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 ( * indicates PCPA employment process)


 

Chief of Police — Hellertown Borough, Northampton County, PA*

Description of the position:

The Borough of Hellertown is conducting a search to fill the position of Chief of Police. Hellertown Borough is located in Northampton County, Pennsylvania. Hellertown Borough is part of the Lehigh Valley metropolitan area. The Chief of Police is responsible for supervising all police personnel, and plans, schedules, coordinates, and directs their activity while providing for the protection of lives and property, prevention of crime and enforcement of laws and ordinances within the Township's boundaries.

Hellertown Borough has a population of approximately 6,136 residents and includes a total area of 1.3 square miles. The Police Department currently employs nine full time officers and 4 part time officers. 

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities for the position include:

Knowledge regarding law enforcement agency management, community policing strategies and initiatives, budgets, grant preparation, planning, hiring, policy development, information technology and leadership. Command level police experience is required.

Requirements for this position include:

Bachelor's degree in Criminal Justice Administration or related field from an accredited college or university or an equivalent combination of education and experience; at least ten years of policing experience which includes a minimum of 3 years of supervisory experience in law enforcement; and current Pennsylvania Act 120 certification.

A Master's degree in Criminal Justice Administration or related field; successful completion of advanced training such as the FBI National Academy, Southern Police Institute, Northwestern University School of Police Staff and Command or equivalent is a plus.

A comprehensive medical examination, psychological examination and extensive background investigation will be required prior to appointment. Salary for the position will be based on experience and qualifications, and is currently budgeted at $107,650 for the 2024 budget year. The Chief of Police position also includes a very generous benefits package. The successful applicant must be a United States Citizen.

Interested applicants should forward a cover letter and resume that includes positions held, education, experience, history of policing responsibilities and accomplishments. Resume and cover letter should be marked "Hellertown Borough Police Chief Search."

Resume must be received by May 31, 2024.

Send via email to: [email protected]

Via USPS to:
Pennsylvania Chiefs of Police Association Consulting Division
3905 North Front Street
Harrisburg, PA 17110

Hellertown Borough is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of age, sex, marital status, race, color, ancestry, national origin, political affiliation, religion, disability, genetic history or information, veteran status, or any other legally protected characteristic.

Posted: 04/15/24 Deadline: 05/31/24


 

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

Notice

The Scranton Civil Service Commission for the City of Scranton (the “Commission”) hereby announces the commencement of testing for the position of Patrol Officer with the Scranton Police Department.

The first step of the testing process is the written examination which is administered through National Testing Network. The first date to sign up and take the written examination is Friday, April 5, 2024. The closing date for this enrollment is Tuesday, June 4, 2024.

The complete notice of the Police Officer Examination with all of the requisite information is contained on the City of Scranton’s Website at the following link: https://scrantonpa.gov/spdexam2024/

Posted: 04/18/24 Deadline: 06/04/24

 

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

The East Hempfield Township Police Department is currently accepting resumes with cover letters from interested and qualified candidates for the position of Police Officer. Candidates are requested to submit their resume and cover letter to the attention of Chief Jennifer Brubaker. Documents can be dropped off at the police station Monday-Friday, 8:00am-4:00pm, sent via mail, or sent via e-mail to: [email protected] .   

The deadline for receipt of resume and cover letter is April 30, 2024 at 4:00 p.m.

All received resumes and cover letters will be reviewed. Those applicants who meet the minimum qualifications will be sent instructions to apply by completing a personal history questionnaire, and submit additional documentation via the Guardian Technologies portal.

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.

GENERAL INFORMATION

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 26,000. The community consists of a rich mixture of residential, commercial, manufacturing, and agricultural areas. For more information go to www.easthempfield.org

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS

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 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.

SELECTION PROCEDURE

  • Proper submission and receipt of resume, cover letter, and subsequent application on Guardian portal
  • 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 for each available position
  • Veteran preference applied to candidates within the top three final of each available position
  • Preference may be given to applicants with prior police officer experience and/or Act 120 certification 

WHAT WE OFFER:

  • Competitive salary as provided within the existing CBA (2024-2028)
    • 2024 starting pay: Act 120 certified -$73,717, w/out Act 120 - $63,717
    • 2024 top patrol officer pay: $102,262
    • 2028 top patrol officer pay: $115,097
  • $5,000 sign-on bonus upon completion of probationary period
  • Will send qualified candidates for Act 120 training
  • Life insurance, short and long-term disability insurance
  • Health care benefits including medical, dental, prescription and vision
  • Accredited agency
  • Generous vacation, and holiday leave benefits 
  • 12-hour shifts, work only 14 days per month
  • Specialized units/assignments: Criminal Investigations, Drug Task Force, Crash Reconstruction, SRO, K9, Selective Enforcement
  • Educational reimbursement 
  • Department issued uniforms, equipment, and yearly uniform allowance
  • Defined benefit pension plan- superannuation retirement at 25 years and age 50 
  • Post-retirement health benefit
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Employer-sponsored Wellness Program
  • On-site fitness facility - free fitness club membership available as well

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

THE EAST HEMPFIELD TOWNSHIP POLICE DEPARTMENT PROVIDES EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES TO ALL EMPLOYEES AND APPLICANTS FOR EMPLOYMENT WITHOUT REGARD TO RACE, COLOR, RELIGION, SEX, NATIONAL ORIGIN, AGE, PHYSICAL OR MENTAL DISABILITY, VETERAN STATUS, OR ANY OTHER STATUS PROTECTED BY STATE AND FEDERAL LAWS.

Posted: 04/15/24 Deadline: 04/30/24


 

Police Officers - Borough of Old Forge, Lackawanna County, PA

Applications are being accepted for the position of Police Officer in the Borough of Old Forge. An application form and details of the selection process may be obtained at the Old Forge Municipal Building, 310 South Main Street, Old Forge, PA 18518 between the hours of 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.  An application can be mailed, emailed or faxed.

REQUIREMENTS

All applicants must have the following:

  • 21 years of age
  • High School Diploma or equivalency certificate.
  • Good physical condition at the time of testing.
  • Completed a police academy accredited by the Pennsylvania Municipal Police Officers Education and Training Commission (ACT 120) or Graduated by the completion of the testing process.
  • Valid Pennsylvania Class C operating driver’s license.
  • Good moral character and must pass a criminal background investigation.
  • Must reside in the Borough within 6 months of being appointed, but a waiver can be given by Council.             

      BENEFITS

•    Starting Base Rate of $55,619.20 (Start at 80%)  
•    Longevity Pay
•    Full Retirement at 25 years of service and 55 years old, Vested after 12 years of service.
•    Yearly raises based on Collective Bargaining Union Agreement
•    Health Care Package
•    Paid Vacation/Holidays/Sick Time
•    Uniform Allowance
•    Equipment Provided to Officer

•    Extra and Special Duty assignments available

Completed application must be filed with the Civil Service Commission, 310 South Main Street, Old Forge, PA 18518 by Friday May 03, 2024. The physical fitness test will be conducted at the Old Forge Memorial Stadium located on First St. @ 09:00 a.m. on Saturday, May 11, 2024

If successfully completed the physical fitness, the written exam will be conducted at the Old Forge Borough of Old Forge located 310 S. Main St. in the Borough of Old Forge @ 09:00a.m.Council room on Saturday, May 18, 2024.

Old Forge Borough is an equal access /equal opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer.

Posted: 04/12/24 Deadline: 05/03/24


 

Police Officers - City of Lock Haven, Clinton County, PA

The City of Lock Haven, Clinton County, Pa is currently accepting applications for the position of full time and part time police officers.

Qualifications include:

  • Be a citizen of the United States.
  • Be twenty-one (21) years of age.
  • Possess a High School Diploma or GED Certificate.
  • Be Act 120 Certified.
  • Physically and mentally able to perform the full duties of a police officer.
  • Possess a valid driver's license.

The hiring process will include a written examination, physical fitness test, oral interview, background investigation and polygraph examination.

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

Benefits include-
               - Healthcare starting date of hire
               - 128 hours of vacation time
               - 48 hours of holiday time
               - 96 hours of sick time     
               - 32 hours of personal time
               - $900 annual uniform allowance

Starting salary for FT employment is $55,596 and $68,023 after 5 years.

The city of Lock Haven is a pilot participant in the “Live and Work Clinton County” relocation program that offers financial incentives to individuals and families relocating to Clinton County for employments.

Applicants are available by contacting the City Manager’s Office at 570-893-5901 or email [email protected]

Posted: 04/12/24 Deadline:


 

Police Officers - Lower Swatara Township Police, Dauphin County, PA

LOWER SWATARA TOWNSHIP POLICE
POSITION VACANCIES FOR POLICE OFFICER

This testing process will include a written test, physical agility test, oral board, polygraph examination, background investigation, physical examination, drug screen and psychological evaluation.

GENERAL QUALIFICATIONS:

Each applicant for this position shall be at least 18 years of age at time of application and possess a diploma from an accredited high school or graduate equivalent. In addition, each applicant must be a United States citizen, be physically and psychologically able to perform the essential functions of a police officer, and, prior to appointment and during his or her employment with the Township, possess a valid motor vehicle operator's license issued by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

Current Act 120 certification or eligibility for certification (diploma from a MPOETC approved police academy) is preferred but not required.

Individuals hired by this department will be given a conditional $5,000 sign on bonus to disbursed in increments as follows:
$1,500 upon successful completion of their field training officer period (approx. 3 months)
$1,500 upon successful completion of the one-year probationary period
$2,000 after two years of service absent any disciplinary action

Benefits include health insurance, dental and vision coverage, a retirement plan, and generous paid time off.

Applications can be obtained by emailing Acting Chief of Police Daniel Tingle at [email protected] or in person at 1499 Spring Garden Dr. Middletown, Pa. 17057.

APPLICATIONS MUST BE RECEIVED BY THE LOWER SWATARA TOWNSHIP POLICE DEPARTMENT BY MAY 17, 2024 AT 4pm.

The written examination will be conducted at the Lower Swatara Township building at 1499 Spring Garden Drive on Saturday June 1, 2024 at 1pm.

Posted: 04/11/24 Deadline: 05/17/24


 

Full-Time Police Officers - City of Aliquippa, Beaver County, PA 

Qualified persons are invited to apply to the City of Aliquippa Civil Service Commission to take competitive examinations leading to eligibility for appointment as a Full-Time Police Officer in the City of Aliquippa Police Department.  The base rate is $44,574.40 plus a uniform allowance.  Applications may be obtained beginning Monday, April 8, 2024 and are available at the City Building or by request at [email protected], or at the Aliquippa Police Department at 300 Franklin Ave. Aliquippa, Pa. 15001.  The applications must be returned by mail or in person at the City of Aliquippa, 581 Franklin Avenue, Aliquippa PA 15001 by Monday, April 22, 2024 at 3:00 pm.  During this application period, the customary application fee of $35.00 is being waived and applicants will incur no fees to apply.

Requirements: At the time of application applicants are required to be Act 120 certified or have successfully completed Act 120 Training with the State Exam successfully completed by date of conditional hire, have a high school diploma or GED, be a minimum of 18 years of age, hold a valid motor vehicle operator's license issued by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, be a U.S. Citizen and be physically and mentally fit to perform duties of a police officer.  Successful applicants must meet all other Civil Service requirements.  The City of Aliquippa is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Posted: 04/05/24 Deadline: 04/22/24


 

Police Officers - Kulpmont Police Department,  Northumberland County, PA

KULPMONT POLICE DEPARTMENT
9 N Eight Street • Kulpmont, PA 17834
Phone: (570)373-1522 • Fax: (570)373-1536
www.boroughofkulpmont.org
[email protected]
KULPMONT IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

IMMEDIATE OPENINGS FOR TWO (2) FULL TIME POLICE OFFICERS:

$5,000 SIGN ON BONUS: (1 year mandatory retention or grant requirement),
-2024 SALARY : $30/ hour,
-BC/BS MEDICAL BENEFITS including Dental & Vision,
-PAID TIME OFF including Sick, Vacation, 10 Holidays,
-$35,000 LIFE INSURANCE
-FULL PENSION: 50% at 20 years, vesting at 12 years
-LONGEVITY PAY in first year of employment,
-Current CBA: 2025: $31/hour,2026:$32/hour, tentative 2027 increase,
-$1,000,000 PROFESSIONAL LIABILITY INSURANCE,
-SCHEDULING flexibility,

Minimum Applicant requirements:
-Current MPOETC Act 120 certification,
-Valid PA Driver’s License,
- 21 Years of age,
-U.S. Citizen,
-High School degree or GED,
-No MPOETC Act 57 violations, No Criminal history, NO Background issues,
-Must meet all PA MPOETC standards,

Applicants will be required to complete: Interviews, complete background check, criminal history check, physical examination, psychological examination, drug test, credit check, and possible polygraph.

