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

Chief of Police - West Goshen Township (updated 08-05-2020)
Part-Time Police Officers - Mercersburg Police Department

Police Officer - Chambersburg Police Department
Police Officer - Newberry Township Police
County Detective Sergeant - Officer in Charge Drug Task Force – Lancaster County

Full-Time Police Officer - Civil Service Commission of Upper Gwynedd Township

Police Officer - Civil Service Examination West Norriton Township

Entry Level Police Officer - Borough of Oxford Civil Service Commission

Patrol Officer - Lock Haven University

Police Officer - Town of Bloomsburg Civil Service Commission

Deputy Police Chief - Spring Township

Police Officer - City of Sunbury

Director of Public Safety - Lackawanna College
Full and Part-Time Police Officers, Newport Township Police Department
Police Officer - Hanover Township Civil Service Commission Luzerne County
Chief of Police – Susquehanna Regional Police Department

Police Officer - City of Pottsville Civil Service Commission

Police Officer - The Civil Service Commission of the Borough of Kennett Square

Part Time College Police Officer (Multiple Positions) - Pittsburgh Technical College

Full-Time Police Officer- Point Township Police Department

Part-Time Police Officers - Dublin Borough

Police Officer - Borough of Shillington

Public Safety Officer - Lackawanna College

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

Police Officer Examination - Borough of Watsontown
 (Deadline Extended)
Police Officer- Phoenixville Civil Service Commission
 - We are now suspending the acceptance of applications due to COVID-19 until further notice.

 


 

 

Chief of Police - West Goshen Township, Chester County, PA
(updated 08-05-2020)

West Goshen Township is seeking applications for the position of Chief of Police.  West Goshen Township, with an estimated population of 23,000, is a vibrant, progressive and diverse municipality spanning 12 square miles in central Chester County, PA. The township is located 35 miles west of Philadelphia. In 2013, West Goshen Township was rated 10th among Best Places to Live in America by Money Magazine.

The Chief of Police is responsible for supervising and directing all functions of the police department and manages the Department in accordance with the direction and policies of the Board of Supervisors. The successful candidate will have a proven track record of integrity, strong leadership, effective management, community outreach, and interpersonal skills to direct the Police Department to protect and serve the community through progressive policing. The West Goshen Police Department is a full-service police force that handles approximately 25,000 calls per year. The department currently employs 32 sworn officers and 4 civilian employees. In 2020, the Public Safety budget is $6.6 million. The Department is divided into five divisions: Patrol, Traffic, Criminal Investigations, Juvenile and Dispatchers’ Divisions.   

REQUIREMENTS

  • 10 years of increasingly responsible law enforcement experience, in a management capacity, including at least five years in a command-level position in a municipal or city police department is preferred and be MPOETC Act 120 certified within 60 days of hire.
  • Candidates will possess a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice or a related field.
  • Applicants should be graduates of an advanced training course(s) such as the FBI National Academy, Executive Level Police Officer Standards and Training (POSIT) Certificate, Northwestern University School of Police Staff and Command, the Southern Police Institute, Police Executive Leadership Institute (PELI), Senior Management Institute for Policing (SMIP) or other recognized and equivalent law enforcement training.
  • The successful candidate will have demonstrated expertise in police department operations and practices, planning, budgeting, labor relations, community relations, current law enforcement technology, personnel administration and management, and knowledge of current law modeled after 21st Century Policing strategies.
  • A demonstrated ability to work cooperatively and effectively with elected officials, municipal administration, citizens and civic leaders is required.
  • The successful candidate must pass a physical and psychological examination and drug screening. 
  • The successful candidate must pass a thorough background examination.
  • Salary for this position will be in the range of $130K-$144K plus health and pension benefits. A combination of education, training, and experience will be considered.
  • The candidate must have a valid PA Driver’s license within six months of hire.

Interested applicants should submit a cover letter and résumé that discusses education, experience, work history, accomplishments, and approach to effective and efficient modern police practice. Résumés and cover letters should be forwarded to one of the addresses below, and marked “West Goshen Township Chief of Police Search.” The deadline for application submittal is September 3, 2020.  Expected start date is January 4th, 2021.

West Goshen Township is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Send by email to:     [email protected]
Send by USPS to:     Pennsylvania Chiefs of Police Association
                                   Consulting Division
                                   3905 North Front Street
                                   Harrisburg, PA 17110

 Posted08/04/20 Deadline09/03/20


 

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

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

Qualifications:

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

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

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

** Mercersburg Borough is an equal opportunity employer

Posted: 08/06/20 Deadline:


 

Police Officer - Chambersburg Police Department, Franklin County, PA

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

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

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

CPD is an EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

Posted08/04/20 Deadline: 11/06/20


 

Newberry Township Police, York County, PA

The Newberry Township Police Department is now accepting applications for the position of Police Officer.
Interested applicants must return a completed application packet to the Newberry Township Police Department no later than: Monday, August 31, 2020 at 4:00 PM. Applications may be obtained at the Newberry Township Police Department or downloaded from the police departments website. www.newberrypd.org

Benefits:

  • 2020 probationary starting salary of $67,000, after one year $73,000, Five-year base salary is $84,000 • Pension, dental, prescription, vision, medical, life insurance, paid vacation, paid personal days, court time, longevity pay and uniforms provided.

Requirements:

  • Minimum of 21 years of age
  • United States Citizen
  • Valid motor vehicle operator’s license
  • Applicants must possess hearing and vision in compliance with established MPOETC criteria
  • High School diploma or GED
  • Act 120 certification or currently enrolled in the police academy Drug Policy The Newberry Township Police Department is committed to a drug-free workplace. Therefore, applicants seeking employment who currently are using illegal drugs will be found unsuitable for employment. The following policy sets forth the criteria for determining whether prior drug use makes an applicant unsuitable for employment.

