PA Employment Opportunities

The PCPA Employment Opportunities page includes not only law enforcement job postings, but law enforcement related positions available through many of our partner organizations and agencies as well. Please see a listing of vacant positions below and click the link to read more about the description as well as how to apply.

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

Position Announcements

Police Officer - Mt. Lebanon Police Department
Police Officer - Bern Township Police Department

Police Officer - South Londonderry Township

Police Officer - Altoona Police Department

Police Officer - Colonial Regional Police Department

Police Officer Township of Spring

Police Officer - Lower Salford Township Police Deprtment

Chief of Police - Maidencreek Township Police Department

Part-Time Police Officer - Shippensburg Police Department

Police Officer - Newport Township

Chief of Police - Upper Southampton Township
 Deadline Extended
Metropolitan York Police Testing Consortium
Chief of Police – City of Johnstown
Patrol Officer - Lock Haven University
Chief of Police - New Britain Township
County Detective - West Chester

Chief of Police – Pennridge Regional Police Department

Part-Time Patrol Officer - City of Coatesville

Education Program Coordinator for Pennsylvania Constable Training Program


Police Officer - Mt. Lebanon Police Department, Allegheny County, PA

The Mt. Lebanon Police Department is currently seeking applicants for the position of Police Officer.

Located six miles south of Pittsburgh, Mt. Lebanon is a suburb of 33,000 residents. Our progressive, community-oriented police department is widely known for its excellence.

Benefits include:
·         2021 starting salary of $69,966
·         Salary after five years of $99,970 (2021)
·         Generous sick leave and vacation
·         Attractive health-care package
·         Full retirement at 50 years old after 25 years of service
·         Specialty assignment and advancement opportunities
·         State-of-the-art public safety center

Applicants must:
·         be a United States citizen
·         be at least 21 years old
·         possess a valid driver’s license
·         have a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university at time of hire
·         pass a comprehensive background check
·         adhere to MLPD tattoo policy which reads: “While on-duty or representing the Mt. Lebanon Police Department in any official capacity, members shall conceal all tattoos or other body art. Members have the option to wear the department-issued long-sleeved uniform shirt year-round or wear a tattoo cover up sleeve. Tattoos are not allowed to be visible below the wrist line at any time. Tattoos above the neckline and offensive tattoos are prohibited regardless if they are covered or not. Offensive tattoos include but are not limited to those that exhibit or advocate discrimination; those that exhibit gang, supremacist, or extremist group affiliation; and those that depict or promote drug use, sexually explicit acts, or other obscene material, as determined by the Chief of Police.”

Application deadline is 4:00 P.M., February 19, 2021.  

The physical agility and written testing will be held on MARCH 20, 2021 at Keystone Oaks High School, 1000 Kelton Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15216. There are no exceptions.

For additional information or to apply, please visit this link:

Questions about this opportunity may be sent to Bonnie Cross at [email protected] or 412-343-3625.

Mt. Lebanon is an equal opportunity employer.

Posted:01/15/21 Deadline: 02/19/21


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

The Bern Township Police Department will be accepting applications for police officers until Friday, February 12, 2021. Applicants must meet statutory and Municipal Police Officers’ Education and Training Commission (MPOETC) standards required for certification as a municipal police officer in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

  • Applicants for the position must be twenty-one (21) years of age or older on the date of application to the department, and must possess a high school diploma or General Educational Development (GED) equivalency.
  • Applicants are required to have Act 120 certification or waiver as a municipal police officer effective on the date of hire.
  • Applicants must be citizens of the United States.
  • Applicants must read, write, and speak the English language.
  • Applicants must be of good character and be free of hatred, biases, or prejudices against other people or groups of people.
  • Applicants must be free from convictions of disqualifying criminal offenses, and must possess a valid driver’s license and have a driver history that is free of recurring violations or repeated behavior that identifies recklessness in the operation of motor vehicles.
  • Applicants must not have any legal or administrative impediments that would prevent them from possessing a firearm or accessing protected criminal justice information systems.
  • Applicants must be free from the addictive or excessive use of alcohol or drugs, which will be determined using current laboratory testing procedures.
  • Applicants shall be free from the use of illegal controlled substances, which will be determined using current laboratory testing procedures.
  • Successful applicants will be subject to random drug testing in accordance with the police collective bargaining agreement.
  • Applicants must be able to perform the Essential Job Functions of the position.
  • Applicants must be willing to perform the duties specified in the Job Description for the position of Patrolman in the Bern Township Police Department, and be willing to work varied work shifts including nights, weekends, and holidays, during inclement weather, periods of emergencies, and under other circumstances imposing hardships.
  • Applicants must be willing to abide by department policies, procedures, regulations, and directives. In order to retain the authority to enforce the law, and in both their official actions and private lives, officers will be expected to obey the law and conduct themselves in a manner that promotes and maintains public respect, trust, and confidence in the Bern Township Police Department and its personnel.
  • Applicants must be willing to undergo and successfully complete written and oral examinations, physical fitness and agility testing, a background investigation, a credit check, drug and alcohol screening, and medical, psychological, and polygraph examinations, and to permit department acquisition of personal information as necessary to accomplish examinations and investigations.

