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Pottstown Police Department Application for Written Examination

  1. General Instructions

    This application must be completed, electronically signed, and submitted along with payment via credit card in the amount of $35.00 (non-refundable administrative fee). Applications submitted without payment will not be processed. Application for Written Examination MUST be received no later than 4:00 p.m. on August 5, 2022. In the case of a tie score, the time of receipt of application will be the determining factor.

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  3. Note

    Incomplete or unsigned applications, applications received after the 4 p.m. on August 45, 2022 deadline, and/or applications submitted without the requisite payment will result in the applicant being ineligible to participate in the testing process.

  4. The written examination will be conducted on Saturday, August 20, 2022 at 9:00 a.m. at the Pottstown Senior High School (Washington Street Entrance), located at 748 N. Washington Street, Pottstown, PA. Registration will be held from 8:00 a.m. until 9:00 a.m. The written examination will commence at 9:00 a.m. Persons not registered by 9:00 a.m. will be ineligible for testing. When reporting for the written examination each candidate must bring two pencils (#2) and photo identification, which is required for registration. A driver's license or Real ID are the preferred forms of photo identification. No other items will be permitted to be in your possession during the written examination. No entry to the testing area will be permitted after 9:00 a.m.

  5. Essential Job Functions
    The essential job functions for a Pottstown Police Officer are, including but not limited to, running for several hundred yards, climbing over obstacles, crawling, pushing motor vehicles, pulling or carrying accident/crime victims, using physical force to apprehend or subdue other persons, withstanding prolonged exposure, as long as 12 hours or more, to extreme weather conditions, withstanding prolonged periods of standing or sitting, withstanding frequent exposures to stress-producing situations such as encountering persons injured or killed, dealing with domestic disputes, dealing with verbal and physical abuse of the officer, including taunts, insults, and threats to the officer and their family members or fellow police officers, communicate effectively with persons suffering from trauma, testify in court, operate a motor vehicle for long periods of time, use a firearm effectively, and complete written, verbal, and oral reports in a clear and concise manner.
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  7. I verify that the facts set forth in this prelimary application are true and correct to the best of my knowledge or information and belief. This verification is made subject to the penalties of Section 4909 of the Crimes Code (18PA C.S. 4909) relating to Unsworn Falsification to Authorities.*
  8. Further, by typing my full name below, I am electronically signing this application.
  9. Physical Fitness Examinations will be scheduled at a later date and time. Successful written test candidates will be notified by email as to where and when to report for the Physical Fitness Examination. Applicants who score successfully on the Written Examination and who pass the Physical Fitness Examination will be afforded the opportunity to participate in additional testing at a later date.
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