Reserve Township - Certified Police Officer

Job Overview

Department Reserve Township Police Department
Job TitleCertified Police Officer
Salary$58,162 to start, minimum $77,000 after 2 years, CBA currently in negotiations
Deadline Apr 24, 2024 11:59 PM Eastern
Registration Fee$35.00
Location Pittsburgh, PA
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Reserve Township Police Department, PA Public Safety Jobs





      Police Officer

      Reserve Township

       Starting Salary: $58,162, Top Patrol Officer (2 years) >$77,000

(Note: current contract ends 12/31/24.  Salary indicated is under the current contract and there will likely be wage increases resulting from a new contract)

Application Fee of $35 refunded upon completion of physical agility test.  Potential for sign-on bonus.


The Civil Service Commission of Reserve Township, Allegheny County is now accepting applications for the position of full-time police officer at the Reserve Township Municipal Building, 33 Lonsdale Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15212; (412) 322-1551.  Application Fee of $35 will be refunded upon completion of physical agility test.  May be eligible for sign-on bonus. 



  • Minimum age 21 years,
  • High School Diploma or GED,
  • US Citizen,
  • PA Operators License,
  • Act 120 Certification and/or Certification as a police officer within PA upon date of hire,
  • Must pass physical agility test consisting of: 300-meter Run:  <71 seconds, Push-ups: minimum of 25 in 60 seconds, Sit-ups: minimum of 29 in 60 seconds, Vertical jump: minimum of 16 inches.
  • Must pass written, oral, and psychological exam and background check,
  • Must be able to work weekends, holidays and differentiating shifts,
  • EOE employer.



  1. Running for several hundred yards.
  2. Climbing over obstacles.
  3. Crawling.
  4. Pushing motor vehicles.
  5. Pulling or carrying accident, fire, and crime victims.
  6. Using physical force to apprehend and subdue arrestees.
  7. Withstanding prolonged exposure, as long as eight (8) hours, to extreme weather conditions.
  8. Withstanding prolonged periods of standing or sitting.
  9. Withstanding frequent exposure to stress-producing situations such as encountering persons injured or killed by accidents, crimes, or suicide.
  10. Dealing with domestic disputes.
  11. Dealing with verbal and physical abuse of the officer, including taunts, insults, and threats to the officer, family members, or fellow police officers.
  12. Communicating effectively with individuals suffering from trauma.
  13. Operating a motor vehicle for long periods of time.
  14. Using a firearm effectively; and
  15. Filling out written reports in a clear and concise manner.
  16. Other tasks as assigned, based on departmental needs.


Our Community:

Situated as a First-Class Township adjacent to the City of Pittsburgh, Reserve Township is characterized as a residential suburban community with a population of approximately 3,200. Notable for its safety, community focus, and proximity to the City, the area is keenly engaged in supporting Pittsburgh sports teams and enjoys easy access to various cultural activities.


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