The current salary range is $66,539 for applicants with no prior police experience up to $85,675 for officers with four or more years of police experience. All officers contractually reach full salary in four years or less. Department members receive additional holiday and personal leave pay, overtime, longevity pay, a uniform and equipment allowance, uniform cleaning allowance, and a benefits package that includes health insurance and life insurance. Newly hired police officers must successfully complete a probationary period.

Applications may be requested by contacting the Bern Township Municipal Office at 610-926-2267, Monday through Thursday from 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM and on Friday from 8:30 AM until 12:00 noon. Completed applications must be returned to the Bern Township Municipal Building, 1069 Old Bernville Road, Reading, PA 19605, with a $50.00 application fee no later than 12:00 noon on Friday, February 12, 2021.

Posted:01/13/21 Deadline: 02/12/21


Police Officer - South Londonderry Township, Lebanon County, PA

The South Londonderry Township Police Department is accepting applications for the position of full-time Police Officer. Applications may be downloaded from our website, Completed applications and a non-refundable administrative fee of $35 must be returned to:

South Londonderry Township Police Department
27 West Market St.
Palmyra, PA 17078
no later than the close of business on Friday, February 5, 2021. Make checks payable to:

The successful applicant must meet the minimum requirements:
• Possess a High School Diploma or GED
• Have successfully completed a PA Municipal Police Academy (Act 120 training)
• Be at least 21 years of age
• Be a United States Citizen
• Possess a valid Pennsylvania driver’s license
• Be able to perform all of the duties of a Police Officer

The minimum testing requirements will include, but not be limited to:
• Oral Examination(s)
• Extensive Background Investigation to include credit history
• Medical Exam and Drug Screening
• Psychological Testing
• Polygraph Examination

• Full-time, Step 1 police officer salary shall be as set forth in the current Collective Bargaining Agreement, which in 2021 is $67,469 per year.

Posted:01/13/21 Deadline: 02/05/21


Police Officer - Altoona Police Department, Blair County, PA

Applications for Police Officer for the City of Altoona may be obtained from the Human Resources Department at City Hall, 1301 – 12th Street, Suite 301, Altoona, PA, weekdays between 8:30 A.M. and 4:30 P.M or online at: in the Employment Opportunities Quick Link. Applicants or their designees must file completed, NOTARIZED applications with accompanying documentation NO LATER THAN NOON ON FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 12, 2021. Return IN PERSON OR BY MAIL to:

Human Resources Department
Altoona City Hall
1301 - 12th Street, Suite 301
Altoona, PA 16601-3491

A $25.00 processing fee (check or money order) must be paid at the time the application is filed. Applications that are incomplete for any reason will not be accepted, and will be returned to the applicant. Falsification, concealment or misrepresentation of material fact on the application form may result in disqualification. All previous applicants will be required to reapply and repeat the entire application process in order to be considered for employment.


  • Must pass a physical agility test scheduled for Saturday, February 20, 2021, at 8:30 A.M., in Altoona.
  • Must pass a written Civil Service Test to be administered on Saturday, February 27, 2021, at 8:30 A.M., in Altoona.
  • Must be 21 years of age on or before the date of employment.
  • Must be a United States citizen.
  • Must have graduated from an accredited high school or have a Graduate Equivalency Diploma (G.E.D.) acceptable to the Commission.
  • Must be licensed to operate a motor vehicle in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
  • Must be of high moral character and free of felony or misdemeanor convictions.
  • Must be physically and mentally fit for the full duties of a Police Officer.
  • Must submit to a Computerized Voice Stress Analysis (CVSA).
  • Must agree to psychological and physical examinations if offered employment.
  • Starting salary: up to $45,134.20.

