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We want YOU!

Are you an honest, hardworking individual who would like to work within a diverse community with strong community support? If so, then the Pottstown Police Department is right for you!

From the Chief, Mick Markovich:

I would like to personally thank you for showing an interest in the Pottstown Police Department.  The hiring process is demanding but so is the job of a police officer.  If you think you have what it takes to be a Pottstown Police Officer, please follow the steps below. I look forward to the possibility of working with you at the completion of the process.  I’ll see you at the written exam!

About the Department

  • 46 full-time sworn Officers and 13 civilian employees
  • Largest Police Department in Western Montgomery County
  • Four Divisions: Patrol, Detectives, Special Operations, Community Response (Narcotics)
  • Opportunities to become a Bike Officer, Mass Incident Response Team Officer, Special Weapons and Tactics Officer, Drug Task Force Officer and more!
Pay Rate
2023 starting salary is $71,344!
Top pay rate is $101,129.60!

Education Incentive
Officer Wellness Program

Opportunities for advancement

Top tier medical coverage including vision and dental!
Up to 5 weeks paid vacation per year
12 paid holidays
4 personal days
Ability to accrue compensatory time off

Steps to Becoming a Pottstown Police Officer

  1. Register for Written Exam - Applications being accepted NOW!
  2. Written Exam
  3. Physical Agility
  4. Completion of full application
  5. Oral Boards
  6. Background Check
  7. Approval of Eligibility List

View the Civil Service Rules and Regulations