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Borough Hall
100 E. High St.
Pottstown, PA 19464
Ph: 610-970-6500
Police Civil Service Process
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Pottstown Police Department Civil Service Testing

Oral Examination Schedule

Click here for the schedule for Oral Examination. All times are listed by test ID number. 

Written Exam Results

Click here for the results for the written examination. All results are listed by test ID number. Individual results will be forthcoming to participants. 

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.