2020 at Monsignor Bonner & Archbishop Prendergast High School, 403 North Lansdowne Avenue, Drexel Hill, PA 19026 for applicants to qualify for appointment to the rank of police officer in the Upper Darby Township Police Department.  The lifetime of the eligible list will be up to three (3) years from the date of its preparation, but the Commission may terminate the list earlier and schedule a new examination at its discretion.

Applicants shall be at least twenty-one (21) years of age within sixty (60) days following the date of the written examination, have a valid driver’s license and a high school diploma or high school equivalency certification and must possess Pennsylvania Municipal Police Officers’ Education and Training Commission Act 120 at time of application. Applications must be fully completed.  Applicant must be, or agree to become, a resident of Upper Darby Township within six (6) months after completion of his/her probationary period, and must remain a resident of Upper Darby Township through completion of the fifth year of his/her employment, after which an officer is permitted to become a resident at any location within a twenty (20) mile radius measured from the intersection of Township Line Road and West Chester Pike; however, the township may require that criminal investigators live within a fifteen (15) mile radius.  Applicant must pass the written police officer civil service test with a minimum grade of seventy (70) and must pass a police officer oral civil service test with a minimum grade of seventy (70).

Prior to the written examination, the Civil Service Commission of Upper Darby Township will hold a physical agility test at 8:30 a.m. on Saturday, October 24, 2020 at Monsignor Bonner and Archbishop Prendergast High School, 403 North Lansdowne Avenue, Drexel Hill, PA 19026 for all applicants.  The physical agility test will consist of four segments:  Push-ups; Sit-ups; a 1.5 mile run and a 300 meter run.  Applicants are required to bring two (2) forms of identification including, at least one (1) photo identification.  Applicants will be fingerprinted the morning of the physical agility test as part of the application process.  Applicants who fail the physical agility test will be disqualified from further consideration and will not be permitted to take the written examination on Saturday, October 31, 2020.  The physical agility test is a mandatory requirement and any applicant who does not participate on Saturday, October 24, 2020, will be deemed to have failed.

When applicant receives a conditional offer of employment from Upper Darby Township, applicant shall be required to undergo a background investigation, a polygraph test, a psychological examination and a medical examination, which will include a drug test.  The cost for these tests shall be paid for by Upper Darby Township.  Applicants who fail any of these tests shall be eliminated from any further consideration.

Application forms may be obtained beginning Monday, September 21, 2020, from the Upper Darby Police Department, 7236 West Chester Pike, Upper Darby, PA, Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m.

Applications for the police officer examination must be returned to the Upper Darby Police Department, 7236 West Chester Pike, Upper Darby, PA no later than 12:00 p.m.  Wednesday, October 21, 2020.

The Township will make reasonable access/accommodations to persons with disabilities.

Civil Service Commission of Upper Darby Township:

Alex Brown, Chairman
Raphal S. Curry Jr., Member
Karen E. O’Brien, Esq., Member

Posted: 9/22/2020 Remove: 10/21/2020


Police Officer - North Strabane Township, Washington County, PA

North Strabane Township is located in Washington County just approximately (20) minutes south of Pittsburgh and is one of Pennsylvania’s safest communities. Located in the Canon McMillan School District, it is a rapidly growing community providing first-rate public safety, parks, and other services. The township invites all qualified persons to apply and take competitive examinations leading to eligibility for appointments as a Full-Time Police Officer for the North Strabane Township 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) Must have successfully completed PA Act 120 training or its equivalent police training in another state and be in compliance with Pennsylvania Municipal Police Officers Education Commission (MPOETC) requirements, (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 a valid motor vehicle operator’s license.

Successful applicants must also meet all the requirements of the township’s hiring policy that includes a background investigation, and if selected, be required to successfully pass a physical and psychological examination.
An application and physical agility requirements (waiver form) may be obtained at the North Strabane Township Police Department, located at 1929 Route 519, Canonsburg, PA 15317 or you may request an electronic copy via email at [email protected]. A completed application, with a $20.00 non-refundable application fee, must be filed before 16:00 hours on Friday, October 2, 2020 at the township police department, as noted above.

