Muhlenberg Police Department Job Application

The Muhlenberg Police Department is seeking applicants to join our dynamic and dedicated police force. The Township is intending to hire Individuals who have the drive to excel and the desire to have a positive impact on the community they serve. 

Applicants must meet the following minimum qualifications:

Must be at least twenty-one (21) years of age by the application deadline

  • Be a U.S. citizen, be a high school graduate or graduate equivalency diploma (GED)
  • Have a Pennsylvania driver’s license before appointment.   
  • Ability to complete a written and physical exam as outlined on the Municipal Police Officers Education and Training Commission
  • Must not have a disqualifying criminal record.

The Township follows the Civil Service process. This includes a written and oral examination, a physical agility/ability test, medical and psychological exams, drug screen, and a thorough background investigation. 

The Township offers an excellent salary and benefits package. Applicants who do not possess ACT 120 certification will begin at $49,847.18 while they are in the police academy. Upon graduation, they receive $79,751.19 as do applicants who already have Act 120 training. Police officers with experience elsewhere can receive a starting salary of up to $89,722.78, depending on qualifications. 

A Preliminary Application and Medical Release Form must be completed and returned to the Muhlenberg Police Department by April 5th, 2023 by 4:00 PM. There is NO CHARGE for taking the physical ability and written tests. The first part of the process will be a written test followed by a Physical Agility Test on SATURDAY, April 8th, 2023 and registration will begin at 0730 at the Muhlenberg Senior High-School cafeteria located on Sharp Ave, Reading, Pa. 19605. For both tests, applicants must produce proof of identification (Government issued photo ID required) at the testing sites, for admittance to the testing facilities. 

Candidates will be notified of their test scores, when a candidate passes both tests, then a $35 fee will need to be paid in check or money order, made payable to Muhlenberg Township, to continue in the process. Applications may be picked up at the Muhlenberg Township Police office, 210 George Street, Reading, PA 19605 during normal business hours on Monday through Friday from 8AM to 4PM starting April 10th, 2023, Click here to download the application from the Township’s website. 

Applications can be dropped off in person at the Police Department’s office during normal business, sent via certified mail to the attention of Randall Hoover or emailed to 

Muhlenberg Township is an equal opportunity employer.  

Muhlenberg Police Civil Service Board, Muhlenberg Township