West Hempfield Township - ACT 120 Certified Police Officer

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Department West Hempfield Township Police Department
Job TitleACT 120 Certified Police Officer
Deadline Jul 31, 2024 11:59 PM Eastern
Registration Fee$35.00
Location Lancaster, PA
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ACT 120 Certified Police Officer

The West Hempfield Township Police Department is accepting applications for the position of fulltime Police Officer. 


  • 21 years of age or older by the date of employment
  • Must have successfully completed ACT 120 training or currently enrolled in ACT 120 training.
  • Possess a high school diploma or equivalent
  • Possess a valid PA driver’s license (out of state applicants must possess a valid PA driver’s license at time of employment)
  • Free of any state or federal criminal convictions that are punishable by more than 1 year imprisonment
  • Free of any convictions of any crime enumerated in the PA Uniform Firearms Act of 1995
  • Free of any convictions of any crime enumerated in 18 PA C.S., Chapter 61
  • Be able to perform all of the essential functions, duties and responsibilities of a Police Officer, with or without reasonable accommodations, in accordance with the Essential Duties and Responsibilities for West Hempfield Township Police Officers.


  • Undergo a rigorous background investigation to include, but not limited to the following: Criminal history, driving history, financial & credit history, employment &discipline history, military & discipline history, education and personal references
  • Undergo a physical / medical examination
  • Undergo a psychological examination
  • Successfully pass review by an oral review board
  • Accept the terms and conditions of the “Pre-Employment Agreement” and
  • Undergo any other examination or screening process as deemed necessary


The West Hempfield Township Police Department is a 21 Officer Police Department including the Chief of Police, with one Police Administrative Support personnel.  Under the leadership of Chief Lisa Layden, we are a progressive and professional police department, focused on serving the community.  Our Officers and personnel embrace the best practices of police service and the latest technology to achieve these goals.

Our Police Department currently has Officers assigned to the following:

  • Drug Task Force
  • Lancaster County Crash Team, which investigates serious and fatal crashes
  • Criminal Investigation Division, which includes a full time Detective Sergeant and Detective
  • Certified Drone Pilots who assist in mapping and photographing major crime scenes and crashes, within Lancaster County
  • Certified Bicycle Patrol Officers, who not only participate in community events, but also patrol parks and neighborhoods 

Our Mission

The vision of the West Hempfield Township Police Department is to be a professional law enforcement agency that strives to achieve the highest degree of excellence through, public safety and community service. That all department personnel shall act with honesty and integrity, maintaining an environment that is responsive to the needs of our community and our personnel.

Equal Opportunity Employer

Please direct questions regarding this position to SensenigK@whtpd.org

Jobs close at 11:59 PM (Eastern) on the deadline date specified, or when the position capacity has been met, or unless otherwise specified in the announcement. If the deadline date is not specified in the announcement, the agency has sole discretion on setting the deadline and jobs may close without notice. It is the applicant's responsibility to thoroughly read and understand the deadline requirements and capacity limits as outlined by the agency.

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