Columbia Borough - Police Officer

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Job Overview

Department Columbia Borough Police Department
TypeEntry Level
Job TitlePolice Officer
Location Lancaster, PA

Job Prerequisites

Job Announcement


Patrol Officer


Progressive Police Department seeking officer candidates eager to work in the Law Enforcement Profession.

Before completing application please review the Police Officer Position description located beneath the "Apply Now" button above.


Uncertified (while in academy)-  $45,929/ $22.08 per hour

Certified rate (completed academy)- $49,603/ $23.84 per hour

After 1 year of service-  $66,393/ $31.91 per hour

After 5 years of service-  $78,559/ $37.76 per hour


Examples of details to include (if applicable):

  • Citizenship status US Citizen
  • Age requirement Age 21 of older
  • Education level minimum of H.S. Diploma, some College preferred
  • Necessary law enforcement or military experience requirement Candidates with prior Law Enforcement or military experience encouraged to apply
  • Character requirements Clean criminal background
  • Physical requirements Refer to Lancaster County Consortium testing



Minimum passing scores of 70% on the 2020 Lancaster County Police Chiefs Examination


Oral Board-Dates to be determined
Background investigation Extensive investigation to include polygraph
Drug testing Required
Academy training Preferred



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.

Applicants are responsible for checking their email and logging into their PoliceApp, PublicSafetyApp, FireFighterApp or EmployementApp account to monitor for emails, scheduling and process updates.

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