Criteria:

  • An applicant, who has used any illegal drugs while employed in any law enforcement or prosecutorial position, or while employed in a position of public trust, will be found unsuitable for employment.
  • An applicant who is discovered to have misrepresented his/her drug history will be found unsuitable for employment.
  • An applicant who has participated in the manufacturing or distributing of any illegal drug at any time will be found unsuitable for employment.
  • An applicant who has used any illegal drug (including non-prescription use of anabolic steroids), other than marijuana, within the last five (5) years may be found unsuitable for employment.
  • An applicant who has used marijuana within the last three (3) years may be found unsuitable for employment.
  • Evidence demonstrating repeated use of any drug or chemical substance with such frequency that it appears the applicant has or had accepted the use and / or reliance upon the substance as part of a pattern of behavior will be found unsuitable for employment.
  • Illegal drug use outside the above standards will be considered on a case by case basis in accordance with the drug policy of the law enforcement agency being considered for employment.

Newberry Township is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, national origin, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation nor non-disqualifying physical or mental disability.

Posted08/04/20 Deadline08/04/20


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

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

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

To view detailed position information including requirements, and to apply for employment, please visit https://www.co.lancaster.pa.us/1144/Employment-Opportunities, Job ID 2480, or visit the Office of Human Resources at 150 N. Queen St., Suite 312, Lancaster PA. The deadline to apply is 12:01 a.m. on September 11, 2020.

The County of Lancaster is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Posted08/03/20 Deadline09/11/20


Examination for Full-Time Police Officer - Civil Service Commission of Upper Gwynedd
Township Montgomery County, PA

PAY RATE: Full-time starting at $56,401.08 (Top Patrolman rate 2020 - $102,547.40)

EMPLOYMENT BENEFITS:

Insurance: Life policy, Health & Accident, Dental & Prescriptions

Paid Vacation

Twelve (12) paid holidays

Uniforms and equipment furnished by Township

Training and special assignment opportunities

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:

U.S. Citizen able to hold a PA Driver’s License

Minimum 21 years of age

               High School Graduate Equivalent

               Physically Fit

ACT 120 Certification NOT REQUIRED to apply, but the candidate must successfully obtain certification within the first year of employment

EXAMINATIONS

Passing score of the Nelson-Denny Reading Test – applicants with the top 30 scores will proceed

               Oral interview

               Background investigation

               Polygraph

               Job Placement / Physical Assessment

               Physical – Doctor to be named by Commission

               Psychological – Doctor to be named by Commission

There is no fee to apply for this position.

Applications are available in person from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM Monday through Friday at the Upper Gwynedd Township Police Department at 1 Parkside Place, North Wales, PA 19454. Applications are also available by mail by contacting the Upper Gwynedd Township Police Department at 215-699-5862. All applications are due no later than Thursday, August 20th, 2020 at 4PM.

The Nelson Denny Reading Test will be given twice on August 24th, 2020, once at 10AM and once at 6PM. Applicants will be contacted with instructions on how to register for the monitored online test.

Applicants who have already taken the test may submit their verifiable score along with their application and may choose to be exempt from the test on August 24th, 2020, or may choose to take it again.

Final appointment to the position of police officer is at the discretion of the Board of Commissioner of Upper Gwynedd Township. An equal opportunity employer.
 

Posted07/27/20 Deadline08/20/20


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

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

Application forms are available at the Police Department, 1630 W. Marshall Street, Jeffersonville, Pa., between the hours of 9:00 A.M. and 8:00 P.M. weekdays from Monday August 3, 2020 until Friday August 28, 2020. Applications are also available on-line at www.westnorritontwp.org. Starting salary is $65,000, with excellent healthcare, education incentives, and tuition reimbursement.

Completed applications must be filed in person with the Police Department, during regular business hours, weekdays between 9:00 A.M. and 8:00 P.M. by Friday August 28, 2020.

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

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

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

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

An Equal Opportunity Employer
Minorities Are Encouraged To Apply

Posted07/24/20 Deadline08/28/20


Entry Level Police Officer - Borough of Oxford Civil Service Commission
Chester County, PA

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Borough of Oxford Civil Service Commission will administer an entry level police officer examination for the purpose of establishing an Eligibility List on Saturday, September 19, 2020 beginning at 8am. The examination will include both a Physical Agility and Written Test. Applicants are required to pass the Physical Agility test in order to be eligible for the Written Test.

Starting salary for 2021 is $58,800.00 Full-time.

Applicant Requirements:
• Be twenty-one (21) years of age at the time of the test
• Possess a High School Diploma or GED Certificate
• Be Act 120 Certified or eligible for Certification-before receiving a conditional offer of employment
• Be a citizen of the United States
• Possess a valid driver’s license
• Comply with any other qualifications as set forth in the Civil Service Rules of the Borough of Oxford.

TESTING LOCATIONS:
Physical Agility Test: Oxford Area School District Athletic Complex, 736 Garfield Street
• Begins at 8:00am
Written Test: Oxford Senior Center, 12 East Locust Street.
• Begins at the conclusion of the Physical agility Test.

Application Packets are available at the Borough of Oxford Police Headquarters located at 57 North Fourth Street between the hours of 8:00am and 4:00pm Monday through Friday. Completed applications must be received at the Oxford Borough Police Headquarters no later than Friday, September 4, 2020 at 4:00pm. An application fee of $50.00, payable by cash or check (payable to the Oxford Borough), will be due with the application.

The Borough of Oxford is an Equal opportunity Employer and provides equal employment opportunities to qualified persons without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, gender, age, veteran status, marital status or non-job related physical or mental handicap or disability.

Borough of Oxford Civil Service Commission.

Posted07/24/20 Deadline09/04/20


Patrol Officer - Lock Haven University, Clinton County, PA

Posting Details

Posting Number S0512
Position Title Patrol Officer
Department Public Safety
Bargaining Unit POA
Position Type Staff
Full-time/ Part-time Full-time
Temporary/ Permanent Permanent
Benefits

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: http://www.passhe.edu/inside/HR/syshr/healthcare/Pages/Summary-of-Benefits.aspx

FLSA Non-Exempt
Salary Annual base salary $41,290.00
Work Hours Other
Work Schedule Other Work Schedule
Anticipated Start Date 08/15/2020
Anticipated End Date N/A
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.

Work schedule will be 11 pm to 7 am with alternating nights off.

