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Thinking about a career in law enforcement?

Become a University Police Officer!

University policing can be one of the most fulfilling careers in law enforcement. Operating under a community policing philosophy, University officers have the opportunity to get to know the University community and address safety and security concerns directly.

Candidates interested in becoming University police officers must be graduates of an Act 120 program certified by the Municipal Police Officers' Education & Training Commission (MPOETC).

Candidates must also:

  • Be a United States Citizen and possess a Pennsylvania Drivers License at the time of hiring.
  • Have a minimum of a high school diploma or equivalent; college credits or a degree are desirable.
  • Possess excellent written and verbal skills.

The selection process begins with an application. Please note applications are only accepted when openings are advertised. For information on openings, click here. If we are not hiring, no police officer openings are posted.

The University Police Department does not currently hire lateral transfers. 

Applicants selected for further review will be invited to an initial interview. Successful applicants will need to complete the following:

  • University Police Background Packet, including credit and criminal history checks.
  • A pre-employment medical examination.
  • A psychological exam (MMPI).
  • A physical agility test (Pass/Fail).
Candidates successfully completing the pre-employment process will be subject to a six month probationary period, including a twelve week field training program.