Contact Chief of Police Stephen A. Mazzeo for applications at 570-373-1522 or [email protected].

Posted: 04/05/24 Deadline:


 

Part-Time Police Officer – Spring City Borough Police Department, Chester County, PA

The Spring City Police Department is currently accepting applications/resumes for the position of Part-Time Police Officer.

Minimum Qualifications & Requirements:

  • Be a citizen of the United States.
  • Be twenty-one (21) years of age.
  • Possess a High School Diploma or GED Certificate.
  • Be Act 120 Certified or eligible for Certification.
  • Physically and mentally able to perform the full duties of a police officer.
  • Possess a valid driver's license.

The hiring process will include an oral interview, background/criminal history investigation, firearms qualification, drug test, medical and psychological exams.

Hours of work include day and night shifts, weekends, holidays and other hours as required by the department. Part-Time Officer’s compensation starts at $28.40/hour.

Resumes may be submitted in person or mailed to:

Spring City Police Department
Attn: Chief Ryan White
6 South Church Street, Spring City, PA 19475
or emailed to: [email protected]

Posted: 04/02/24 Deadline:


 

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

              The Solebury Township Police Department patrols 27 square miles in Central Bucks County. The 20 members of the police department believe in community policing approach to solving crime. Collaboration with our residents has helped the police department to be successful in solving problems and improving quality of life issues. The Solebury Township Police Department is a PLEAC Accredited department and has highly trained and dedicated patrol officers who have diverse skills. Our Officers are assigned to county and regional teams such as SWAT, MIRT, CSU, and the County Accident Reconstruction team. The Solebury Township Police Department offers a very competitive salary and compensation package.

              Interested applicants must bring their resume, cover letter, and application to the Solebury Township Police Department between the hours of 7AM and 4PM Monday through Thursday. The application is available at, https://www.soleburytwp.org/township-administration/pages/job-opportunities.

 Additional information about STPD can be found on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and our Crimewatch pages.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS

  • Possess a high school diploma or GED
  • Must be ACT 120 certified by the Pennsylvania Municipal Police Officers’ Education and Training Commission (MPOETC) or be currently enrolled in training
  • Be at least 21 years of age
  • Be a United States Citizen
  • Possess a valid PA Driver’s License
  • Be able to perform all the duties of a police officer

SELECTION PROCEDURE

  • Proper submission and receipt of application, resume and cover letter.
  • Oral interview with Command Staff provided to a group of applicants
  • Background investigation to include polygraph
  • Medical Evaluation
  • Drug Screen
  • Psychological Exam

The police department is located at 3092 Sugan Rd. Solebury, PA 18963. Resume, application and cover letter must be received by May 2, 2024. Applicants will be notified of the next steps of the process.

Posted: 04/01/24 Deadline: 05/02/24


 

Full-time Police Officer - Cadet Applications Accepted, Borough of Frackville, Schuylkill County, PA 

The Borough of Frackville is seeking applications for the position of Full-time Police Officer. Cadet applications are accepted.

Forms required to be completed in order to apply for the position of full-time police officer are available at the Borough Office, 42 South Center Street, Frackville, between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. Additional information may be obtained from the Borough's website-www.frackvillepa.org. Applicants must be 21 years of age or older, possess a Diploma from an accredited high school or Graduate Equivalency Diploma, and reside within 30 miles of the Borough.

Successful completion of Act 120 training and certification by the Municipal Police Officers Education and Training Commission is preferred. In addition, every applicant must be physically and mentally fit to perform the full duties of a police officer and possess a valid motor vehicle operator's license issued by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Experience will be considered in salary discussions.

COMPLETED APPLICATIONS MUST BE DELIVERED TO THE BOROUGH OFFICE BY 4:00 P.M. ON FRIDAY, APRIL 26, 2024, IN A SEALED ENVELOPE ADDRESSED TO BRENDA DEETER, SECRETARY.

A written examination will be held at a time to be determined, in the Frackville Borough Office, 42 South Center Street, Frackville, PA, 17931. Other mandatory components of the test are an oral examination, a physical fitness test, a medical examination, background exam, and a psychological examination, all of which will be scheduled at a later date.

The Borough of Frackville is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Cadet Applications Accepted

Upon conditional offer of employment, the applicant must remove himself/herself from all other eligibility lists.

Benefits 

-      2024 Base Salary $68,186 (with experience taken into consideration)
-      Longevity pay
-      Holiday pay
-      Vacation hours dependent on experience
-      60 Personal hours
-      150 Sick hours
-      Family Healthcare
-      $75,000 Life Insurance

Posted: 03/26/24 Deadline: 04/26/24


 

Full Time and Part Time Police Officers - Minersville Police Department, Schuylkill County, PA

The Minersville Police Department is accepting applications for full time and part time police officer positions.  Qualified applicants must be ACT120 certified or eligible for certification.  Applications can be obtained in person at 15 N. Delaware Ave., Minersville, Pa. or by visiting the Minersville Borough web page at www.minersvillepa.gov and selecting the police department tab.

Starting base salary for a full-time patrolman is $62,456.00 annually and part time rate is $27.00 per hour. Applications for full time employment must be submitted by 3:00 pm on April 19, 2024.  Any questions, contact Sergeant Jeff Bowers at 570-544-6212.

Posted: 03/26/24 Deadline: 04/19/24


 

Police Officer - Borough of West Reading, Berks County, Pennsylvania

Applications are being accepted for the position of Police Officer with the Borough of West Reading. Applications can be obtained from the Borough of West Reading’s website at www.westreadingborough.com or in person from the Borough Hall or request by telephone at 610-373-0111 during regular business hours.

Completed applications can be submitted by mail addressed to or in person to the Borough of West Reading during normal hours at the West Reading Borough Hall, 500 Chestnut Street, West Reading, Berks County, Pennsylvania 19611 to be received by the Borough no later than 5:00 PM on April 12, 2024.

Applicants must possess Act 120 Basic Police Officer Training Certification, including passage of the Act 120 exam. All applicants must be a high school graduate or equivalent and possess a current, valid Pennsylvania driver’s license.

The testing process includes: written examination, physical fitness/agility test, oral examination, background investigation including a polygraph/voice stress analysis examination, psychological examination, drug/alcohol screen and medical examination.

The Borough Civil Service Commission will accept the first fifty (50) received completed applications for a written examination to be conducted on April 27, 2024 at 10:00 AM at the Borough of West Reading Fire Department located at 223 Playground Drive, West Reading, Berks County, Pennsylvania 19611.

The physical agility examination for entry level officer for the Borough of West Reading will also be conducted on April 27, 2024.  The physical agility examination will be held at Flannery Field, High Road at Old Mill Road, Wyomissing, Berks County, Pennsylvania 19610 by the Reading Police Academy commencing at 1:00 PM.

The date of the oral examination for applicants passing the written and physical examinations will be advertised and the successful applicants notified. 

Testing and hiring of entry level police officers will be pursuant to the Borough of West Reading Civil Service Rules and Regulations.

BENEFITS:

  • Starting Salary is based on prior full-time (40 hours per week) experience as a certified Pennsylvania Police Officer.
  • Medical Insurance with family coverage.
  • Dental and Vision coverage
  • Group Term Life Insurance
  • Defined Benefit Pension Plan
  • Post-Retirement Medical Benefits
  • Deferred Retirement Option Plan (DROP)
  • Optional Deferred Compensation (457B) Plan
  • Vacation Days, Personal Days, Sick Leave
  • Education and Tuition Reimbursement
      • 0-12 Months Experience:    $74,498.00
      • 13-24 Months Experience:  $79,465.00
      • 25+ Months Experience:     $84,431.00
Posted: 03/25/24 Deadline: 04/12/24

 

Civil Service Police Officer - Newtown Borough, Bucks County, PA

Newtown Borough, Bucks County, Pennsylvania, is accepting applications for a full-time civil service police officer with the Newtown Borough Police Department. All applicants must be at least 21 years of age, a US citizen, have a high school diploma or GED, and possess a valid driver’s license. Applicants must successfully complete their ACT 120 training by no later than July 1, 2024 or be a current MPOETC certified police officer. Applicants must register to take the required physical agility test and written test at https://www.policeapp.com/Entry-Level-Newtown-Borough-PA-Police-Officer-Jobs/2375/ for testing taking place on April 27, 2024 to be eligible. Qualified applicants need to be available for an oral examination May 13 – 15, 2024. Applicants will be ranked according to their combined score and placed on an eligibility list.

Applications are available for pick up only at Newtown Borough Hall, 23 North State Street, Newtown, PA 18940. Applications must be returned no later than 5 PM on April 17, 2024. Late applications will not be accepted. The Borough of Newtown is an equal opportunity employer.

Posted: 03/21/24 Deadline: 04/17/24


 

Patrol Officer – Bloomsburg, Columbia County, PA

The Town of Bloomsburg is currently seeking full-time Patrol Officers. Bloomsburg is a historic town and is the County seat for Columbia County, PA with an approximate population of 12,711 and encompasses 4.7 square miles. The position of Patrol Officer encompasses a broad range of duties incumbent with municipal policing to include uniformed patrol, traffic enforcement, crash investigations, criminal investigations and community engagement.  Its location along Route 11 and less than 5 minutes from two exits of Interstate 80 positions Bloomsburg as a hub of activity for residents and visitors alike. The County seat, Bloomsburg, is a "college town" and strives to provide a welcoming, inclusive, and equitable environment for all. Located in the heart of the Susquehanna River Valley, Bloomsburg boasts a rich economic history and has a diverse economy thanks to Autoneum, Bloomsburg University (estimated enrollment of 8,000 students), Geisinger-Bloomsburg Hospital and Kawneer. Bloomsburg has a landmark Town Park with many acres of recreational activities, a municipal airport and is home to the Bloomsburg Fair.  The Town’s police department includes 1 non-bargaining Chief of Police, 3 full time union sergeants, 14 full time union police officers and one non-bargaining Law Enforcement Assistance Administration (LEAA) located at the police station. In addition, a parking department consisting of four full time non-bargaining employees is located at Town Hall. 

The ideal candidate would be an individual able to integrate into an active, progressive department. He or she will embrace the philosophy of community-oriented policing; and possess strong communications and relationship building skills. The Department offers a robust field training program to ensure the selected candidate is given the wherewithal to flourish and enhance his/her professional development.

Bloomsburg Police Officers shall demonstrate the highest standards of ethical behavior and be viewed as respected members of the community. They are expected to maintain up-to-date knowledge of state laws; town ordinances; department policies and procedures; trends in policing and best practices.

The successful candidate(s) must be comfortable operating as part of a diverse community and will be expected to leverage every opportunity to build trust and confidence in the department. They must present a professional posture; and remain composed when subject to the intense stress sometimes incumbent with law enforcement duties.

  • Starting Salary $60,874.24 (with no experience), $64,678.88 (with experience), After 1 year $67,266.03, After 2 years $69,956.68.
  • Fully paid Life Insurance plan of $80,000 while employed.
  • Paid Sick (144 hours/year)/ Vacation (80 hours after first year), Holidays (88 hours) Personal Leave (24 hours).
  • Longevity Pay Scale, Shift Differential/ FTO Pay.
  • Health, Vision & Dental Insurance.
  • 50% Pension on Final three years of wages (25 years of service and age 55).
  • Long-Term Disability Insurance $3,600/month, no contribution required.

