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Employment – University of Pennsylvania Police Department



The Penn Police Department is currently seeking progressive men and women for the position of Police Officer. Our application process is now open. All applications for the position must be submitted online at A current cover letter, resume and proof of certification must be submitted at time of application.

The entry-level salary is $56,989.92 with a shift differential of 10% for officers assigned to evening/night shifts.

Minimum Requirements:

  • Applicants must be 21 years of age; citizen of the United States, by birth or naturalization;
  • Applicants must have a high school diploma or GED certificate;
  • Applicant must possess a valid state driver’s license from within the United States;
  • Applicants must have graduated from a Pennsylvania Municipal Police Academy (Act 120) or from an out-of-state police academy program possessing a waiver of proof;
  • Applicants must pass a physical and psychological examination; successfully complete a drug screening and background investigation;
  • Applicants must possess a current MPO card or certificate to apply.

Benefits of Working for Penn Police:

– Unique working environment within the City of Philadelphia

– Comprehensive health care options

– Competitive retirement program

– Health promotion and wellness services

– Tuition benefits for yourself and your family

– And more!

Applications for this position must be submitted on-line at A current cover letter, resume and proof of MPO certification must also be submitted at the time of application.  Computer access is available through the Penn Job Center.

For more information about the University of Pennsylvania and the Division of Public Safety, please visit:

The University of Pennsylvania values diversity and seeks talented students, faculty and staff from diverse backgrounds. The University of Pennsylvania does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, creed, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, age, disability, veteran status or any other legally protected class status in the administration of its admissions, financial aid, educational or athletic programs, or other University-administered programs or in its employment practices. Questions or complaints regarding this policy should be directed to the Executive Director of the Office of Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Programs, 3451 Walnut Street, 421 Franklin Building, Philadelphia, PA 19104-6205; or (215) 898-6993 (Voice) or (215) 746-7088 (Fax).

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