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 Joe Blackburn at 717-236-1059 Extension 107.

Position Announcements

Police Officer - Penn State University and Public Safety
Police Officer - Warminster Police Department

Police Officer - City of Sunbury

Police Officer - The City of Lebanon

Police Officer - Bloomsburg University Police

Chief of Police - West Hempfield Township, Lancaster County

Police Officer - Borough of Berwick Civil Service Commission
Part Time Police Officer - Tyrone Borough

Police Officer – City of Bethlehem

Eligibility Examination for Position of Police Officer - Chambersburg Police Department

Police Officer - Willistown Township

Police Officer - Cleona Borough Police Department

Chief of Police – Borough of Penbrook

Police Officers Examination Notice Lansford Borough

Police Officer - Borough of Watsontown
 - (Deadline Extended)
Police Officer - Logan Township

Probationary Police Officer - Civil Service Commission of Hatfield Township
 - (Deadline Extended)
Police Officer - Lower Heidelberg Township

Chief of Police – Township of Lower Swatara

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

Police Officer - Penn State University and Public Safety, PA

Penn State University Police and Public Safety has recently undergone an exciting transformation including the centralization of 22 campus locations across the commonwealth. We are seeking Police Officers interested and committed in serving the diverse community of students, faculty, and staff at one or all of these 22 campus locations. All candidates must apply to this position in order to be considered for an opportunity at one of the Penn State locations. Candidates that are advancing through the recruitment process will be provided a survey regarding which campus locations they have interest in obtaining employment. Police officers are responsible for carrying out the functions of protection of life and property, preservation of peace and good order of the community, enforcement of laws, public safety, investigative work, and other related duties. The successful candidate will be responsible for the prevention of illegal, unsafe, or undesirable activity and regulatory violations through patrol, education, inspection, and the deterrent effect of enforcement. Enforce national, state, and local laws, as well as University regulations, through investigation, apprehension, and prosecution of violators. Typically requires a Bachelor's degree or higher, or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Knowledge on the use of information technology, software applications, surveillance equipment, social media, and communications (digital and conventional) in conducting investigations is highly desired. The successful candidate will possess skills necessary to enhance public respect for law enforcement and the University with courteous, devoted, and ethical service and will demonstrate: the ability to work cooperatively with various levels of faculty, staff, students, and outside agencies; the ability to provide effective and honest/credible testimony at court hearings; outstanding customer service orientation; excellent verbal and written communication skills; excellent analytical, judgment, and organization skills; and ability to work with a variety of cultures and backgrounds. Pennsylvania Municipal Police Officers' Education and Training Commission (MPOETC) Act 120 Certification is required for employment. Candidates must be currently Act 120 certified, currently enrolled in a Pennsylvania MPOETC Act 120 police academy, and have the ability to re-certify during the hiring process or obtain a MPOETC Act 120 waiver. Candidates who are not Act 120 certified and who are looking for police academy sponsorship for employment are encouraged to look for future postings for “Police Officer - Academy Sponsorship” which will be available on This position requires that you operate a motor vehicle as a part of your job duties. U.S. Citizenship; fingerprint background check, and the successful completion of a psychological evaluation and physical examination is required. Must be in good general health as determined by University physical examination. In addition, active three public available clearances are required to be on file for employment. A valid driver's license and successful completion of a motor vehicle records check will be required. Due to the financial or fiduciary responsibilities of this position, successful completion of a credit history check will be required in addition to standard police background checks. The Pennsylvania State University is committed to and accountable for advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion in all of its forms. We embrace individual uniqueness, foster a culture of inclusive excellence that supports both broad and specific diversity initiatives, leverage the educational and institutional benefits of diversity, and engage all individuals to help them thrive. We value inclusive excellence as a core strength and an essential element of our public service mission.

Apply online at

CAMPUS SECURITY CRIME STATISTICS: For more about safety at Penn State, and to review the Annual Security Report which contains information about crime statistics and other safety and security matters, please go to, which will also provide you with detail on how to request a hard copy of the Annual Security Report.

Penn State is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer, and is committed to providing employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.

Posted: 12/13/18 Remove:  In three months

Police Officer - Warminster Police Department, in Bucks County, Pennsylvania

The Warminster Police Department, in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, will be accepting resumes with cover letters, as applications for entry level police officer.