The physical agility test is scheduled on Thursday, October 15, 2020 at 09:00 hours, located at the Allegheny County Police Academy (located at 700 West Ridge Drive - North Park). The written test is scheduled for Saturday, October 17, 2020 at 10:00 hours, located at the North Strabane Township Municipal Building (1929 Route #519, South Canonsburg, PA 15317).

Partial List of Benefits:

  • 2021 Starting Salary: $39.67 p/hr or $82,513.60 p/yr
  • After (6) months: $41.17 p/hr $85,633.60 p/yr
  • After (1) year of employment: $42.82 p/hr or $89,065.60 p/yr
  • (12) paid Holidays at 1 1/2 rate of pay and New Years Day, Independence Day, Thanksgiving, and Christmas paid at double time.
  • Sick time (120) hours per year. Maximum accumulation of 960 hours. Excess hours are sold back at 60% on an annual basis.
  • Personal Time (24) hours per year.
  • Emergency Personal Time (24) hours per year.
  • Holiday Time (96) hours per year.
  • Vacation maximum is (240) hours or (6) weeks after 25 years of service. Unused vacation time can be sold back at 100% annually.
  • Compensatory time in lieu of overtime.
  • Longevity earned at 2% after (2) years of service for a maximum of 5%.
  • Short Term Disability (Paid by township)
  • Life Insurance of $100,000 (paid by township). Member has the option to increase insurance at a discounted rate.
  • Long Term Disability (member can buy at a discounted rate).
  • Tuition reimbursement for higher education.
  • (12) weeks of paid maternity leave for female members.
  • Pension: Normal pension is (25) years of service, fully funded by the township, D.R.O.P. (3) years, service increments, actuarially reduced four-fifths pension benefit early option after (20) years of service, Disability benefit, Military veterans can purchase their prior military time for maximum of (5) years.
  • Highmark or UPMC health insurance, $48 bi-weekly contribution, NO copays, and the deductible is 100% paid by the township through a Health Savings Account. Member retains any unused funds. This plan includes eye care and an excellent dental program.
  • Post healthcare retirement benefit of $500 per month commences at (55) years of age until eligible for Medicare.
  • Cleaning maintenance of $535.00 per year paid by March 1st of every year.
  • Clothing Allowance of $900 per year.
  • Paid Liability and False Arrest Insurance Coverage ($1,000,000).
  • Minimum staffing of (3) officers per shift.
  • All new hires must undergo a (14) week Field Training Officer Program.
  • Residency requirement of (10) air-mile radius of any Township boundary. Members have a total of (2) years to comply with the residency requirement.

Click here for theApplication Packet.

An Equal Opportunity Employer

Posted: 9/10/20 Remove: 10/02/20


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, polygraph, physical and psychological exam.

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 October 26, 2020. 

Posted: 9/3/20 Remove: 10/26/20


Part-time Police Officer - Peters Township Police Department, Washington County, PA

Peters Township-Located about 20 miles south of Pittsburgh

Peters Township is seeking applicants for the position of permanent Part Time Police Officer. All applicants must have a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice or related field plus 4 years of full time experience OR a high school diploma plus 8 years of full time experience. Act 120 Certification and a valid PA Driver’s license are required. The 2020 wage rate is $33.26/hr.

All applications must be received by 4:30 p.m. on Friday, September 18, 2020. Testing will be conducted with no fee.

Applications, as well as the job description and hiring process, may be obtained by e-mailing [email protected] or visiting our website Peters Township is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Part-time Police Officers perform general police work throughout the Township with the goal of protecting life and property and ensuring public safety. Officers address and prevent violations of statues and ordinances, respond to and investigate complaints and suppress disturbances.

