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POLICE OFFICER

The Penn Police Department is seeking progressive men and women to apply for the position of Police Officer. Penn offers a unique working environment within the City of Philadelphia, a wealth of opportunities and a wide array of employee benefits, including: comprehensive health care options, a competitive retirement program, health promotion and wellness services, and tuition assistance.

Penn Police Officers are responsible for the operational law enforcement functions of the Division of Public Safety. These functions include protection of life and property, preservation of peace, maintenance of good order and responding to calls for service.  The Penn Police Department recognizes and appreciates the benefit of diversity within our agency and within the community we serve.

The entry-level salary is $55,194.88 with a shift differential of 10% for officers assigned to evening/night shifts.

Minimum Hiring Standards:

  • Applicants must be a citizen of the United States, by birth or naturalization; and
  • Applicants must be 21 years of age; and
  • Applicants must have a high school diploma or GED certificate; and
  • Applicant must possess a valid state driver’s license from within the United States; and
  • 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; and
  • Applicants must pass a physical and psychological examination; successfully complete a drug screening and background investigation; and
  • Applicants must possess a current MPO card or certificate to apply.

Applications for this position may only be submitted on-line at jobs.hr.upenn.edu. 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 (managed by AppleOne Employment Services).  Computers are available from 8A–5P, M–F at the Penn Job Center, 3440 Market Street, Suite 105, Philadelphia, PA 19104; 215-252-9023.

Applications will be accepted starting October 29, 2018 with a final day for submission for this position on December 31, 2018.

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

www.upenn.edu

www.publicsafety.upenn.edu

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).

 

POLICE OFFICER POSITION
The University of Pennsylvania Police Department is seeking progressive men and women to apply for the position of Police Officer. We offer an excellent career, salary, and retirement benefits, as well as our Tuition Benefits Program and medical insurance plans.
The University of Pennsylvania Police Department is one of the largest private police departments in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, with 116 members. All personnel of the UPPD are full-time sworn municipal police officers certified through the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Municipal Police Officers Education and Training Commission (MPOETC) and under state law retain the same enforcement authority as any other police officer in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
University of Pennsylvania Police Officers are responsible for the operational law enforcement functions of the Division of Public Safety. These functions include protection of life and property, preservation of peace, maintenance of good order, responding to calls for service, enforcing the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania statutes, the City of Philadelphia ordinances and University policies, procedures, and regulations, as well as provide for the safety and security of the University community.
The University of Pennsylvania Police Department recognizes and appreciates the benefit of diversity within our agency and in the community we serve.
The entry-level salary is $45,957.88 with a shift differential of 10% for officers assigned to evening/night shifts.
Qualified applicants must:
Be Act 120 certified (a graduate of a Pennsylvania municipal police academy or a graduate of an out-of-state police academy program recognized by the Municipal Police Officers’ Education and Training Commission );
Possess a valid Driver’s License;
Be at least 21 years of age; and
Possess a high school diploma or GED certificate.
Further, all applicants must pass a physical, psychological, and drug screen prior to appointment.
Applications for this position must be submitted on-line at http://www.hr.upenn.edu/jobs/. Individuals who do not have computer access may submit their applications electronically at the Penn Job Center, 3550 Market Street, Suite 110, Philadelphia, PA 19104. A current resume must also be submitted at the time of application. The final day for accepting applications for this position will be Monday September 17, 2012.
For more information about the University of Pennsylvania or the Division of Public Safety, visit the following websites:
www.upenn.edu
www.publicsafety.upenn.edu
Women and minorities are strongly encouraged to apply. AA/EOE.
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