Harrisburg Bureau of Police - Police Officer

Job Overview

Department Harrisburg Bureau of Police
TypeEntry Level
Job TitlePolice Officer
Deadline Jul 5, 2024 11:59 PM Eastern
Registration Fee$50.00
Location Harrisburg, PA
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Harrisburg Bureau of Police, PA Police Jobs

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Applications Now Being Accepted for Police Officer
at the Harrisburg Bureau of Police!

****This is an Entry level police officer position. Act 120 Certification is not needed to Apply**** 

Test Information:
Physical Agility Test: Saturday, July 13, 2024 at Harrisburg City Island - Carousel Pavilion
Written Test: Sunday, July 14, 2024 at Commonwealth Charter Academy

Physical fitness standards can be viewed on the right side of this page. 

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 July 22, 2024
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 July 22, 2021
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


Please visit, Harrisburgpa.gov for information on the City of Harrisburg and its Police Department. 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.

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

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

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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