Notable job responsibilities include:

  • Perform uniformed patrol duties to create omnipresence and a sense of security in the community.
  • Engage in proactive, data driven traffic enforcement to reduce crashes and enhance highway safety.
  • Investigate criminal incidents using appropriate investigative and forensic techniques.
  • Maintain awareness of trends in criminal activity through data-driven and intelligence-led policing.
  • Enforce ordinances of the Town of Bloomsburg.
  • Develop and maintain positive community relations between the police department and the general public, elected officials and other law enforcement and criminal justice agencies.

Minimum qualifications include:

  • The successful candidate must be Act 120 certified by the Pennsylvania Municipal Police Officers’ Education and Training Commission (“MPOETC”) at the time of hire.
  • The successful candidate must possess a diploma from an accredited high school or a graduate equivalency diploma. 
  • The successful candidate must be a United States citizen.
  • The successful candidate must be physically and mentally fit to perform the full duties of a police officer.
  • The successful candidate must possess a valid motor vehicle operator’s license issued by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania at the time of appointment to the position.       
  • All applicants must have reached their twenty-first (21st) birthday before their first day working. 
  • Applicants must live in the Town of Bloomsburg, live in Columbia County or move within a neighboring county of the Town of Bloomsburg, Columbia County within six (6) months of completing their probationary period.

Deadline to apply is May 3, 2024 by 4 p.m.  Applications are available at the Town of Bloomsburg Police Department, 119 East 7th Street, Bloomsburg, PA between the hours of 8:00 A.M. and 4:00 P.M. Monday through Friday.  Applications may be obtained in person or can be accessed online under the employment tab listed on the Town of Bloomsburg website.  The Civil Service Commission is not responsible for delays or loss of mail.  The written exam is scheduled for May 18, 2024 at 10 a.m. at the Bloomsburg Police Department.

The Town of Bloomsburg is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Posted: 03/18/24 Deadline: 05/03/24


 

Chief of Police – Township of Lower Swatara, Dauphin County, PA

The Township of Lower Swatara is seeking a highly qualified, self-motivated, goal-oriented Police Chief to lead a department of 12 to 15 officers. Lower Swatara Police Department serves over 9,000 citizens covering an area of 14 square miles. The Township of Lower Swatara is a first class township with a five member Board of Commissioners and is located within Dauphin County. The Chief of Police position is a full-time salaried position, reporting to the Board of Commissioners and Township Manager offering competitive wages & benefits.

Candidates must possess unquestioned integrity, a thorough knowledge of and experience in modern police administration and proven management and leadership skills. Demonstrated experience establishing and maintaining effective relationships with the citizens, public safety partners, elected officials, township departments, and the business and academic communities. Experience in budget development and financial management is a plus.

Applicants can apply online to [email protected] or by mail to Township Manager, Lower Swatara Township, 1499 Spring Garden Drive, Middletown, PA 17057.

Expressions of interest including salary expectations, resumes and a list of three to five references must be received by April 1, 2024. We are an equal opportunity employer.

Posted: 03/18/24 Deadline: 04/10/24


 

Police Officer - South Hills Area Council of Governments, Allegheny County, PA

Notice of examination for the position of Entry Level Police Officer

Applications to take the test for the position of entry level police officer are being accepted on behalf of the following Municipalities or their Civil Service Commissions:

Brentwood Borough
Castle Shannon Borough
Dormont Borough
Ingram Borough
Peters Township
Pleasant Hills Borough
West Mifflin Borough

until 5:00 PM on Wednesday, April 10, 2024, at the offices of the South Hills Area Council of Governments (SHACOG), 2600 Old Greentree Road, Carnegie, PA 15106, 412-429-1130.

A single application to take the test and a single testing process will be utilized by the listed municipalities. All appointments, if any, will be made by the individual municipalities. Information concerning minimum eligibility requirements for each police department is contained in the application package.

Applications and instructions are available at the SHACOG office, at the SHACOG website (www.shacog.com), and at the Police Departments of the listed municipalities. Completed applications are to be returned with a non-refundable fee of $50.00 only to the SHACOG office.

A physical agility test is scheduled for the morning of Saturday, May 4, 2024, with a written test to follow in the afternoon of that same day for those who pass the physical agility test.

The listed municipalities are equal opportunity employers.

Stanley Louis Gorski
Executive Director
SHACOG

Posted: 03/18/24 Deadline: 04/10/24


 

Police Officer - Montgomery County Consortium of Communities, PA

Police Officer -The Montgomery County Consortium of Communities, on behalf of their respective Civil Service Commissions or Municipalities, will be conducting a written examination and physical agility test for Police Officer on the following day and location:

Saturday, April 27, 2024 at 8:30 am.

The written and physical agility assessment test will take place at:
The Springfield Township High School
(Montgomery County, Pa)
1801 Paper Mill Road, Erdenheim, Pa. 19038

Applicants shall report for registration at 8:00 AM

The physical fitness assessment test will be held immediately following the written examination on:

Saturday, April 27, 2024 at:
Springfield Township High School
1801 Paper Mill Road, Erdenheim, Pa. 19038

Please dress appropriately and bring a change of clothes for the physical agility assessment.

Those candidates that are interested in participating in this examination process will need to apply on-line. A single unified application is available on-line at www.montcopolicetest.com. This application can be used to apply to any of the participating police department where you meet the eligibility requirements.

ALL APPLICATIONS MUST BE SUBMITTED ONLINE BY: Wednesday April 17, 2024 at 4:00PM.

Posted: 03/18/24 Deadline: 04/17/24


 

Police Officer - Western Lebanon County Regional Police Department, PA

The Western Lebanon County Regional Police Department is currently in the process of recruiting qualified candidates for the police officer position.  We are a progressive law enforcement agency and are working towards being accredited by the Pennsylvania Chiefs of Police Association. The department is serving the communities of Annville Township and Palmyra Borough.  The agency when fully staffed will have 16 officers and serve a population of approximately 12,589 citizens in a coverage area of 3.7 miles. The Regional department will be operational in early June 2024.

Requirements

  • U.S Citizen-Minimum 21 years of age.
  • High School Graduate or Equivalent
  • Possess a valid PA driver’s license at time of employment
  • Be able to perform essential job functions
  • Be able to pass a comprehensive background investigation including the provisions of PA Act 57.

Salary and Benefits

  • Minimum starting Salary $63,000
  • Previous years of law enforcement service will be considered for starting salary purpose
  • Health Care: Capital Blue Cross, vision, dental and Health Reimbursement Account

To Apply for the position of Police Officer:

Applicants may submit a cover letter and resume to the Chief of Police for consideration for employment. Correspondence may be submitted via email to Sgt. Peter Mathews at [email protected] or correspondence maybe either mailed/delivered in person in an envelope marked:

Officer Hiring Candidate
Western Lebanon County Regional Police
325 South Railroad St
Palmyra Pa 17078

All resumes and cover letters must be submitted no later than April 19, 2024.

Posted: 03/15/24 Deadline: 04/19/24


 

Interim Police Chief/Administrator - Spring Garden Township Police Department – York County, PA

We are seeking an interim Police Chief for our accredited department.

We are seeking a qualified candidate to temporarily fill the position of Police Chief or police department administrator, effective April 11, 2024.

The Term is most likely going to be 3 to 6 months, longer if mutually agreed, with a salary scale determined (through negotiating) by the Board of Commissioners.

The hours would be as necessary but no less than 14 and not more than 37.5 hours a week. This can be determined on a weekly basis if less hours are needed due to time off requests.  The work can be a hybrid in-office and home each week.

The interim Chief will be responsible for, but not limited to:

  • the day-to-day operational management of the department,
  • be responsible for the efficient management of the police operation, which administrative functions shall include planning, organizing, assembling resources, directing, and controlling available resources in the interest of public safety,
  • be responsible in cooperation with the Township Manager for certain administrative functions including research and planning, development of policy and procedure, personnel management and development, and budget control,
  • have authority to authorize expenditures within the approved budgetary accounts.

Interested persons should contact the Spring Garden Township Manager, Marcy L. Krum-Tinsley at

Phone 717.848.2858 email [email protected]

Posted: 03/14/24 Deadline:


 

Full and Part-time Police Officers - Borough of Lansford, Police Department, Carbon County PA

The Borough of Lansford has openings for one or more full time police officers and is currently accepting applications for multiple part time positions.

Currently the Borough of Lansford Offers:
A Starting wage of $59,321 per year, negotiable depending on experience.
A Full Family Benefits package including medical, dental, prescription and eyeglass coverage.
Paid vacations, personal days and sick time, short- and long-term disability programs, paid life insurance.

REQUIREMENTS FOR CONSIDERATION:
Must have current Act 120 certification
High graduate or equivalent
21 years of age
Valid Pennsylvania Driver’s License
Must pass polygraph, medical and physical agility requirements.
Candidates are subject to a full background investigation.
Applicants claiming veterans’ preference must attach a copy of their DD214 paperwork

Part Time Officers are currently earning $21.00 to $23.00 per hour

Applications are available at (www.boroughoflansford.com) or at the Borough Office 1 East Ridge Street Lansford Pa. 18232. Completed applications can be returned either via mail or to ([email protected])

The Borough of Lansford is an Equal Opportunity Employer. This is an open application period until the positions are filled.

Posted: 03/13/24 Deadline:


 

Full-Time Police Officer – East Whiteland Township Police Department, Chester County, PA

The East Whiteland Township Police Department is currently accepting applications for the position of full-time police officer until 2:00 pm April 5, 2024.The 2024 starting salary for the position is $80,000 - $131,880 a year.

Apply and upload documents at: Police Officer - Malvern, PA 19355 - Indeed.com

Position Requirements:

  • Applicants must have graduated, or currently be attending the Pennsylvania basic police academy (Act-120) with a graduation date before the current anticipated hire date.  Out of state and Military MP certified individuals must have already taken the MPOETC “Partial Waiver Assessment Test” and received a full waiver for the police academy from MPOETC.  https://mpoetc.psp.pa.gov/training/Pages/Transfers-for-Out-of-State-Law-Enforcement-Officers.aspx
  • Applicants must be capable of possessing requisite skills, knowledge, and abilities.
  • Officers, at the time of their appointment, must be at least 21 years of age.
  • Applicants considered for employment must be of good moral character.
  • Applicants must be physically and psychologically able to perform the duties of the position of a Police Officer, as per the job description.
  • Applicants must pass a physical agility exam.  Exam standards are listed on MPOETC website and is based on 30% Cooper Institute Standards.  The physical agility exam will be on April 16, 2024, and April 17, 2024, at 10:30 am. Immediately following the physical agility exam will be a written exam.  Only the applicants that pass the physical agility exam will be invited to move onto the written exam.  Top ranked applicants will receive the date and time for their oral interview.
  • Applicants must pass a background investigation with polygraph.
  • Officers, at the time of their appointment, must be a resident of Pennsylvania and possess a valid Pennsylvania driver’s license.
  • Applicants must possess visual acuity acceptable for performing all functions and responsibilities of a police officer.
  • Applicants must possess a diploma from an accredited High School or graduate equivalency diploma.
  • Applicants must be a United States citizen.
  • Applicants may not have any misdemeanor or felony convictions.
  • Preferred qualification – candidates who are conversational in English/Spanish are preferred.

The East Whiteland Township is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Posted: 03/12/24 Deadline: 04/05/24


 

Full-time Police Officer Positions - Sunbury City Police Department, Northumberland County, PA

The Sunbury City Police Department in Northumberland County Sunbury, Pennsylvania, is actively seeking applications for full-time police officer positions. Deadline for applications is April 5, 2024 at 4:00 pm.

While Act 120 training is preferred, it is not mandatory to apply for this position.

To be considered, applicants must be at least 21 years of age, possess a valid Pennsylvania driver's license, and hold a high school diploma or G.E.D. Additionally, candidates should meet the physical and mental fitness standards essential for police duties. Act 120 certification under Pennsylvania Act 120 (53 Pa. C.S.A. 2161) is a preferred but not required. Certified Act 120 officers depending on years of experience may be started at a higher salary level.

