Police Officers

The Sunbury City Police Department in Northumberland County Sunbury, Pennsylvania, is actively seeking applications for full-time police officer positions. Deadline for applications is April 5, 2024 at 4:00 pm. While Act 120 training is preferred, it is not mandatory to apply for this position. To be considered, applicants must be at least 21 years of age, possess a valid Pennsylvania driver’s license, and hold a high school diploma or G.E.D. Additionally, candidates should meet the physical and mental fitness standards essential for police duties. Act 120 certification under Pennsylvania Act 120 (53 Pa. C.S.A. 2161) is a preferred but not required. Certified Act 120 officers depending on years of experience may be started at a higher salary level. A $25.00 application fee (check or money order paid to the City of Sunbury) is due at the time of application. The selection process is a Civil service process which includes a written, physical, Polygraph, oral and psychological evaluations, along with a drug screening and a thorough background check. Written test and Physical Test will be at 1000 hours on April 20, 2024 at the Sunbury Police Department training room located at 337 Arch Street Sunbury, PA 17801 For individuals who are not Act 120 certified, the individuals tuition to attend the 6 month academy will be paid and a biweekly salary will be paid to the individuals while attending the police academy. A contract with a 5 year retention will be mandatory with the City of Sunbury upon the successful completion of the selection process. Upon completion of the academy the probationary officer will receive a yearly salary of $49,500.00 ($23.80 an hr.). The City of Sunbury provides a comprehensive benefits package including health, dental, eye and life insurance. Retirement options are 12 years of employment with a 25% pension or a 20 year, full retirement paid at 50%. An additional 2.5% per year after 20 years of service to 25 years of service paid at 62.5%. The current contracted police officer receives the following Salary progression: Probationary officer/P-1: $49,500 P-2: $55,000 P-3: $59,000 P-4: $64,000 P-5 $69,000 P-6 $73,000 P-7 $76,900 The City of Sunbury is an Equal Opportunity Employer Job qualifications and applications are available at or email (EOE). Application can also be picked up at City Hall 225 Market Street Sunbury, PA 17801 between 8:00 am and 4:30 pm Mon-Fri. Jobs close at 4:00 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.

Sunbury, PA (In-Person)
Job Type:
Full Time
$49,500 Starting