Full consideration will be given to applications received by August 15, 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.
Open Date 07/23/2020
Close Date  
Special Instructions to Applicants

*Full consideration will be given to applications received by August 15, 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 http://lockhaven.edu/hr/socialequity.html

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).

Quick Link
Annual Security Report (Clery Act)

The Lock Haven University’s Annual Security Report and Fire Safety Report are now available on-line or in paper form by request. Federal law requires these reports to contain policy statements, crime and fire safety statistics for the university. The policy statements address the university’s policies, procedures, and programs concerning safety and security, i.e. policies for responding to emergency situations, fire safety procedures and statistics, and sexual offenses, etc. Three years’ worth of statistics is included for certain types of crimes that were reported to have occurred on campus, in on-campus buildings, or off-campus sites property owned or controlled by the university and on public property within, or immediately adjacent to the campus. The Security and Fire Report is available online at:

http://lockhaven.edu/publicsafety/

You may also request a paper copy from the Public Safety Office located in the Glennon Infirmary building or by calling 570-484-2278.

Posted07/24/20 Deadline08/15/20


Police Officer - Town of Bloomsburg Civil Service Commission, Columbia County, PA

The Town of Bloomsburg Civil Service Commission will be conducting Civil Service Examinations for the position of full time Police Officer. The Bloomsburg Police Department is a progressive agency serving 14,855 residents and the Bloomsburg University community. The Police Department advocates strong community policing while proactively addressing public safety issues. The agency contains bicycle patrols, community based educational programs, criminal investigations, a drug task force, DUI/alcohol enforcement, patrol, parking, records, warrants and a special tactics unit. Applications are available at the Bloomsburg Police Station located at 119 E. 7th Street, Bloomsburg, PA 17815 Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. Applicants must be Act 120 certified. Applicants must have reached their 21st birthday prior to the written examination, hold a valid PA driver’s license and move within fifteen miles of the Town within one (1) year of the date of hire. Starting annual wage in 2020 is $50,281.14 with an excellent benefits package. Applicant must successfully complete a one-year probationary period. Candidates will be subjected to a written examination, one or more oral examinations, criminal history, personal and financial background checks, medical, psychological, physical agility test and polygraph examinations.

Completed application and pertinent documents must be returned to the Town of Bloomsburg Police Station no later than 4:00 p.m. on Friday, August 14, 2020 along with a non-refundable check or money order in the amount of $50.00.

Visit www.bloompd.com under the employment tab for the employment application packet. The Town of Bloomsburg assumes no responsibility for applications not received by any mailing service including the United States Postal Service. The written Civil Service examination will be held Saturday, August 29, 2020 beginning at 10:00 a.m. at the Bloomsburg Area Middle School Cafetorium, 1100 Railroad Street, Bloomsburg, PA. Questions should be directed to the Bloomsburg Police Department at (570) 317-2846.

The Town of Bloomsburg Police Department is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Posted07/21/20 Deadline: 08/14/20


Deputy Police Chief - Spring Township, Berks County, PA

The Township of Spring, a Berks County, PA Municipality with a population of 27,500 is seeking a proven, energetic leader to serve as the Deputy Police Chief for its 29 member accredited Police Department.

Under the general direction of the Police Chief, the Deputy Police Chief serves as the operational director of the Police Department, and generally oversees the internal operations of the Department. The successful candidate will participate in command decisions of the department and is responsible for highly sensitive departmental, program, administrative, and operational activities. This includes but is not limited to:

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

Qualifications & Requirements:

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

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

Additional Requirements:

  • A minimum of 15 years of experience as a full-time police officer;
  • Minimum of a four year degree in Criminal Justice, or other field related to law enforcement from an accredited college or university.
  • Successful completion of the FBI National Academy or similar leadership and command training.
  • Current Act 120, MPOETC Certification or eligibility for immediate certification. 
  • Valid driver’s license.
  • Successful completion of oral interview, physical examination, psychological examination, drug screen, background check and credit check.

The Township of Spring offers a competitive compensation package and comprehensive benefits offering.  Qualified candidates should submit a cover letter with salary requirements and a resume to Danielle Reardon, Director of Human Resources, at [email protected] by July 31st, 2020.

The Township of Spring is an EOE.

Posted: 07/17/20 Deadline: 07/31/20


Police Officer - City of Sunbury, Northumberland County, PA

City of Sunbury is accepting applications for the position of Full-Time Police Officer. Deadline for submission is August 24, 2020 at 4:00 PM. Applicant must have valid PA driver’s license and Act 120 Certification. Excellent health and pension benefit package offered. Starting Salary dependent on experience $45,760-$53,000. Job qualifications and application are available at www.sunburypa.org or email [email protected] (EOE).

Posted: 07/13/20 Deadline: 08/24/20


Director of Public Safety - Lackawanna College, Lackawanna County, PA

Applications will only be accepted via online method OR email. If selecting the email option, interested candidates can email resumes to [email protected]. Deadline for applications, Friday July 17th, 2020. No phone calls, please.

LACKAWANNA COLLEGE HAS BEEN VOTED ONE OF THE
“BEST PLACES TO WORK IN PA” FOR 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2019!

Prior to applying for a position with Lackawanna College, please familiarize yourself with the mission of the College. If our mission inspires you, and you are willing to go the extra mile to help our students succeed, please feel free to apply for this or future employment opportunities for which you meet the minimum qualifications. We particularly encourage applications from historically underrepresented groups including women and minorities. Please know that only the candidates who meet the minimum qualifications can be considered, and only those selected for interviews will be contacted by a college representative. No phone calls, please.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS, PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES AND OBJECTIVES:
The Director of Public Safety is a highly visible, key leadership position reporting to the Associate Vice President for Student Engagement and is responsible for planning, organizing and directing the administrative functions and activities of the Public Safety department. Responsibilities include but are not limited to physical security, campus investigations, environmental health & safety, and emergency preparedness. This position is responsible for the enforcement of all policies and procedures essential to maintain a safe and secure college campus.
Responsibilities also include long term planning, management and training of all uniform public safety officers, public safety service officers and event security.