 A $25.00 application fee (check or money order paid to the City of Sunbury) is due at the time of application.

The selection process is a Civil service process which includes a written, physical, Polygraph, oral and psychological evaluations, along with a drug screening and a thorough background check.

Written test and Physical Test will be at 1000 hours on April 20, 2024 at the Sunbury Police Department training room located at 337 Arch Street Sunbury, PA 17801

For individuals who are not Act 120 certified, the individuals tuition to attend the 6 month academy will be paid and a biweekly salary will be paid to the individuals while attending the police academy. A contract with a 5 year retention will be mandatory with the City of Sunbury upon the successful completion of the selection process.  Upon completion of the academy the probationary officer will receive a yearly salary of $49,500.00 ($23.80 an hr.).

The City of Sunbury provides a comprehensive benefits package including health, dental, eye and life insurance. Retirement options are 12 years of employment with a 25% pension or a 20 year, full retirement paid at 50%. An additional 2.5% per year after 20 years of service to 25 years of service paid at 62.5%.

The current contracted police officer receives the following Salary progression:

Probationary officer/P-1: $49,500
P-2: $55,000
P-3: $59,000
P-4: $64,000
P-5 $69,000
P-6 $73,000
P-7 $76,900

The City of Sunbury is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Job qualifications and applications are available at www.sunburypa.org or email [email protected] (EOE). Application can also be picked up at City Hall 225 Market Street Sunbury, PA 17801 between 8:00 am and 4:30 pm Mon-Fri.

Jobs close at 4:00 PM (Eastern) on the deadline date specified, or when the position capacity has been met, or unless otherwise specified in the announcement. If the deadline date is not specified in the announcement, the agency has sole discretion on setting the deadline.

Posted: 03/06/24 Deadline: 04/05/24


 

Police Officer - North Cornwall Township, Lebanon County, PA (deadline extended)

North Cornwall Township, Lebanon County, PA, is accepting applications for the position of full- time Police Officer.
The successful applicant must possess and maintain valid certification as a police officer under Pennsylvania Act 120 and possess and maintain a valid Pennsylvania driver’s license. Salary will be based on experience and qualifications.

Benefits Included:
• Starting salary range is $62,528 (Patrolman 1) - $89,859 (Patrolman 5)
• 10 Hour Shifts
• 13 Paid Holidays
• 20 Sick Days Per Year
• Longevity pay (after 5 years of service)
• Shift Differential Pay
• Uniform Allowance
• Healthcare, dental, vision and life insurance coverage provided.

All applicants must complete an application for employment and submit a detailed resume of training and experience. Successful candidates will be required to pass physical and mental examinations as required by the Pennsylvania Act 120, and interviews, criminal history, driver license history and credit history background investigations as well as drug and alcohol testing as required by North Cornwall Township employee’s handbook. Applications for employment may be obtained on-line at www.nctown.org. or at North Cornwall Township Municipal Office, 330 South 18th Street, Lebanon, PA 17042, weekdays between 7:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.

THE DEADLINE FOR ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS IS APRIL 19, 2024 (extended)

Completed applications, resumes and other pertinent information should be sent to:
North Cornwall Township
attn: Police Officer Position
330 S. 18th Street
Lebanon, PA 17042

Posted: 03/06/24 Deadline: 04/19/24


 

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. We have several positions that need to be filled.

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.
  • Pass all requirements in Act-57

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 the CADET RATE of $51,716.45 while they are in the police academy. Upon graduation, they receive $82,741.86 as do applicants who already have Act 120 training. Police officers with experience elsewhere can receive a starting salary of up to $93,087.38, depending on qualifications and experience.

The highest pay-rate for patrol officers in 2024 = $103,432.91.

** A preliminary application must be completed and returned to the Muhlenberg Police Department by Friday May 3rd, 2024 by 4PM. There is NO CHARGE for taking the physical ability and written tests. The first part of the process will be a Nelson-Denny written test promptly at 0900 followed immediately by a Physical Agility Test on SATURDAY, May 4th, 2024. Registration will begin at 0830 AM at the Berks County Intermediate Unit (BCIU) located at 1111 Commons Blvd Reading, Pa. 19605. The physical agility test will commence immediately following the written test at the Muhlenberg Senior High-School Gym located on 400 Sharp Ave, Reading, Pa. 19605.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. Applicants must also submit a medical release clearance form prior to being able to participate in the physical agility testing. ALL NECESSARY FORMS CAN BE PICKED UP IN PERSON FROM THE POLICE DEPARTMENT; or FOUND ON The Police Department’s web page.

Candidates will be notified of their test scores, when a candidate passes both tests, then a $40 fee will need to be paid in check or money order, made payable to Muhlenberg Township, to continue in the process. Full 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 May 6thth, 2024. Applications can also be downloaded from the Township’s website at: www.muhlenbergtwp.com .

Applications can be dropped off in person at the Police Department’s office during normal business or sent via certified mail – return receipt requested. Candidates who pass both the written test and the physical agility testing must submit their full applications by May 17th, 2024 by 1600.

Muhlenberg Township is an equal opportunity employer.

Muhlenberg Police Civil Service Board, Muhlenberg Township 5/2024

Posted: 03/05/24 Deadline: 05/03/24


 

Full Time Police Officer(s) - Town of McCandless Police Department, Allegheny County, PA

TOWN OF MCCANDLESS POLICE DEPARTMENT IS HIRING

The Town of McCandless Police Department is currently accepting applications for the position(s) of Full Time Police Officer(s).  Applications can be obtained at the Town of McCandless Police Department, 9955 Grubbs Road, Wexford, PA  15090 or download a copy at www.townofmccandless.org. Completed applications must be returned to the police department Monday through Friday between 8am - 4pm.  Completed applications may also be e-mailed to [email protected]All applications must be received by Friday, April 19, 2024, at 4pm.

To be eligible, you must meet at least one of the following of 1, 2 and 3:

  1. Have a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college/university. Preference for a degree related to law enforcement/police-related but is not required. OR
  2. Have at least 4 years (8,320 hours) law enforcement experience. OR
  3. Have at least 2 years (4,160 hours) law enforcement experience and one of the following:
    a. Have an associate degree from an accredited college or university OR
    b. Have 4 years of military service with an honorable discharge.

You also must meet ALL the following:

  1. Be at least 21 years old.
  2. At the time of appointment, be licensed by the Commonwealth of PA to operate a motor vehicle.
  3. Be a citizen of the United States of America.
  4. At the time of appointment, 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.
  5. Be of good moral character, must be physically and mentally fit to perform the full duties of a police officer and agree to uphold and abide by the Town’s Mission Statement.
  6. Be free of habitual addiction to intoxicating liquors or drugs.
  7. Indicate a willingness to establish residence within one year after the conclusion of the probationary period.
  8. Be eligible to carry a firearm and be free from conviction of a disqualifying crime in accordance with the Police Officers Education and Training Program of Title 37 of the Pennsylvania Code.
  9. Satisfy the requirements of Act 57 of 2020 pertaining to background checks.
  10. Such other qualifications which may be proposed by the Personnel Board and approved by Council.

Benefits:

Top Salary 2024: $111,217
Top Salary 2025: $114,554
Top Salary 2026: $117,991

  • 12-Hour Shifts
  • Uniform Allowance of $1300+
  • Attractive Health, Dental, Life and Disability Insurance Package
  • Generous Paid Time Off
  • Full retirement pension at 50 years old and 25 years of service.
  • 3-year DROP Plan
  • 20 air miles residency requirement
  • Opportunities to further career in firearms instruction, K9, detective division, SRO, accident reconstruction, traffic division, SRT team and community relations.

The Town of McCandless governs based upon solid core values of integrity, straightforwardness, pragmatism, and an attitude of public service and selflessness. The Town of McCandless is a place of welcome and hospitality for all who seek lawful residence in or visit our community regardless of their country of origin, race, native language, religion, or sexual orientation and embraces empathy for all, promoting equality, diversity, and inclusivity.

Posted: 02/29/24 Deadline: 04/19/24


 

Police Officer - West Earl Township Police Department, Lancaster County, PA

The West Earl Township Police Department located in Lancaster County is seeking qualified applicants for the position of full-time police officer.

Applicants must have a valid Pennsylvania driver's license, be of good moral character, be physically and mentally fit to perform the duties of a police officer and be at least 21 years of age. Applicants must be a US citizen and have graduated from an accredited high school or have equivalent education acceptable to the Commission. Must be able to complete a competitive process including but not limited to oral interviews, physical and psychological examination, and comprehensive background investigation.

West Earl will accept and consider applicants who are not ACT 120 certified.

The West Earl Township Police Department is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

To be considered, send a Resume and Cover letter to:

Chief Eric S. Higgins
West Earl Township Police Department
157 W. Metzler Road PO Box 787
Brownstown, PA 17508.
or by email to: [email protected]

Starting salary for ACT 120 Certified patrolman is $69,924
First review of applicants will be March 25th. Deadline to apply is April 29, 2024

Posted: 02/29/24 Deadline: 04/29/24


 

Full-Time Police Officer – West Whiteland Township Police Department, Chester County, PA

The West Whiteland Township Police Department is currently accepting applications for the position of full-time police officer.  The 2024 starting salary for the position is $83,926 to $99,350. At six (6) years an officer should expect to receive approximately $146,385.

Anyone interested in the position must submit a completed application between Monday, March 4th, 2024 & Thursday, April 18th, 2024 @ 4:00 PM.

Apply at: West Whiteland Township Police Department Employment Link on the Crimewatch Website

Download or Print the WWPD Application (PDF Fillable)

Applications and supporting documents may be picked up or dropped off at the West Whiteland Township Police Department 101 Commerce Drive, Exton, PA 19341 during normal business hours (8AM-5PM) or emailed to [email protected].

General Requirements:

  • All applicants must be a citizen of the United States of America.
  • All applicants must have reached their twenty-first (21st) birthday at the time of appointment.
  • All applicants must be physically and mentally fit and able to perform the essential duties of a police officer.
  • All applicants must be ACT 120 certified by the Pennsylvania Municipal Police Officers’ Education and Training Commission (MPOETC). 
  • Any applicant currently in the police academy must successfully complete the academy and pass the MPOETC ACT 120 certification test prior to the projected date of appointment with the West Whiteland Township Police Department.
  • Any applicant who successfully completed the police academy within the previous two years, but failed to obtain a MPOETC ACT 120 certification, shall successfully pass the MPOETC ACT 120 certification test prior to the projected date of appointment with the West Whiteland Township Police Department.
  • Applicants who cannot obtain MPOETC ACT 120 certification by the projected date of appointment with the West Whiteland Township Police Department shall be disqualified.
  • All applicants must possess a diploma from an accredited high school or graduate equivalency diploma (GED) prior to appointment.
  • All applicants must have successfully completed at least one of the following:
    • Sixty (60) credits from an accredited university/trade school; or
    • Three (3) years of law enforcement experience during active military duty and thirty (30) credits from an accredited university/trade school; or
    • Three (3) years of law enforcement experience and thirty (30) credits from an accredited university/trade school.
    • All applicants must possess a valid motor vehicle operator’s license issued by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania prior to appointment.  
    •  Any felony conviction is an automatic disqualification. Any criminal activity that would be considered a felony under Pennsylvania law, federal law, or the law of the state in which the activity occurred is a disqualification.
    • All applicants must possess and retain the ability to provide credible testimony in a court of law.
    • Once hired, applicants must be willing and able to receive oleoresin capsicum (O.C.) spray, as well as temporary exposure to a conductive electrical weapon (Taser/Axon).

Per policy, a select number of applicants will be invited to attend a physical agility test.

The date is to be determined.

Anyone with questions should email [email protected] or contact Captain Matt Deceder at (610) 363-0200 extension 1006.

It is the township’s and the police department’s policy to grant equal employment opportunities to qualified persons without regard to a person’s race, color, sex, religious creed, sexual orientation, age, national origin, ancestry, handicap, disability, or other protected status by state, federal or local statute. The township is an equal opportunity employer.

Posted: 02/27/24 Deadline: 04/18/24


 

Part-Time Police Officer - Borough of Alburtis, Lehigh County, PA

The Borough of Alburtis is seeking applications/resumes for the position of Part Time Police Officer.
The pay rate is $25.73/hr.

Applicants must meet the following minimum qualifications:
- Be a United States Citizen
- Must hold PA Act 120 Certification
- Be at least 21 years of age
- Have a valid PA driver's license
- Have a High School Diploma or Equivalent
- Be physically and mentally fit to perform all duties, as per MPOETC regulations
- Must pass a complete background investigation
- Minimum of 3 years’ experience as a law enforcement officer required

Interested candidates are invited to email a resume including three professional references to [email protected]
The Borough of Alburtis is an equal opportunity employer.

Posted: 02/22/24 Deadline:


 

Full-time Police Officer - Newtown Township Police Department, Bucks County, PA

The Newtown Township Police Department, (Bucks County) is now accepting applications for the position of full-time police officer.

Follow the link to apply today! https://bucks.crimewatchpa.com/newtowntwppd/34824/content/police-officer-application-process

Requirements:
United States Citizen
Valid PA Driver’s License
Minimum 21 years of age
High School Graduate or GED
Physically / Psychologically Fit
No Misdemeanors or Felony convictions
Ability to perform the duties of a police officer
Act 120 Certified in the past five years OR will graduate from a state-certified police academy in 2024. Current Active Officers with MPOETC # seeking to transfer must have successfully passed a written and physical police testing exam within the last three years.

Employee Benefits: (*as of Jan 2024 / CBA - pending)
Initial Base Salary $67,849, Top Police Officer salary step $118,988
Pension (*after years of service & age requirements)
Retirement 457 Plan option
Deferred Compensation match up to 4%
Deferred Retirement Option Program (DROP)
Life Insurance Policy, Health & Accident, Dental, Vision, and Prescriptions
Paid Vacation, Sick, Holiday and Personal Time
Education Bonus
Uniforms and Equipment provided by the Township.

Hiring Process:
Competitive Application Review Process
Oral Interview #1
Oral Interview #2
Polygraph Examination and Background Investigation
Interview #3 (w/Chief)
Conditional Offer (possible)
Physical/Medical and Psychological Examination

Newtown Township is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Police Applications Process:
Applications must be completed and turned in person or electronically to the Newtown Township Police Department, Attn: Lt. Christian Joseph, 100 Municipal Drive, Newtown, PA 18940 / [email protected].

This application will remain open until all vacancies are filled.

Posted: 02/22/24 Deadline: OPEN

 

Full Time Police Officer - Lower Pottsgrove Twp Police Department, Montgomery County, PA

Lower Pottsgrove Township will be accepting applications for the position of full-time Police Officer until Friday, April 5, 2024 at 1500 hrs

Qualifications
Min. 21 yrs of age; High School diploma or GED; Must possess valid PA Drivers License prior to appointment; be a US citizen; able to successfully complete written, oral, medical, psychological, physical agility & polygraph exams & thorough background investigation. Must have completed and passed MPOETC Act 120 police certification to apply or be enrolled in such training course at time of application (must have completed and passed course prior to eligibility for appointment).

Starting salary range: $71,396 to $79,206 (depending on FT experience)
Top Patrol Officer pay: $116,577 (as stipulated by current LPPD Police Officer Contract)
Includes full benefits

Applications available online at:
www.lowerpottsgrove.org
Application fee waived

Deadline for submitting applications & required fee is April 5, 2024 at 1500 hrs in Police Dept.
MUST BE SUBMITTED IN PERSON

The written test for Full Time Police Officer will be held on April 13, 2024.
Testing time is promptly at 0900
Place: Pottsgrove High School Cafeteria, 1345 Kauffman Rd, Pottstown, PA 19464
PHYSICAL AGILITY EXAM WILL FOLLOW IMMEDIATELY AT 1100 hrs.
Please dress appropriately.

EOE Lower Pottsgrove Twp
Civil Service Commission
Revised 02/152024

Posted: 2/20/24  Deadline: 4/5/24


 

Police Officer - Susquehanna Township Police Department, Dauphin County, PA ($20,000.00 Bonus)

The Susquehanna Township Police Department has opened applications for the position of police officer for applicants who are either ACT 120 Certified or are in a Pennsylvania Municipal Police Academy pursuing ACT 120 certification.

The starting salary is $55,900.00 with a $20,000.00 Bonus. Susquehanna Township is in Dauphin County and borders the City of Harrisburg. Currently complimented with 44 full time Officers. Candidates can also purchase up to five years’ previous military service and/or three years of previous Act 120 Law Enforcement time towards Retirement. Retirement does include a COLA and 15 years of paid medical benefits. A five-year Officer in 2024 will make $107.214.03  

There is no fee required to apply. Any candidate wishing to apply and take the written exam, please contact Chief Robert Martin at [email protected].

Susquehanna Township is a First-Class Township with Civil Service Regulations and is an equal opportunity employer.

No deadline to apply.

Posted:12/13/23 Deadline: None


 

Police Telecommunicator - Upper Merion Township, King of Prussia, Montgomery County, PA

Upper Merion Township, located in King of Prussia, PA, is looking for a knowledgeable and experienced Police Telecommunicator. The Police telecommunicator position is responsible for receiving and transmitting radio and telephone calls, making computer entries, and receiving specific orders and requests from field responders. The position requires excellent communication skills, the ability to multi-task, and the ability to read, understand and follow departmental and township policy and procedures in accordance with the essential job functions.

The duties of the Police Telecommunicator include (but are not limited to):

  • Receive and transmit telephone and radio emergency calls, as well as non-emergency calls/complaints/inquiries from the public.
  • Prioritize and dispatch appropriate units to police, fire, and emergency medical incidents.
  • Communicate courteously and firmly with the general public and establish and maintain effective working relationships with co-workers and superiors.
  • Properly operate and be familiar with the features and functions of all CAD software, logging recorder equipment, and all cameras and monitoring devices located within the communications center. To include fire/carbon monoxide alarms and emergency/ panic alarms.
  • Strictly adhere to all current and future policies, procedures, rules, and regulations, including general orders and memos.
  • Be familiar with the proper protocols and terminology concerning Public Safety response, including special incidents and SWAT responses.
  • Properly operate and be familiar with the features and functions of all telephone, radio, computer, and console equipment.
  • Demonstrate continuous skills and knowledge of the operation of state and local computer systems and software.
  • Monitor prisoner cells by internal television system.
  • Input, retrieve and transmit information from National Crime Information Center. 

Minimum Education, Training, and Experience Required:

  • High School Degree.
  • Knowledge of Public Safety operations is preferred.
  • Type 30wpm on a CAD keyboard
  • Operational knowledge of Microsoft products.

 

Additional Requirements:

  • No felony convictions or conviction of any moral crime.
  • Satisfactory Pennsylvania Pa. criminal background check and F.B.I. criminal background checks.
  • Possess or obtain certifications in Basic Communications, State of Pennsylvania Call Taker, State of Pennsylvania Dispatcher, and Pennsylvania State Police C.L.E.A.N. Terminal Operator.

 

Salary: $55,000 to $60,000/year, Depending on experience

How to Apply:
For immediate consideration, applicants should complete an employment application by visiting http://www.umtownship.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/12/Application-UMT-Employment-DH-Update.pdf and submit a completed job application, cover letter and resume via email to: [email protected].

Posted: 02/09/24 Deadline:


 

Patrol Officer - Conewago Township Police Department, Adams County, PA

JOIN OUR TEAM!
The Conewago Township Police Department mission is to serve and protect the citizens and visitors of Conewago Township, while providing the highest quality of life in our community through our excellence in policing.

Starting Wage $64,773 - $89,954

-10 Hour Shifts -Longevity Bonus -Paid Weekly
-A 25 year pension plan -Tuition Reimbursement -Yearly Set Schedule
-Paid Vacation Leave -Employer Paid Insurance -100 Hour Comp Time
-112 Hours Sick Leave -Dental/Vision Care -50 Hour Personal Leave
-11 Paid Holidays -$700 Uniform Allowance -Gym Reimbursement
-Longevity Bonus
-Tuition Reimbursement
-Employer Paid Insurance
-Dental/Vision Care
-$700 Uniform Allowance
-Paid Weekly
-Yearly Set Schedule
-100 Hour Comp Time
-50 Hour Personal Leave
-Gym Reimbursement

Apply now
Drop off your application or submit completed document to: [email protected]

OUR OFFICE
541 Oxford Avenue Hanover. Pa 17331
717-637-7361

Posted: 02/05/24 Deadline:


 

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

Police Officer (full and part-time) - The East Earl Township Police Department (Lancaster County) is inviting qualified persons to apply for the positions of full and part-time police officer. Applications are available at the East Earl Township Police Station, 128 Toddy Drive, East Earl, PA 17519.

East Earl Township is located in picturesque northeast Lancaster County. The East Earl Township Police Department patrols nearly 25 square miles and serves approximately 6800 residents. The Township is a popular tourist destination and is also home to generational farms, residential areas, and several large businesses.

BENEFITS

• Starting salary for full-time officers in 2024 is $71,919.
• Top rate after six years of service is $99,044 in 2024.
• Medical, dental, vision and pension, with no pension contribution by the officer.
• Generous amount of paid time off (new full-time hires start with a PTO credit).
• All uniforms and equipment are provided.
• Annual longevity bonus.
• Annual college degree bonus.
• Optional 457B deferred retirement savings plan.
• Credit for up to three years of full-time police service is under consideration for pay only, no other three-year credit.

Applicants must meet the requirements of Act 120 and Act 57 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.
East Earl Township is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Posted: 01/30/24 Deadline:


 

Job Opportunity - National Sales Director to Law Enforcement – Work from home

Our company R3Results® has done employee training for over twenty five years for some of the biggest corporations in the world such as Google, Comcast, Avis, MetLife, and others. We’ve provided consultation to every level of government. We have developed a training course “Verbally Defusing Violent Confrontations” that received high praise from top experts in the world. It is accredited by IADLEST (International Association of Directors of Law Enforcement Standards & Training) for 8 hours continuing professional education credits for law officers, and it received their National Seal of Excellence.

Our course takes a new approach to the subject. One POST (Police Officers Standards & Training) director for a state said that he’d seen hundreds of de-escalation courses “But I can’t even begin to put into words how far superior your course is.” Top United Nations negotiators who deal with vicious warlords said: “Original and effective.” The colonel who headed security for The United States Marine Corps praised it as really effective.

We teach how to control one’s inner state of being while under threat or attack. It is physical training which has a psychophysical result that “broadens your shoulders” and enables you to peacefully command someone who is very hyped up. The course combines high production value videos in which professional actors reenact real incidents in which violent attacks were successfully verbally defused, along with guided in-person training sessions practiced under stress following what was modeled. We have a U.S. utility patent on our unique methods and this allows us to offer the course very economically and we can deploy it to any size group no matter how large, while assuring quality.

Your Role and Compensation 

“Cops like talking to cops” – that’s why we need you to represent us to the law enforcement community. You must have at least 5 yrs. duty as an officer. This position would be ideal for a retired officer. You should like talking to people and connecting with them. The position is also open to a currently employed officer who wishes to make more money and can devote 4-6 hours per week to the effort.

You would call the POST directors in the 50 states for continuing education and also academy level training. You would call the major police departments in the country, on the municipal, state and federal level. You would also contact the corrections facilities. We know that many agencies already have some form of de-escalation training. They can try Part One of our four part series on a free trial basis for a limited number of their officers and see if the response isn’t one of enthusiasm. This is not check-the-checkbox training. This is something effective for those who truly believe in law enforcement as a high calling, peacekeeping and community policing.

Compensation for this position can be substantial.  As an example, if the program is purchased by a large city and the cost to them is $5 million, at a 15% commission rate, the salary is very commendable. That’s a real number. We’ve put hundreds of thousands into developing the course. Now let’s sell it.

