Radnor Township - Police Officer

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Department Radnor Township Police Department
TypeEntry Level
Job TitlePolice Officer
Salary$81,842.00 (starting with ACT 120) - $109,122.00
Registration Fee$35.00
Location Wayne , PA

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NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN of a competitive examination to be conducted by the Radnor Township Civil Service Commission to establish an eligibility list from which candidates may be certified for possible probationary appointment as Police Officers.  The 2024 starting salary for a newly appointed Police Patrol Officer with the Pennsylvania Act 120 Certification is scheduled to be $81,842.00 per year. A full salary Police Patrol Officer base salary will be $109,122.00 with a competitive benefit plan, inclusive of a retirement pension.

In order to satisfy the preliminary qualifications for examination, an applicant must: be a citizen of the United States; have reached their twenty-first (21st) birthday on or before the deadline for filing the application for examination; possess at the time of filing the application a diploma from an accredited high school or a high school equivalency certification; be presently enrolled as a student in good standing in a Certified Municipal Police Academy or have successfully completed Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Municipal Police Officers' Education and Training Commission Act 120 training and thereby be eligible for certification by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Municipal Police Officers' Education and Training Commission; be physically and psychologically able to perform the essential functions of a Police Patrol Officer, in accordance with requirements established by the Civil Service Commission and other applicable laws; be of good moral character; and possess a valid motor vehicle operator’s license at the time of appointment.

All applicants shall submit with their completed applications the following documents: a photocopy of your driver’s license; a photocopy of documentation certifying your high school diploma or equivalent; a photocopy of documentation certifying completion of Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Municipal Police Officers’ Education and Training Commission Act 120 training, or in the case of Pennsylvania State Troopers, documentation of completion of their Pennsylvania State Police Academy training; proof of citizenship (i.e. Birth Certificate, Passport); copy of MPOETC card if applicable; and if Veterans’ Preference is being sought, a photocopy of your Honorable Discharge or DD-214 from the United States Armed Forces. Public Access Computers are located at the Radnor Memorial Library 114 West Wayne Ave. Wayne, PA 19087 and the Radnor Township Municipal Building 301 Iven Ave. Wayne, PA 19087, 610-688-5600.

An applicant may be refused examination or, if examined, refused certification as eligible after examination, if he or she: is incapable of performing all the essential functions of the position with or without reasonable accommodation, is a habitual substance abuser, is guilty of any crime involving moral turpitude, or has been dismissed from public service for delinquency or misconduct in office.

The examination procedure for applicants meeting the above listed preliminary qualifications will consist of a written and an oral examination which will each be graded on a one hundred (100) point scale with the written examination representing fifty percent (50%) of the final score and the oral examination representing fifty percent (50%) of the final score.  Only the applicants receiving a written examination grade of seventy-five (75%) or higher will continue in the application process and participate in the oral examination.  A score of seventy-five (75%) or higher is necessary for passing the oral examination. The Township Civil Service Rules are accessible by this link: https://ecode360.com/10834845

Applicants for the position of Police Patrol Officer will undergo a physical fitness test and must meet the standard in connection with the physical agility test.  Applicants failing to satisfactorily complete any part of said test will be disqualified from further participation in the hiring process.  A comprehensive background investigation and a polygraph examination will be conducted on the top applicants to ensure a sufficient number of qualified applicants for each opening.

After a conditional appointment as a Police Patrol Officer, each candidate must submit to and pass medical and psychological examinations, including a drug screening.  Any applicant who is found unable to perform, even with reasonable accommodations, the essential functions of a Police Patrol Officer, will be immediately disqualified from further consideration. 

Any applicant entitled to Veterans’ Preference points, pursuant to the Veterans’ Preference Act, 51 Pa. C.S § 7104(a), and who qualifies as a “soldier” under this Act shall have ten (10) points added to his/her total score if he/she had received passing scores in all other areas of testing and qualification.  Any applicant claiming veterans’ preference shall be responsible for providing any and all relevant documents to the Commission. 

The written examination test will be administered in the cafeteria at the Radnor High School, 130 King of Prussia Road, Radnor, PA 19087.  Applicants can choose one of two testing dates, 6:00 p.m. on Wednesday February 28, 2024 or 8:00 a.m. on Saturday March 2, 2024.  For the applicants receiving a passing score on the written examination, the physical fitness test will begin at 6:00 p.m. on Wednesday March 13, 2024.  The oral examination will be held in accordance with a schedule to be established by the Civil Service Commission for applicants who pass the written examination and physical fitness test.

The official application package may be completed online at https://www.policeapp.com/RadnorTwpPA.  There is a $35.00 application submission fee.

All applicants appointed as a Police Patrol Officer who paid tuition to a Pennsylvania ACT 120 certified police academy within the five-year period prior to the date of their appointment to the Radnor Township Police Department will be reimbursed up to $5,995.00 upon the successful completion of their probationary period. If you are currently employed as a PA police officer, or are eligible for immediate Act 120 certification, and did not pay for your Pennsylvania ACT 120 certified police academy training within the previous five-year period, you are eligible for a hiring bonus of $5,995.00 upon the successful completion of their probationary period.  At the time of appointment, the Police Patrol Officer is responsible for providing all relevant documents to the Department and will not receive more than $5,995.00 at the successful completion of their probationary period.


Radnor Township is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

All applications must be submitted by 11:59 p.m. on Wednesday, February 21, 2024


Civil Service Commission

Radnor Township

Enrique Hervada

Chair of Civil Service Commission

Please direct questions regarding this position to policeapplication@radnor.org

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