The Director of Public Safety also serves as a direct liaison with all outside law enforcement agencies.

This position requires the ability to work a flexible schedule, as well as travel to different college locations as necessary.

THIS POSITION IS DESIGNATED AS ESSENTIAL PERSONNEL.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  1. Develops, implements, and maintains comprehensive department policies and procedures to establish a protective and preventative college public safety program.
  2. Recruits, hires, trains, and oversees the management and performance of the department’s public safety officers and service officers. a. Ensures that public safety officers and service officers are fully and properly trained in processes and procedures; and takes remedial action to manage unsatisfactory performance.
  3. Works closely with the Assistant Director of Public Safety to ensure and manage coverage for all shifts.
  4. Works collaboratively with college administrators, Title IX coordinators, faculty, and students; as well as with local, state and federal authorities as needed; to provide a safe, inclusive college environment in compliance with state and federal regulations related to campus safety, including but not limited to, the Clery Act and Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972.
  5. Provides support and guidance on student concerns to improve student success and retention.
  6. Supervises the Threat Assessment Team and serves as a permanent member of the behavioral intervention team.
  7. Engages with on-campus and off-campus constituencies to promote and support College initiatives.
  8. Conducts and coordinates training programs for faculty, staff and students on relevant topics related to public safety and emergency management.
  9. Provides incident command and coordinates emergency response for incidents such as fires, missing student, or other emergencies.
  10. Oversees the enforcement of parking rules and other college regulations pertaining to college property.
  11. Develops and implements methods to engage public safety officers and service officers in community relations projects.
  12. Collaborates with other departmental heads to ensure that overlapping or related initiatives are coordinated.
  13. Organizes and coordinates operations for college and community events, including on and off-site parking, on-site security, emergency response, and building access and security.
  14. Participates in the Institutional Strategic Planning process as requested. Leads the departmental or unit level planning process in alignment with the Institutional Strategic Plan, being sure to meaningfully engage staff members in each step of the process, and facilitate the assignment of ownership for each activity related to the departmental plans and ensure that tasks are carried out as expected.
  15. Assess achievement of departmental plans annually, formally reports results to supervisor, and participates in the college wide review of departmental plans as requested.
  16. Prepares and maintains both regulatory and non-regulatory records and reports related to annual crime statics, inventory, accident, theft, property damage, and violations.
  17. Ensures that the mission of the College, as well as the conceptual and operational objectives of the College, are met.
  18. Represents the public safety department and/or college in select working groups, committees, and partnerships, both internal and external to the College.
  19. Determines the need for and oversees the requisition of equipment, office supplies, and other related items necessary to provide the tools for a safe and effective public safety work environment.
  20. Participates in discussion with supervisor regarding budget proposals for the public safety department.
  21. Other duties as assigned.

KEY COMPETENCIES:

  1. Knowledge of Federal, state and local laws and post-secondary education regulations pertaining to crime, safety and fire.
  2. Knowledge of and the ability in the safe and responsible use of public safety equipment.
  3. Knowledge of computer operations.
  4. Knowledge of budget operation and oversight.
  5. Knowledge of training/teaching techniques for public safety personnel.
  6. Knowledge of public relations and crime prevention programming and implementation.
  7. Capability to interact positively with all types of personalities, to sometimes include hostile individuals, while remaining professional and polite.
  8. Thorough knowledge of the Civil and Criminal codes of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and legal terminology and court procedures.
  9. Ability to work a flexible schedule.
  10. Ability to travel.
  11. Capability of maintaining confidentiality at all times.
  12. Strong organizational and supervisory skills.
  13. Strong interpersonal/communication skills.
  14. Experience with emergency planning and incident management, to include familiarity with the Incident Command System.

EDUCATION:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice or similar discipline required
  • Master's degree in Criminal Justice or similar discipline preferred.
  • Act 120 Certified (known as the Municipal Police and Education Act) TRAINING, Act 2 Certified (known as the Sheriff and Deputy Sheriff Education and Training Act) preferred. Other Equivalent training considered

EXPERIENCE:

  • At least 5 years’ experience in law enforcement supervision, security administration, business administration and related fields.
  • Five to Ten years of full-time Employment in related security work involving progressively more difficult assignments and supervisory responsibility.

ESSENTIAL PERSONNEL DESIGNATION: It is to be understood that this position is categorized as “essential” and requires employee’s attendance during snow events, emergency situations (if required) and when the school is closed for business.
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Applications will only be accepted via online method OR email. If selecting the email option, interested candidates can email resumes to [email protected]. Deadline for applications, July 17th, 2020. No phone calls, please.

In compliance with Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and all other applicable non-discrimination laws, Lackawanna College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, disability, veteran’s status, or genetic information in its educational programs and activities, admissions, and with regard to employment.
Lackawanna College is an accredited, private, non-profit educational institution providing opportunities for career and personal development within selected associates degree, certificate and continuing education program.

Posted: 07/08/20 Deadline: 07/17/20


Full and Part-Time Police Officers, Newport Township Police Department
Luzerne County, PA

Newport Township is initiating tests to hire full time officers with a Starting salary of $45,760/yr. plus benefits. Must have Act 120.  We are also accepting part time applications at a starting rate of $20 per hour.  Must pass background check and have a clean driving record.

Application with resume to be received by 7/13/2020.

Applications packets must be picked up at the Newport Township Municipal Building, 351 W. Kirmar Ave., Wanamie, Pa. 18634.

Questions, contact Police Chief, Jeremy Blank 570-735-2001

Posted: 07/02/20 Deadline: 07/13/20


Police Officer - Hanover Township Civil Service Commission, Luzerne County, PA

The Hanover Township Civil Service Commission is accepting applications for the entry level position of Police Officer

Minimum Qualifications necessary to apply are:
1) Applicant must be a citizen of the United States.
2) Applicant must be 18 years of age or older.
3) Applicant must possess a High School Diploma or Graduate Equivalency Degree.
4) Applicant must possess a valid Driver’s License.
5) Applicant must have completed Pennsylvania Act 120 training, as prescribed by the Pa. Municipal Police Officer Education and Training Commission and be current with training updates to within (12) twelve months of the application deadline.
6) Applicant must be physically and mentally fit to perform the essential duties of a Police Officer.
7) Applicants must maintain their domicile within the prescribed geographic boundaries of Hanover Township during employment and Non Resident Applicants shall become domiciled within Hanover Township not more than six (6) months after being hired by the Township.
8) Military Veterans meeting above qualifications are strongly encouraged to apply.
9) Applications must be filled out in their entirety and submitted with a copy of the High School Diploma or GED, Act 120 Certification, and required testing fee. Applications that are not filled out in entirety or do not contain the required documentation will be rejected.

