Township of Derry - Police Officer

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Department Township of Derry Police Department
TypeEntry Level
Job TitlePolice Officer
Registration Fee$65.00
Location Hershey, PA

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The Derry Township Police Department located in Hershey, Dauphin County is seeking qualified applicants for the position of police officer.  

Officers will find themselves working in one of the most progressive jurisdictions in the Commonwealth. Derry Township encompasses nearly 28 square miles, has a residential population of 27,000 people and hosts over five million visitors annually as the Township is home to prosperous entertainment, manufacturing, educational, corporate and healthcare industries.

The department consists of 57 employees with a compliment of 40 sworn officers serving in various Patrol, Criminal Investigation, K9, Bike Patrol, Community Policing/School Resource Officer, Motorcycle, Traffic Safety, Motor Carrier Enforcement, Drone and Honor Guard units and participating in numerous county-wide and federal investigative and response task forces.



   Starting Salary (Act 120 certified)                                    $50,000 

   Starting Salary (non-Act 120, Academy Attendance)      $44,000

   Base Salary Upon Completion of Probationary Period   $68,805

   Base Salary After 5 Years                                                $81,706

   Paid Holidays                                                                   11

   Paid Vacation, Personal Leave & Sick Leave

   Vision, Dental & Health Insurance for employee & dependents

   Uniforms & Equipment Provided to include body armor and annual uniform cleaning allowance

   Shift Differential & Overtime Allowances  (estimated $5,300 annually)

   Twelve-Hour Patrol Shifts with alternating weekends off



Must have passed the 2022 POST Police Officer Exam with a minimum score of 80% 

           *** ACT 120 Certification is not required to apply

High School diploma or GED

Minimum 21 years of age

Valid Pennsylvania Driver's License at time of appointment

Physically and mentally fit



The application may be obtained online at or in person at the Derry Township Police Department located at 620 Clearwater Road, Hershey, PA 17033.

Applications must be submitted along with a resume, notarized Personal Inquiry Waiver and a check or money order for $30.00 (non-refundable) payable to the Derry Township Police Department.

Deadline for submitting applications is 10:00am March 29th, 2022.

Physical Agility Testing will start promptly at 9:00am on Saturday, April 9th, 2022 at the Milton Hershey School - Catherine Hall located at 300 Hotel Road, Hershey. Applicants should arrive no later than 8:30am to register.

Written examination will be administered to those who successfully pass the Physical Agility Testing (PAT) on the same date following the PAT. Further instructions will follow.

Preferential scoring points will be awarded to applicants based upon Act 120 certification, honorable military service and educational achievements. 

Finalists will be required to undergo an Oral Panel Interview, Medical & Psychological Examination, Polygraph Exam and Background Investigation.

Candidates who are conditionally selected must meet the physical and psychological examination standards set forth by the Municipal Police Officers' Education & Training Commission (MPOETC).


Equal Opportunity Employer

The Derry Township Police Department does not discriminate on the basis of Age, Gender, Marital Status, Race, Color, Creed, National Origin, Political Affiliation, Religion or Disability.  Any person who needs an accommodation in accordance with the American’s With Disabilities Act during the application process contact 717-533-5498.


Late applications will not be accepted under any circumstance. Applicants will be provided further instruction following submission deadline. 


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