The City of Altoona is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Posted:01/13/21 Deadline: 02/12/21


Police Officer - Colonial Regional Police Department, Northampton County, PA

Notice of Examination for Police Officer Candidates

The Colonial Regional Police Department will conduct a test for the position of police officer at a date to be determined. Applications are available from the Colonial Regional Police Dept. 248 Brodhead Rd. Bethlehem, Pa 18017 Ph: 610 861-4820 or online at www.colonialregionalpd.orgCompleted applications must be returned no later than 4:00 pm February 1, 2021.

Minimum Requirements: 21 years of age by June 30, 2021. High School Grad./GED, U.S. Citizen, and a Valid Driver’s License. Hiring process will include a physical fitness test, thorough background investigation, and polygraph examination.

Starting Salary is $59,382 with a great benefit package. Anticipated openings in July 2021. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Posted:01/12/21 Deadline: 02/01/21


Police Officer Township of Spring, Berks County, PA

Full-time law enforcement position with an accredited agency in a progressive suburban community. Base starting salary for 2021 is $83,189. Applicants with prior law enforcement experience may be eligible for additional salary incentives. The entry level written test will take place on Saturday February 13th, 2021.

Applicants must:
• Be 21 years of age at the time of the test.
• Be a U.S. citizen in good standing.
• Be able to read, write and speak the English language.
• Be a high school graduate or possess a GED.
• Possess current Pennsylvania Act 120 Certification or equivalent MPOETC-acceptable training from another state.
• In addition to Act 120 the applicant must have one or more of the following:
    o A minimum of 60 college credits from an accredited college or university
    o A minimum of 2 years military experience
    o A minimum 2 years full time police experience
• Possess a valid PA driver' s license at time of employment.
• Be in good physical condition and be able to meet MPOETC standards for police officers.
• Be able to perform essential job functions and complete a competitive process consisting of written exam, oral interview, physical       agility, and physical and psychological exams.
• Be able to pass a comprehensive background investigation.

Application process:

  1. Application packets are available for in person pick up at the Spring Township Police Department , 2800 Shillington Road , Reading PA, 19 608, or via download at The application is 21 pages in total, including waivers. Applications will not be accepted unless fully completed, including signature and notarization.
  2. Completed applications must be sealed, addressed and returned to the Township of Spring Police Department, marked "Application for Police Officer", at 2800 Shillington Road, Reading, PA 19608. A $25.00 application fee must accompany the application in the form of a non-refundable check or money order, made payable to Township of Spring.
  3. Applications must be received before noon, Friday February 5th, 2021 or post marked no later than February 5th, 2021

Posted:01/11/21 Deadline: 02/05/21


Police Officer - Lower Salford Township, Montgomery County, PA

Lower Salford Township, Montgomery County, is seeking highly motivated and qualified applicants for the position of entry-level police officer. The salary schedule for calendar year 2021 ranges from $64,635 to $107,709.

Required qualifications:

• Minimum 21 years of age
• US Citizen
• Valid driver’s license
• No disqualifying criminal convictions, as defined by MPOETC
• High School diploma or GED
• Ability to perform the core job description for Patrol Officer, as defined by MPOETC

Preferred qualifications would include the following:

• Act 120 Certification
• Degree in Criminal Justice or related field
• Military experience
• Fire/EMS experience
• Computer skills
• Foreign language proficiency

Applications are now available at police headquarters, 379 Main Street, Harleysville PA, or may be downloaded at along with an informational brochure or here at 2021 Employment Application.doc. Completed applications must be received at police headquarters by Friday, April 9, 2021, at 4:00 pm.

A select number of applicants will be invited to participate in our interview process on Friday, April 23, 2021. These applicants will be subject to extensive background investigations, including a polygraph examination, as well as physical and psychological examinations.