Added Benefits

Save lives & cut stress on fellow officers. We call these “Skills to Live By®”

Cut down on excessive force claims that cost cities and states around $3 billion per year.

The federal government is issuing more grant funding for de-escalation training.

How to Apply:

Send a cover letter about your interest. Contact: Ken Hantman, President & Creative Director.  Phone 215—947-2338 (landline); email:  [email protected] . We will then arrange a Zoom meeting with yourself, Ken and company CEO G.A. Bartick (who authored a book used by 1-in-5 of The Fortune 50)

Our website:  https://r3results.com

Posted: 01/24/24 Deadline:


 

CSI Corporate Security and Investigations (Beaver County, PA)

Part-time Investigator

CSI Corporate Security and Investigations, LLC | 3rd Party Investigations | 3645 Brodhead Road, Monaca, PA, USA (csiinvestigators.com)

The investigative work may involve performing various activities including: background investigations, criminal and civil investigations, executive protection/security, fraud investigations, undercover operations, surveillance/photographic services, and litigation support. Investigators will also conduct investigations in order to assist lawyers on pending legal actions. This frequently involves preparing criminal defenses, locating witnesses, serving legal documents, interviewing police and prospective witnesses, and gathering and reviewing evidence. Investigators also may collect information on the parties to the litigation, take photographs, testify in court, and assemble evidence and reports for trials.

Investigators may perform computer database searches in order to obtain information on individuals’ prior arrests, convictions, and civil legal judgments; telephone numbers; and motor vehicle registrations.

The ideal candidate would have a diverse field of experience in both civil and criminal investigations. However, a strong background in one specialty (insurance, surveillance, etc.) could still indicate a good applicant. An individual who has ingenuity, persistence, and assertiveness in addition to his/her experience will excel as an investigator in most cases. Nor should an applicant have an aversion to working from the “defense side” of a case. An applicant should communicate well and should be able to think on his/her feet. Good interviewing and listening skills also are important.

He/she should be able to:

  • Follow procedures and regulations
  • Receive and understand instructions
  • Write clearly and concisely
  • Organize and prioritize work assignments
  • Receive and communicate information
  • Operate and access various computer programs
  • Maintain confidentiality and adhere to policies
  • Effectively communicate investigative findings to clients and/or in any legal proceedings
  • Possess valid driver’s license and current automobile insurance coverage
  • Must possess and maintain high standards of conduct, honesty and loyalty in both official and personal matters, including the ability to pass a criminal background investigation

The applicant will be expected to function within the law and make sure any evidence collected is correct and admissible evidence in court.

The applicant will have to be able to work flexible or “stand-by” hours and will assume a high degree of accountability for delivering the highest quality investigative service possible.

The investigator should meet the necessary criteria established by the Pennsylvania Private Detective Act.

Experience and Education:

  • Investigative experience preferred
  • Preferably with a college degree, but can substitute based upon investigative experience of the applicant, whether it is law enforcement, government, military, insurance or private security;
  • Has an excellent reputation; and,
  • The ability to establish and maintain cooperative working relationship with co-workers and/or a potential client base.

Interested persons should send a resume to [email protected].

Posted: 01/23/24 Deadline:


 

Probationary Police Officer – Lower Merion Township Police, Montgomery County, PA

The Lower Merion Police Department is accepting applications for the position of Probationary Police Officer. There is a $30.00 application fee.  The deadline for applications is Friday, April 26, 2024 at 12:00 p.m.

Applications are available online at: https://www.joinlmpd.org

The written test will be conducted on Saturday, May 4, 2024 at 9:00 a.m. (doors close promptly at 8:30 a.m.) at the Harriton High School Cafeteria (600 N Ithan Ave., Bryn Mawr, PA 19010).  The physical fitness test will be conducted on Sunday, May 5, 2024 beginning at 7:30 a.m. at the Harriton High School running track (600 N Ithan Ave., Bryn Mawr, PA 19010).

2024 Salary:

  • $77,707 Hired without Act 120 Training (While attending police academy)
  • $87,112 Hired with Act 120 Training (Upon successful police academy graduation)
  • $123,789 Current 2024 salary for Senior Police Officer (5-year officer)

Vacation:

  • 2 weeks after 1 year
  • 3 weeks after 5 years
  • 4 weeks after 11 years
  • 5 weeks after 19 years

Benefits:

  • Pension
  • Insurance – medical, dental, vision care, & prescriptions
  • Life insurance
  • Longevity pay, holiday pay (double time or triple time), & shift differential
  • Parental leave – two weeks paid leave for the birth/adoption of child
  • All equipment, uniforms and training provided at no cost to the officer
  • Uniform cleaning allowance
  • Tuition reimbursement – up to $1,000 per year for pre-approved courses

Civil Service Requirements:

  • United States citizen
  • Must be at least 21 years of age at the date of filing application
  • High school graduate or GED and have 60 college credits at the date of filing application

OR

5 years full-time experience as a municipal or state police officer

  • Must pass any and all written and/or oral examinations
  • Must pass physical agility test
  • Must pass physical and psychological examinations
  • Must be of good moral character and pass extensive background investigation

Must have a valid operator’s license; No in-state residency requirement

Posted: 01/23/24 Deadline: 04/26/24


 

Police Officer / Police Officer Trainee - Birdsboro Police Department, Berks County, PA

The Birdsboro Police Department is seeking applicants for the position of Police Officer / Police Officer Trainee. The Birdsboro Police Department consists of seven full-time officers including the Chief of Police. The police department provides professional police services to the community through the use of the latest equipment, technology, training, adherence to professional standards, accountability, transparency and understanding.  The department strives to exceed expectations of the community and providing the highest quality of police services to our citizens. The police department’s salary and benefits package are extremely competitive and, in many cases, exceeds those of larger police departments in Pennsylvania.

We offer a competitive starting salary, $76, 195 annually for a probationary police officer with no experience. In 2024, the salary for a patrolman 1st class is $95,243. The starting salary may be adjusted based on the applicant’s experience for a PA ACT 120 certified police agency.

  • Work Schedule: Three Ten hour shifts daily. Shift are determined by seniority.
  • Vacations: First year, 40 hours, five years, 120 hours, 10 years 160 hours, 15 years 200 hours.
  • Compensation time – Officers can choose to accrue comp time in lieu of payment for overtime worked
  • Personal leave: Up to 40 hours per year, and an additional 40 hours for Wild-Card leave.
  • Sick leave: 120 hours per year.
  • Bereavement leave
  • Holidays: 11 paid holidays
  • Clothing Allowance ($500.00) plus dry cleaning for uniforms
  • Health care: Capital Blue Cross, vision and dental plan
  • Life Insurance: $50,000 life insurance policy
  • Short Term disability insurance
  • One-million-dollar professional liability insurance policy
  • Longevity Bonus - $100 per year of service annually, after five years (5th year bonus - $500)
  • Retirement – Retire at age 50 after serving 25 years of service
  • Pension- Calculated at 50 % of annual salary plus overtime.
  • DROP – Deferred Retirement Option Plan – five-year plan
  • Benefits into retirement – Medical insurance coverage for employee upon retirement.
  • In 2024, an officer that is covered under spouse’s health insurance is entitled to a $2,500 bonus paid quarterly.

You can pick up an application at Birdsboro Hall, 202 East Main Street, Birdsboro, Pa 19508, or download an application packet at www.birdsboropa.org. You can also request a packet via email at: [email protected]. Additional information can be found at berkspolicechiefs.org.  Questions: Contact Chief Trupp at [email protected].

Posted: 01/19/24 Deadline


 

Full-time and Part-time Police Officers - Borough of Mercersburg Police Department, Franklin County, PA

The Borough of Mercersburg Police Department is accepting applications for full-time and part-time police officer positions.  Mercersburg is one of the older and more historic boroughs in Pennsylvania and is in Southwest Franklin County, Pennsylvania.  Mercersburg covers one square mile, has 8.34 miles of roads, and provides services to approximately 1,600 residents.  The Mercersburg Police Department is an Equal Opportunity Employer. 

Applications are available on-line at (www.mercersburg,org) or can be picked up at Borough Hall.  Completed applications and supporting resumes can be submitted to the Mercersburg Police Department, 113 South Main Street, Mercersburg, PA 17236.                              

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS

  • Act 120 training is required (Police Academy)
  • Graduation from a standard high school or acceptable GED equivalency with transcripts
  • 21 years of age or older
  • Must possess a valid Pennsylvania Driver’s License
  • Be of good moral character
  • Physically capable of basic police requirements
  • If served in the military, provide copy of DD214.
  • Must undergo criminal records check (not be convicted of any misdemeanor or felony)
  • Must successfully pass and complete a background investigation (to include but not limited to medical/drug screening, psychological etc.)
  • Must be a citizen of the United States

Full-Time Officers are paid $ 25.00 per hour with benefits.

Part-Time Officers are paid $ 25.00 per hour.

Posted: 01/18/24 Deadline:


 

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

JOIN THE NLCRPD TEAM
Accepting qualified candidates who are or are not Act 120 certified for employment consideration and processing. There are no fees associated with the submission of a cover letter and resume with this internal agency recruitment process.
The Northern Lancaster County Regional Police Department (NLCRPD) may consider contractual pay enhancements for current police officers who are certified, have prior experience, meet standards and expectations, and are looking for a change in employment.

The NLCRPD is accepting cover letters and current resumes from interested and qualified candidates for the position of police patrol officer. Agency planning requires that the NLCRPD seek qualified candidates to meet staffing needs. These positions are all full-time positions, the NLCRPD does not employ part-time sworn staff.

GENERAL INFORMATION
The Northern Lancaster County Regional Police Department is a dynamic and progressive PLEAC-accredited and credentialed law enforcement agency formed in 2012 serving the communities of Clay Township, Penn Township, Warwick Township, and the Borough of East Petersburg. The agency currently has a sworn staff of 34 officers and serves a population of approximately 42,500 citizens in a coverage area of 79 square miles.

Please see what our team has to offer at www.nlcrpd.org. The agency is an accredited member of the Pennsylvania Chiefs of Police Accreditation Programming. The NLCRPD prides itself on our team’s appearance and esprit de corps, the quality of our equipment, technology, training, adherence to professional standards, accountability, transparency, understanding and meeting expectations, and providing the highest quality of police services to our community.
The NLCRPD is seeking candidates who wish to enjoy a work environment dedicated to embracing change, using leading-edge technology, problem-solving, and a high degree of community service. We are seeking an individual who wishes to excel in their career path and enjoy all the challenges of law enforcement services while operating within a team-based environment. We are only seeking team players with a high level of desire to achieve and thrive professionally and on an individual basis. All candidates are reminded to carefully review the information concerning qualifications and appearance standards to determine their suitability for the continuation of the application process.

ADDITIONAL EMPLOYMENT INFORMATION
It is the policy of the Northern Lancaster County Regional Police Department to adhere to the guidelines of this general order, the requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act, The Equal Employment and Opportunity Act, and the criteria as set forth as minimal hiring standards as established by the agency. The Northern Lancaster County Regional Police Department is an equal-opportunity employer. It is the department’s policy to grant equal employment opportunities to qualified persons without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, gender, age, veteran’s status, marital status, or non-job-related physical or mental handicap or disability.

The Northern Lancaster County Regional Police Department’s recruitment and selection procedures are designed for finding and appointing the highest quality of individuals to serve as police officers, while adhering to the guidelines of applicable law, including but not limited to: the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), Title VII - Civil Rights Act of 1964, Age Discrimination Act of 1967, Pennsylvania Human Relations Act, as amended, Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), MPOETC guide to the hiring of police officers, the law and regulations as promulgated by the United States Department of Justice, The United States Department of Labor, and The Pennsylvania Bureau of Labor and Industry, and procedures as established by the department in regards to members of the armed forces.

ACT 57 COMPLIANCE
It is the policy of the Northern Lancaster County Regional Police Department to adhere to the requirements of Act 57. This includes an in-depth background investigation and past employer and personal references. This NLCRPD General Order may be reviewed at www.nlcrpd.org under the policy tab.

