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Philadelphia Police Department is Hiring


The Philadelphia Police Department is now hiring for the positions of Police Officer Recruit and Police Officer I (certified Commonwealth or State law enforcement officers). Applications for these positions are now being accepted online only at We encourage applicants from all over the country to consider this exciting and rewarding career opportunity.

We are looking for the best and brightest recruits to become a member of the fourth largest police department in the nation. Please take a few moments to find out more information on this website about the rewards and benefits of becoming a Philadelphia Police Officer. If you have any questions please feel free to contact our Recruitment Unit for additional information, at 215.685.3026, 215.685.3027 or 215.685.3028.


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Enrollment begins on January 9, 2012 and goes through March 16, 2012. ALL applications must be received by the end of business of March 16, 2012. Only an open competive list will be established as a result of this examination. Candidates who pass the exam and are placed on the civil service list will be retained on the list for a minimum on one year and a maximum of two years after the establishment of the list.


Open House Career Days
The Philadelphia Police Department will hold three open house career days at the Philadelphia Police Academy from 9:00am to 3:00pm. The Philadelphia Police Academy is located at 8501 State Road, Philadelphia, PA 19136. Come and speak to Academy staff, see demonstrations from select PPD units, such as SWAT, K-9 and Bomb Squad and get more information about an exciting career in the PPD. You will be able to apply online during these open houses.

  • January 21st
  • February 18th
  • March 10th


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