The work consists of varied police assignments, generally relating to routine patrol within an assigned patrol district. The officer observes activity, performs routine preliminary investigations, and pursues in- depth investigations as directed by supervisors, and performs miscellaneous duties in accordance with Department rules and regulations.

While a Part-time Police Officer’s work is performed under the supervision of the shift Sergeant, who regularly checks the work and gives specific instructions and assistance when special problems arise; a part-time Police Officer is required to exercise initiative, discretion and independent judgment when faced with emergency situations.

Posted: 08/31/20 Deadline: 09/18/20


Police Officer - Huntingdon Borough Civil Service Commission
Huntingdon County, PA

The Huntingdon Borough Civil Service Commission will be conducting a Civil Service Examination to prepare a list of candidates for a future position with the Huntingdon Police Department.

Applicants must:

  • Be at least 18 years old
  • High School Graduate
  • Clean Criminal Record
  • Good Physical Condition
  • Current & Valid Pa Driver's License
  • Municipal Police Officer Training Act 120 preferred but not required

Applicant Forms may be obtained from the Huntingdon Borough Police Department, 530 Washington Street, Huntingdon, PA 16652.

A fee of $45.00 must accompany each application. Applications must be returned by 4:00 PM on Friday, September 11, 2020. NO EXCEPTIONS. Written exam and PT Test will be on Saturday, October 3, 2020 at 9:30 AM

Posted: 08/24/20 Deadline: 09/11/20


Police Lieutenant - West Manheim Township Police Department, Hanover
York County, PA

The West Manheim Township Police Department with a population of about 10,000 is seeking a proven, energetic leader to serve as the Lieutenant for its 10 member Police Department.

Under the general direction of the Police Chief, the Lieutenant generally oversees the internal operations of the Department. The successful candidate will participate in command decisions of the department and is responsible for highly sensitive departmental, program, administrative, and operational activities. This is an exempt position.

This includes but is not limited to:

  • Providing oversight and high-level direction to the Department.
  • Assisting the Chief and leading the development, evaluation, and implementation of departmental policies, processes, and programs.
  • Leading the development and execution of the Department’s strategic plan, annual action plans, and organizational development and change management initiatives to achieve the Department’s goals and objectives.
  • Representing the Department in a variety of meetings and hearings and acting on behalf of the Police Chief as directed.

Qualifications & Requirements:
Ability to promote the mission and vision of the Department, set and attain goals, create a clear sense of purpose, manage change, be creative and innovative, and plan strategically.

  • A minimum of five (5) years of experience as a command officer in a law enforcement agency with experience in personnel management, leadership, policy development, and sound management practices. Demonstrates the ability to lead, plan, organize, and direct staff to achieve timely and effective outcomes.
  • Ability to analyze complex problems and recommend and/or implement effective courses of action; ability to make independent, appropriate, ethical decisions regarding difficult and/or highly sensitive matters in accordance with good public policy and an understanding of consequences of actions.
  • Ability to inspire and motivate staff and foster a healthy and productive work environment in accordance with Department’s values.
  • Ability to present information and express ideas in a clear, confident, and convincing manner, both orally and in writing; and to receive, interpret, and respond to information in ways that are appropriate to various listeners and situations.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills: ability to develop positive working relationships and interact effectively with staff at all levels within the Department as well as individuals and entities within the community and the general public.

Additional Requirements:

  • A minimum of 15 years of experience as a full-time police officer including a minimum of 5 years supervisory experience in the position of Police Sergeant.
  • Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice Administration or similar course of study; or an equivalent combination of education and progressively responsible experience in enforcement, supervision, and administration, with work experience substituting for the required education on a case by case basis may be considered.
  • Applicants should be graduates of an advanced training course(s) such as the Executive Level Police Officer Standards and Training (POSIT) Certificate, or other recognized and equivalent law enforcement training.
  • Current Act 120, MPOETC Certification or eligibility for immediate certification.
  • Valid Pennsylvania driver’s license.
  • Successful completion of oral interview, physical examination, psychological examination, drug screen, background check and credit check.

Salary is dependent upon experience and qualifications and a competitive benefits package is offered. Residency within a reasonable proximity of the police department is required within 6 months of appointment.

Qualified candidates should submit a cover letter and resume marked “West Manheim Township Lieutenant search” to Michael Bowersox, Township Manager at [email protected] by 3pm Monday September 14th, 2020.

West Manheim Township is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Posted: 08/21/20 Deadline: 09/14/20


Deputy Director of Police and Security - Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine in Erie, Pennsylvania

Apply online at

Excellent benefits including: comprehensive health and dental insurance, retirement plan, and paid time off

JOB SUMMARY: The Deputy Director of Police and Security is responsible for maintaining security and safety of persons and property on the college campus; identifying potential security and safety hazards; being observant and responding to potential criminal activity on campus; maintaining good public relations by assisting others as a source of information and direction; controlling and regulating traffic and parking; investigating all security, safety, and traffic incidents; supervise Day, Evening and Night Shift police and security officers. Other daily responsibilities include enforcing local, state and federal law and LECOM policies and procedures. In the absence of the Institutional Director of Police and Security, manage the Campus Police Department, as well as, all Officers therein.


  • Assists the Institutional Director of Police and Security with directing the operation of the Campus Police Department;
  • Assists with the development of parking programs and traffic regulations;
  • Conducts tours of inspection of subordinate officers at work;
  • Conducts shift meetings and reviews officers’ reports;
  • Contributes to evaluations by analyzing performance;
  • Identifies departmental training needs and schedule appropriate training;
  • Serves as a member of the Emergency Response Team (Campus Police);
  • Provides security for college sponsored events;
  • Participate in required in-service and staff training, including, but not limited to: Mandatory ACT 120 update training and other state / federal training on an as needed basis;
  • Supervises, indirectly, all activities on campus, which might have a security or safety interest;
  • Assists with the annual review and revisions of informational manuals as needed;
  • Assists with ongoing strategic planning and accreditation readiness activities;
  • Assists the Institutional Director of Police and Security in planning, organizing, directing, coordinating, and evaluating the activities of the department; serves as commanding officer in the absence of the Institutional Director of Police and Security
  • Assists in preparing and administering departmental budget;
  • Ensures that accurate departmental records are prepared and maintained
  • Assembles data and prepares periodic inspections and special reports for the department;
  • Assists in scheduling training for departmental personnel;
  • Ensures that preventative maintenance is performed on all vehicles and equipment;
  • Controls traffic at fires, accidents, conducts preliminary investigations, gathers evidence, interviews witnesses and prepares accurate reports;
  • Performs investigative duties as necessary;
  • Assists in emergency situations and administer first-aid, if applicable;
  • Performs public relations functions;
  • Represents the Department as requested;
  • Participates in approved law enforcement training courses;
  • Assists other police agencies with investigations involving LECOM property or members of the LECOM community;
  • Develops and maintains criminal activity and property loss files;
  • Reports crime against person and property as necessary to comply with the Uniform Crime Reporting System;
  • Compiles and maintains all statistical information in support of the Federal Crime Prevention and the Clery Act and all other crime statistical reporting required by state and federal agencies;
  • Supervises and maintains all chain of custody records;
  • Conducts security surveys of LECOM facilities and makes recommendations on physical security improvements and intrusion detection alarm systems;
  • Provides security for LECOM facilities and residencies as required;
  • Conduct inventory of department owned Firearms and AMMO;
  • Develops education programs as requested
  • Assist the Institutional Director of Police and Security with the formulation of safety policies and procedures;
  • Contribute directly to the Mission of LECOM embodying the essence of Osteopathic Principles and Practices by assisting with Institutional fundraising and participating in the LECOM Scholarship Auction;
  • Participate in scholarly activity so to enrich and broaden the student learning experience;
  • Commit to being a representative of LECOM by being actively involved in the community, including, but not limited to, serving on Boards, participating in community fundraisers and overall outreach, and;
  • Accept other duties needed/assigned for the Institution’s needs.


KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES AND PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS: Must possess required knowledge and be able to explain and demonstrate, with or without reasonable accommodations, that the essential functions of the job can be performed.

  • Strong computer literacy with MS Office Suite (Word, PowerPoint, Excel…etc.) and accurate data entry skills;
  • Maintaining an established work schedule;
  • Adhere to all local, state, federal laws and LECOM policies and procedures;
  • Ability to organize and prioritize work assignments and meet deadlines;
  • Knowledge of pertinent laws, policies / procedures and/or guidelines affecting areas of responsibility;
  • Ability to be self-reliant and follow instructions;
  • Must have sound decision making capabilities and the ability to work independently and as directed by the Institutional Director of Police and Security and/or his/her designee;
  • Capable of assuming responsibility; initiating appropriate action; and maintaining confidentiality;
  • Knowledge of and ability to maintain confidentiality of patient (HIPAA) and student privacy (FERPA);
  • Compliance with State and Federal Regulations and Safety Protocols (OSHA), at the clinic level;
  • Must be trained and certified on the Institutional Data System;
  • Effectively using interpersonal and communications skills, including tact and diplomacy;
  • Effectively using organizational and planning skills, including attention to detail and follow-through;
  • Assessing and prioritizing multiple tasks, projects, and demands;
  • Maintaining confidentiality of work related information and materials;
  • Establishing and maintaining effective working relationships;
  • Be able to be flexible to accept other duties needed/assigned for the Institution’s needs;
  • The ability to work cooperatively and collegially with others, consistent with a workplace of dignity and respect and EEO rules and regulations;
  • The ability to report to work as scheduled, ready to devote full attention and energy to the important work of LECOM; and
  • The ability to accept work directives from managers and supervisors in a respectful and cooperative manner.

Education and experience equivalent to: Valid driver’s license and PA Act 120 Municipal Police Training required. Bachelor’s degree required. Successful candidate must possess efficient and effective verbal and written communication skills, multi-task and problem solve to properly support and promote the mission of LECOM. Substantial supervisory and/or administrative experience in police/security/military or loss prevention is required.

Posted: 08/20/20 Deadline:


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 January 1, 2021), 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 Lieutenant Gregg Anderson 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, 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 Lt. Gregg Anderson at [email protected]

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

Posted: 08/19/20 Deadline: 12/1/20


Police Officer - Northern Berks Regional Police, Berks County, Pennsylvania

The Northern Berks Regional Police, will be conducting a written examination for Police Officers on Sunday, September 27, 2020, 2:00 PM at a location to be determined in the near future. The location for the testing will comply with state mandates regarding social distancing and crowd limits. An email providing directions to the testing location will be sent to candidates that have successfully completed the application.

APPLICATIONS WILL NOT BE MAILED TO THE APPLICANTS. Applications are only available at the NBRPD Office and can be picked up Monday thru Friday 8am to 3:30pmCompleted application with pertinent documents must be returned to the Northern Berks Regional Police Department no later than 2:00 PM Thursday, September 17, 2020 along with a non-refundable check, money order made payable to Northern Berks Regional Police or cash in the exact amount of $50.00. Applications received after this date will not be considered.

All applicants must be Act 120 Certified by their date of hiring and be 21 years of age. All applicants must be a US citizen, possess a high school diploma or a GED and a valid PA driver’s license. In addition to successfully passing the written examination, the physical agility test, and oral examinations, any appointment to the position of Police Officer shall be contingent upon the candidate successfully completing a psychological examination, a polygraph examination, background investigation, a drug/alcohol screen and medical examination.