Lower Salford Township is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Posted01/07/21 Deadline: 04/09/21


Chief of Police - Maidencreek Township Police Department, Berks County, PA

The Maidencreek Township Board of Supervisors, Berks County, PA is conducting a search to fill the position of Chief of Police. The township population is approximately 10,000 and growing. The Township will create their individual municipal police department in early May 2021, with a staff of seven (7) police officers.

This will be a “working chief position” with patrol and investigative responsibilities. Management and operations responsibilities include, but, are not limited to the following: administration, budgeting, scheduling, policy development and implementation, employee evaluation, discipline, team building, supervision, etc. Other responsibilities are detailed in the job description along with the essential and non-essential functions of the position. The chief reports to the municipal manager.

Candidates are preferred to hold a Bachelors degree in Criminal Justice (or related field) from an accredited college or university; served in command position(s); current Act 120 certification from the PA Municipal Police Officers Education & Training Commission and hold a current, valid Pennsylvania driver’s license.

It is preferred but not required, that applicants have graduated from the FBI National Academy or Northwestern University School of Staff & Command, or the University of Louisville Command Administrative Officers Development Course, or Penn State University POSIT/POLEX courses, or the Southern Police Institute.

Candidates will be required to undergo a thorough background investigation, in addition to drug screening, medical and psychological clearances prior to appointment.

Candidates are desired to reside within 25 miles of Maidencreek Township within one (1) year of employment.

Salary for the position is negotiable depending upon qualifications and includes a competitive benefits package. The salary figure budgeted for 2021 is $90,000.00.

Application Process:
Closing date for receipt of applicants is 4 p.m., Friday, January 22, 2021.
Interested applicants should forward a cover letter and resume that includes positions held, job experience, history of policing responsibilities, and accomplishments. The letter and resume should be forwarded to W. Ronald Smeal, Police Management Consultant, 2349 Harvest Ridge Drive, State College, PA 16803.

Maidencreek Township is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of age, gender, martial status, sexual orientation, race color, creed, national origin, political affiliation, religion or disability.

Posted01/05/21 Deadline: 01/22/21


Part-Time Police Officer - Shippensburg Police Department, Cumberland County, PA

The Shippensburg Police Department is currently accepting applications from qualified candidates for the position of part-time police officer. Interested persons MUST be ACT 120 certified, meet the eligibility requirements established by the Shippensburg Borough, be able to pass a rigorous background investigation, and possess or be able to obtain certification through MPOETC. Uniforms, firearm and most duty equipment will be provided.

Applications can be requested through Mrs. Connie Murphy at [email protected]
There is no deadline to apply.

Posted01/04/21 Deadline: none


Police Officer - Newport Township, Luzerne County, PA

Newport Twp Police is initiating a test to hire for the position of Full Time Police Officer. Starting Salary is $45,760/yr plus benefits. Must have Act 120 at time of hire. Must pass background check, have clean driving record.

All applications with resume to be received by 01/15/2021. Written and Physical test to be performed on 01/22/2021.

Applications available at Municipal building
351 West Kirmar Ave
Wanamie, PA 18634.
Any questions call Chief Blank at 570-735-2001

Posted12/30/20 Deadline01/15/21


Chief of Police - Upper Southampton Township, Bucks County, Pennsylvania

Deadline Extended to January 15, 2021
Upper Southampton Township, estimated population of over 15,000, is seeking a Chief of Police with exceptional leadership and management skills to lead their municipal police department. The Upper Southampton Township Police Department is a State Accredited Police Agency accredited by the Pennsylvania Law Enforcement Accreditation Commission (PLEAC).

Candidates shall hold, at a minimum, Bachelor’s Degree in Police Science, Criminal Justice, Police Administration, Public Administration, or related field. Candidates that have served at least 5 years in a supervisory/command position in a law enforcement agency, that have documented experience in managing a modern law enforcement agency and that are graduates from the FBI National Academy, Northwestern University School of Police Staff and Command, the Southern Police Institute, or other recognized and equivalent law enforcement training are preferred.

The successful candidate will possess a demonstrated knowledge and proficiency in the law and modern police department operations and practices including planning, budgeting, contractual services, current law enforcement technology, public administration and management of personnel. In addition, the successful candidate must be familiar with and have knowledge of the PLEAC accreditation process. Exceptional leadership skills and the ability to work cooperatively with elected officials, municipal administration, citizens and civic leaders is required.

