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Townships Offer Police Hiring Test In July

SANATOGA PA – Interested in becoming an officer on the force of the Lower Pottsgrove Police Department? You must first make the list of applicants to be considered for hiring, and to do that you must first pass a written exam. The exam is difficult but the online application process is far less so, and it begins July 6 (2015; Monday).

The township probably won’t consider hiring another officer, if any, until 2016, it acknowledged Friday (June 26) in a status update on its Facebook page. It must be ready for the possibility, however, and so has started to build its Civil Service list of eligible applicants.

Rather than conduct the test itself, as it has in the past, the township has joined the Montgomery County Police Consortium. The consortium will administer the test Aug. 22 (Saturday) at Montgomery County Community College in Blue Bell, on behalf of Lower Pottsgrove and 14 other municipalities including Limerick and Upper Pottsgrove.

The unified application form allowing candidates to apply to only one or all 15 municipal forces at the same time will be available online here. Registrations will be accepted until Aug. 7 at 4 p.m. A $35 fee will be charged.

If you successfully pass the written exam you may be invited next to take an agility test, and other tests likely will follow it. One thing at a time, though.

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