Patrol Officer

Media, PA
Delaware County Park Police

Starting Pay: $24.58 per hour


Patrol Officer is the entry level rank for the department. The Patrol Officer is assigned a shift and patrol duties in the Courthouse Complex, Fair Acres Complex, all County parks, roads, properties, offices or wherever needed throughout the County.


  • Under the general supervision of the Chief of Police, Captain and Shift Lieutenant, Sergeants and Corporals, the Patrol Officer:
  • Handles incoming emergency calls including, criminal, accidents, medical and maintenance issues with the buildings, parks, roads and complexes.
  • Assists at the Police Radio Dispatch Desk with phone calls and dispatching calls
  • Monitors security and fire alarm systems
  • Makes arrests, enforces County ordinances and PA State Crimes & Vehicle Codes
  • Assigned to metal detectors and x-ray machines for building security
  • Provides traffic control
  • Maintains appearance and equipment
  • Locks and secures all buildings doors and open areas
  • Responsible for patrolling 8 hours on the shift as well as working overtime when needed
  • Detailed to special events such a concerts, shows and sporting events at county parks and properties
  • When needed, senior officers provide field training for new officers on the shift
  • Patrols County Parks and fills in other shifts


  • High school graduate or equivalent
  • Age 21 or older
  • Valid PA driver’s license
  • Ability to pass security check
  • Act 120 (Municipal Police Training) completion required
  • Successful completion of six-month probationary period to include qualifying with use of firearm