Applications are available at the Hanover Township Municipal Building, 1267 Sans Souci Parkway, Hanover Township, Pa. 18706, in the office of the Secretary, from 7:30am until 4:00pm, Monday through Friday.

Applications must be returned no later than 3:45pm on Friday, July 31, 2020, and be accompanied by a non-refundable testing fee of Fifty Dollars ($50.00) cash, check or money order made payable to Hanover Township Treasurer. Applications received after this date will not be considered.

The Township of Hanover is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Posted: 06/30/20 Deadline: 07/31/20


Chief of Police – Susquehanna Regional Police Department
Lancaster County, PA

SUSQUEHANNA REGIONAL POLICE DEPARTMENT:
The Susquehanna Regional Police, who provides police services to East Donegal Township, Conoy Township and Marietta Borough, is seeking a Chief to oversee a Police Department with 15 full-time sworn officers and 2 part-time officers,  who serve its population of 13,700 over  46 square miles. With an annual operating budget of approximately $3.1 million, the Department provides a range of services to the community.

The position is appointed by the Board of Susquehanna Regional Police Commissioners and works directly for the Commission. The Police Commission consists of 1 representative from each municipality. The current Chief of Police is retiring after 25 years with the department, serving the last 14 years as Chief of Police.

IDEAL CANDIDATE:
The Susquehanna 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. This self-motivated individual should be successful with mentoring, training program implementation and organizational development. The ideal candidate will also bring a flexible “can-do” attitude to the position.

The Chief will join Regional Department leadership team that welcomes open communication and collaborative problem solving. He or she must value transparency and possess a character that exemplifies the highest standards for ethical and professional behavior.

The next Chief must be comfortable operating as part of the community and will be expected to take every opportunity to act as a bridge between the department and the citizens. He or she must be comfortable in uniform, have polished public presentation skills and possess attributes that promote confidence and trust both within and outside the department.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Develops budget in conjunction with the Commissioners; makes budget presentation; administers the department’s budget; manages expenditures.
  • Interacts with the community on behalf of the department and the Region; represents the department and the Region before the Borough and Townships Council and Boards of Supervisors, various agencies and committees; responds to public inquires and resolves complaints.
  • Attends Council and Boards of Supervisors meetings and other required after-hours activities, as requested; submits periodic reports to the Susquehanna 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.
  • Identifies risk management issues and promulgates plans for their mitigation.

JOB REQUIREMENTS:

  • 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 combination of formal education and actual work experience in a law enforcement agency that is equivalent to graduation from an accredited college or university with major coursework in the field of law enforcement, public administration or related criminal justice disciplines may be considered an acceptable substitute. The additional work experience is to be no less than to the minimum 5 years.
  • Candidates should have at least 10 years of progressively responsible law enforcement experience, with 5 years in a command/leadership position.
  • 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 or be eligible to obtain one.
  • Pennsylvania certification as a Police Officer or the ability to obtain such certification is preferred or desired.
  • Graduation from a senior command/leadership program is highly desirable.

Familiarity with pension plans and securities markets a plus

BENEFITS:
The Susquehanna Regional Police Department offers an excellent benefits package. Salary is negotiable. Position is subject to an employment agreement and relocation to within a 20 mile commute to the Police Department.

APPLICATION PROCESS:
A resume and cover letter, including minimum salary requirements, must be submitted by email to: [email protected] or received by the Susquehanna Regional Police Department (Attn: Chief Ed Haugh) at 188 Rock Point Rd., Marietta, Pa.17547, no later than 4:30 p.m., prevailing time, on Tuesday, August 31, 2020.

There will be a vibrant selection process which will include an oral review board for finalists.

Susquehanna Regional Police Department is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Posted: 06/29/20 Deadline: 08/31/20


Police Officer - City of Pottsville Civil Service Commission, Schuylkill County, PA

Applications are now being accepted for the position of Police Officer for the City of Pottsville Bureau of Police, Pottsville, Pa. Application forms can be obtained in the Police Records office at Pottsville City Hall, 401 N. Centre Street, Pottsville, Pa, Monday through Friday, 8:00 am to 4:00 pm. Electronic forms of the applications can be requested by sending your Name, Address and Date of Birth via email to the police records office at [email protected]. Current base salary is $67,000.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Must be not less than twenty-one (21) years of age at time of testing; Must possess a minimum of a High School diploma or equivalent; Must possess a valid PA Operator's

License with no restrictions; Must have an absence of any past Felony or Misdemeanor convictions.

Step 1 of the hiring process is a written exam. This written exam will be administered by the City of Pottsville Civil Service Commission on Saturday September 12, 2020 at 9:00 a.m. at the DHH Lengel Middle School cafeteria, 1541 Laurel Boulevard, Pottsville, Pa. There will be no alternative dates provided. A photo identification card will be required to enter the testing premises.

Completed applications in hard copy form, along with a $45.00 non-refundable processing fee, must be received by the Police Records clerk no later than 1200hrs on Wednesday August 26, 2020. Only those individuals who have returned properly completed applications with payment by the stated deadline will be eligible to participate in the hiring process. Completed applications can be mailed with the required fee or electronically submitted with payment sent separately. Checks and Money Orders should be made out to "City of Pottsville".

Applicants who achieve a passing score of 75% or higher on the written examination shall be eligible to proceed with additional steps in the hiring process. These steps will include physical fitness testing as per current MPOETC guidelines, an oral interview, an extensive background investigation, and medical and psychological examinations.

