UPPD Hiring Process
All candidates will apply through our Careers@Penn website. Once UPPD receives an application, it is reviewed for required prerequisites, which include:
- US citizenship by birth or naturalization
- 21 years of age
- High school diploma or GED certificate
- A Valid U.S. driver’s license
- Eligible for Pennsylvania Municipal Police Officer (MPO) Act 120 certification by the time of hiring
After review of a candidate’s application, additional hiring process steps include a recorded video interview; panel interview with members from the Penn community; and an interview with the Superintendent of Police. Following this process, should an applicant be offered a conditional position, they will them be asked to submit information for a full background check, including reference checks and outreach to former employers, family, friends and neighbors; and successful completion of physical and psychological evaluations.