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Civil Service Employment

The City of Allentown is recruiting applicants to establish a Competitive Police Officer Eligibility List. Applications are being accepted from Monday, October 17, 2022, through Thursday, December 15, 2022. 


Applications are due no later than Thursday, December 15, 2022 by 4:30 p.m. Return the application and any supporting documentation (either by mail or in-person) to the Front Desk Receptionist, City Hall, 435 W. Hamilton Street, Allentown, PA 18101. Office hours are Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. through 4:30 p.m.

The Civil Service Board Rules regarding hiring procedures are available in the Human Resources Department or you may download them now.

Under no circumstances shall this application packet constitute a contract, an offer of employment or the solicitation of an offer of employment. EOE

Competitive Police Officer Eligibility List:


  • Be a citizen of the United States
  • Be at least 20 years old when filing an application and at least 21 years old when appointed to the position of Police Officer
  • Possess a high school or a graduate equivalency diploma
  • Possess a valid motor vehicle operator’s license                                                                                                                                

Non-refundable application fee of $60.00 (certified money order or bank check) must be returned with the application. Cash and personal checks will not be accepted.

For more information and to print and complete the application please select: Competitive Police Application