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Posted on: February 9, 2021

ALERT East Whiteland Police Department Extended Application Deadline to March 12th, 2021

POLICE OFFICER - East Whiteland Township Police Department (pop 11,517) located in the heart of the Great Valley in east-central Chester County, is about 25 miles west of central Philadelphia, well known as a vibrant and affluent residential community, will be accepting applications for the hiring of full-time police officer.  


Applicants must have completed Act 120 training or be currently attending a MPOETC certified Act 120 program and will complete prior to being hired, have a valid Pennsylvania driver's license, be physically and mentally fit to perform the duties of a police officer and be at least 21 years of age and be a US citizen. Must be able to complete a competitive process including but not limited to oral interviews, physical and psychological examination, polygraph examination, and comprehensive background investigation. A diploma from an accredited high school or a graduate equivalency diploma and 60 credits from an accredited college or university preferred, or, in lieu of the 60 credits, three years’ full-time service as a police officer with a municipal, campus, transit  or state police force or some combination thereof. Applicants must be able to work some weekends and holidays.


The East Whiteland Township is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  It is the objective of the East Whiteland Township Police Department to hire the best qualified candidate while striving to increase diversity within the ranks of the department’s sworn office through an ethnic and gender composition that is proximately proportionate to the makeup of the department’s service area.   By doing so, the department will improve relationships with residents and improve the credentials of the members of the department. The East Whiteland Township Police Department offers highly competitive salary and benefits:

  • Competitive salary as provided within the existing CBA. Officer in FTO $60,000, after FTO for first year $70,000. The 2021 top Officer base salary is $118,102.
  • Health care benefits including medical, dental, vision and prescription.
  • Life insurance and sick leave.
  • Generous vacation and holiday pay and leave benefits.
  • Educational reimbursement.
  • Department issued uniforms, equipment, and cleaning allowance.
  • Defined Benefit Pension 


Physical agility testing will be on Saturday, March 20, 2021 at 12 noon.  After successful completion of the physical agility, the written exam will be given on-line approximately one hour after the physical agility. Applicants must have a functioning computer with video camera and internet connection to participate in written exam.


Applicants will be ranked by score after the physical agility and written tests. The top applicants will move on to an oral interview. 


For application and information please go to the East Whiteland Township Police Department section of our website Police Department | East Whiteland Township, PA, under Quick Links you will find the application. Completed applications are being accepted via email to


The deadline for applications is Friday, March 12, 2021 by 4:00 p.m. The $25 testing fee must be made payable to “East Whiteland Township” and mailed to East Whiteland Township Police Department before the March 12, 2021 deadline.

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