Join the Team

The Dauphin County Police Testing Consortium and eleven area agencies have entered into an agreement to conduct a cooperative testing process for the position of police officer.  The physical agility test will take place on Saturday August 5th and Sunday, August 6th, 2017 and the written exam will take place on Saturday August 12th, 2017. The agencies participating at this time include: Derry Twp. PD, Harrisburg Bureau PD, Harrisburg Internal Airport PD, Highspire Borough PD, Hummelstown Borough PD, Lower Swatara Twp. PD, Middletown Borough PD, Penbrook Borough PD, Steelton Borough PD, Susquehanna Twp. PD and Swatara Twp. PD.

Interested applicants must register and complete the Online Application Process at www.dauphinpolicetesting.org as well as pay the non-refundable $70.00 fee no later than July 9, 2017 at midnight.  No paper applications will be accepted. 

All eleven police departments offer an exciting opportunity for a police career with competitive salary and benefits packages. All participating departments encourage qualified candidates to apply. EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYERS. WOMEN AND MINORITY APPLICANTS ENCOURAGED TO APPLY.  


Swatara Township Police Civil Service Regulations and Process after the Consortium.

Those candidates who qualify per the Swatara Township Civil Service regulations and who indicated their interest in applying to the Swatara Township Police Department on the Dauphin County Chiefs of Police Testing Consortium Applications will be eligible for further processing and examinations.

Additional examinations, including but not limited to a physical, psychological, polygraph, and an intensive background investigation will be conducted on finalists for the position. In addition, all candidates who are offered conditional employment with the Township shall meet M.P.O.E.T.C. physical fitness requirements for entrance into the Police Academy. Applicants must be 18 years of age to apply and must be 21 years of age upon appointment to the Police Academy. Every applicant for any position in the Police Department shall possess a diploma from an accredited high school or a graduate equivalency diploma. In addition, every applicant must be a citizen of the United States, be physically and mentally fit to perform the full duties of a police officer, and be of good moral character. Applicants must be licensed to operate a motor vehicle in this Commonwealth, and agree to remain with the Township police force (subject to the probationary period and all other disciplinary and other township rules and regulations) for a minimum period of two years. All appointments are provisional for twelve (12) months: initial salary $50,000.00 per year with insurance, retirement and other fringe benefits provided.

During the Academy a bi-weekly stipend of $1,200.00 will be paid to each cadet. All equipment and uniforms will be provided. ONLY THOSE APPLICANTS who successfully passed the written and physical fitness tests and who were notified of their continued eligibility in the process and who wish to continue the interview process with the Swatara Township Police Department will be requested to fill out the long application.

Swatara Township is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All persons meeting the general requirements are encouraged to apply.