Pocono Township - Police Officer

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Department Pocono Township Police Department
TypeEntry Level
Certified
Job TitlePolice Officer
Deadline Jun 19, 2022 11:59 PM Eastern
Registration Fee$85.00
Contactsgoucher@poconopd.org
Location Tannersville, PA
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Pocono Township Police Department, PA Public Safety Jobs

POLICE OFFICER

POCONO TOWNSHIP

MONROE COUNTY PA.

WE ARE SEARCHING FOR:

The best and brightest Officers to serve with a professional and progressive law enforcement agency.

Are you searching for a police department that offers a diversity of calls and surroundings that challenges you to think for yourself?  Do you want to work for a department and in a community where Police Officers are respected and appreciated? Are you interested in working in a department where the Officers enjoy coming to work?  If so, then the Pocono Township Police Department is the place for you. The Department maintains high standards of excellence, works to support its officers, and expects officers to perform their job duties with a positive attitude. Officers undertake various activities, including patrol, accident investigations, traffic enforcement, criminal investigations, and arrests.

It is the duty of the Pocono Township Police Department to safeguard the lives and property of the people it serves. The Department actively works to reduce crime and enhance public safety in the Department's jurisdiction. The Department serves the citizens of Pocono Township with honor, fidelity, and integrity. It will always maintain public confidence and trust by conducting itself with the highest moral and ethical standards.

The Pocono Township Police Department is creating an eligibility list and is accepting applications from interested and qualified candidates for the position of a police officer. Candidates can submit an application, resume, and cover letter to the Pocono Township Police Department through www.policeapp.com.  The deadline for receiving applications is Sunday, June 19, 2022, at 4:00 pm.

The written test will be administered on Thursday, June 23, 2022. The location will be at St. Luke's Emergency & Transport Services, 2884 PA-611, Tannersville, PA. Registration from 4:00 pm to 5:50 pm. The test begins at 6:00 pm.

If you have any questions or need additional information, please direct questions regarding this posting to Sgt. Goucher at sgoucher@poconopd.org or phone at (570) 629-7200 ext. 234.

GENERAL INFORMATION

The Pocono Township Police Department was formed in 1968 with one patrolman. The current Police Department consists of twenty (20) full-time officers, headed by Acting Chief of Police Shawn Goucher with three (3) Detectives, four (4) Corporals, thirteen (13) Patrolmen, and a full-time administrative secretary. The agency provides 24/7 service to the residents, businesses, and visitors of Pocono Township.  The Department is responsible for a jurisdiction covering 35 square miles with 126 miles of roadway and containing a population in excess of 11,000 residents. The community consists of a diverse mixture of residential, commercial, manufacturing, and agricultural areas. For more information, go to www.poconopa.gov .

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS

  • Must be twenty-one (21) years of age or older.
  • Must be able to perform essential job functions and complete a competitive process including but not limited to oral interviews, physical and psychological examination, polygraph examination, and comprehensive background investigation.
  • Must possess a high school diploma or GED equivalency.
  • Must have a valid PA operator's license at the application deadline.
  • Must possess current ACT 120 MPOETC certification at the time of application deadline or be eligible to pass the ACT 120 certification exam by the end of the hiring process.
  • Must be a citizen of the United States in good standing.
  • Must meet or exceed all requirements and conditions for certification under MPOETC Act 120, the Pocono Township Police Department Police Officer Job Description, and the PTPD Selection and Hiring policy.

SELECTION PROCEDURE

  • Timely and proper submission and receipt of the application, resume, and cover letter
  • Written Examination
  • Physical Agility Fitness Testing
  • Veteran preference points will be applied to candidates.
  • Oral Interview 1 with the independent examination board
  • Oral Interview 2 with Police Command Staff.
  • Background investigation
  • Polygraph examination 
  • Medical evaluation 
  • Drug screening
  • Psychological evaluation
  • The final selection will be made from any one of the top three candidates

THE PTPD OFFERS COMPETITIVE SALARY AND BENEFITS:

  • Competitive salary as provided within the existing CBA. The 2022 starting salary is $58,198.40. 2022 Top rate Patrolman salary is $88,198.40.
  • Health care benefits include medical, dental, and vision.
  • Life insurance, sick leave.
  • Vacation and holiday leave benefits. 
  • Uniform allowance. 
  • Defined benefit pension plan- superannuation retirement at 25 years and age 53.
  • 12-hour shifts

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

THE POCONO TOWNSHIP POLICE DEPARTMENT PROVIDES EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES TO ALL EMPLOYEES AND APPLICANTS FOR EMPLOYMENT WITHOUT REGARD TO RACE, COLOR, RELIGION, SEX, NATIONAL ORIGIN, AGE, PHYSICAL OR MENTAL DISABILITY, VETERAN STATUS, OR ANY OTHER STATUS PROTECTED BY STATE AND FEDERAL LAWS.

Please direct questions regarding this posting to sgoucher@poconopd.org or by phone at

(570) 629-7200 ext. 234.

Please direct questions regarding this position to sgoucher@poconopd.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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