The successful candidate must pass a physical and psychological examination and drug screening. A thorough background examination will be conducted. The candidate must be currently certified under Pennsylvania Act 120 (53 Pa. C.SA. § 2161), or be eligible to receive certification within 60 days of employment. Salary is dependent upon qualifications.

Upper Southampton Township reserves the right to consider a combination of relevant experience and education in assessing a candidate’s eligibility.

To apply, send a letter of interest, salary history and complete resume to:
Ms. Ann Alker, Assistant Township Manager
Upper Southampton Township

939 Street Road
Southampton, PA 18966

Due to delays in the U.S. Postal System, Upper Southampton Township is extending the deadline for resumes for the position of Chief of Police. All resumes must be received no later than January 15, 2021.
The submittal of resumes by email is encouraged. Submit resumes to [email protected] .
“Police Chief Application” should be entered in the subject field and a letter of interest and resume attached.

Upper Southampton Township is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Posted: 12/10/20 Deadline: 01/08/21


Metropolitan York Police Testing Consortium, York County, PA

January 9, 2021 8:00 am – testing is full for this date
January 16, 2021 8:00 am - this date is still open for applicants
The written and interview portion of this testing will be conducted on the same day.
Applications will be accepted until January 4, 2021 at 5:00 pm

MYPTC comprises ten police departments in York County:
Hanover Borough
Northeastern Regional Police
Penn Township
Springettsbury Township
Spring Garden Township
Southern Regional Police
West Manchester Township
West York Borough
York Area Regional
York City

Accounts and Applications can be created at

The testing location is the York County School of Technology 2179 S. Queen St. York, PA 17403

COVID-19 protocols will be in place and applicants should bring their own mask to the testing location.

Posted: 12/09/20 Deadline: 01/04/21


Chief of Police – City of Johnstown, Cambria County, PA

The City of Johnstown in Cambria County, Pennsylvania, is seeking an exceptional leader to serve as the Chief of Police to oversee and ensure the effective planning, organizing, staffing, directing, coordinating, reporting, and budgeting for all aspects of the City’s Police Department. Johnstown, population 22,000, is a diverse community located approximately 70 miles east of the City of Pittsburgh.

This role requires extensive depth of expertise and knowledge in specialized functions that can be used to develop and implement policies and procedures that advance the practice of community policing, building community capital, department diversity, officer wellness and safety, and advanced technology.

This position reports to the City Manager. Salary: $75,000 - $85,000 dependent upon qualifications.
The City of Johnstown provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, genetics, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

A full Job Description with essential requirements for the Chief of Police can be obtained at the City Manager’s Office at City Hall. Interested applicants must send a cover letter and resume to:
John Trant, Interim City Manager
City Hall
401 Main Street
Johnstown, PA 15901

The successful applicant will meet the minimum educational qualifications and essential functions as outlined in the Job Description.

Applications will be accepted until Friday, December 30, 2020.

Posted: 12/07/20 Deadline: 12/30/20


Patrol Officer - Lock Haven University, Clinton County, PA

Department - Public Safety, Full-time, Permanent

Lock Haven University Benefits are offered through PASSHE (Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education). To be eligible for most benefits, you must be a permanent, full-time employee (including temporary, full-time faculty with at least an academic year contract) or a permanent, part-time employee (including temporary, part-time faculty with at least an academic year contract) who is scheduled to work every pay period for at least 50% of full-time hours.
For more benefits information, please visit:

FLSA - Non-Exempt
Salary - Annual base salary $41,290.00
Anticipated Start Date 1/2/2021

Job Description Summary
Provides police services and protection to Lock Haven University property, grounds, facilities, clientele, employees and the general public. This is basic police services work that includes that provision of routine and customary police services. The patrol officer works under the direction of the Director of Public Safety or his/her designee with little direct supervision.

Full consideration will be given to applications received by December 17, 2020.

