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COVID-19 Notice

We are constantly evaluating the daily information that is being provided by local, County, State, and National health organizations regarding the Coronavirus (COVID-19) and the direction and guidance provided by the Pennsylvania Governor’s Office.

Out of an abundance of caution, the police entry level exam, scheduled to take place at the Lower Merion High School Cafeteria on Sunday, March 29, 2020, at 09:00 a.m. IS POSTPONED

Any new information regarding the exam will be conveyed to all of you as soon as it is known.  We will continue to email the applicant list with updates as they occur.  We will also update our website so please monitor these platforms for any new information.  We hope to reschedule the written exam for late May or early June.

The application submission period is now closed.

The written test will be conducted at the Lower Merion High School Cafeteria (315 E. Montgomery Ave., Ardmore, PA 19003).  Date to be determined. 

Want to stay informed on the latest LMPD recruiting events?  We strongly suggest future applicants complete an electronic interest card by clicking here.

 

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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 COMMUNITY

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.

REQUIREMENTS

  • 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.

SELECTION PROCEDURE

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

SALARY AND BENEFITS

  • Competitive salary. 
    • $67,396 during Act 120 Training.
    • $75,554 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.

OPPORTUNITIES

  • 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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