Bensalem Township - Police Officer Interest Form

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Department Bensalem Township Police Department
TypeEntry Level
Job TitlePolice Officer Interest Form
Location Bensalem, PA

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Bensalem Township Police Department, PA



Applications for Bensalem Police Officer are NOT currently open at this time.  However, you can enter your email address below to be notified once applications for Police Officer open up again:

Minimum Qualifications

  1. All successful candidates for the position of Bensalem Township Police Officer must meet the
    following minimum qualifications.
  2. The applicant must be at least 21 years of age at time of appointment.
  3. The applicant must be a United States citizen.
  4. Every applicant for any position in the police department shall possess a diploma from an accredited high school or a graduate equivalency diploma. In addition, at time of appointment, each applicant shall have obtained an Associate's degree or possess
    sixty (60) credits towards a degree from an accredited college or university; or have two (2) years continuous experience as a full-time police officer or two (2) years of honorable active duty service in the United States military. In lieu of the above, an
    applicant must have served as a member of the military reserves or national guard for two (2) years and possess thirty (30) credits from an accredited college or university; or been employed as a part-time police officer for two (2) continuous years and possess
    thirty (30) credits from an accredited college or university
  5. Possession of a valid PA driver's license is required prior to appointment.
  6. The applicant must be able to pass a job-related physical and a psychological examination.
  7. Must establish and maintain residency within 12 miles of the boundaries of Bensalem Township within 15 months of hire.



- Under current four year police contract, the starting base salary is $57,883.65. After 49 months of employment the base salary is $113,489.35
- Opportunity for promotion after five years of continuous service.


- Paid life insurance, medical, dental, and pension.
- Uniform, weapons, and equipment provided by the Department.
- Paid vacation, personal days, and holiday pay.
- College incentive pay after 5 years.
- 457 deferred contribution by Township.

Jobs close at 11:59 PM (Eastern) on the deadline date specified, or when the position capacity has been met, or unless otherwise specified in the announcement. If the deadline date is not specified in the announcement, the agency has sole discretion on setting the deadline and jobs may close without notice. It is the applicant's responsibility to thoroughly read and understand the deadline requirements and capacity limits as outlined by the agency.

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