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The Allentown Police Department, being the third most populous city in the Commonwealth, offers an opportunity to build a career in an agency that allows for advancement opportunities, with many specialized divisions, including our own police academy.

Whether you're interested in patrol, community relations, or traffic details, the Allentown Police Department places trust and support in all of our officers.


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

Out of state Officers must complete the certification challenge examination prior to employment. For more information and to schedule this appointment please visit the MPOETC website.

Non Competitive List (Act 120 certified):

  • For more information and to print and complete the application please select: Non Competitive Police Application
  • Non-refundable application fee of $30.00 (certified money order or bank check) must be returned with the application. Cash and personal checks will not be accepted.

Competitive List:

  • For more information and to print and complete the application please select: Competitive Police Application 
  • 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 any questions - please email backgroundinvestigations@allentownpa.gov

**Information on this page is subject to change.

Recruiting Information:

Sgt. John Leonard
610.437.7741
John.Leonard@Allentownpa.gov

Human Resources
610-437-7523

Background Investigations:  

backgroundinvestigations@Allentownpa.gov