Anyone seeking veteran’s preference must submit a copy of form DD-214

The Northern Berks Regional Police is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Posted: 08/19/20 Deadline09/17/20


Police Officer Hiring - Borough of Perkasie Civil Service Commission
Bucks County, PA (updated 8/31/20)

The Perkasie Borough Civil Service Commission is currently accepting applications for the position of Police Officer. The Perkasie Borough Police Department located in Upper Bucks County serves over 13,000 residents of both Perkasie Borough & Sellersville Borough.

Employment applications may be obtained at the Perkasie Borough Police Department, 311 S. 9th St. Perkasie, PA between 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., Monday-Friday. Applications are also available online at

Act 120 is not required to apply.

Annual starting salary at appointment is $80,309 plus medical, dental, vision and pension.

Requirements: U.S. Citizen, high school diploma or GED certificate, at least 21 years of age and physical ability to complete the essential duties of a police officer. The Borough requires officers to live within a 15-mile radius of the Borough within one year after appointment. Must meet all Civil Service requirements.

Completed notarized applications must be received by 4:30 p.m. on September 25, 2020. A non-refundable fee of $35 must accompany each application.

The tentative written & physical agility exam date is scheduled for October 17, 2020. (changed 8/31/20)

Posted: 08/18/20 Deadline09/25/20


Police Officer - Nazareth Borough Police Department, Northampton County, Pennsylvania

The Borough of Nazareth is accepting applications for the position of Full Time Police Officer. This is a Civil Service position. Applicants must be a U.S. citizen, be at least 21 years of age and possess a high school diploma or equivalent. As part of the Civil Service process, candidates are required to pass written, oral and polygraph examinations. Candidates must be physically capable of performing the essential functions and tasks of a police officer. Candidates will be subject to a comprehensive background investigation.

Prior to appointment, every applicant must possess a valid PA Driver's License, have successfully completed Act 120 Academy and be capable of MPOETC certification. Application packets can be obtained at the Nazareth Municipal Offices, 134 S. Main Street, Nazareth, PA 18064, Monday thru Friday, 8:30 am - 4:30 pm or downloaded from the Borough website - - access the Forms and Documents tab on the Home Page - lower left column. The Application deadline is Friday, September 25, 2020 at 4:00 pm. There is a non-refundable $35.00 application fee, payable in cash or money order.

Completed applications must be hand-delivered or mailed to the Nazareth Borough Municipal Offices and include payment of the $35.00 application fee. The Borough of Nazareth will not accept application packets hand-delivered or post marked after the application deadline or which do not include payment of the application fee.

The written examination will be administered by the Borough of Nazareth Civil Service Commission at Borough Council Chambers, 159 W. Center Street, Nazareth, PA 18064 on October 10, 2020 beginning at 9:00 am.

Physical fitness testing standards will be posted on the Borough website - Applicants are advised to regularly check this website for additional information and other requirements.
Inquiries should be directed to the Civil Service Commission at:
[email protected]

The Borough of Nazareth is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Borough of Nazareth
134 S. Main Street
Nazareth, PA 18064

Posted: 08/17/20 Deadline09/25/20


Chief of Police - Towamencin Township, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania

Towamencin Township, population approximately 18,000, is seeking a Chief of Police. The police department is currently comprised of 23 sworn officers, including the chief, supervisors, detectives, and patrol officers. The Township values its ability to promote a high quality of life for its residents, business and visitors; and desires a police chief who can carry out the vision of the municipality. The Chief must have the exceptional communication, leadership and management skills needed to lead a police department that actively seeks out opportunities to be responsive to the community.

Candidates must have served at least 10 years as a certified police officer and a minimum of 5 years in a supervisory/command position at the rank of lieutenant or above in a law enforcement agency. A Bachelor’s Degree and a record of continuing career education and development 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 including 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 police chief reports to and is supervised by the Township Manager.

