Swatara Township - Police Officer

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Department Swatara Township Police Department
TypeEntry Level
Job TitlePolice Officer
Registration Fee$35.00
Location Harrisburg, PA

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Swatara Township Police Department, PA Police Jobs

Swatara Township Police Civil Service Regulations and Process

Those candidates who qualify per the Swatara Township Civil Service regulations and apply to the Swatara Township Police Department will be eligible for further processing and examinations.

Additional examinations, including but not limited to a physical, psychological, polygraph, and an intensive background investigation will be conducted on finalists for the position. In addition, all candidates who are offered conditional employment with the Township shall meet M.P.O.E.T.C. physical fitness requirements for entrance into the Police Academy. Applicants must be 18 years of age to apply and must be 21 years of age upon appointment to the Police Academy. Every applicant for any position in the Police Department shall possess a diploma from an accredited high school or a graduate equivalency diploma. In addition, every applicant must be a citizen of the United States, be physically and mentally fit to perform the full duties of a police officer, and be of good moral character. Applicants must be licensed to operate a motor vehicle in this Commonwealth, and agree to remain with the Township police force (subject to the probationary period and all other disciplinary and other township rules and regulations) for a minimum period of two years. All appointments are provisional for twelve (12) months: initial salary $50,000.00 per year with insurance, retirement and other fringe benefits provided.

During the Academy a bi-weekly stipend of $1,200.00 will be paid to each cadet. All equipment and uniforms will be provided. ONLY THOSE APPLICANTS who successfully passed the written and physical fitness tests and who were notified of their continued eligibility in the process and who wish to continue the interview process with the Swatara Township Police Department will be requested to fill out the long application.


The Physical Fitness Test will be held on February 18, 2023 at 0800 hours at the Milton Hershey School, 300 Hotel Road, Hershey, 17033

Please note that the following forms must be signed and brought with you to the Physical Agility test:

Preparation for the Physical Agility Test: 



Written test will be held on February 18, 2023 at 1300 hours at the Swatara Township municipal building, 599 Eisenhower Boulevard, Harrisburg PA  17111

Swatara Township is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All persons meeting the general requirements are encouraged to apply.

Please direct questions regarding this position to tshatto@swatarapolice.org

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