Resume with cover letters, are being accepted between December 1, 2018 and December 21, 2018. Resume maybe delivered in person, Monday to Friday, between the hours of 08:00 hours and 20:00 hours at Police Headquarters front window. If dropping off a resume, please enclose our resume in an envelope marked “Police Applicant”. If you choose to mail your resume and cover letter, please address your envelope with resume and cover letter to:

Warminster Police Department
C/O Police Applicant
401 Gibson Avenue
Warminster, PA. 18974.

Phone call for inquiries are not desired.


  • All Applicants must have reached their 21st birthday before January 30, 2019.
  • Have and be of good moral character
  • Applicants must be physically and mentally capable of performing the essential duties of a police officer 
  • Must have a valid Pennsylvania operator’s license or be eligible for one with a transfer of a valid out of state license. 
  • Must be a United States citizen. 
  • Have a minimum of 60 college credits from an accredited college/ university, or 3 years full time law enforcement experience with a federal, state, county, or municipal police department, or 4 years full time military experience 
  • Have completed a course of study at a police academy certified by the PA Municipal Police Officers Education and Training Commission (MPOETC) and/or be able to meet the certification standards of the MPOETC as required by PA Act 120 on or before March 1, 2019.

Note Out of state Applicants who have an out of state equivalent to the PA Municipal Police Officer Education and Training Commission Act 120 must attach a copy of that certification to their resume.

Warminster Township is an equal opportunity employer.

Posted: 12/10/18 Remove:  12/22/18

Police Officer - City of Sunbury, Northumberland County, PA

City of Sunbury is accepting applications for full-time position of Police Officer. Applicant must be a US Citizen, possess a high school diploma or equivalent, have Act 120 Certification, possess a valid PA driver’s license and have reached 21st birthday before deadline for submitting application. Selection by ranking of physical agility, written and oral test, polygraph and background investigations, per Civil Service regulations.

Applications accepted until January 04, 2019 at 4:00 PM, no exceptions. Applications may be obtained by contacting City Clerk’s office at 570-286-7820 or [email protected] or online at and returned via email or mail to Mayor Karlovich, 225 Market Street, Sunbury PA 17801. APPLICATION FEE OF $25 IS REQUIRED WITH SUBMISSION OF APPLICATION. EOE

Posted: 11/30/18 Remove:  01/05/19

Police Officer - The City of Lebanon Civil Service Commission, Lebanon County, PA

The City of Lebanon Civil Service Commission will be testing for the position of Police Officer for the Lebanon City Police Department

  • Starting Base Salary - $49,300
  • Progressive wage increases during 
  • the first 5 years of employment
  • *$5,000.00 Sign-On Hiring Bonus*
    *Restrictions Apply
  • Excellent Benefit Package

Contact Person:
Michelle Remlinger
Civil Service Commission
Lebanon City Police Department
400 South 8th Street, Lebanon, PA

Applications open December 3, 2018. Applications may be obtained online at All applications and required documents must be returned in person by the applicant or their designee. The deadline for returning the completed application is Friday, December 21, 2018 at 4:30 PM. No applications will be accepted after the deadline. No mailed applications will be accepted.

A written examination is scheduled for January 5, 2019 at 10:00 AM, at the Lebanon Campus of Harrisburg Area Community College, Lebanon, Pennsylvania. All applicants who successfully pass the written examination will be given a physical agility test at the Lebanon Valley Family YMCA, 201 North 7th Street, Lebanon, Pennsylvania on Saturday, January 26, 2019 at 10:00 AM. Upon successful completion of the physical agility test, the top 25 applicants on the written examination will be scheduled for an oral examination on Tuesday, February 5, 2019 starting at 5:00 PM.

Successful applicants will be required to undergo a polygraph examination, medical examination, psychological examination, drug test screening, an extensive background investigation, and will be required to meet any requirements set by the Municipal Police Officers Education Training Commission (M.P.O.E.T.C). All applicants must be a U.S. citizen. All applicants must be twenty-one (21) years of age upon return of the application. All applicants must possess a high school diploma or a GED. All applicants must possess a current Pennsylvania Act 120 Certification upon returning the employment application. Each applicant shall pay a non-refundable fee of $35.00 upon returning the application to cover the cost of the written test. Check or money order should be made to: City of Lebanon.

An Equal Opportunity Employer.

Posted: 11/30/18 Remove:  12/22/18

Police Officer - Bloomsburg University Police, Columbia County, PA

Are you looking for an opportunity to use your police training in a vibrant community made up of thousands of students, faculty, staff, alumni and visitors? Become a commissioned police officer at Bloomsburg University.