The successful candidate must pass a physical and psychological examination including drug screening. Eligible candidates 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 and a competitive benefits package is offered. Residency within a reasonable proximity of the police department is required within one year of appointment.

To apply, submit a letter of interest and complete resume:

By mail to: Towamencin Township
Attention Police Chief Search Committee
1090 Troxel Road
Lansdale, PA 19446

Electronically to: [email protected]

Deadline for receipt of resumes is: Monday, September 14, 2020 at 4:00 PM.

Envelopes and/or email messages should be marked “Police Chief Application.”

Towamencin Township is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Posted: 08/17/20 Deadline09/14/20



Examination Announcement - Police Officer - Lehigh County Chiefs of Police Association Consortium

The Lehigh County Chiefs of Police Association, on behalf of their respective Civil Service Commissions or Municipalities, will be conducting a written examination for Police Officer on Saturday, September 26, 2020 at a location to be determined in the near future. The location for the testing will comply with state mandates regarding social distancing and crowd limits. An email providing directions to the testing location will be sent to candidates that have successfully completed the application.

All applicants shall report for registration at 7:30 a.m. on the day of the test. No one will be admitted after 8:30 a.m.
All applicants must bring photo ID and two number 2 pencils. Applicants must bring and wear a protective mask at all times while at the testing location.

Applicants will have their temperatures screened at the testing location. Anyone that has a temperature of 100.4 or higher will not be granted admission to the testing location. In the event that someone does have an elevated temperature, their testing fee will be reimbursed to them.

Applicants must provide all attached forms at the registration table for the written examination on September 26, 2020. These forms include: Hold Harmless Waiver, Informed Consent Form, and Medical Release Form.

No food or drink, cell phones, back packs, hats, weapons, or purses, other than those used to carry personal hygiene items, will be permitted into the testing facility.

***EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYERS - Women and Minority Applicants are Encouraged to Apply***

260 Franklin St.
Alburtis, PA 18011
(610) 966-4778
90 Bridge St.
Catasauqua, PA 18032
(610) 264-0577
98 S 4th St.
Coplay, PA 18037
(610) 262-2288
5 N Main St.
Coopersburg, PA 18036
(610) 282-1444
400 W Jubilee St.
Emmaus, PA 18049
(610) 967-3113
941 Long St # 1
Fountain Hill, PA 18015
(610) 691-5513
3000 S Pike Ave.
Allentown, PA 18103
(610) 797-1447
125 S Walnut St.
Slatington, PA 18080
(610) 767-1848
37 Grim Rd.
Breinigsville, PA 18031
(484) 661-5911
5500 Camp Meeting Rd.
Center Valley, PA 18034
(610) 282-3064
4444 Walbert Ave.
Allentown, PA 18104
(610) 398-0337
3731 Lehigh St.
Whitehall, PA 18052
(610) 437-3042


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Posted: 08/12/20 Deadline: 09/26/20


Part-Time Police Officers - Mercersburg Police Department, Franklin County, PA

The Mercersburg Police Department is currently seeking candidates for the positions of part-time police officer.  The Mercersburg Police Department is responsible for providing law enforcement services to Mercersburg Borough.


  • Must be MOPETC Act 120 Certified or eligible for certification.
  • Certified in another state of federal agency must meet MOPETC requirements. Contact the Municipal Police Officer Education and Training Commission and see if you qualify for the comparative compliance test.   Call (717) 346-4086 or visit  website: 
  • Minimum 21 years of age at date of appointment.
  • Must have at least 1 year of experience with a federal, state or municipal police department.
  • Must have a high school diploma or equivalent.
  • Must possess a valid driver’s license.
  • Must have current CPR/First Aid certification.

