Police - Job Application Process
We are an equal opportunity
employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race,
religion, color, sex, age, national origin nor disability.
The next Bethlehem Police entrance exam will be offered in 2016.
BOARD RULES AND QUALIFICATIONS CONCERNING APPOINTMENT
AS A POLICE OFFICER
- Citizenship: Applicants must be
a U.S. citizen and resident of the U.S. for at least
five (5) years. If the applicant is foreign born,
naturalization papers must be provided.
- Age: Applicants must have arrived
at the age of Twenty-one (21) years of age at the
time of the application deadline. A copy of the applicant’s
birth certificate is required at the time of application.
- Education: Applicants must have
an Associates degree or a minimum of sixty (60) credits
from accredited colleges/universities. A diploma is
required for all degrees received. A transcript is
required for all college/university programs.
- The 60 credit requirement will be waived if
the applicant has two years active military service
and has an honorable discharge from such service.
A “DD-214” is required for all military
- Character: Must be of a good reputation,
moral character and habits.
- Application: All applicants will
be charged a $50 registration fee at the time of application.
Any willful misstatement, falsification or concealment
in respect to an application shall render the same
null and void. Subject to the discretion of the board,
a person making such false application shall be prohibited
from making any future application. Applications can
not be accepted from persons who have been convicted
of a misdemeanor crime or greater, or from former
police officers removed for cause.
- Examination: Applicants are required
to take and pass a written examination. A notice of
when and where to appear will be sent by the secretary
of the Civil Service Board. Those ineligible will
also be notified. Any applicant failing to appear
for the examination will be removed from the list
- Eligibility List: At least once
every two (2) years, the current eligibility list
will be cancelled and new examinations will be conducted
for an entirely new list.
- Vouchers: Applicant must secure
two persons to vouch for his/her character. The persons
should not be relatives of the applicant. The vouchers
should be well acquainted with the applicant and have
known him/her for at least one (1) year. The voucher
must be notarized before submission to the Secretary
of the Board.
- Driver’s License: All applicants
must possess a valid Driver’s License at the
time of application and appointment.
- Veterans: Any candidate who has
served in the military and has an honorable discharge
and who has successfully passed the written examination
section of the Civil Service Testing, shall have his/her
score increased by ten (10) points.
Any questions regarding the application process may
be directed to the City of Bethlehem Human Resources
Department at 610-865-7015.
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with a City and Community that cares.
To Apply for employment contact the City Of Bethlehem,
Office of Human Resources at 610-865-7015.
Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE)