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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 over 20 specialty units including:

  • K9
  • Criminal investigations
  • Special Victims
  • Vice
  • Youth Division
  • Commuinty Outreach
  • Bike Unit
  • Traffic
  • Crime Scene
  • Drone Team
  • Emergency Response Team
  • FBI/STF/DEA/HSI/Secret Service Task Force

To learn more about a career with APD, contact the Recruiting Team. 

Officer Fegley and K9 Jax



**Information on this page is subject to change.

APD patch over an APD cruiser

Recruiting Information:

Sgt John Leonard
Background investigations: