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-Borough of Jefferson Hills*
Police Officer- Lower Paxton Township Police Department
Police Officers - City of Aliquippa
Police Officer - Exeter Township Police Department

Police Officer - Manor Township

Police Officer - Ontelaunee Township Police Department

Police Officer - Mt. Lebanon Police Department

Police Officer - Bern Township Police Department

Police Officer - South Londonderry Township

Police Officer - Altoona Police Department

Police Officer - Colonial Regional Police Department

Police Officer Township of Spring

Police Officer - Lower Salford Township Police Deprtment

Chief of Police - Maidencreek Township Police Department

Part-Time Police Officer - Shippensburg Police Department

Chief of Police - New Britain Township



Chief of Police-Borough of Jefferson Hills, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania 

The Borough of Jefferson Hills, Pennsylvania, approximate population 12,000, is seeking a Chief of Police with exceptional leadership and management skills to lead a progressive police department.   The Borough of Jefferson Hills is a suburb of Pittsburgh and has been ranked the “Best Place to Raise a Family in Pennsylvania.”  The successful candidate will possess a demonstrated knowledge and proficiency in modern operational police practices and must have served at least 15 years in law enforcement, and ten years in a supervisory/command position in a municipal law enforcement agency.

Candidates must have documented experience in personnel management, police administration, civil/criminal investigations, departmental budgeting, arrest-court-imprisonment procedures, and other applicable, specialized trainings. The ability to work cooperatively with elected officials, municipal administration, citizens, and civic leaders is required.

The successful candidate will manage a department of 20 officers (one Lieutenant, four sergeants, 16 officers) and one administrative clerk. The annual department budget is approximately $3.4 million and has 15 fleet vehicles. The Borough encompasses 16.8 square miles and is located approximately 12 miles from the City of Pittsburgh in southern Allegheny County, Pennsylvania.

The Borough of Jefferson Hills, PA is searching for an individual who is committed to open communication and can integrate into an active department. He or she will embrace the philosophy of collaboration and possess strong relationship-building skills. He or she will be accessible and responsive to the public, Borough Council, Manager, and staff.

The ideal candidate will be a strategic and innovative thinker, having budget and financial management skills and experience. He or she will have the ability to be a strong and respected leader within the community. He or she 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 programs, implementation, and organizational development.

The Chief will join a Borough 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 ideal candidate will also bring a flexible "can-do" attitude to the position.

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.


  • The Chief of Police shall be the chief executive officer of the Police Department;
  • As Jefferson Hills operates as a Borough, the candidate will directly report to the Mayor;
  • 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 Borough of Jefferson Hills Council;
  • 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 clear chain of command and clear channels of communication within the department and with other law enforcement and emergency agencies;
  • Develops the annual department budget in conjunction with the Manager, makes budget presentation, administers the department's budget, and manages expenditures;
  • Interacts with the community on of behalf of the department and the Borough, represents the department and the Borough before the Borough of Jefferson Hills Council, various agencies and committees, responds to public inquires, and resolves complaints;
  • Attends Borough Council meetings and other required after-hours activities, as requested, submits monthly reports to Borough Council regarding the department's activities, and prepares other reports as appropriate;
  • Effectively supervises, evaluates, disciplines, and addresses grievances of subordinate employees inside the collective bargaining unit; and
  • Identifies risk management issues and promulgates plans for their mitigation.


  • Bachelor's degree in criminal justice, public administration, or a related field is required
  • Master's degree in criminal justice or position related field is preferred
  • Candidates should have at least 15 years of progressively responsible law enforcement experience, with ten 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 Act 120 certification as a Police Officer or ability to attain such within 60 days of hire
  • Graduation from a senior command/leadership program is highly desirable

The Borough of Jefferson Hills offers an excellent benefits package.  Salary for this position will be in the range of $109k - $119k salary and is commensurate with experience and qualifications.  

This position is subject to an employment agreement.

Envelopes and electronic submissions should be marked "Jefferson Hills Police Chief Application."  A resume and cover letter must be submitted to

*Send by email to:     [email protected]
*Send by USPS to:    Pennsylvania Chiefs of Police Association

                                  Consulting Division
                                  3905 North Front Street
                                  Harrisburg, PA 17110

The Borough of Jefferson Hills is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Posted: 01/21/21 Deadline: 02/19/21


Police Officer- Lower Paxton Township Police Department, Harrisburg Pennsylvania

The Lower Paxton Township Police Department is currently accepting applications for the position of full-time police officer.  Lower Paxton Township is a vibrant, large, diverse and growing municipality in the Harrisburg, Pennsylvania area.  Our 58 sworn member Department offers opportunities for specialization and promotion.

Application Process:
Applications for Police Officer for Lower Paxton Township may be obtained from the Police Department weekdays between 8 AM and 4 PM or by downloading the "2021 Hiring Packet” from “employment” section.

Applications must be received no later than 4 PM on Monday  April 05, 2021.  Return in-person or by mail to:
Lower Paxton Township Police Department
Attn: Records 425 Prince Street Harrisburg, PA 17109

A $35.00 non-refundable testing fee must be paid at the time the application is filed.  Checks and money orders are to be made payable to Lower Paxton Township.


  • US citizen
  • Minimum 21 years of age by April 05, 2021
  • High School diploma or GED
  • Valid driver’s license

All applicants must possess ACT 120 certification as a sworn police officer from Pennsylvania Municipal Police Officers Education and Training Commission (MPOETC) or its equivalent as a sworn police officer from another institution charged with certifying police officers at the time of a conditional offer of employment.

Starting salary- 
•   $55,529.19 after FTO period
•   $64,969.15 after 1 year
•   $93,509.03 after 5 years of service with LPPD
Physical agility test and written examination will be held on Sunday, April 25th, 2021.

For questions regarding employment with the Lower Paxton Township Police Department, please call 717-657-5656 or email Lieutenant Bell at [email protected].        

Lower Paxton Township is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Posted01/21/21 Deadline: 04/05/21


Police Officers - City of Aliquippa, Beaver County, PA

Qualified persons are invited to apply to the City of Aliquippa Civil Service Commission to take competitive examinations leading to eligibility for appointment as a Police Officer in the City of Aliquippa Police Department. An application form may be obtained beginning Monday, December 28, 2020. Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, please email your request for a police application to: [email protected] and [email protected] . We can either email or mail an application to you. Completed applications must be returned by mail postmarked by March 15, 2021, with a $35.00 non-refundable application fee payable to the City of Aliquippa, 581 Franklin Avenue, Aliquippa, PA. 15001, Attention: Mr. Samuel L. Gill.

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

Women and Minorities Are Encouraged to Apply. EOE

Posted01/21/21 Deadline: 03/15/21


Police Officer - Exeter Township Police Department, Berks County, Pennsylvania

The Township of Exeter, Berks County, Pennsylvania is seeking applicants for the position of Police Officer. Applications may be downloaded from or obtained at the Exeter Township Police Department Office, 4975 Demoss Rd., Reading PA, between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. Completed applications must be returned to the office on or before 2:30 p.m., March 12, 2021 at the Exeter Township Police Department, or submitted online to [email protected].

Salary: $60,685 yr. and up based upon experience.

General Requirements are: Citizen of the United States, 21 years of age or older at the time of hiring, Possess High School Diploma or GED equivalency certificate, Possess a valid Pennsylvania Driver’s License, and must be able to pass the following: written test, physical agility test, oral interview, background check, drug screen, psychological examination, polygraph or voice stress analysis examination and physical examination. Applicants must possess hearing and vision standards in compliance with the criteria established by the Pennsylvania Municipal Police Officer’s Education and Training Commission.

Written examination will be conducted on Saturday, March 20, 2021 at the Exeter Senior High School, 201 E. 37th Street, Reading PA 19606. Applicants will be notified regarding time of the written examination. Applicants must bring valid operator’s license with them to the test.

A Physical agility test will be conducted on Sunday, April 11 2021. Applicants invited to the physical agility test will be notified regarding the location and time of the test.

Exeter Township is an equal opportunity employer.

Posted:01/21/21 Deadline: 03/12/21


Police Officer - Manor Township, Lancaster County, PA

**PLEASE NOTE: Your application will not be accepted unless you are Act 120 certified, are Act 120 eligible because of an out of state certification or are currently enrolled in an Act 120 Academy.**

WE ARE SEARCHING FOR the best and brightest Officers to serve with a professional and progressive law enforcement agency.

Are you searching for a police department that offers a diversity of calls and surroundings, that challenges you to think for yourself and that provides job satisfaction? Do you want to work for a department and in a community where Police Officers are respected and appreciated? Are you interested in working at a department where the Officers actually enjoy coming to work? If so then the Manor Township Police Department (MTPD) is the place for you. Generally, an upbeat attitude and continuing motivation to do an exceptional job will be expected from you. Specifically, patrol, accident investigations, traffic enforcement, criminal investigations and arrests will be required of you.