The City of Pottsville is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Hiring preference may be given to successful applicants who are currently PA Act 120 certified but the certification is not necessary to participate in the testing.

Posted: 06/29/20 Deadline: 08/26/20


Police Officer - The Civil Service Commission of the Borough of Kennett Square
Chester County, PA

The Civil Service Commission of the Borough of Kennett Square is accepting applications for the position of Police Officer.

APPLICANTS’ GENERAL QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Must be 21 years of age.
  • Must be a United States citizen.
  • Must be a high school graduate or G.E.D. recipient.
  • Must be physically and mentally fit to perform all duties and essential job functions of a police officer.
  • Possess a valid PA driver's license.
  • Possess Act 120 certification from a Certified Pennsylvania Police Academy before receiving a Conditional Offer of Employment. 

Applicants must undergo a written examination, physical agility examination, oral examination, background investigation and must meet all requirements of the Civil Service Commission of the Borough of Kennett Square and the requirements of the PA Municipal Police Education and Training Commission.  Successful applicant must undergo a polygraph examination.

Applications may be secured at the Kennett Square Police Department at 115 N. Broad Street, Kennett Square, PA 19348 (phone 610-444-0501), Monday through Friday, during normal business hours 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. or online through the Kennett Square Police Crimewatch website at www.kennettsquarepd.org and on the Borough of Kennett Square’s website at www.kennettsq.org.  The Application must be received by the Kennett Square Police Department no later than 4:00 p.m. on July 22, 2020.  An application fee of $35, payable by cash or check - payable to the Borough of Kennett Square, must accompany the application.

The date, time and location of the physical agility testing, written examination and oral examination shall be scheduled by the Commission and eligible applicants will be advised.

The physical agility testing will be conducted first with the written examination occurring later on the same date.  Applicants that pass the physical agility test will move on to take the written examination. 

The Borough of Kennett Square is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Posted: 06/25/20 Deadline: 07/22/20


Part Time College Police Officer (Multiple Positions) - Pittsburgh Technical College
Allegheny County, PA

Selected candidate must be willing to adjust work days/hours based on the department's needs.
Must be able to work a minimum of 12-24 hours per week
Perform a variety of law enforcement and security related duties to ensure the safety of students, faculty, staff and visitors, and the security of college property and facilities. Receives direction from the Chief of Police or LT.
Applicant must possess Act 120 training required
Act 235 Certification or waiver from the PA State Police.
First Aid, CPR and AED certifications must be up to date.

ABILITY TO:
Interpret and enforce pertinent laws, rules and regulations with tact, firmness and diplomacy.
Maintain rapport with College students, staff, and representative of local law enforcement agencies.
Analyze situations likely to be encountered on patrol or during investigations and take effective and appropriate actions.
Demonstrate sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability and ethnic backgrounds of community college students.

CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:
Must pass a pre-employment criminal background check.
Candidates must successfully complete a pre-employment questionnaire, psychological screening, drug-testing, physical examination, fingerprint investigation, and motor vehicle screening.
Be free of any felony conviction and certain misdemeanor convictions.

PHYSICAL EFFORT:
Normal law enforcement patrol, first aid, CPR, detention, and arrest.
Salary Range: $16.07 per hour –$28.13 per hour
Interested applicants should email letter of interest and resume to [email protected] or Lt. Bolyard Bolyard.Gregory[email protected] by August 25,2020

Posted: 06/18/20 Deadline: 08/25/20


Full-Time Police Officer- Point Township Police Department, Northumberland County, PA

The Point Township Police Department, (Northumberland County), is seeking qualified applicants for the position of full-time police officer.  Point Township is located in a hub between major universities and hospitals and offers great employment and educational opportunities for officer’s families.  The area is situated along the north and west branches of the Susquehanna River and Lake Augusta, well known for summertime boating and recreation.  Residents enjoy ample opportunities for camping, biking, hunting and fishing.  There are outdoor motor sports, athletic venues, amusement parks and a variety of community festivals.  The 25-mile residency requirement, (within 2 years of hire), allows flexibility for living accommodations and school options for children.  Affordable housing, a variety of restaurants and shopping, and low crime rates provide for a high quality of life.

The agency is excited to announce the construction of a new police department, complete with training facilities, modern amenities, and a fleet garage.  Come join a professional agency where you will enjoy support from your colleagues, supervisors and most important, the community you serve! 

Benefits

  • #1 - Working in a community that appreciates their Law Enforcement Officers
  • Competitive salary, based upon experience, (senior patrol pay in 2020 is $30.41/hr)
  • The agency has now opened all Patrol Officer positions to lateral transfers to help veteran officers start with maximum pay potential
  • Comprehensive FTO training program
  • Fully Paid Insurance – Medical, Eye, Dental, Life & Disability
  • Defined Benefit Pension Plan with PMRS, (laterals can port your current PMRS account)
  • Other benefits include: all Uniforms and Equipment provided, Longevity Bonus, Holiday Pay, Paid Time Off, KIA/Disability Benefit, Retirees Health Benefit and more

 Requirements

  • US citizen of excellent moral character
  • Minimum 21 years of age
  • High school diploma or GED
  • Valid PA driver’s license
  • ‘Act 120’ Certification by MPOETC, (or MPOETC accepted equivalent).  If you are currently in an academy and will soon be certified, please apply.

Testing Process

  • Competitive process to include written exam, physical performance test battery, oral board examination, thorough background investigation, medical and psychological screening.

Application Process

  • Application packets can be picked up at the Point Township Municipal Building at 759 Ridge Road, Northumberland, PA between the hours of 8am to 4pm Monday through Friday.
  • Application must be submitted by Friday, July 17th at 4:00pm.
  • No Application Fee.
  • Point Township is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Posted: 06/18/20 Deadline: 07/17/20


Part-Time Police Officers - Dublin Borough, Bucks County, PA

We are now accepting applications to fill positions for part-time police officers.

Minimum Qualifications & Requirements:

  • Must be a US Citizen and at least 21 years of age.
  • Must possess a valid Pennsylvania Motor Vehicle operator’s license.
  • Applicant must be Act 120 certified.
  • Must possess a current CPR/First Aid Certification.
  • Must pass a physical and psychological exam and drug screening.
  • Must pass weapons qualification.
  • Must be knowledgeable in 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 communication skills.
  • Must be able to work a minimum of 16-24 hours per week, primarily nights, weekends and holidays.
  • Must be able to work independently with minimal supervision.
  • Ability to understand and carry out oral and written instructions.
  • Position will require employee to react quickly and calmly in emergency situations and to determine proper courses of action.
  • Twelve-month probationary period.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • At least 1-2 years of prior police experience at a fulltime federal, state or local police department is preferred but not required.
  • Full consideration will be given to applications received by June 26, 2020.
  • Applicants must provide the name, phone number, and email address of three professional references.
  • The selected candidate will also be required to complete a successful oral interview and background investigation as a condition of employment.

Resumes and letters of interest may be mailed to:
Dublin Borough Police Department, ATTN: Chief Regan, 119 Maple Avenue Dublin, Pa 18917
or emailed to: Chief Regan at [email protected]

Posted: 06/10/20 Deadline: 06/26/20


Police Officer - Borough of Shillington Berks County, Pennsylvania

Applications are being accepted for the position of Police Officer with the Borough of Shillington. Applications must be secured on the Borough’s website at www.shillingtonboro.net. Completed applications, together with an application fee of $45.00, must be returned in person by the applicant to the Town Hall if the Town Hall is permitted to be open or by certified mail to the Shillington Town Hall, 2 East Lancaster Avenue, P.O. Box 247, Shillington, Pennsylvania 19607, no later than 3:00 p.m. on Friday, July 24, 2020.

Every applicant must be a United States citizen and must have reached their 21st birthday by the deadline for submitting a completed application. All applicants must be a high school graduate or equivalent and possess a current, valid Pennsylvania driver’s license. Additionally, all applicants must have Act 120 Police Officer Certification or be currently enrolled in the Act 120 training and have successfully completed the training prior to a conditional hire being offered.

Mandatory components of the testing process include: written examination, physical fitness/agility test, oral examination, background investigation including a polygraph examination, psychological examination, drug/alcohol screen and medical examination. The written examination and oral examination will be graded on a One Hundred percent (100%) scale. The written examination will represent sixty (60%) of the final score and the oral examination will represent forty (40%) of the final score. The physical fitness/agility test, background investigation and polygraph examination will be graded as pass/fail.

The written examination will be held on Saturday, August 22, 2020 beginning at 9:00 a.m. at the Borough of Shillington’s Municipal Building located at 999 E. Broad Street, Shillington. Photo identification will be required to enter the testing premises.

The written examination will be followed by the physical fitness/agility test beginning at 1:00 p.m. at a location to be determined. Photo identification will be required to perform the test. The physical fitness/agility test shall consist of:

  • 300-Meter Run in 66 seconds
  • 30 Sit-ups within one minute
  • 25 Push-ups within one minute
  • Vertical Jump of 15.5 inches from a standing position
  • 1.5 Mile Run in 15 minutes, 54 seconds

A maximum of two attempts will be allowed on the day of the test (within one hour) for the completion of each requirement.

The oral examination will be scheduled for a later date for those applicants who have successfully completed the written examination and the physical fitness/agility test.

BENEFITS:

  • Current starting salary is $65,771; top patrolman salary, currently at $82,745, reached upon completion of third year
  • Comprehensive Medical Insurance with family coverage provided at a minimal cost
  • Dental and Vision coverage
  • Group Term Life Insurance
  • Defined Benefit Pension Plan
  • Optional Deferred Compensation (457B) Plan
  • Vacation Days, Personal Days, Sick Leave
Posted: 06/01/20 Deadline: 07/24/20

Public Safety Officer - Lackawanna College, Lackawanna County, PA

LACKAWANNA COLLEGE HAS BEEN VOTED ONE OF THE “BEST PLACES TO WORK IN PA” FOR 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2019!

Prior to applying for a position with Lackawanna College, please familiarize yourself with the mission of the College.  If our mission inspires you, andyou are willing to go the extra mile to help our students succeed, please feel free to apply for this or future employment opportunities for which you meet the minimum qualifications.  We particularly encourage applications from historically underrepresented groups including women and minorities.  Please know that only the candidates who meet the minimum qualifications can be considered, and only those selected for interviews will be contacted by a college representative.  No phone calls, please.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS, PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES AND OBJECTIVES:
Public Safety Officers provide personal and property security for faculty, staff, students and visitors within an assigned area of the College Campus by patrolling areas and enforcing College rules and regulations.

