The Lower Paxton Township Police Department is currently accepting applications for the position of full-time police officer.  Lower Paxton Township is a vibrant, large, diverse and growing municipality in the Harrisburg, Pennsylvania area.  Our 58 sworn member Department offers opportunities for specialization and promotion.

Application Process:

Applications for Police Officer for Lower Paxton Township may be obtained from the Police Department weekdays between 8 AM and 4 PM or by referencing below attachment entitled "2021 Hiring Packet." Applications must be received no later than 4 PM on Friday August 06, 2021.  Return in-person or by mail to:

Lower Paxton Township Police Department

Attn: Records 425 Prince Street Harrisburg, PA 17109

A $35.00 non-refundable testing fee must be paid at the time the application is filed.  Checks and money orders are to be made payable to Lower Paxton Township.

Testing Process:

The physical fitness test is scheduled for Sunday August 15th, 2021 at Landis Field, 4600 Locust Lane, Harrisburg, PA 17109.  Applicant's individual start times for the fitness test will be posted at a later time.  Applicants who pass the fitness test will take the written examination at 1:00 PM the same day at the adjacent middle school.


US citizen

Minimum 21 years of age by August 06, 2021

High School diploma or GED

Valid driver’s license

No residency requirement

All applicants must possess ACT 120 certification as a sworn police officer from Pennsylvania Municipal Police Officers Education and Training Commission (MPOETC) or its equivalent as a sworn police officer from another institution charged with certifying police officers at the time of a conditional offer of employment.  Those currently in a MPOETC Academy must have a graduation date before Oct 31st, 2021.

For questions regarding employment with the Lower Paxton Township Police Department, please call 717-657-5656 or email Lieutenant Bell at tbell@lowerpaxton-pa.gov.       

Lower Paxton Township is an Equal Opportunity Employer


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