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The City of Bethlehem is actively working with government agencies, hospitals, and businesses to respond to the coronavirus pandemic. Please refer to the Bethlehem Health Bureau’s coronavirus page for the most current information, best practices, and resources.

City Hall is open to the public. Employees are also available to assist residents via phone, email and website.


Why Bethlehem Police?


  • 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 12/31/2022.