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Join the Lower Merion Police Department

The Lower Merion Police Department will be accepting applications for the position of Probationary Police Officer beginning Wednesday, August 23, 2017 at 8:00 a.m.  There is a $30.00 fee per application. The deadline for applications is Friday, November 10, 2017 at 4:00 p.m.

Applications will be accepted in person and via mail.  A check or money order for $30.00, made payable to Lower Merion Township, must be submitted with each application in order for it to be processed. Applications delivered in person will be accepted by the Staff & Inspections Unit between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.  

  • Lower Merion Police Department 
  • Staff & Inspections Unit
  • 71 E. Lancaster Avenue
  • Ardmore, PA 19003-2323

The written test will be conducted on Saturday, November 18, 2017 at 9:00 a.m. at the Lower Merion High School Cafeteria (315 E. Montgomery Ave., Ardmore, PA 19003).

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Information Session

People who are interested in career as a Lower Merion Police Officer are encouraged to attend the Information Session; which be held on Saturday October 21, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. in the Township Administration Building - 2nd Floor Board Room.

  • 75 E. Lancaster Avenue
  • 2nd Floor Board Room
  • Ardmore, PA 19003-2323

The Information Session will include presentations by Lower Merion Police Recruiting Personnel, current Police Cadets, and other members of the Lower Merion Police Department.  The session will provide an overview of the testing and selection process, training requirements, job specific information relevant to a career as a police officer, and will conclude with a Q & A session. 

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If you have any questions or need additional information you can contact the Staff & Inspections Unit at 610-645-6250 or via email at: policerecruitment@lowermerion.org.

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The Township of Lower Merion, a suburb of Philadelphia, is comprised of sixteen individual communities, which include residential, commercial, and corporate office centers. The Township, often in conjunction with numerous community groups, offers a multitude of family oriented activities, an extensive parks and recreation program, libraries, and various cultural events. There are numerous institutions of higher learning located throughout the Township, two hospitals, and numerous public and private schools. The Township of Lower Merion Police Department has an authorized strength of 136 sworn personnel who are responsible for the safety and well being of approximately 60,000 residents living in a twenty-four square mile area.


  • All applicants must have reached their 21st birthday before the deadline for submitting completed applications.
  • Good moral character (please see disqualifying factors on the application). 
  • Must have completed sixty college credits from an accredited institution of higher learning or five years fulltime experience as a state or municipal police officer at time of application.
  • Applicants must agree in writing to establish permanent residence within the five county metropolitan area, including Montgomery, Delaware, Bucks, Philadelphia, and Chester counties in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania within six months following regular appointment.
  • Applicants must pass all written, oral, and physical agility examinations (MPOETC Standards).
  • Veterans' preference will be given to those eligible claimants who successfully pass all written, oral, and physical agility examinations. 
  • Applicants must be physically and mentally capable of performing the essential duties of a police officer.
  • Must have a valid operator's license.
  • Must be a United States citizen.
  • Tattooing or body art of any kind shall not be visible while in uniform or in other required attire.


  • Qualifying examinations (Written, Physical Agility and Oral) 
  • Polygraph examination 
  • Background investigation 
  • Medical evaluation 
  • Psychological evaluation


  • Competitive salary. 
    • $62,612 during Act 120 Training.
    • $70,192 upon successful completion of Act 120 Training.
  • Educational reimbursement. 
  • Health care benefits including medical, dental, prescription and vision. 
  • Life insurance, short and long-term disability insurance. 
  • Generous vacation, and holiday leave benefits. 
  • Night differential pay. 
  • Longevity pay. 
  • Department issued uniforms, equipment and cleaning allowance. 
  • Pension plan. 
  • Employee Assistance Program.


  • Uniformed patrol
  • Bicycle patrol
  • Traffic Safety Unit
  • K-9
  • Crime Prevention Unit
  • Motorcycle Unit
  • Investigations Unit
  • Emergency Response Team
  • Hostage Negotiations Team


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