Police Officer

Lower Merion Township Police Department | Ardmore, PA

Posted Date 3/27/2024

Probationary Police Officer – Lower Merion Township Police, Montgomery County, PA

The Lower Merion Police Department is accepting applications for the position of Probationary Police Officer. There is a $30.00 application fee.  The deadline for applications is Friday, April 26, 2024 at 12:00 p.m.

Applications are available online at: https://www.joinlmpd.org


The written test will be conducted on Saturday, May 4, 2024 at 9:00 a.m. (doors close promptly at 8:30 a.m.) at the Harriton High School Cafeteria (600 N Ithan Ave., Bryn Mawr, PA 19010).  The physical fitness test will be conducted on Sunday, May 5, 2024 beginning at 7:30 a.m. at the Harriton High School running track (600 N Ithan Ave., Bryn Mawr, PA 19010).

2024 Salary:

  • $77,707 Hired without Act 120 Training (While attending police academy)
  • $87,112 Hired with Act 120 Training (Upon successful police academy graduation)
  • $123,789 Current 2024 salary for Senior Police Officer (5-year officer)



  • 2 weeks after 1 year
  • 3 weeks after 5 years
  • 4 weeks after 11 years
  • 5 weeks after 19 years



  • Pension
  • Insurance – medical, dental, vision care, & prescriptions
  • Life insurance
  • Longevity pay, holiday pay (double time or triple time), & shift differential
  • Parental leave – two weeks paid leave for the birth/adoption of child
  • All equipment, uniforms and training provided at no cost to the officer
  • Uniform cleaning allowance
  • Tuition reimbursement – up to $1,000 per year for pre-approved courses


Civil Service Requirements:

  • United States citizen
  • Must be at least 21 years of age at the date of filing application
  • High school graduate or GED and have 60 college credits at the date of filing application


5 years full-time experience as a municipal or state police officer

  • Must pass any and all written and/or oral examinations
  • Must pass physical agility test
  • Must pass physical and psychological examinations
  • Must be of good moral character and pass extensive background investigation
  • Must have a valid operator’s license; No in-state residency requirement

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