Be the Change, Join the Harrisburg Bureau of Police!

The Harrisburg Bureau of Police is accepting applications for the entry level police officer exam. The fee to participate is $50.00. The deadline to apply is April 05, 2023 at Midnight.  

To Apply, Visit:

Physical Agility Testing will take place on Saturday, April 15, 2023 at Camp Curtain Middle School and the Written Test will take place on Sunday, April 16, 2023 at Commonwealth Charter Academy. 

This is an Entry level police officer position, ACT120 Certification is not needed to apply.

In order to formally apply for employment as a Police Officer with the City of Harrisburg, you must satisfy the following General Qualifications pursuant to the Harrisburg Civil Service Rules and Regulations:

General Requirements:

  • Age - Must be at least 21 years of age by May 29, 2023.  
  • Citizenship - Must be a U.S. Citizen.
  • Education - Must have graduated from high school or received a G.E.D., or received an equivalent education acceptable to the Harrisburg Civil Service Commission.
  • Driver's License - Must possess a current valid driver's license which has not been restored or suspended since May 29, 2023.
  • General - Must be able to perform the essential job functions of Police Officer as defined in the Harrisburg Civil Service Rules and Regulations. You must achieve a 70% on the written test to move on in the process. Submission of a formal application will need to be completed by those who score a 70% or higher.

Now Offering:

•  Academy training paid for by the Harrisburg Bureau of Police
•  Competitive Starting Salary and Benefits while in the Academy
•  Competitive Medical, Dental, Vision and Prescription Drug Coverage
•  Defined Pension Plan and Paid Group Life Insurance
•  Paid Vacation, Sick and Personal Time
•  Paid Holidays and Birthday
•  No Residency Requirements
•  17 Specialized Divisions and Task Forces

Any questions please Contact Officer Colin Kerns at or Sara Bradnick at or 717-255-6447.

Equal opportunity employer. Woman and Minority applicants encouraged to apply.