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Upper Merion Looking to Hire New Police Officers

A test for the open patrol officer positions will be held on Saturday, March 9.

According to Upper Merion Township's website, the Upper Merion Township Police Department is holding a police officer exam on March 9. The department is reportedly seeking to hire at least two new officers and possibly more.

The force currently consists of:

  • One captain
  • Three lieutenants
  • Eight sergeants
  • Four corporals
  • 10 detectives
  • Two juvenile officers
  • 39 patrol officers

The police officer examination will be held on Saturday, March 9 at the Upper Merion Township Building, 175 W. Valley Forge Road in King of Prussia. Interested applicants should check the township's website or call 484-636-3890 after March 4 for assigned time.

To apply, download the application form (you can find it in our PDF section, on the township's website or available for pick-up at the township building) and submit it to the office by 8 a.m. on Monday, Feb. 25. The application must be accompanied by a $30 administration fee, payable by check or money order. 

Those wishing to test will be required to bring a photo identification and two sharpened No. 2 pencils to the site. Weapons, phones, food and drinks are not permitted at the testing site. The test is just the first step in the application and hiring process.

According to the application packet, "the top 50 written test scores equal to or greater than the median score or 75%, which ever is greater, will be notified to proceed to the physical fitness qualification on April 7, 2013."

Eligible applicants must be an American citizen, age 21 or over and pass rigid height, weight and fitness requirements in order to qualify. Both men and women are accepted, and the department is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

A full job description for a patrol officer is available in the application packet.

For more on the force, please call 610-265-3232.

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