POSITION REQUIREMENTS:
Applicants for the position of Northern Lancaster County Regional Police Officer must be capable of possessing the requisite skills, knowledge, and abilities. The NLCRPD will accept and consider applicants without Act 120 certifications or training. Officers, at the time of their appointment, must be at least 21 years of age. Desired candidates who completed a certified Pennsylvania MPOETC Act 120 training program or are currently enrolled in a certified MPOETC Act 120 Program or are currently employed as a full-time police officer of another state and met the certification standards of that state and be able to pass the certification examination administered by MPOETC will be provided advance consideration.

Applicants considered for employment must be of good moral character. Applicants must be physically and psychologically able to perform the duties of the position of an NLCRPD Police Officer, as per the job description. Officers, at the time of their appointment, must reside in Pennsylvania and possess a valid Pennsylvania driver’s license. Applicants must possess visual acuity acceptable for performing all functions and responsibilities of a police officer. Applicants with a college degree are preferred, all applicants must possess a diploma from an accredited high school or a graduate equivalency diploma. Applicants must be a United States citizen. Applicants may not have any misdemeanor or felony convictions. Applicants must be able to perform “essential functions” of the position, which must be performed as a “business necessity” of the department, as those terms are defined under 29 CFR Sec. 1630.2. The essential functions will consume almost all of the time spent on the job by the police officer. The failure of the officer to perform the majority of the tasks identified as “essential functions”, could lead directly or indirectly to a “direct threat” of substantial harm to the safety or health of the officer, a fellow officer, or a citizen which the officer is sworn to protect.

JOB DESCRIPTION: The job description of a Police Officer and the essential and non-essential functions required may be reviewed in NLCRPD General Order 6.3.5 at www.nlcrpd.org.

APPEARANCE STANDARDS: The NLCRPD written directive governing agency member appearance standards (these are mandatory requirements) may be reviewed in NLCRPD General
Order 6.1.44 at www.nlcrpd.com.

TO APPLY FOR THE POSITION OF POLICE OFFICER:
Applicants may submit a cover letter and resume to the Chief of Police for consideration for employment. Correspondence may be submitted via email to Lt. Dave Burdis at [email protected] or correspondence may be either mailed/delivered in person in an envelope marked:
Officer Hiring Candidate
NLCRPD Administrative Offices
860 Durlach Road Stevens, PA 17578-9761

All resumes and cover letters for the first list of consideration must be submitted no later than March 1, at 22:59 hours. The process will remain open until all open positions are filled. Applicants must meet all NLCRPD employment requirements. Cover letters and applications will be reviewed and approved by the Chief of Police for consideration for employment. Upon review and approval for further consideration of employment, candidates will be notified and provided further processing instructions.

Authority for release and agreement to Hold the Harmless Personal Data Questionnaire (PDQ) will be obtained through the NLCRPD / Guardian Alliance digital system to include a detailed employment application. If selected, an interview panel and further candidate screening processes will follow. All candidates will be informed of their consideration status as the process continues.

Posted: 01/17/24 Deadline: Open until filled


 

Chief of Police - Buckingham Township, Bucks County, Pennsylvania

Buckingham Township, estimated population 21,000, is seeking a Chief of Police. The police department is currently authorized at 21 sworn officers. The Buckingham Township Police Department is an Accredited Police Agency accredited by the Pennsylvania Law Enforcement Accreditation Commission (PLEAC).  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 leadership and management skills needed to lead a police department that actively seeks out opportunities to partner with and be responsive to the community.

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

The successful candidate will be a professional who possesses experience in developing a culture of collaboration, mutual respect, and teamwork within in a law enforcement agency. Demonstrated knowledge and proficiency in police department operations and practices including planning, budgeting, labor relations, current law enforcement technology, public administration, personnel administration, and knowledge of the law is required.  The ability to work cooperatively with elected officials, municipal administration, citizens and civic leaders is required.

The successful candidate must be currently certified under Pennsylvania Act 120 (53 Pa. C.SA. § 2161), or be eligible to receive certification within 120 days of employment.  Salary is dependent upon experience and qualifications.

To apply, submit an email including a letter of interest that includes salary requirements and a complete resume to both:
Ms. Dana S. Cozza, Esq., Township Manager, Buckingham Township
[email protected]
and
SafeCity Solutions, LLC.
[email protected]

The position will remain open until filled, however, first review of resumes will commence on Monday, February 19, 2024. Electronic submissions should be marked “Police Chief Application.”Buckingham Township is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Posted: 01/11/24 Deadline:


 

Part-Time Police Officers - Cleona Borough Police Department, Lebanon County, PA

The Cleona Borough Police Department is hiring part-time police officers. The 2024 salary for PT Officers is $26 per hour.

The Cleona Borough Police Department provides full police services to Cleona Borough, North Annville Township and Union Township. We also provide traffic-enforcement services to Jonestown Borough and Swatara Township and provide a School Resource Officer to the Annville-Cleona School District.

Minimum Requirements:
• US Citizenship.
• Must be 21 years of age.
• Physically and mentally able to perform the full duties of a police officer.
• Must possess a valid Pennsylvania Driver’s License.
• High school graduate (or equivalent).
• Applicant must be certified (or eligible to be certified) by the Municipal Police Officer’s Education and Training Commission (Act 120) by the date of hire.

The hiring process will include oral interviews, a background investigation, drug test, medical & psychological exam.

Hours include days, nights, weekends and holidays working 10 or 12 hour shifts based on availability.

Qualified applicants can submit a resume including a cover sheet to:
Sergeant Matthew Rager
Cleona Borough Police Department
140 West Walnut Street
Cleona PA 17042
[email protected]

Posted: 01/11/24 Deadline:


 

Police Officer - Lower Heidelberg Township Police Department, Berks County, PA

Applications are being accepted for the position of full time Police Officer with the Township of Lower Heidelberg.
An application package may be secured at the Police Department, 720 Brownsville Road, Sinking Spring, PA 19608

Starting salary is dependent on experience and currently ranges from $94,348 - $101,272

Applicants must be 21 years of age or older, have graduated from an accredited high school or have an equivalent education acceptable to the Board of Supervisors, possess a valid Pennsylvania Driver’s License and must be ACT 120 certified at the time of appointment. In addition to being able to successfully pass a structured oral interview, any appointment to the position of Police Officer shall be conditional upon the candidate successfully completing a thorough background examination, psychological and medical examination, and be able to perform the essential elements of the job.

All questions concerning this position should be directed to Chief Stouch at [email protected]

Lower Heidelberg Township is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Posted: 01/10/24 Deadline:


 

Sergeant - Philadelphia Housing Authority (PHA) Public Safety Division, PA

Marketing Statement

Supervises Housing Police Officers on an assigned shift for the Philadelphia Housing Authority (PHA) Public Safety Division (PHAPS); assigns, monitors and evaluates the activities of the housing patrol officers, responsible for crime prevention and enforcing the safety and security conduct rules and regulations set forth by Federal and State statute, as well as PHA policy. Establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with residents, employees and the general public is essential.

Hourly rate $44.21

Qualifications

Education, Training and Experience Guidelines:

High School Diploma or GED equivalent; AND three or more years’ experience in a law enforcement organization, as an Officer, Detective, and/or Corporal; OR an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.

Required Knowledge of:

Commonwealth of Pennsylvania criminal and civil statutes, rules, administrative orders, policies and procedures, and applicable Federal rules and regulations; Duties, powers, authorities, and limitations of a Police Officer; Modern law enforcement management principles; Pennsylvania criminal justice and court procedures and records management requirements; Methods for management and deployment of law enforcement personnel and equipment; Modern law enforcement regulations, including case laws governing arrest, rules of evidence, probable cause, use of force, custody of evidence and property, and search and seizure; Police radio, dispatch, and communication protocols, procedures, hardware, and software; Local community issues and regional community resources available to citizens; City geography, traffic patterns, and the location of streets, landmarks and PHA buildings.

Required Skill in:

Interpreting and explaining PHAPS policies, legal standards, and procedures; Analyzing public safety and security issues, and developing solutions; Using initiative and independent judgment within established procedural guidelines; Working effectively under stressful conditions and emergency situations; Investigating and resolving personnel issues, citizen inquiries, and officer complaints; Effectively managing situations requiring diplomacy, fairness, firmness, and sound judgment; Prioritizing multiple tasks, projects and demands; and directing the work of others; Interacting with people of different social, economic, and ethnic backgrounds; Establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with co-workers, residents, and general public; Operating a personal computer utilizing standard and specialized software; Communicating effectively verbally and in writing.

LICENSE AND CERTIFICATION REQUIREMENTS:

A valid Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Driver's License is required.

Municipal Police Officers' Training and Pennsylvania Act 120 certification is required.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORKING ENVIRONMENT:

Work is performed indoors and outdoors at PHA facilities; may be exposed to physical attacks, hazardous chemicals, fires, and infectious and communicable diseases; may be required to physically capture and restrain persons; must maintain a level of physical fitness to meet PHAPS standards.

Responsibilities

Supervises Housing Police Officers on assigned shift by delegating work assignments, supervising activities, and monitoring call responses; evaluates performance; Provides guidance for Police Officers to preserves the peace, reduce the fear and incidence of crime, and meet the public safety needs of the community; Patrols PHA developments and structures; conducts investigations; uses tact and sound judgment to quell disturbances; apprehends and detains individuals committing disruptive or illegal actions; Assures that assigned Officers are trained and equipped, are held accountable for duties and responsibilities assigned, and follow PHAPS policies and procedures; Coordinates patrol and enforcement programs with other Sergeants of site activities and incidents; Prepares and reviews a variety of incident reports and records; ensures records and reports are timely and accurate; Stays abreast of trends and innovations in public housing safety and security programs; Maintains absolute confidentiality of work-related issues and PHA information; AND Performs related duties and responsibilities as assigned.

How To Apply

All applications will be accepted through the Philadelphia Housing Authority’s Jobs Board at www.pha.phila.gov/jobs

Closing Statement

About the Philadelphia Housing Authority (PHA)

Established in 1937, and with an employment workforce of over 1,100, the Philadelphia Housing Authority is a municipal agency providing public housing services to over 76,000 residents in the city of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Financial support for Authority operations and capital needs comes primarily from rent payments and subsidies provided by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).  PHA is one of a very select group of housing authorities across the nation that has attained Moving to Work (MTW) status. This designation allows housing agencies the opportunity and flexibility, on a local level, to develop and implement innovative housing and self-sufficiency strategies to benefit public housing residents and Housing Choice Voucher Program (HCVP) participants.

PHA is an equal opportunity employer and makes all employment decisions on the basis of individual qualifications without regard to race, creed, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identify, pregnancy, national origin, ethnicity or ancestry, religion, age, disability, citizenship, marital status, military or veteran status, genetic information, or any other protected characteristic.

Posted: 09/12/23 Deadline:


 

Inspector - Philadelphia Housing Authority Public Safety Division, PA

Marketing Statement

Under the supervision of the Vice President of Public Safety, performs complex management duties as the Philadelphia Housing Authority (PHA) Commander of police operations and Inspector of the Public Safety Division (PHAPS); manages investigations, and reviews and approves operational reports.

Annual salary $121,200.00

Qualifications

Education, Training and Experience Guidelines:

Associate’s Degree in Criminal Justice, Public Administration, or related field; AND five or more years management experience in a law enforcement organization; OR an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.

Required Knowledge of:

Commonwealth of Pennsylvania criminal and civil statutes, rules, administrative orders, policies and procedures, and applicable Federal rules and regulations; Duties, powers, authorities and limitations of a Police Officer; Modern law enforcement management principles for efficient and cost effective management of allocated resources; Pennsylvania criminal justice and court procedures, and records management requirements; Methods for management and deployment of law enforcement personnel and equipment; Modern law enforcement regulations, including case laws governing arrest, rules of evidence, probable cause, use of force, custody of evidence and property, and search and seizure; Local community issues and regional community resources available to citizens.

