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Background Investigations

The Allentown Police Department is interested in identifying police officer candidates with the highest moral and ethical standards. To accomplish this, the Allentown Police Department conducts thorough and objective background investigations of all eligible applicants, in accordance with the requirements of the rules set forth by the City of Allentown Civil Service Board and the General Orders of the Allentown Police Department.

All background related questions or inquiries for future, current, or past applicants or employees of the Allentown Police Department should be directed to our Background Investigations Unit at:

This email is monitored daily by our Background Investigations Unit and an Investigator will respond promptly to your inquiry.