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A Career with APD

“Honor, Integrity, Duty”

If you have the motivation to excel in a rewarding, proactive police environment, where the opportunity to build a career exists, the City of Allentown Police Department is looking for the best and brightest to join our team. Learn more about our department, how we hire, and apply for a position in the pages within this section.

Allentown Police Department handles over 100,000 calls for service yearly. Typically, officers on the street work five 8 hour shifts, have 2 days off, then work five 8 hour shifts, and have 3 days off. We have rotating shifts along with a steady night shift. Specialty units have different works hours than others. All of our Officers and Supervisors collectively work together to form the APD family.

We offer specialty teams of:

  • K9
  • Motorcycle
  • Crisis Negotiation Team
  • Youth Division
  • Emergency Response Team
  • School Resource Officer, and many more.

To learn more about our department and the hiring process, click on the links in the left pane menu.

APD Honor Guard Folding the American Flag

**Information on this page is subject to change.

APD patch over an APD cruiser

Contact Information
Captain James G. Gress
610.437.7767
James.Gress@AllentownPA.gov