As an officer in the Bloomsburg University Police Department, you will enjoy a challenging and rewarding career. On Bloomsburg's 282-acre campus, you will have a direct impact on a diverse community as you perform a variety of police duties.

As a BUPD officer, you will have ...
o Significant interaction with students providing opportunities to positively influence others
o Continuous opportunities for professional development
o Leadership potential
o Excellent medical and supplemental benefits, generous leave package, tuition waiver, annuitant health care
o 10 paid holidays per year

BUPD Requirements
o Pennsylvania Act 120 certification
o One year's experience as a police officer
o Ability to interact with a dynamic and diverse college-age population

About BUPD
o Commissioned police officers: 24 full-time employees, 10 part-time employees
o 24/7 coverage of BU's campus
o Full authority to enforce laws of the Commonwealth
o Member of the Columbia County Drug Task Force

How to apply to the BUPD
To apply for your new career as a police officer at Bloomsburg University, see:

The Bloomsburg University Police Department is located at the rear of the Andruss Library on Swisher Circle. It is organized as a traditional police department and officers are commissioned with statewide arrest authority. All officers are Act 120 certified and receive state-mandated yearly training that exceeds state standards and provides full range law enforcement services 24 hours every day, 365 days a year. The Bloomsburg University Police Department offers a variety of resources for crime deterrence and response, including uniform patrol, bicycle patrols, investigators, community outreach and other support services. The officers work closely with area federal, state and local law enforcement agencies as well as the Bloomsburg fire department.

The police department is dedicated to preserving a peaceful and safe environment for the entire university community. Students, faculty, staff, and visitors are urged to be aware of and alert to the possibility of criminal activity on campus and to report all crimes or suspicious activity. If you "See Something, Say Something®."

The police department reports all crimes to the PA Uniform Crime Reporting System (UCR) which is compiled by the PA State Police Bureau of Research and Development. Additionally, BU PD reports annually to the Dept. of Education as required by the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act and the Higher Ed Opportunity Act. The Daily Crime Log is maintained at the University Police Department and may be viewed Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Posted: 11/29/18 Remove:  01/01/19

Chief of Police - West Hempfield Township
Lancaster County, PA

The West Hempfield Township Board of Supervisors is seeking applications for the position of Chief of Police. West Hempfield Township is located on the western edge of Lancaster County bordering the Susquehanna River and York County. The Police Department provides full-time police services to West Hempfield Township, 21 square miles, population of 16,500; and the Borough of Mountville, 0.86 square miles, population of 2,850. The department is comprised of 21 sworn officers and 3 civilian administrative employees. The department’s 2019 budget is approximately $3.6 million. The Chief reports to the Township Manager. Our outgoing Chief is retiring after nearly 35 years of service to the Township, the last 17 of which he has served as Chief.

The successful candidate will have a proven record of integrity, strong leadership, along with management, community outreach, and interpersonal skills to drive the police department forward. The successful candidate must be MPOETC Act 120 certified.
Candidates will have served at least 10 years of law enforcement experience with at least 5 years of command/supervisory experience as a Chief or one level below. A Bachelor’s Degree in Police Science, Criminal Justice, Police Administration, or related field is required. A graduate degree and/or completion of an advanced training program such as the FBI National Academy, is preferred.

The successful candidate will possess a demonstrated knowledge and proficiency in police department operations and practices including planning, budgeting, labor relations, current law enforcement technology, public administration, personnel administration and management, and knowledge of current law. The ability to work cooperatively with the elected officials and management, citizens, businesses, and community organizations is required.
Salary for the position is competitive and will be based on experience and qualifications. The successful candidate must pass a physical and psychological examination and drug screening. A thorough background examination will be conducted.

Interested applicants shall forward a cover letter and resume that includes education, experience, work history, and accomplishments by email or through the USPS marked “West Hempfield Township Police Chief Search”. Resume and cover letter must be received by December 21, 2018.

Send email to: [email protected]

Send by USPS to: Pennsylvania Chief of Police Association
Consulting Division
3905 North Front Street
Harrisburg, PA 17110

Police Officer - Borough of Berwick Civil Service Commission
Columbia County, PA

*Please read all of the information on this advertisement carefully and follow the instructions on this advertisement when applying for the open positions of Police Officer *

The Borough of Berwick Civil Service Commission is currently accepting applications for the position of police officer. Multiple positions are expected to be filled from this advertisement. The Physical Agility Test and Written Examination will be held on Saturday, January 19, 2019.