Essential Duties

  • Ability to work overtime and/or any shift.
  • Patrol campus by foot, vehicle and/or bike.
  • Respond to calls for assistance (criminal and general assistance)
  • Respond to calls for fire, burglary alarms.
  • Respond to emergencies on campus.
  • Patrol campus property and buildings to assure proper security of the same, including, but not limited to, locking and    unlocking of facilities; precluding theft, vandalism and loitering; and reporting of general building and grounds security  issues.
  • Complete and file reports of crimes and other police matters.
  • Provide assistance to other local law enforcement agencies at the direction of the senior officer in charge.
  • Provide basic security and law enforcement services at university events.
  • Provide transportation and escort services to students and other visitors to campus.
  • File appropriate criminal charges for violations of Commonwealth laws and/or enforce vehicle code violations.
  • Investigate traffic accidents and prepare reports.
  • Direct traffic, enforce parking regulations, make criminal arrests, serve warrants, transport prisoners, take fingerprints,  transport funds for university deposits, testify in court, attend arraignments and preliminary hearings and enforce  university policies and procedures.
  • Perform routine building checks for safety hazards, mechanical problems and failures and other deficiencies.
  • Knowledge of Commonwealth laws, rules and regulations governing motor vehicle operation and person conduct for  employees or visitors of Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education Universities.
  • Knowledge of Commonwealth provisions for emergency situations.
  • Skill in the use and care of offensive and defensive weapons.
  • Ability to react quickly and calmly in emergency situations and to determine proper courses of action.
  • Ability to enforce laws firmly, tactfully, and with respect for the rights of others.
  • Ability to understand and carry out oral and written instructions.
  • Employees in this classification are designated as essential employees in accordance with Commonwealth  Management Directive 530.17. As such, they are required to work when an office closing is authorized.

Specific Duties

  • Conducts preliminary investigations, gathers evidence, obtains witnesses, and makes arrests; testifies as a witness in court.
  • Issues traffic tickets, direct traffic upon request.
  • Acts as custodian of personal property and evidence being held for court presentation; maintains records of property, evidence, and automobiles held or impounded.
  • Performs other related police duties as assigned.
  • Investigates Missing Persons cases.
  • JNET certified.
  • Proficient using Cody Desktop and Express.
  • Criminal background checks.
  • Obtain and use search and arrest warrants.
  • Obtain and verify evidence by interviewing and observing suspects and witnesses, or by analyzing records.
  • Collaborate with other authorities or activities such as surveillance, transcription and research.
  • Collaborate with other offices and agencies in order to exchange information and coordinate activities.
  • Collect and record physical information about arrested suspects, including fingerprints, height and weight      measurements, and photographs.
  • Compare crime scene fingerprints with those from suspects or fingerprint files to identify perpetrators, using          computers.
  • Record evidence and documents, using equipment such as cameras and photocopy machines.
  • Search for and collect evidence such as fingerprints, using investigative equipment.
  • Serve subpoenas or other official papers.
  • Knowledge of group behavior.

Minimum Qualifications (Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities)

  • Applicant must be Act 120 certified and/or have Act 120 certification by anticipated hire date and have one year of police experience. Act 120 certification qualifies as one year of police experience.
  • Must possess a valid Pennsylvania Motor Vehicle operator’s license.
  • Must be able to work nights, weekends and overtime.
  • Must pass weapons qualification.
  • All candidates who meet the minimum qualifications will be required to complete a physical agility test and polygraph successfully before continuing through the search process.
  • Must pass the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Municipal Police Officers’ Education and Training Commission’s psychological, physical, and fitness examination as a condition of employment.
  • Ability to meet such qualifications regarding strength, agility and health as may be required.
  • Individual will employ independent judgment with some supervision.
  • Position will require employee to react quickly and calmly in emergency situations and to determine proper courses of action.
  • Should be knowledgeable on modern police practices and methods used in crime investigation and the identification and preservation of physical evidence and knowledgeable in Commonwealth laws, rules, and regulations.
  • Must possess excellent oral and written skills.
  • Ability to understand and carry out oral and written instructions.

Preferred Qualifications
One or more years of police experience.
Criminal Justice higher education or equivalent degree.

Physical Demands
Work from a seated position for extended periods.
Respond with escalating levels of force as situation requires.
Must be able to work in and tolerate exposure to extreme weather conditions.
Ability to walk and run on all surfaces.

Special Instructions to Applicants

  • Full consideration will be given to applications received by December 17, 2020.
  • Applicants must provide the name, phone number, and email address for three professional preferences.
  • The selected candidate will also have to complete a successful background investigation as a condition of  employment.
  • Must pass the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Municipal Police Officers’ Education and Training Commission’s psychological, physical, and fitness examination as a condition of employment.

