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Buckingham Township Police Department, Bucks County PA

Probationary Police Officer

The Buckingham Township Police Department patrols 33 square miles in Central Bucks County.  The 22 members of the police department believe in a community policing approach to solving crime.  Collaboration with our residents has helped the police department to be successful in solving problems and improving quality of life issues.  The Buckingham Police Department has highly trained and dedicated patrol officers who have diverse skills.  The officers are also assigned to county and regional teams, such as SWAT, MIRT, and CNU.  There is an investigative unit and a traffic safety officer.  Buckingham Police Department has expanded its search for police officers and will now accept applicants without Act 120 certification. 

Interested applicants must bring their resume, cover letter, and formal application to the Buckingham Township Police Department.  The applications will only be accepted between September 13th - 17th and September 20th – 22nd between the hours of 8am and 4 pm.  The application can be printed from the Buckingham Township web site, under police department.  It can also be downloaded from the CRIMEWATCH website under employment.  The Formal Application is the beginning of the selection process.  There are detailed instructions on completing the application which must be followed in order to continue with the hiring process.  The Buckingham Township Police Department is located at 4613 Hughesian Drive Buckingham, PA 18912.   Resumes and applications must be received by the end of business on September 22, 2021. Applications must be hand delivered, not mailed.  Applicants will be notified of the next steps of the process.  Buckingham Police Department offers a very competitive compensation package.  


• Possess a High School Diploma or GED

• Be at least 21 years of age

• Be a United States Citizen

• Have a Pennsylvania Driver’s License or other valid operator’s license to convert to Pennsylvania

• Be able to perform all of the duties of a Police Officer

• PA Municipal Police Academy (ACT120) preferred but not required

• Will send the ideal candidate to a police academy for certification

• College degree preferred but not required


• Proper submission and receipt of application, resume, writing sample, and cover letter

• Oral Interview with Command Staff provided to a group of applicants

• Polygraph examination

• Background investigation

• Medical evaluation

• Drug screen

• Psychological evaluation

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