The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Department of General Services

General Info




Capitol Police Officer (Police Officer)

Full Time

Harrisburg, PA, USA

About the Company

The Commonwealth of PA offers rewarding careers in a wide variety of fields. Whether you're a lifelong resident or thinking about relocating, we think you'll agree that PA is a great place to live and work.


Qualifications: •Minimum Experience and Training Requirements - Successful completion of the Municipal Police Officers' Education and Training Commission Certified Basic Police Academy (ACT 120) training.
•Necessary Special Requirement - Possession of a Valid Pennsylvania driver's license.
•Necessary Special Requirement - Must be at least 21 years of age.
•Condition of Employment - Must obtain certification as a Police Officer by the Municipal Police Officers' Education and Training Commission prior to the date of appointment, and must maintain this certification during employment in this job.
•You must submit proof of Act 120 Certification, OR attendance in a certified Act 120 training academy AND within 120 days of graduation. If within 120 days of graduation, you and the training academy must complete the attached form:
•Must meet PA residency requirement – For more information on ways to meet PA residency requirements, follow the link and click on Residency.
•Do not submit resumes, cover letters, and similar documents. These documents will not be reviewed and the information contained therein will not be considered for the purposes of determining your eligibility for the position or to determine your score. Information to support your eligibility for the position must be provided on the application (i.e., relevant, detailed experience/education).
•Must be able to perform all essential job functions.
Legal Requirement:
•A conditional offer of employment will require submission of criminal history reports.
Commonwealth Employment Requirements: •A conditional offer of employment will require satisfactory completion of a medical examination and a drug screening test.
Veterans: Pennsylvania law (51 Pa. C.S. §7103) provides employment preference for qualified veterans for appointment to many state and local government jobs. To learn more about employment preferences for veterans, go to and click the Veterans’ Preference tab or contact us at

Telecommunications Relay Service (TRS): 711 (hearing and speech disabilities or other individuals).

The Commonwealth is an equal employment opportunity employer and is committed to a diverse workforce. The Commonwealth values inclusion as we seek to recruit, develop, and retain the most qualified people to serve the citizens of Pennsylvania. The Commonwealth does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religious creed, ancestry, union membership, age, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, AIDS or HIV status, disability, or any other categories protected by applicable federal or state law. All diverse candidates are encouraged to apply.