Background Clearances
In accordance with Act 153 of 2014 (HB 435), appointment is contingent upon completion of a satisfactory background investigation which includes, but is not limited to, Act 34, Pennsylvania Criminal Record Clearance; Act 151, Child Abuse Clearance; and Act 114, Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) Criminal Background Checks.
Appointment is provisional provided the “Arrest/Conviction Report and Certification Form” and verification of your three background checks are returned to the Human Resource office prior to your hire date.

Diversity Statement
Lock Haven University is profoundly dedicated to cultural diversity and supports the integration of diverse and international perspectives within the working and learning environment. LHU is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and encourages applications from people of color, women, veterans, and persons with disabilities. To learn more about diversity at LHU and in our community, visit our website at

About LHU
A career at Lock Haven University (LHU) is a distinctly unique and exciting opportunity. We encourage and support diversity and international perspectives within the working and learning environment. LHU is located in central Pennsylvania along the Susquehanna River and the picturesque Bald Eagle Mountains. LHU is one of fourteen universities in the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education (PASSHE).

Click here to apply:

Posted: 12/03/20 Deadline: 12/17/20


Chief of Police - New Britain Township, Bucks County, Pennsylvania

New Britain Township, approximate population 11,500, is seeking a Chief of Police with a long-term commitment to lead a small, but progressive, police department located in Bucks County. The police department is currently comprised of thirteen (13) full-time sworn police officers and one (1) full-time civilian employee. This position requires an energetic chief proficient in administrating the organization while also having the desire and ability to assist their team in the operational aspects of policing. The Chief should have knowledge and experience with budgeting, labor relations, staffing and scheduling, as well as best practices relating to crime and incident reporting. The Chief must have excellent communication skills and is expected to maintain a visible presence within the community and represent a solid partnership between municipal government and community members. The Chief reports to a five member Board of Supervisors and the Township Manager.
The successful candidate will possess a demonstrated knowledge and proficiency in modern police operational and administrative practices, training and mentoring of personnel, exceptional leadership skills, the ability to create and implement a strategy of community oriented policing and the capacity to effectively and efficiently manage law enforcement services in a small community. The aptitude to work cooperatively with elected officials, municipal administration, and the community is required.
Candidates will have served at least fifteen (15) years as a certified police officer, and possess a minimum of five (5) years of full time police department management and supervisory experience. A Bachelor’s Degree and a record of continuing career education and development is desired. Graduation from the FBI National Academy, Northwestern University School of Police Staff and Command, the Southern Police Institute, or other recognized and equivalent law enforcement training is desired. New Britain Township reserves the right to consider a combination of relevant experience and education in assessing a candidate’s eligibility.
The successful candidate must pass a physical and psychological examination and drug screening. A thorough background examination will be conducted. The candidate must be currently certified under Pennsylvania Act 120 (53 Pa. C.S.A. § 2161), or be eligible to receive certification within 60 days of employment. The Township will offer a competitive salary and benefit package. Salary is dependent upon experience and qualifications. Residency within the Township of New Britain or within a close proximity of the Township is desired within one year of employment.
To apply, submit a letter of interest and complete resume:

By mail to: New Britain Township
Attention: Police Chief Search Committee
207 Park Avenue
Chalfont, Pa 18914

Electronically to: [email protected]

All resumes must be received no later than Friday January 29, 2021 at 5:00 PM. Envelopes and electronic submissions should be marked “Police Chief Application.” New Britain Township is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Posted: 12/01/20 Deadline: 01/29/21


County Detective - West Chester, Chester County, PA

Salary - $94,000.37 Annually, Location - Justice Center, Full Time Exempt, Department - District Attorney, Division-County Detectives. Preferred skill; Candidate who is bilingual and able to read, write and speak fluently in the Spanish language.

Click here for more information:

Posted: 11/17/2020 Deadline:


Chief of Police – Pennridge Regional Police Department, Bucks County, PA

The Pennridge Regional Police, who provides police services to East Rockhill Township and West Rockhill Township, is seeking a Chief to oversee a Police Department with 12 full-time sworn officers, 2 part-time officers, and 1 full time secretary. The department serves a population of 11,000 and covers over 29 square miles. The annual operating budget is approximately $2.2 million; the Department provides a range of services to the community.

