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Pottstown, PA 19464
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Police Civil Service Process
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Pottstown Police Department Civil Service Testing


The Civil Service Commission of the Borough of Pottstown will be conducting a Written Examination for Pottstown Police Officer Candidates.

Date: Saturday, November 18, 2017
Time: 8:30am - Registration begins at 7:30am **
Location: Pottstown Senior High School (Washington Street Entrance), 748 N. Washington Street                   

**Persons not registered by 8:30am will be ineligible for testing. No one will be permitted to enter the testing area after 8:30am.

Written Examination Requirements & Rules:

Written Examination Application Process

  • Applications and payment MUST be submitted online. No paper applications will be accepted.
  • A fee of $35.00 is due at the time of application
  • Applications must be submitted by 4:00pm on Friday, November 3, 2017. No exceptions.
  • Note: Time of receipt of application and payment will be the determining factor in the case of a tied score. 

General Requirements

Candidate must:
  • Be a United States Citizen 
  • Be 18 years of age or older 
  • Possess a High School Diploma or GED 
  • Be physically and mentally fit to perform full duties of a Police Officer 
  • Possess a valid PA Driver’s License prior to appointment 
  • Successfully pass medical and psychological screening, drug and alcohol testing, and a polygraph examination prior to appointment 
  • Establish permanent bona fide residence within FIFTEEN (15) miles of any legal boundary of the Borough of Pottstown within nine (9) months of completing the probationary period 

Rate of Pay and Benefits


The 2017 starting rate of pay for a Pottstown Police Officer is $27.48 hourly.  Benefits include, but are not limited to:

  •  Major medical, hospitalization, dental, prescription, and vision
  •  Life Insurance 
  •  Pension Plan 
  •  Paid vacation, paid holidays, personal time, sick leave time 
  • Opportunity for advancement, development, and specialization 

Civil Service Process

  • Application for written examination
  • Written examination
  • Invitation to Physical Fitness Examination
  • Invitation to Oral Examination
  • Background Investigation
  • Creation of Eligibility List
  • Position offered for Police Officer

A full description of testing requirements and processes can be found in the Borough of Pottstown Civil Service Commission Rules and Regulations.

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The Borough of Pottstown is located in the western end of Montgomery County in southeastern Pennsylvania. The Borough is an urban setting comprised of 5.5 square miles with a population of 22,500. The Borough offers a wide and diverse range of housing, employment, cultural, and recreation opportunities.