• Applications are available between 7:30 A.M. – 4:30 P.M. Monday through Friday at Berwick City Hall. Also applications are available online at A thirty-five dollar ($35) application fee is required, checks made payable to “Borough of Berwick” shall be turned in with the application. All applications must be submitted by mail to Berwick City Hall c/o Civil Service Commission, 1800 North Market Street Berwick, PA 18603 and received or postmarked no later than 4:30 P.M. Tuesday, January 8, 2019. The Informed Consent & Medical Release Forms shall be signed, completed and turned in at Senator John R. Gordner Stadium prior to the beginning of the Physical Agility Test on Saturday, January 19, 2019.

Qualifications and Pre-Requisites:

  • All applicants must be a United States citizen and must have reached their twenty-first (21st) birthday before the deadline for submitting a completed application.
  • All applicants must possess a diploma from an accredited high school or a graduate equivalency diploma (GED). 
  • Be physically and mentally fit to perform the duties of a police officer.
  • Possess a valid operator’s license and be eligible to legally operate a motor vehicle in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. 
  • All applicants must be Act 120 certified under the Municipal Police Officers Education and Training Commission Act, or be eligible for an Act 120 waiver or certification, or currently be enrolled in a full time MPOETC accredited police academy and completed at least fifty percent (50%) of the program or currently enrolled in a MPOETC accredited part time police academy and have completed at least seventy-five percent (75%) of the training hours required.

The Borough of Berwick Civil Service Commission may refuse to examine or if examined may refuse to certify any applicant based on the current Borough of Berwick Civil Service rules and regulations.

Testing Process:
The examination for Police Officer shall consist of a Physical Agility Test, Written Examination, Oral Examination, Background Examination and Polygraph Examination.

The Written Examination and Oral Examination will be graded on a one hundred percent (100%) scale. The Written Examination will represent seventy percent (70%) of the final score. The Oral Examination will represent thirty percent (30%) of the final score. The Physical Agility Test, Background Investigation and Polygraph Examination will be graded as pass/fail.

Physical Agility Test:
The Physical Agility Test will be held at the Senator John R. Gordner Stadium, located next to the Salem Elementary School which is located at 810 East 10th Street, Berwick, PA 18603 at 10:00 A.M. on Saturday, January 19, 2019. Those candidates passing the Physical Agility Test will qualify to take the Written Examination.

The Physical Agility Test shall consist of:

  • Vertical Jump of a minimum of fifteen and a half (15.5) inches.
  • Thirty (30) Sit Ups in one (1) minute.
  • 300 Meter Run within sixty-six (66) seconds.
  • Twenty-five (25) Push Ups (no time limit, rest in the up position only). 
  • One and a half (1.5) mile run within fifteen minutes and fifty-four seconds (15:54).

Written Examination:
The Written Examination will be held in Council Chambers at Berwick City Hall, 1800 North Market Street, Berwick, PA 18603, following completion of the Physical Agility Test.


  • Starting salary currently is $42,526.
  • Comprehensive medical with family coverage provided at minimal cost and with deductible reimbursement.
  • Dental and vision coverage.
  • Generous vacation package.
  • Deferred compensation (457) plan.
  • Reach “Top Patrolman” salary rate of $60,616 upon completion of third (3rd) year.
  • Multiple special assignments within the department, such as Detective, Special Operations Group, SWAT, Training Instructor, FTO, Bike Patrol and Community Policing.
  • On site gym facility.
  • A department where you will be a valued member of the team.

The Borough of Berwick Police Department is a full-service law enforcement agency with an authorized workforce of seventeen (17) sworn officers and two (2) civilian employees. The department’s service area comprises three and a quarter (3.25) square miles with a total population of over ten thousand (10,000) residents.

Successful applicants once given an offer of employment must pass a medical exam and psychological exam and shall reside in the Borough of Berwick or within fifteen (15) air miles of the borough border within six (6) months of the completion of the probationary period.

Posted: 11/20/18 Remove:  01/09/19

Part Time Police Officer - Tyrone Borough, Blair County, PA

The Borough of Tyrone is seeking persons for the position of part-time police officer. Applicant must be Act 120 certified. Applications may be picked up at the Tyrone Municipal Building, 1100 Logan Avenue, Tyrone, during normal business hours of Monday - Friday, 8:00AM to 4:00PM. Applications will be accepted until 4:00pm on Friday, December 14, 2018. The starting wage is $19.38 with shift differential.


