Philadelphia Police kick off recruitment drive

March 11, 2013 2:13:08 PM PDT
The Philadelphia Police Department is looking for the best and brightest to join the force.

The department is inviting people over the age of 21 to submit applications beginning today, March 11th, through March 29th.

Applicants must have a strong desire to improve the lives of the citizens of Philadelphia.

Additional information (from Philadelphia Police Department website):

We require applicants 21 and older to bring:

A strong desire to improve the lives of the citizens of Philadelphia and live by our core values: Honor, Integrity and Service

One of the following:

*60 college credits with a GPA over 2.0
*OR two years of active duty military service
*OR one year of law enforcement experience
*OR completion of the Philadelphia Police Explorers Cadet program
*Three years of driving experience
*Willingness to work rotating shifts, carry firearms and work in dangerous conditions

Ability to pass:

*a pre-employment medical examination
*drug screening
*a psychological examination
*a polygraph examination
*an extensive background investigation
*a physical fitness test

In return we offer:

*A challenge like no other
*Extensive training
*Great promotional potential
*Opportunities for Special Units - SWAT, Aviation, Bike Patrol and much more
*$43,748 per year to start
*Medical insurance
*Prescription plan
*Dental and optical
*Life insurance