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UPPD Recruitment Process

New Officers

This section summarizes the recruitment process for new police officers. Note that the Division of Public Safety follows all hiring laws, guidelines and practices for the University of Pennsylvania.

It is noted on all advertisements that the Penn Police Department recognizes and appreciates the benefit of diversity within the agency and within the community served.


  • US citizen by birth or naturalization
  • 21 years of age
  • High School diploma or GED certificate
  • Valid U.S. operator’s license
  • Must have graduated from a PA Police Academy or out-of-state academy with PA waiver
  • Possess a current MPO card or certificate to apply
  • Successful completion of physical and psychological evaluation

Recruitment Advertising:

  • Division of Public Safety
    • Website
    • Twitter
  • The Metro; free Philadelphia community paper
  • Outdoor Billboard; adjacent to local highways, two (2) locations, for one-week each
  • University City Review/Philadelphia Free Press; free local community newspaper
  • The Philadelphia Tribune
  • Metro Chinese Weekly
  • Metro Viet News
  • News publications:
    • Daily papers:
      • Daily Local, West Chester
      • Daily Times, Delaware County
      • Mercury, Pottstown
      • Times Herald, Norristown
      • The Reporter, Lansdale
    • Weekly papers:
      • Main Line Media News
      • Delco News Network
      • Montgomery County News
      • Southern Chester County News
      • Roxborough Review
    •; on-line news and job search platform
    •; International Accreditation organization website

Organizations receiving recruitment information flyer:

  • Over 100 local community organizations, faith-based centers, Community Centers
  • Penn Women’s Center
  • Penn’s African-American Resource Center
  • Penn’s Pan Asian-American Community House
  • Penn’s Makuu Black Cultural Center
  • Penn’s Greenfield Intercultural Center
  • Mid-Atlantic Association of Women in Law Enforcement
  • International Association of Women Police
  • Guardian Civic League
  • The Emerald Society
  • Philadelphia Police FOP Lodge 5
  • Delaware County Community College Police Academy
  • Montgomery County Community College Police Academy
  • Emergencies


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