THIS POSITION IS DESIGNATED AS ESSENTIAL PERSONNEL.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:
  1. Coordinate public safety activities/operations within designated areas.
  2. Responsible for remaining alert to emergency situations, providing first line response and emergency management as required (i.e. contracting proper authorities, adhering to internal communication and notification policies). 
  3. Patrols assigned areas, checking for suspicious activity or persons and/or safety/fire hazards.  Checks doors, windows and alarm systems to ensure buildings are secured, documenting any issues.
    1. Note and make the proper reports before the end of shift, of all unsafe structures, defective property, and dangerous conditions in his/her area, and should take measures that will protect the public until the condition has been properly corrected.
  4. Investigates and/or reports hazards, unusual or suspicious circumstances to Director of Public Safety and Facilities department for correction and follow-up actions.
  5. Observes activity and traffic in assigned area to enforce College rules and regulations; alerts visitors and others of infractions.
    1. When assigned to a residential housing facility, monitors visitor activity to ensure compliance with all rules and regulations.
  6. Become and remain familiar with College and Department protocols, regulations, policies and procedures.
  7. Provide an escort for any service personnel who enter the campus buildings to service any and all equipment, to include, but not limited to fire/burglar alarms, fire sprinkler service personnel and/or fire extinguisher service personnel.  Maintain log of any visit by service personnel to include services performed during these visits.
  8. Provide an escort for any staff, faculty or visitor who requests this service when leaving a campus building.
  9. Ensure accurate and complete reports for all incidents occurring on a given shift, are prepared and logged into the incident reporting system and sent to the proper administrators for review and response.
  10. Issue parking permits and enforce all on-campus parking policies and regulations, to include towing and booting when appropriate.
  11. Oversee the lost and found and list all items lost and found in a daily log.
  12. Regulate use and oversee safety and maintenance of all College vehicles, to include, but not limited to inspections, current registrations and current insurance documents.  Overview and inspect vehicles as they are returned from usage by faculty and staff, for any defects, repairs, damage and other items necessary to maintain coordination of the College vehicle fleet.
  13. Cooperate harmoniously with other members of the public safety department and all College staff and faculty to achieve the purposes of the College mission.
  14. Provides support with crowd control and surveillance at large public events.
  15. Position is considered essential and may require working evening and/or weekend hours, when necessary.
  16. Performs all other duties as assigned. 
KEY COMPETENCIES:
  1. Must be able to meet the standards of the pistol qualifications as prescribed in the Pennsylvania Act 120 program.
  2. Must have good interpersonal skills and strong leadership characteristics.
  3. Ability to effectively problem-solve, take initiative, and work independently and as a team member, as the situation requires.
  4. Ability to remain calm and rational, think logically and act quickly in any situation, to include emergent situations.
  5. Ability to communicate effectively and work harmoniously with peers, subordinates and supervisors.
  6. Ability to understand building controls and operating systems.
  7. Must be willing to work flexible schedules, to include nights and weekends. 
EDUCATION:
-Act 120 Certification (applicants currently enrolled in the Act 120 Program who have completed the First Aid and Patrol Procedures modules, may be considered).
-Associates Degree in criminal justice or similar discipline preferred.

EXPERIENCE:
-One (1) – two (2) years’ experience in organized safety and/or community service work preferred
 
ESSENTIAL PERSONNEL DESIGNATION:  It is to be understood that this position is categorized as “essential” and requires employee’s attendance during snow events, emergency situations (if required) and when the school is closed for business.

Applications will only be accepted via online method OR email.  If selecting the email option, interested candidates can email resumes to [email protected]. Deadline for applications, August 19, 2020.  No phone calls, please.

In compliance with Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and all other applicable non-discrimination laws, Lackawanna College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, disability, veteran’s status, or genetic information in its educational programs and activities, admissions, and with regard to employment.

Lackawanna College is an accredited, private, non-profit educational institution providing opportunities for career and personal development within selected associates degree, certificate and continuing education program. 
LACKAWANNA COLLEGE EMPLOYEE JOB DESCRIPTION

ADDENDUM 
FIREARM QUALIFICATION: 
Must be able to qualify with the authorized handguns which they will carry on-duty and with other weaponry, as required by the Director of Public Safety. All members of the Lackawanna College Department of Public Safety shall qualify with the department authorized firearm annually during the month of July.  Newly hired staff shall not carry any firearm until they are properly qualified and approved by the Director of Public Safety.  The following is the approved course of fire: 

MPOETC Daylight Handgun Qualification Course  Two Phase Course

Phase One Total 30 rounds.  Qualifying Score -  113 points

Stage

Yards

Rounds

Time

Positions /

Maneuvers

Description

1

25

8

40 seconds

Precision Fire from Cover

On signal, shooter draws and takes cover, and fires two rounds standing right side of barricade, two rounds kneeling right side of barricade, performs a tactical (magazine save) reload, and fires two rounds kneeling left side of barricade and then fires two rounds standing left side of the barricade.  Firing is done using Roll-Out technique, firing two rounds per exposure and using a different location for each exposure in 40 seconds.

2

15

10

15 seconds

Move to Cover

On signal, shooter draws and fires two rounds at target, moves laterally two to three yards to kneel behind low cover or simulated cover, performs speed reload, fires three rounds at target from behind cover within 15 seconds.  Perform twice.  The second time, shooter starts with a total of two rounds in pistol, so reload is from a slide-locked position.

3

15-7

8

5-6 seconds

Walk and Draw

Start at 15-yard line.  On command “Walk,” shooters advance walking toward the target.  On signal, shooters stop, draw, and fire four rounds in five to six seconds, depending on their distance from the target.  Perform twice.  

4

7

4

10 seconds

Strong Hand

Support Hand Firing

On signal, shooter draws and fires two rounds strong hand only from eye level, de-cocks or engages safety, transfers weapon to support hand and fires two rounds with support hand only from eye level within ten seconds.

 

MPOETC Daylight Handgun Qualification Course  Two Phase Course

Phase Two Total 30 Rounds.  Qualifying Score-  113 points

Rounds

Time

Positions

Description

6

3

seconds

Weapon

Retention

Draw and fire two rounds in three seconds from a weapon retention stance.  Perform three times.

6

4

seconds

Shove-Shoot

Shooter strikes at target with non-dominant hand (palm heel), steps back, draws, and fires two rounds in four seconds using two-handed hold.  Perform three times.   *See Body Armor Drill.

6

3

seconds

Reaction Shooting

Draw and fire two rounds in three seconds. Perform three times. *See Body Armor Drill.

10

8

seconds

Firing Retreat

Shooter starts at two yards.  On signal, shooter draws and fires five rounds while moving back to the seven-yard line.  Time limit is eight seconds.  Perform twice.  *See Body Armor Drill. 

For safety reasons, firearms instructors shall (if necessary) have shooters fire this stage in additional relays in order to provide adequate space between shooters and reduce the number of shooters firing at the same time.

Posted: 05/21/20 Deadline: 08/19/20

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

The Hemlock Township Police Department is an equal opportunity employer.

Posted: 03/27/20 Deadline: 07/28/20


Police Officer Examination - Borough of Watsontown, Northumberland County, PA (Deadline Extended)

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

Completed applications may be mailed to the address above or dropped off in person. Completed applications must be received by the Borough Manager’s office during normal business hours by 4:00 pm Friday, July 31, 2020.

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

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

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

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

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

The Borough of Watsontown is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Posted06/01/20 Deadline07/31/20


Police OfficerPhoenixville Civil Service Commission, Chester County, PA

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

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

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

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

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

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

Phoenixville is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Posted03/09/20 Deadline04/06/20