Any applicant who does not meet the above requirements will be disqualified.  The hiring process will include successfully passing a background investigation.  Interested individuals should send a cover letter and resume to: 

Mercersburg Police Department:
Attn: Sergeant Wertz
113 South Main Street
Mercersburg, PA 17236

** Mercersburg Borough is an equal opportunity employer

Posted: 08/06/20 Deadline:


Police Officer - Chambersburg Police Department, Franklin County, PA

Police Officer applications are currently being accepted in Chambersburg. Do you want a career that is rewarding? A career you can be proud of? A career that allows you to serve your community? Then consider a Law Enforcement Career where every day is different and where you’ll have the opportunity to work hand in hand with citizens to maintain community safety and improve the quality of life for residents. Starting salary begins at $ 54,849.60 annually (2020) and includes police academy training.

Applicants must be over 20 years old and live within 45 miles within one year from date of hire. High school diploma or GED is required. Veteran preference offered for those eligible. Minority and bilingual applicants are strongly encouraged to apply as special consideration will be given to bilingual applicants.

Annual testing takes place soon. So, for an application, visit us online at and click on the tab “APPLY” or simply stop by the police headquarters at 116 South Second Street, Chambersburg, PA. CLOSING DATE FOR RECEIPT OF APPLICATION: 4:00 PM, Friday November 6, 2020 a $25.00 fee is required with application.


Posted08/04/20 Deadline: 11/06/20


County Detective Sergeant - Officer in Charge Drug Task Force – Lancaster County, PA

The Lancaster County District Attorney’s Office is seeking a full-time County Detective Sergeant-Officer in Charge (OIC) of the Lancaster County Drug Task Force.

The County Detective Sergeant-Officer in Charge (OIC) of the Lancaster County Drug Task Force (DTF) is responsible for the day-to-day administration of the DTF, supervision of all personnel assigned to the DTF, and management of all investigations conducted by members of the DTF.

To view detailed position information including requirements, and to apply for employment, please visit, Job ID 2480, or visit the Office of Human Resources at 150 N. Queen St., Suite 312, Lancaster PA. The deadline to apply is 12:01 a.m. on September 11, 2020.

The County of Lancaster is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Posted08/03/20 Deadline09/11/20


Police Officer - Civil Service Examination, West Norriton Township
Montgomery County, PA - updated

The Township of West Norriton, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, resident population approximately 17,000, is seeking applicants for the position of Police officer.

Application forms are available at the Police Department, 1630 W. Marshall Street, Jeffersonville, Pa., between the hours of 9:00 A.M. and 8:00 P.M. weekdays from Monday August 3, 2020 until Wednesday, September 9, 2020, at 8 pm.  Applications are also available on-line at Starting salary is $65,000, with excellent healthcare, education incentives, and tuition reimbursement.

Completed applications must be filed in person with the Police Department, during regular business hours, weekdays between 9:00 A.M. and 8:00 P.M. by Wednesday, September 9, 2020. (extended)

There will be a fee of thirty-five dollars ($35.00) per applicant. This payment which is non-refundable, must be either by check or money order, made payable to West Norriton Township. No cash will be accepted. The fee must be presented at the same time the completed application is filed.

The written and physical agility tests will be held Saturday September 12, 2020, beginning at 9:00 A.M. When the completed application is returned, the applicant will be given information regarding reporting time and location of the tests. The criteria for the physical agility test requirements are provided to the applicant with the application. The written test will be given first. Upon completion of the written test applicants will proceed to the physical agility test. The agility test is pass/fail. Applicants should wear clothing appropriate for the physical agility test to the written test.

The Rules and Regulations of the Civil Service Commission establish the following eligibility requirements:

· Citizen of the United States
· Twenty-one (21) years of age or older
· High School diploma or equivalent
· Pennsylvania Act 120 Certification by date of hire
· Current valid Pennsylvania Operator’s License by date of hire

An Equal Opportunity Employer
Minorities Are Encouraged To Apply

Posted07/24/20 Deadline09/09/20 (extended)