Harrisburg Bureau of Police - Police Officer

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Job Overview

Department Harrisburg Bureau of Police
TypeEntry Level
Job TitlePolice Officer
Registration Fee$50.00
Location Harrisburg, PA

Job Announcement

Harrisburg Bureau of Police, PA Police JobsTESTING PROCESS IS CURRENTLY CLOSED. 

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2023 Testing Process Opens!

Physical Agility Test: Saturday, April 15, 2023
Written Test: Sunday, April 16, 2023

In order to formally apply for employment as a Police Officer with the City of Harrisburg, you must satisfy the following General Qualifications pursuant to the Harrisburg Civil Service Rules and Regulations. 

General Requirements 

  • Age - Must be at least 21 years of age by August 18, 2022
  • Citizenship - Must be a U.S. Citizen.
  • Education - Must have graduated from high school or received a G.E.D., or received an equivalent education acceptable to the Harrisburg Civil Service Commission.
  • Driver's License - Must possess a current valid driver's license which has not been restored or suspended since August 18, 2022.
  • General - Must be able to perform the essential job functions of Police Officer as defined in the Harrisburg Civil Service Rules and Regulations.

You must achieve a 70% on the written test to move on in the process. Submission of a formal application will need to be completed by those who score a 70% or higher.

We offer:

Academy training paid for by the Harrisburg Bureau of Police

• Competitive Starting Salary and Benefits while in the Academy

• Competitive Medical, Dental, Vision and Prescription Drug Coverage

• Defined Pension Plan and Paid Group Life Insurance

• Paid Vacation, Sick and Personal Time

• Paid Holidays and Birthday

• No Residency Requirements

• 17 Specialized Divisions and Task Forces

Any questions please Contact Officer Colin Kerns at ckerns@harrisburgpa.gov  or 717-255-6473 or Sara Bradnick at  smbradnick@harrisburgpa.gov or 717-255-6447. Visit Harrisburgpa.gov for information on the City of Harrisburg and its Police Department. 


Equal opportunity employer. Woman and Minority applicants encouraged to apply.


Please direct questions regarding this position to ckerns@harrisburgpa.gov

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