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ABINGTON TOWNSHIP CIVIL SERVICE COMMISSION
ANNOUNCEMENT OF EXAMINATION
FOR POLICE OFFICER
IN THE ABINGTON TOWNSHIP POLICE DEPARTMENT

The Abington Police Department will hold an examination to establish an eligibility list for hiring police officers.

  • Eligibility: 21 years of age, High School Diploma or equivalent, possess a valid drivers license on or before the deadline for submitting applications, U.S. Citizen, physically & mentally fit to perform the duties of police officer.
     
  • Applicants must comply with the Police Department's Personal Appearance Policy, General Order 41.3.4 on tattoos, branding, and body piercing. A copy of the Personal Appearance Policy shall be posted on the Police Department's website with the preliminary application form.
     
  • Anticipated Dates/Locations:
     
    Written Examination: Saturday, March 10, 2018
    Abington Junior High School
     
    Physical Agility Test: Saturday, March 24, 2018
    Abington Senior  High School
    Schwartzman Stadium
     
    Oral Examination:
     
    April 2018
    (Location/Dates/Times to be announced)
     
    Applications Available: Monday, January 8, 2018
    Deadline for Applications: Friday, February 23, 2018 at 12 p.m.

     

  • Subject matters to be covered in the written examination will involve skills necessary for the position of Police Officer in the Abington Township Police Department..
     
  • Weight of written exam:  40% of the total score.
     
  • Weight of oral exam: 60% of the total score.
     
  • Veteran's Preference awarded for eligible veterans.
     
  • The top 180 scoring candidates (including ties) in the written portion will be eligible to take the Physical Agility Test. Candidates passing the Physical Agility Test will be eligible to take the oral examination. Candidates must receive a score of at least 70% in the oral examination in order to pass.