Required Skill in:

Interpreting and explaining PHAPS policies, legal standards, and procedures; Analyzing complex public safety and security issues, and developing solutions; Using initiative and independent judgment within established procedural guidelines; Working effectively under stressful conditions and emergency situations; Investigating and resolving personnel issues, citizen inquiries, and officer complaints; Effectively managing situations requiring diplomacy, fairness, firmness, and sound judgment; Prioritizing multiple tasks, projects, and demands; and directing the work of others; Interacting with people of different social, economic, and ethnic backgrounds; Establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with co-workers; Operating a personal computer utilizing standard and specialized software; Communicating effectively verbally and in writing.

LICENSE AND CERTIFICATION REQUIREMENTS:

A valid Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Driver's License is required.

Municipal Police Officers' Training and Pennsylvania Act 120 certification is required.

 PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORKING ENVIRONMENT:

Work is performed indoors and outdoors at PHA facilities; may be exposed to physical attacks, hazardous chemicals, fires, and infectious and communicable diseases; may be required to physically capture and restrain persons; must maintain a level of physical fitness to meet PHAPS standards.

Responsibilities

Manages and coordinates operational and investigative staff and programs for the PHA Public Safety Division (PHAPS); Assists the Chief with development of public safety policies and procedures to meet PHA goals; Exercises independent judgment within broad policy guidelines; reviews and evaluates operations and investigation issues, and develops solutions; Plans and directs the operations of assigned work groups, including investigations, patrol, communications and dispatch; Reviews, approves and analyzes operational reports; develops plans and procedures for deployment of personnel and equipment required to meet a variety of operational conditions; Evaluates and analyzes operational data and trends, and recommends solutions and strategies; Coordinates operations and special investigation programs with local law enforcement agencies; Manages Officers and staff; monitors patrol and investigation operations, and evaluates individual actions and team performance; conducts staff briefings, and communicates special enforcement issues; monitors special projects and assignments for effective progress and timely completion; Assures that Officers and staff are trained and equipped, are held accountable for duties and responsibilities assigned, and follow PHAPS policies and procedures; Prioritizes, assigns, reviews, and evaluates assigned staff and operational programs; manages, coaches, mentors and disciplines subordinate staff; Meets regularly with management staff to discuss and resolve priorities, special assignments, problems, staff development, and technical issues; Stays abreast of trends and innovations in public housing safety and security programs; Maintains absolute confidentiality of work-related issues and PHA information; performs related duties and responsibilities as assigned.

How To Apply

All applications will be accepted through the Philadelphia Housing Authority’s Jobs Board at www.pha.phila.gov/jobs

Closing Statement

About the Philadelphia Housing Authority (PHA)

Established in 1937, and with an employment workforce of over 1,100, the Philadelphia Housing Authority is a municipal agency providing public housing services to over 76,000 residents in the city of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Financial support for Authority operations and capital needs comes primarily from rent payments and subsidies provided by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).  PHA is one of a very select group of housing authorities across the nation that has attained Moving to Work (MTW) status. This designation allows housing agencies the opportunity and flexibility, on a local level, to develop and implement innovative housing and self-sufficiency strategies to benefit public housing residents and Housing Choice Voucher Program (HCVP) participants.

PHA is an equal opportunity employer and makes all employment decisions on the basis of individual qualifications without regard to race, creed, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identify, pregnancy, national origin, ethnicity or ancestry, religion, age, disability, citizenship, marital status, military or veteran status, genetic information, or any other protected characteristic.

Posted: 09/12/23 Deadline:


 

Lieutenant - Philadelphia Housing Authority (PHA) Public Safety Division, PA

Marketing Statement

Under general supervision of the Manager/Administrative Officer, manages the operations and staff of a work group or support program of Philadelphia Housing Authority (PHA) Public Safety Division (PHAPS); manages staff, prioritizes and assigns tasks and projects, and evaluates work performed; assures program activities are in compliance with state and Federal laws, and PHA  policies, goals, and quality standards.

Hourly rate $49.52

Qualifications

Education, Training and Experience Guidelines:

Associate’s Degree in Criminal Justice, Public Administration, or related field; AND four or more years experience in a law enforcement organization, including supervisory experience; OR an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.

Required Knowledge of:

Commonwealth of Pennsylvania criminal and civil statutes, rules, administrative orders, policies and procedures, and applicable Federal rules and regulations; Duties, powers, authorities, and limitations of a Police Officer; Modern law enforcement management principles for efficient and cost effective management of allocated resources; Pennsylvania criminal justice and court procedures and records management requirements; Methods for management and deployment of law enforcement personnel and equipment; Modern law enforcement regulations, including case laws governing arrest, rules of evidence, probable cause, use of force, custody of evidence and property, and search and seizure; Police radio, dispatch, and communication protocols, procedures, hardware, and software; Local community issues and regional community resources available to citizens; City geography, traffic patterns, and the location of streets, landmarks and PHA buildings.

Required Skill in:

Interpreting and explaining PHAPS policies, legal standards, and procedures; Analyzing public safety and security issues, and developing solutions; Using initiative and independent judgment within established procedural guidelines; Working effectively under stressful conditions and emergency situations; Investigating and resolving personnel issues, citizen inquiries, and officer complaints; Effectively managing situations requiring diplomacy, fairness, firmness, and sound judgment; Prioritizing multiple tasks, projects and demands; and directing the work of others; Interacting with people of different social, economic, and ethnic backgrounds; Establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with co-workers; Operating a personal computer utilizing standard and specialized software; Communicating effectively verbally and in writing.

LICENSE AND CERTIFICATION REQUIREMENTS:

A valid Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Driver's License is required.

Municipal Police Officers' Training and Pennsylvania Act 120 certification is required.

Work is performed indoors and outdoors at PHA facilities; may be exposed to physical attacks, hazardous chemicals, fires, and infectious and communicable diseases; may be required to physically capture and restrain persons; must maintain a level of physical fitness to meet PHAPS standards.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORKING ENVIRONMENT:

 Responsibilities

Manages the operations and staff of a work group or support program for the PHA Public Safety Division (PHAPS), including patrol, communications, fleet, quartermaster, training, outreach, and administration; resolves operational and administrative issues using sound judgment and operational knowledge; duties will vary according to job assignment; Exercises independent judgment within defined guidelines; reviews and evaluates operational effectiveness to meet goals of protection of life and property, maintaining order, enforcing state and Federal law and PHA regulations, and providing effective administrative and support services; Supervises PHA Officers and staff by delegating work assignments, supervising activities, and monitoring call responses and case disposition; assigns tasks and projects; instructs and trains Officers, develops skills, and evaluates performance; Provides guidance for Police Officers to preserves the peace, reduce the fear and incidence of crime, and meet the public safety needs of the community; Manages Officers and staff; monitors operations, and evaluates effectiveness, individual actions, and team performance; conducts staff briefings, and communicates special issues; Assures that Officers and staff are trained and equipped, are held accountable for duties and responsibilities assigned, and follow PHAPS policies and procedures; Prioritizes, assigns, reviews, and evaluates assigned staff and operational programs; manages, coaches, mentors and disciplines subordinate staff; Meets regularly with management staff to discuss and resolve priorities, special assignments, resource allocation, program effectiveness, problems, and technical and administrative issues; Reviews and approves activity reports; provides advice and assistance to the Chief, Deputy Chief and Inspector on public safety policies, procedures and resource allocation; Evaluates and analyzes operational data and trends, and recommends solutions and strategies; Coordinates patrol and enforcement programs with local law enforcement agencies; Stays abreast of trends and innovations in public housing safety and security programs; Maintains absolute confidentiality of work-related issues and PHA information; AND Performs related duties and responsibilities as assigned.

How To Apply

All applications will be accepted through the Philadelphia Housing Authority’s Jobs Board at www.pha.phila.gov/jobs

Closing Statement

About the Philadelphia Housing Authority (PHA)

Established in 1937, and with an employment workforce of over 1,100, the Philadelphia Housing Authority is a municipal agency providing public housing services to over 76,000 residents in the city of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Financial support for Authority operations and capital needs comes primarily from rent payments and subsidies provided by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).  PHA is one of a very select group of housing authorities across the nation that has attained Moving to Work (MTW) status. This designation allows housing agencies the opportunity and flexibility, on a local level, to develop and implement innovative housing and self-sufficiency strategies to benefit public housing residents and Housing Choice Voucher Program (HCVP) participants.

PHA is an equal opportunity employer and makes all employment decisions on the basis of individual qualifications without regard to race, creed, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identify, pregnancy, national origin, ethnicity or ancestry, religion, age, disability, citizenship, marital status, military or veteran status, genetic information, or any other protected characteristic.

Posted: 09/12/23 Deadline:


 

Public Safety Officer Recruit - Philadelphia Housing Authority Public Safety Department, PA
($2,500 sign on bonus

Eligible, newly hired Public Safety Officers will receive a $2,500 sign on bonus.

Under the general direction of the Chief, Lieutenants and Sergeants, the Public Safety Officer Recruit is a principal agent responsible for proactively carrying out the functions of the Philadelphia Housing Authority Public Safety Department. 
These responsibilities include:

  • Protecting life and property, preserving the peace and good order in the community, and furnishing a variety of services to the residents of the Philadelphia Housing Authority
  • Cultivating relationships within the development community which includes the very youngest, to the most elderly, for the purpose of facilitating a positive experience between the community and the Philadelphia Housing Authority
  • Liaising with development resident leadership to understand safety and order issues of concern to residents
  • Engaging in a positive manner with residents and management workers to establish relations of trust with Public Safety and police
  • Engaging in problem-solving activities that will increase resident and management perceptions of security in the development; recommending specific improvements that will support that objective

Qualifications:

Education and Experience:

High school diploma from a Department of Education recognized institution or a GED is required; Must meet all requirements of the Municipal Police Officers' Education and Training Commission (Act 120) within six months of employment.

https://www.joinphillypd.com/qualifications/overview

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Effectively deals with situations and people in a courteous, tactful, and respectful manner
  • Analyzes situations quickly and objectively to determine the proper course of action
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and oral
  • Exhibits sensitivity and compassion appropriate for each situation
  • Demonstrated ability to work with and amongst individuals from diverse backgrounds and experiences

Licenses, Regulations and/or Certification Requirements:
Possession of a valid proper class motor vehicle operator’s license issued by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania prior to appointment and during tenure of employment. Act 120 certification must be maintained throughout employment.

Physical Job Requirements:
Ability to perform frequent physical activities such as stooping, bending, squatting, kneeling, climbing, crouching, reaching above shoulder level, standing, walking, pushing, pulling and grasping.

Responsibilities:

  • Enforcing all federal, state and local laws, statutes and ordinances
  • Patrolling the community by foot, automobile, bicycle or fixed post in a conspicuous manner as a proactive measure for the deterrence of crime and the protection of life and property in and around Philadelphia Housing Authority sites
  • Investigating all persons, vehicles and situations which are deemed to be suspicious based upon training and experience
  • Constantly monitoring and inspecting residential sites in order to identify and report any hazardous or suspicious conditions
  • Apprehending individuals committing unlawful acts; and, appearing in court to give testimony when required in connection with such arrests
  • Performing other duties as assigned

How To Apply:
All applications will be accepted through the Philadelphia Housing Authority’s Jobs Board atwww.pha.phila.gov/jobs

About the Philadelphia Housing Authority (PHA):

Established in 1937, and with an employment workforce of over 1,100, the Philadelphia Housing Authority is a municipal agency providing public housing services to over 76,000 residents in the city of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Financial support for Authority operations and capital needs comes primarily from rent payments and subsidies provided by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). PHA is one of a very select group of housing authorities across the nation that has attained Moving to Work (MTW) status. This designation allows housing agencies the opportunity and flexibility, on a local level, to develop and implement innovative housing and self-sufficiency strategies to benefit public housing residents and Housing Choice Voucher Program (HCVP) participants.

PHA is an equal opportunity employer and makes all employment decisions on the basis of individual qualifications without regard to race, creed, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identify, pregnancy, national origin, ethnicity or ancestry, religion, age, disability, citizenship, marital status, military or veteran status, genetic information, or any other protected characteristic.

Posted: 09/12/23 Deadline:


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