Swatara Township - Police Officer

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Job Overview

Department Swatara Township Police Department
TypeEntry Level
Job TitlePolice Officer
Location Harrisburg, PA

Job Prerequisites

Job Announcement


Swatara Township Police Department, PA Police Jobs
Is looking for a few good men and women to join its ranks…

The beginning of an exciting career… With one of the most progressive and technologically advanced accredited law enforcement agencies in Pennsylvania. 

What we have to offer:

  • Competitive salary and benefits.
  • 2022 starting salary of $50,000 increases to over $90,000 in year 4.
  • Paid medical, vision, and dental for employee and dependents.
  • 72 hours of paid holiday time, 40 hours of paid personal time, and paid vacation time.

General Requirements:

  • Minimum of 21 years of age.
  • High School diploma or GED.
  • Good physical and mental health.
  • Valid PA driver’s license (Applicants must possess a valid PA driver’s license upon appointment as a Police Officer).

Application Process:

This recruitment is only for applicants who have taken and passed the 2022 Dauphin County Chiefs of Police Exam.  If you have not successfully passed this exam, you are not eligible to apply.


Complete the application for the Swatara Township Police Department online at PoliceApp.com if you have passed the 2022 Dauphin County Chiefs of Police written test with a score of at least 70% (minimum required score)*.

Submit the application by the deadline of July 29, 2022. Late applications will not be accepted.

Oral Board:

Applicants selected for further review will be invited to an Oral Board Examination at a date and time to be announced.

Further Testing:

Additional tests including, but not limited to, a physical, psychological, polygraph and an intensive background investigation will be conducted on finalists for the position.

MPOETC (Municipal Police Officers’ Education and Training Commission) Physical Fitness Test:

Candidates who are offered conditional employment shall meet the MPOETC physical fitness requirements for entrance into the Police Academy.

NOTE:  If you have any questions about the process please contact Lt. Tom Stauffer at the Swatara Township Police Department via email at TStauffer@SwataraPolice.org.

*As per current Swatara Township Civil Service Regulations, “…applicants who score 80% or higher on the written examination shall be entitled to be scheduled for an oral examination appointment. All remaining applicants scoring 70% or higher on the written examination shall constitute a reserve applicant pool and shall have no further entitlement to continue in the application process […]”

Please direct questions regarding this position to TStauffer@SwataraPolice.org

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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