Police

Why work For Bethlehem Police Department?

BETHLEHEM POLICE DEPARTMENT HIGHLIGHTS AND BENEFITS

  • Job Security
  • Pension plan: 50% after 20 years of service
    Plus matching contributions toward deferred compensation
  • Health insurance with Capitol Blue Cross, offering several custom plans for you and your family
  • Life Insurance, Dental Plans and Optical Plans for you and your family and individual and family prescription plan.
  • Tuition reimbursement, up to $15,000 per year - $7,500 per semester, available for continuing education toward bachelors, masters
  • Financial bonus for bachelors, masters and law degrees after five years of service
  • Sick leave with payment for unused sick days after maximum is achieved
  • Uniforms and equipment provided by the department including ballistic vests plus clothing allowances for both uniform and non-uniform officers
  • Five weeks vacation for top level officers, four personal days per year for all officers plus funeral leave and military leave policies
  • No residency requirement
  • Patrol Officers work a 5-3/5-2 schedule (five days worked – three days off, five days worked – two days off) with three platoons that rotate day and middle shifts, and voluntary steady night shift
  • Differential pay for various shifts, overtime pay with option of compensatory time, 13 paid holidays with bonus pay and longevity pay based on time in service
  • Court appearance plan
  • Officers are members of the Fraternal Order of Police

Above benefits are contractual agreements between the Bethlehem Police Department and the City of Bethlehem and are valid through 12/31/2017.