The MTPD is seeking candidates who wish to enjoy a work environment dedicated to community service and law enforcement within a values guided police agency. The Police Officers hired by the MTPD will have a strong drive for self-initiated police work while operating within a team based environment. He or she will have an extraordinary desire to achieve and thrive professionally and individually.

The Manor Township Police Department is creating an eligibility list and is accepting applications from interested and qualified candidates for the position of police officer. Candidates can submit an application, resume, and cover letter to the MTPD, through The deadline for receipt of applications is Thursday, February 18, 2021 at 4:00 p.m. Applications can only be submitted through There is a $20 processing fee payable to PoliceApp.

If you have any questions or need additional information you may contact Det. Sgt. Trish Mazur via email at [email protected] or Chief Todd Graeff at [email protected] or call at (717) 299-5231.

The Manor Township Police Department was formed in May 1969 and has a current staff of 19 police officers and 3 civilian support employees. The agency provides 24/7 service to the residents, businesses, and visitors of Manor Township. The department is responsible for a jurisdiction covering 46 square miles with 143 miles of roadway and containing a population in excess of 21,500. The community consists of a diverse mixture of residential, commercial, manufacturing, and agricultural areas. For more information go to


  • Must be twenty-one (21) years of age or older.
  • Must be able to perform essential job functions and complete a competitive process including but not limited to oral interviews, physical and psychological examination, polygraph examination, and comprehensive background investigation.
  • Must possess a high school diploma or GED equivalency.
  • Must have a valid PA operator's license at the time of application deadline.
  • Must possess current ACT 120 MPOETC certification at time of application deadline or be eligible to
  • take certification exam by end of hiring process.
  • Must be a citizen of the United States.
  • Must meet or exceed all requirements and conditions for certification under MPOETC Act 120, the Manor Township Police Department Police Officer Job Description, and the MTPD Selection and Hiring policy. 

Full time municipal or State Police experience within Pennsylvania during the past three years.


  • Proper submission and receipt of application, resume, and cover letter
  • Oral Interviews with Command Staff and/or Township Administration (should occur the first week or two in March 2021)
  • Polygraph examination
  • Background investigation
  • Medical evaluation
  • Drug screen
  • Psychological evaluation
  • Final selection will be made from any one of the top three candidates
  • Veteran preference applied to candidates within the top three final positions


  • Competitive salary as provided within the existing CBA. The 2021 starting salary is $50,178 while Officers with up to four years’ experience may start at up to $68,580. The 2021 top Officer salary is $88,337.
  • Health care benefits including medical, dental, and prescription.
  • Vision reimbursement through an HRA.
  • Life insurance, sick leave and extended illness time.
  • Generous vacation and holiday leave benefits.
  • Educational reimbursement.
  • Department issued uniforms, equipment, and cleaning allowance.
  • Defined benefit pension plan- superannuation retirement at 25 years and age 50.
  • Post-retirement health benefit is a $3,000 a year investible HRA.


Posted:01/19/21 Deadline: 02/18/21


Police Officer - Ontelaunee Township Police Department, Berks County, Pennsylvania

Applications are being accepted for police officers for the Ontelaunee Police Department that will be started in early May, 2021. Applications may be picked up at the Administrative Offices of the Ontelaunee Township Building, 35 Ontelaunee Drive, Reading, PA 19605 or printed from the website –

Completed application with all pertinent documents and resume must be returned to the Administrative Offices of Ontelaunee Township no later than 3 p.m. on February 17, 2021.

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

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

Posted:01/19/21 Deadline: 02/17/21


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Mt. Lebanon is an equal opportunity employer.

Posted:01/15/21 Deadline: 02/19/21


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

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

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

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

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

Posted:01/13/21 Deadline: 02/12/21


Police Officer - South Londonderry Township, Lebanon County, PA

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

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

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

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

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

Posted:01/13/21 Deadline: 02/05/21


Police Officer - Altoona Police Department, Blair County, PA

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

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

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


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

The City of Altoona is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Posted:01/13/21 Deadline: 02/12/21


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

Notice of Examination for Police Officer Candidates

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

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

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

Posted:01/12/21 Deadline: 02/01/21


Police Officer Township of Spring, Berks County, PA

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

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

Application process:

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

Posted:01/11/21 Deadline: 02/05/21


Police Officer - Lower Salford Township, Montgomery County, PA

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

Required qualifications:

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

Preferred qualifications would include the following:

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

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

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

Lower Salford Township is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Posted01/07/21 Deadline: 04/09/21


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Posted01/05/21 Deadline: 01/22/21


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

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

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

Posted01/04/21 Deadline: none


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

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

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

Electronically to: [email protected]

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

Posted: 12/01/20 Deadline: 01/29/21