Posted: 11/15/18 Remove: 12/15/18

Police Officer – City of Bethlehem, Northampton County, PA

The City of Bethlehem will be accepting applications for the position of Police Officer beginning on November 12, 2018 through December 21, 2018. The Police Civil Service Entrance Examination will be conducted Saturday, March 9, 2019. Starting annual salary: $53,034.63. Competitive benefits package.

To apply, you must:

- Be a citizen of the U.S. and resident of the U.S. for at least 5 years;
- Be at least 21 years of age on December 21, 2018; and
- Possess an Associate's Degree or a minimum of 60 credits from not more than 2 accredited colleges/universities (this requirement may be waived if you possess Act 120 Certification and 4,000 hours of service as a municipal police officer, or have at least two years active military service and an honorable discharge from such service); and possess a valid driver's license.

Application forms and Civil Service Vouchers may be obtained from the HR Bureau at 10 E. Church St., Bethlehem, PA, M-F, 8 AM to 4 PM, or online at

Please submit the following, postmarked no later than December 21, 2018:

1. Completed and signed Application for employment;
2. Copy of degree and unofficial transcript and/or copy of Act 120 Certificate;
3. Copy of birth certificate;
4. Copy of valid driver's license;
5. Copy of social security card;
6. Notarized Civil Service Voucher;
7. Money order for $50 made payable to "City of Bethlehem"; and
8. DD-214, Member 4 Form if you are a veteran claiming Veteran's Preference.

Incomplete application packets will not be accepted. $50 registration fee is non-refundable. Successful applicants will be notified by e-mail or regular mail of time and location of examination. Equal Opportunity Employer.

Posted: 11/15/18 Remove: 12/22/18

Eligibility Examination for Position of Police Officer - Chambersburg Police Department
Franklin County, PA

The purpose of the examination is to develop an eligibility listing for the position of Police Officer in the event of a vacancy. Veterans will be given preference in accordance with law.

You must be 18 years of age or older, in good physical condition, of good moral character and must pass a written examination and a physical agility test to be placed on the eligibility list.

You must be a high school graduate or have equivalent experience or training.

You must reside within 15 air miles of the Borough of Chambersburg prior to completion of your probationary period and continue within that range thereafter while you are employed.

You'll start at $53,788.80 annually (2019) and have the opportunity for advancement increases up to a maximum for Patrolman XI of $69,222.40 annually (2019). Promotion to higher ranks could earn you more.

Opportunities may be available for a fluent Bilingual English-Spanish Police Officer Appointment should one become available. If such positions are available, the applicant will indicate on their application that they are fluent in both Spanish and English.

OBTAIN APPLICATION AT: (click the “Application” tab), or Chambersburg Police Headquarters - 116 South Second Street, Chambersburg, PA; or by calling 717-261-3201

CLOSING DATE FOR RECEIPT OF APPLICATION: 4:00 P.M., Friday, December 28, 2018

DATE, TIME AND LOCATION OF WRITTEN EXAMINATION: Tuesday, January 8, 2019 – 5:30PM. Late arrivals will not be admitted. Testing to be conducted in Chambersburg Recreation Center (Bard Hall - downstairs) 235 South Third Street, Chambersburg, PA.

Applications MUST be received by mail, email, or in person to the Office of The Borough Secretary Borough of Chambersburg 100 South Second Street, (2nd Fl.), Chambersburg, PA 17201. A $26.00 fee is required when applications are submitted. The check, electronic payment or money order for $26.00 should be made payable to the Borough of Chambersburg. The application will not be processed if the fee is not received. No money will be received at the exam.

Note: All applications submitted by email, must be in the form of an attachment and submitted to [email protected].

Posted: 11/08/18 Remove: 12/30/18

Police Officer - Willistown Township, Chester County, PA

The Willistown Township Police Department, Chester County, is currently accepting applications for the position of full-time police officer.

Applicants must be at least 21 years of age by date of application, possess a high school diploma or equivalency certificate, PA Act 120 certification (copy of certificate must be submitted with application), and a valid driver’s license.

Applicants must pass a physical agility test, written exam, extensive background investigation, polygraph examination, psychological testing, and medical exam. No candidate with a record of criminal conviction will be accepted.

Applications may be obtained at the Willistown Township Police Department, 688 Sugartown Road, Malvern, PA 19355, on weekdays between 8:00am and 4:00pm or at:

Completed applications must be returned in person (government issued photo ID must be presented), along with a $40.00 non-refundable check made payable to “Willistown Police Department”. Applications will only be accepted by Police Administrative Office Personnel, Monday through Friday from 8:00am to 4:00pm.

Deadline: Applications must be submitted no later than 4:00pm on Thursday, November 29, 2018. Late submissions will not be accepted.

Physical Agility and Written Exam will be held Saturday, December 1, 2018.

Willistown Township is an equal opportunity employer. It is the Township’s policy to grant equal employment opportunities to qualified persons without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, gender, age, marital status, veteran status or non-job-related physical or mental handicap or disability. The Township will provide equal opportunities in employment and promotion.

Posted: 11/07/18 Remove: 11/30/18

Police Officer - Cleona Borough Police Department, Lebanon County, PA

The Cleona Borough Police Department is accepting applications for a part-time Police Officer. Applicants must meet the following minimum requirements:

1. United States Citizen
2. Minimum 21 years of age
3. High School Graduate
4. MPOETC Act 120 Certified
5. Be medically and physically capable of performing duties of the position
6. Posses a valid PA Operator’s License
Any applicant failing to meet these minimum requirements will be disqualified.

This position is exempt from the Civil Service requirements and Bargaining Unit and is considered as an at-will employee. The hiring process will include will include passing background checks, a drug test, medical and psychological exams and may include successfully passing a polygraph examination.

Hours of work will include day and night shifts, weekends, holidays and other hours required by the Department. Officer’s will be paid $20.00 per/hour and receive time and half when working on Holidays.

Applications can be picked up in person at the Cleona Borough Municipal Office at 140 West Walnut Street, Cleona PA 17042.
The completed application must be returned by the end of business on December 31, 2018.

Posted: 11/02/18 Remove: 01/01/19

Chief of Police – Borough of Penbrook, Dauphin County, Pennsylvania

Description of the position:
The Borough of Penbrook is conducting a search to fill the position of Chief of Police. The Borough of Penbrook shares its borders with the City of Harrisburg and Susquehanna Township, is about ½ square mile in size, and has a multi- cultural population of about 3000 people. This Pennsylvania Accredited (PLEAC) Police Department currently employs four full-time and four part-time officers in addition to the Chief.

The Chief of Police is responsible for administration and supervision of the police department. Duties include supervising all police personnel, coordinating department operations was well as coordinating operations with outside agencies, creating schedules, proposing and managing budgets, issuing internal discipline when necessary, acting as department spokesperson to the public and press, creating policy as needed, ensuring police officers are properly trained, along with all other functions necessary for the professional operation of the police department.

The Chief of Police is also responsible for protecting the lives and property of Penbrook Community Members, preventing crime, and enforcing applicable laws and ordinances within the Borough. The Chief of Police answers to and coordinates with the Mayor of the Borough. The Police Chief’s annual salary range is starting at $75,000, depending upon experience and includes a generous benefit package. A six (6) month probation period will also be required.

Required knowledge, skills and abilities for the position include:
Knowledge of all pertinent federal and state laws and regulations, municipal law enforcement agency planning and management, community policing strategies, strategic planning, budgeting, grant preparation and management, crime reporting, and information technology is required. The Chief of Police must also have the ability of work cooperatively with elected officials, other Borough departments, and all community members. Strong verbal and written communication skills are required for this position.

Qualifications for this position include:
The individual be of the highest moral character and poses the upmost of integrity, honesty, and trustworthiness.

Additional qualifications include; An associate degree and at least 10 years of policing experience which includes a minimum of 5 years supervisory experience in law enforcement, or an equivalent combination of education and experience; have a current Pennsylvania Act 120 certification or the ability to obtain Act 120 certification within six months; be a United States citizen and Pennsylvania resident or become a Pennsylvania resident within six months; possess valid Pennsylvania Driver license or be able to obtain one within six months.

Completion of advance law enforcement training courses such as FBI National Academy, Northwestern University School of Police Staff and Command, Penn State Police Executive Development (POLEX), or similar training is a plus. A bachelor degree or advanced degree is also a plus.

The successful candidate must complete a comprehensive medical examination, psychological examination, a drug screening and extensive background investigation prior to appointment.

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

Resume must be received by November 30, 2018

Send via email to: [email protected]

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

The Borough of Penbrook is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of age, sex, marital status, race, ancestry, national origin, political affiliation, religion, disability, genetic history or information, or any legally protected characteristic.

Posted: 10/30/18 Remove: 12/01/18

Police Officers Examination Notice Lansford Borough, Carbon County, PA

The Borough of Lansford Civil Service Commission will be accepting applications for the testing for the position of FULL TIME police officers for the Borough of Lansford Police Department. All Applicants must be at least 21 years old and ACT 120 certified upon employment.

Applications may be obtained at the Lansford Borough Office, 1 W. Ridge Street, Lansford, weekdays between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., or phone 570-645-3900, or on the borough website Application deadline is Wednesday, November 14, 2018 by 4:00 p.m.

Applications must be submitted to:
Lansford Civil Service Commission, Attn: John Turcmanovich, 1 W. Ridge Street, Lansford, PA 18232.

There will be a $40.00 non-refundable fee due with the application submittal. Additional information will be included with the application packet. Applicants will be informed of the civil service testing date as well as public advertisement of the testing date.

Posted: 10/18/18 Remove: 11/15/18

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

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

Completed applications may be mailed to the address above or dropped off in person.


Deadline for applications extended until Thursday November 01, 2018.

Completed applications may be mailed to Watsontown Borough Office 318 Main St. Watsontown, PA 17777 or dropped off in person.  Completed applications must be received by the Borough Manager’s office during normal business hours by 4:00 pm Thursday, November 01, 2018

Tentative testing date for written exam, physical agility exam and oral interview is Saturday, November 17, 2018 starting at 9:30 am at the Watsontown Borough Office 318 Main St. Watsontown, PA 17777

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 $47,049.00 with increments to $62,732. Other benefits include family health care, post- retirement health care, clothing allowance, and 25 year retirement. Current contract expires December 31, 2019.

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.

Posted: 10/16/18 Remove: 11/02/18

Police Officer - Logan Township, Blair County, PA

The Logan Township Board of Supervisors will accept applications for the position of police officer from those individuals meeting the general qualifications as listed below. Applications will be available at the Police Department, located in the Logan Township Municipal Building, 100 Chief Logan Circle, Altoona, Pa, 16602, Monday through Friday, 8:00 AM until 4:30 PM.   All applications must be returned to the Police Department by 4:30 PM on October 25, 2018. Telephone inquiries can be made by calling the Office of the Chief of Police at (814) 949-3364.
Applications are also available on the Township website (

1. Must be a citizen of the United States of America as of application due date.
2. Must be a high school graduate or possess a General Educational Development (GED) certificate as of application due date.
3. Must be twenty one (21) years of age on or before appointment as a police officer.
4. Must possess or able to obtain and retain a valid Pennsylvania operator’s license at the time of appointment.
5. Must have successfully completed PA Act 120 training for municipal police officers on or before appointment as a police officer.
6. Applicants must be of good moral character, with no felony or misdemeanor convictions.
7. Must successfully complete the entire selection process consisting of a) Written examination with a score of 80% or higher. b) Physical Fitness Test c) Oral Interview with a final score of 140 or higher.
8. Must successfully complete a probationary period of employment of twelve (12) months.
9. Must become a resident of Blair County at the completion of the probationary period.
10. Post-secondary education or military service are desirable.
11. A check or money order in the amount of $50.00, made payable to “Logan Township” to cover testing fees must be attached to the returned application. This fee is non-refundable.

The first portion of the selection process will involve a written exam, which is tentatively scheduled for Saturday, November 3, 2018.
The second phase of the process will be the physical agility testing, which is tentatively scheduled to occur on Saturday, November 17, 2018. Exact dates and times for the two interview portions of the selection process will be announced at a later date.

Township of Logan Equal Employment Opportunity Employer

Posted: 10/11/18 Remove: 10/27/18

Probationary Police Officer - Civil Service Commission of Hatfield Township
Montgomery County, Pennsylvania

(Deadline Extended)

Civil Service Commission of Hatfield Township
1950 School Road, Hatfield, PA 19440
(215) 855-0900


An examination for Probationary Police Officer

Starting Salary as of 2018:
$56,102.93 / first 12 months of employment

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

Minimum Requirements:
United States Citizen
Valid PA Driver’s License
Minimum 18 years of age
High School Graduate or GED
MPOETC-Act 120-successful completion or graduation prior to offer of hire
Physically Fit

Written Test
Physical Agility Test
Oral Interview
Polygraph and Background Investigation
Physical and Medical Examination
Psychological Examination

The written test will be given on Thursday, November 15, 2018 @ 1830 hours at the North Penn High School Computer Lab. Check in for the written test will begin @1730 hours. The address is 1340 S. Valley Forge Road, Lansdale, PA 19446. (enter the School through the main entrance)

Application packets are available for pickup starting Thursday, October 11, 2018 at the Hatfield Township Police Department, 2000 School Road, Hatfield, PA 19440. These applications will be available Monday through Friday, 0800-1630. Application packets are also available on the township website at

All applicants must present photo identification on the date of testing. No food or drink, cell phones, back packs, hats, weapons or purses are permitted in the testing area, other than those used to carry personal hygiene items.

Administrative Fee:
A $40.00 non-refundable administrative fee must be submitted with the completed application for examination. This payment must be made by cash, debit or credit card.

If paying by credit card, you can go to and select Police, Municipay, and Pay Your Bill Online. Under "Select Payment Item,” choose Police Testing Fee. Complete the requested information and select "Add Item.” Then proceed to “Check-out." Please be advised if completing payment this way there is a Non-refundable $3 convenience fee added to the shopping cart.

All applications for examination must be completed and returned to the Hatfield Township Police Department, 2000 School Road, Hatfield, PA 19440 no later than 4:00 pm on Wednesday, November 14, 2018. Applications and payment may be mailed to the station (Attn: New Applicant Hiring) but must be dropped off at the station no later then November 14th.

Hatfield Township is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Posted: 10/11/18 Remove: 11/15/18

Police Officer - Lower Heidelberg Township, Berks County, PA

Qualified persons are invited to apply to Lower Heidelberg Township to take a competitive examination leading to eligibility for the position of Police Officer. An application packet and details may be obtained at the Lower Heidelberg Township Police Department, 720 Brownsville Road, Sinking Spring, Pa. 19608, between 9:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.

REQUIREMENTS: U.S. Citizen, High School Diploma or equivalency certificate, 21 years of age, valid license to operate a motor vehicle in the Commonwealth, must be able to pass thorough background check, including a polygraph and/or CVSA examination, must be physically, medically and psychologically able to perform the essential job functions of a Police officer. MUST have a MPOTEC certification number or proof of successful completion of the Certification Examination from MPOTEC. Completed applications along with a non-refundable $50.00 processing fee must be filed at the Police Department no later than 3:00 p.m. on Friday, November 2, 2018.

Posted: 10/01/18 Remove: 10/15/18

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

Date Posted: September 27, 2018
Deadline: Friday, October 12, 2018

The Township of Lower Swatara is seeking a highly qualified, self-motivated, goal oriented Police Chief to lead a staff of 12 to 15. Lower Swatara Police Department serves over 8,000 citizens covering an area of 14 square miles. The Township of Lower Swatara is a first class township with a five member Board of Commissioners and is located within Dauphin County. The Chief of Police position is a full time salaried position, reporting to the Township Manager and offering competitive wages & benefits. Candidates must possess unquestioned integrity, a thorough knowledge of and experience in modern police administration and proven management and leadership skills. Demonstrated experience establishing and maintaining effective relationships with the citizens, public safety partners, elected officials, township departments, and the business and academic communities. Experience in budget development and financial management is a plus, must be a good steward of public funds. Must have well-developed leadership skills. A demonstrated ability to instill a pride in the force to conduct themselves in ways that always reflect conduct becoming an officer is necessary. Experience in a union setting is preferred.

Applicants can apply online to: [email protected] or by mail to Township Manager, Lower Swatara Township, 1499 Spring Garden Drive, Middletown, PA 17057. Expressions of interest including salary expectations, resumes and a list of three to five references must be received by October 12, 2018, it is expected that initial interviews will be conducted in the first half of November. We are an EOE.

Posted: 09/27/18 Remove: 10/13/18

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

The East Earl Township Police Department (Lancaster County) is accepting applications for the position of part-time police officer.  Applicants must meet the requirements of Act 120 for certification as a municipal police officer prior to appointment.  Applications are available at the East Earl Township Police Station 128 Toddy Drive East Earl, PA 17519.

Posted: 08/21/18                 Remove: 10/21/18