Bethlehem 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.


  • 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 service.
  • 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 of applicants.
  • 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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To Apply for employment contact the City Of Bethlehem, Office of Human Resources at 610-865-7015.

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