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Upper Darby Police Department

Examination for Police Officer in the Upper Darby Township Police Department

Notice is hereby given that the Civil Service Commission of Upper Darby Township will hold an examination in the Beverly Hills Middle School cafeteria, located at 1400 Garrett Road, Upper Darby, PA on Saturday, March 10, 2012 at 9:00 a.m. for applicants to qualify for appointment to the rank of police officer in the Upper Darby Township Police Department. The lifetime of the eligible list will be up to three (3) years from the date of its preparation, but the Commission may terminate the list earlier and schedule a new examination at its discretion.

Applicants shall be at least twenty-one (21) years of age within sixty (60) days following the date of examination, have a valid driverís license and a high school diploma or high school equivalency certification. Applications must be fully completed. Applicant must be, or agree to become, a resident of Upper Darby Township within six (6) months after completion of his/her probationary period, and must remain a resident of Upper Darby Township through completion of the fifth year of his/her employment, after which an officer is permitted to become a resident at any location within a twenty (20) mile radius measured from the intersection of Township Line Road and West Chester Pike; however, the township may require that criminal investigators live within a fifteen (15) mile radius. Applicant must pass the written police officer civil service test with a minimum grade of seventy (70) and must pass a police officer oral civil service test with a minimum grade of seventy (70).

Prior to the written examination, the Civil Service Commission of Upper Darby Township will hold a physical agility test at 9:00 a.m. on February 25, 2012* at Delaware County Community College, 901 South Media Line Road, Media, PA 19063 for all applicants. The physical agility test will consist of four segments: Bench Press; Sit-ups; a 1.5 mile run and a 300 meter run. Applicants are required to bring two (2) forms of identification, including at least one (1) photo identification. Applicants will be fingerprinted the morning of the physical agility test as part of the application process. Applicants who fail the physical agility test will be disqualified from further consideration and will not be permitted to take the written examination on March 10, 2012. The physical agility test is a mandatory requirement and any applicant who does not participate on February 25, 2012, will be deemed to have failed.

*If the February 25, 2012 date is postponed because of weather, the re-scheduled physical agility date will be March 3, 2012 at 9:00 a.m.

There will be a police informational night on January 31, 2012 from 7:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. at Drexel Hill Middle School, located at 3001 State Road, Drexel Hill, PA.

When applicant receives a conditional offer of employment from Upper Darby Township, applicant shall be required to undergo a background investigation, a polygraph test, a psychological examination and a medical examination, which will include a drug test. The cost for these tests shall be paid for by Upper Darby Township. Applicants who fail any of these tests shall be eliminated from any further consideration.

Application forms may be obtained beginning January 24, 2012 from the Secretary of the Commission at 100 Garrett Road, Room 107, Upper Darby, PA, Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. until 4:30 p.m.

Applications for the police officer examination must be returned to the Secretary of the Commission at 100 Garrett Road, Room 107, Upper Darby, PA no later than 12:00 p.m. on February 17, 2012 and should be accompanied by a non-refundable application fee of $65.00. Checks or money orders should be made payable to Upper Darby Township.