Columbia Borough - Police Officer

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Job Overview

Department Columbia Borough Police Department
TypeEntry Level
Job TitlePolice Officer
Registration Fee$60.00
Location Columbia, PA

Job Announcement



About the Columbia Borough Police Department

The Columbia Borough Police Department has been proudly protecting and serving the community for many years. From modest beginnings, the Department has grown to include nineteen full-time police officers. The Patrol Services Unit is comprised of four Patrol Sergeants, two Patrol Corporals, and eleven Patrol Officers. The Detective Unit is comprised of one Detective and one officer assigned to the Lancaster County Drug Task Force. The Department is supported by an outstanding clerical staff. The primary goal of the Columbia Borough Police Department is to continue to make Columbia Borough a safe and secure community for everyone that lives, works, or visits the area.

Minimum Requirements

Applicants must meet the following requirements: (1) be at least 21 years of age prior to offer of employment, (2) be U.S. citizen, (3) possess a valid driver's license, meet one of the following: PA Act 120 certification (preferred); ability to obtain a waiver of training from PA Municipal Police Officer's Education and Training Commission (MPOETC); or current enrollment in Act 120 training with a satisfactory completion date prior to expected date of hire (the Department may hire and send applicants to the police academy if they are not already Act 120 Certified).

Working hours and conditions include weekends, holidays, and rotating 12-hour shifts including 6am-6pm and 6pm-6am shifts

Salary and Benefits

Salary and benefits are provided in accordance with the Police Contract.

A police officer for the Borough of Columbia will reach top salary in their sixth year of service.

2024 Starting Wage: $60,000.00; 2024 Wage after 6 years of service: $81,701.36. Contractual benefits are effective immediately.

Benefits Include:

  • 13 paid holidays
  • 160 hours of sick time with an ability to accumulate up to 1,600 hours.
  • 40 hours of vacation after one year of service
  • 88 hours of personal leave, available immediately upon hire
  • Health Insurance
  • Vision Insurance
  • Dental Insurance
  • Uniform allowance
  • Death benefits, pension plan
  • 457 Plan

Application Procedure:

Individuals interested in this position should submit an application to PoliceApp by Friday, May 3, 2024, at 11:59 PM. The Written exam is scheduled for Saturday, May 18, 2024, at 8:00am.

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