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Police Officer Requirements – Pennsylvania

Minimum Requirements to be a Police Officer in Pennsylvania

  • Age Be 18 years of age or older
  • Education High School Diploma or G.E.D
  • Citizenship US Citizen

Other Requirements

  • Free from convictions of disqualifying criminal offenses
  • Be able to read at no less than the ninth grade level
  • Undergo medical / physical examination
  • Undergo psychological examination
  • Pass physical fitness standards
  • Subject to a thorough background investigation
  • Completed the basic police training course at a Commission-certified school