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MISSION STATEMENT

“The mission of the Lewistown Police Department is to provide needed services to the community, businesses, visitors and other agencies to reduce crime, solve problems, preserve life and property, maintain human rights and enhance the quality of life in the Lewistown Borough.”

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Block Watch

Join your neighborhood Community Block Watch group…. For more information, contact the LPD office # 717-248-6716.

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Borough of Lewistown

Administrative Offices
2 East Third Street
Lewistown  PA  17044
PH # 717-248-1361

Code Enforcement Officer
PH # 717-242-1145

Sewer/Refuse Collection
PH # 717-248-1331

Community Center
PH # 717-248-3498

HALLOWEEN EVENTS

OCT. 25, 2017 – The Halloween Parade will take place downtown Lewistown starting at 7 pm.  It is set to start at the intersection of Chestnut Street at the five points, then to follow N. Dorcas to E. Third St., to N. Grand, down to W. Market St., to then follow back to the five points, down S. Dorcas to finish at E. Water St.  Come on out and enjoy all of the Halloween sights!

OCT. 27, 2017 – Downtown Safe Night Trick or Treat sponsored by Downtown Lewistown Inc.  Dress up and be ready to say “Trick or Treat!”

OCT. 31, 2017 – Lewistown Borough Trick or Treat night is set to take place from 6pm to 8pm.  Please have fun and remember…..SAFETY FIRST!

Labor Day Weekend!

Have a safe and wonderful Labor Day weekend!  Our office will be closed on Monday, September 04, 2017 in observance of the holiday and we will re-open at our regular hours of 8:30 am to 5:00 pm on Tuesday, September 05, 2017.  As your officers are always on the job, call 911 in case of an emergency, or if a non-emergency situation arises and you must to speak to an officer, please call the non-emergency communications number at 717-248-9607.   Please be safe this holiday weekend and take extra precaution if traveling as this is a highly traveled holiday weekend.

FOURTH OF JULY

 

Have a safe and wonderful Fourth of July!  Our office will be closed on Tuesday, July 04, 2017 in observance of the holiday and we will re-open at our regular hours of 8:30 am to 5:00 pm on July 05, 2017.  As your officers are always on the job, call 911 in case of an emergency, or if a non-emergency situation arises and you must to speak to an officer, please call the non-emergency communications number at 717-248-9607. 

 

IN OBSERVANCE OF MEMORIAL DAY

Have a safe Memorial Day!  Our office will be closed on Monday, May 29, 2017 in observance of Memorial Day and we will re-open at our regular hours of 8:30 am to 5:00 pm on May 30, 2017.  As your officers are always on the job, call 911 in case of an emergency, or if a non-emergency situation arises and you must to speak to an officer, please call the non-emergency communications number at 717-248-9607.

CIVIL SERVICE TESTING JUNE 3, 2017

LEWISTOWN POLICE DEPARTMENT CIVIL SERVICE TESTING FOR THE POSITION OF POLICE OFFICER

 The Lewistown Police Department is a professional and progressive full service, police agency providing services for approximately 8500 citizens within the 2.0 square mile borough. Lewistown is situated in the heart of Pennsylvania and is the county seat for Mifflin County.  The department currently has eleven full time sworn officers, (including criminal investigations, bike patrol, and K-9), three part-time officers, an administrative assistant, a community service officer, a chief executive officer, and a police chief.

Those interested in becoming a member of our police department, should submit a Preliminary Application to; The Lewistown Police Department, 21 South Brown St., Suite 1A, Lewistown, PA 17044.  The application can be found online at www.lewistownpolice.org, picked up at the station location, or may be emailed to you upon request.  Applications must be submitted on or before May 26, 2017.

Prerequisites for applying for the position of police officer are as follows:

  • Must be 21 years of age and a citizen of the United States
  • Possess a valid Pennsylvania Driver License upon being hired
  • Possess a High School diploma or GED equivalent
  • College education preferred but not necessary
  • MPOETC Act 120 certified or enrolled in a MPOETC approved Act 120 certified program

A written exam will be conducted on June 3, 2017, at 0900 hours at the Compass Center followed by the physical agility test for those who successfully completed the written exam. The physical agility test will take place at the Mifflin County High School and will consist of a timed 300 meter run, stair climb, dummy drag of 150 pounds, fence clear (4ft), and a trigger pull.  The physical agility testing will be waived for those applicants who have worked full time and/or part-time (1000 hours per year) for a Pennsylvania police department for two years or more within the past three years, if applicant presents a recent (within 60 days) medical certificate from a United States medical doctor stating that you are fit for unrestricted duty as a police officer.

The starting salary for a first year probationary officer without experience is $19.81 per hour, plus benefits. An increased salary for a full time sworn officer with two or more years will be considered.

A civil service list will be established from the candidates successfully completing the exam and physical agility testing.

Additional requirements for the position are successfully passing a medical and psychological exam, and a rigorous background investigation which includes a polygraph examination.

The Borough of Lewistown is an equal opportunity employer providing consideration for employment to qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religious creed, handicap, ancestry, national origin, age or sex.

 

 

 

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