Downingtown Borough Police Department Is Accepting Applications

Downingtown Police

DOWNINGTOWN, PA — The Downingtown Borough Police Department recently announced it is now accepting applications for the position of full-time police officer. This agency offers a comprehensive benefits package and a starting salary of $72,000. If you are interested in becoming a police officer, submit an application to the department,

Application packets may be obtained at the Downingtown Borough Police Department, 10 W. Lancaster Avenue, Downingtown, PA 19335, weekdays between 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m., or by download at www.downingtown.org. A $40.00 (total) non-refundable application fee will be assessed to each candidate. Please submit a check payable to the Borough of Downingtown. For more information, please contact the Downingtown Borough Police Department at 610-269-0263. Background checks will be conducted on all candidates who are offered a position.

All completed applications, along with the $40.00 non-refundable fee, must be returned to the Downingtown Borough Police Department no later than 4:00 p.m. on Friday, August 12, 2022. Late submissions will not be accepted. Incomplete application packets will be returned to the candidates for resubmission by the deadline date. Candidates who falsify, intentionally omit, or misrepresent any information during the completion of the formal application process, or any other documents/processes associated with the selection process will be rejected.

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Successful candidates must

  • be a U.S. citizen at least 21 years of age;
  • possess a diploma from an accredited high school or graduate equivalency diploma;
  • completed 30 college credits from an accredited university or college;
  • successfully completed Act 120 training – certificate to be submitted with application packet;
  • possess a valid PA driver’s license by date of appointment;
  • pass physical agility testing, written and oral exams, background investigation, polygraph, psychological, medical and drug testing.

Candidates who fail the physical agility test will not qualify to take the written exam.

Downingtown residents who are interested in becoming a police officer must appear for Civil Service physical agility testing and written exam on Sunday, August 21, 2022 at 9:00 a.m. The testing will be held at Downingtown West High School, 445 Manor Avenue, Downingtown, PA 19335. Candidates should dress in work-out clothes as the physical agility test is first. CDC guidelines regarding COVID-19 protocols will be strictly adhered to. Candidates must present a valid photo identification on the date of the test and have completed the Waiver of Liability. Contact the Downingtown Police Department at 610-269-0263 with any questions.

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The Downingtown Borough is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to workforce diversity. Minorities and women are encouraged to apply.

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