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.