The City of Allentown Police Department is in the market for men and women looking for a challenging career. The City of Allentown Civil Service Board will be accepting applications from now through July 31, 2018 for the position of police officer. Applications may be obtained from the Human Resources Department in City Hall or on the city’s website at www.allentownpa.gov.
Anyone applying must be at least 20 years old, a U.S. citizen and must possess a high school diploma or graduate equivalency diploma. To be appointed, they must be at least 21 years old and must possess a valid Driver’s License. Allentown police officers are not required to live in the city.
“This is a tremendous opportunity that doesn’t come-up too often,” said interim Allentown Police Chief Tony Alsleben. “We have a number of vacancies to be filled and it is anticipated that some of the new hires will come from this coming pool of applicants.”
Applicants must pass a written examination and a physical fitness test to be administered this September. Successful applicants must be physically and mentally fit to perform the full duties of a police officer.
There is a non-refundable application fee of $60.00 that must be returned with the application.
Starting salary for an Allentown police officer is $57,313. The benefit package includes medical, dental and vision insurance for the officer and his or her family, and a prescription drug plan; paid vacation, personal days, funeral and sick leave; a pension plan and life insurance.
The City of Allentown is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. The city adheres to a policy of making employment decisions without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry or place of birth, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, age or disability.