The position is appointed by the Pennridge Regional Police Commissioners and works directly for the Commission. The Chief will work with the Public Safety Committee comprised of a manager from both Townships. The current Chief of Police is retiring after 33 years with the department, serving the last 6 years as Chief of Police.

The Pennridge Regional Police Commissioners are searching for an individual that is committed to open communication and is able to integrate into an active department. He or she will embrace the philosophy of collaboration and possess strong relationship building skills. They will be accessible and responsive to the public, Board of Commissioners, and staff.

The ideal candidate will be a strategic and innovative thinker, having budget and financial management skills and experience. They will have the ability to be a strong and respected leader within the community. They will be a decisive leader who maintains an up to date knowledge of regional and national policing trends and best practices, and will lead the department with the expecting changes that law enforcement will face.

The Chief must value transparency and possess a character that exemplifies the highest standards for ethical and professional behavior. The Chief must be comfortable operating as part of the community and is expected to partner with the community to accomplish one goal.

Performs and/or oversees departmental planning; establishes methods for accomplishing departmental objectives; ensures that departmental goals and objectives are consistent and compatible with goals and objectives set by the Board of Commissioners.

  • Develops budget in conjunction with the Commissioners; makes budget presentation; administers the department’s budget; manages expenditures..
  • Organizes the department to meet established goals and objectives; establishes and maintains work groups to meet defined objectives.
  • Oversees the level of functioning by departmental staff; identifies and documents departmental activity and productivity.
  • Maintains continuous communication with the Board of Commissioners.
  • Attends Boards of Supervisors and Police Commission meetings and other required after-hours activities, as requested; submits monthly reports to the Pennridge Regional Board of Commissioners regarding the Department’s activities and prepares other reports as appropriate.
  • Effectively supervises, evaluates, disciplines, and addresses grievances of subordinate employees.


  • Education: The ideal candidate will possess a minimum of a BA or BS degree from an accredited college or university with major coursework in the field of law enforcement, public administration or related criminal justice disciplines, however a Master’s Degree in the mentioned field is preferred. Candidates should have at least 10 years of progressively responsible law enforcement experience, with 5 years in a command/leadership position.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills; ability to develop positive working relationships and interact effectively with staff at all levels within the Department as well as individuals and entities within the community and the general public.
  • Successful completion of the FBI National Academy or similar leadership and command training.
  • Graduation from a senior command/leadership program is highly desirable.
  • Regional Police experience is preferred, but not required.
  • Be able to undergo and pass a medical examination, drug screen, and background investigation.
  • Possession of a valid driver’s license issued by the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation.
  • Pennsylvania certification as a Police Officer (ACT 120).

The Pennridge Regional Police Department offers an excellent benefits package. Salary is negotiable.

A resume and cover letter, including minimum salary requirements, must be submitted by email to: [email protected] or received by the Pennridge Regional Police Department (Attn: Chief Rod Blake) at 200 Ridge Road Sellersville, PA 18960, no later than 4:30 p.m. on Monday, December 28, 2020.

Pennridge Regional Police Department is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Posted: 11/9/2020 Deadline: 12/28/2020


Part-Time Patrol Officer - City of Coatesville, Chester County, PA

The City of Coatesville Pennsylvania is currently accepting applications from qualified candidates to fill the position of Part-Time Patrol Officer. The link for applicants to obtain additional information regarding duties and qualifications, and to apply for the position can be found at:


Education Program Coordinator for Pennsylvania Constable Training Program
Penn State University

Penn State University is seeking an Education Program Coordinator to serve as the primary contact for the Pennsylvania Constable Training Program. This role is responsible for management of program registrations, managing program budgets, and overseeing curriculum delivery and training. 

To view this exciting opportunity at Penn State University, visit us here:

This position typically requires a High School Diploma or higher plus 2 years of related experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Additional experience and/or education and competencies are required for higher level jobs. This is a fixed-term appointment funded for one year from date of hire with a possibility of refunding.

This position will require successful completion of standard background checks. This position requires that you operate a motor vehicle as a part of your job duties. A valid driver’s license and successful completion of a motor vehicle records check will be required in addition to standard background checks.

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

Posted: 9/29/2020 Deadline: