HONOR | SERVICE | INTEGRITY
The Philadelphia Police Department, known by many as the PPD, is the nation’s fourth largest police department, with more than 6,500 sworn and 800 civilian members. The PPD serves the people who live, work and visit the 140 square miles that is home to 1.5 million people.
OUR MISSION is to be the model of excellence in policing by working in partnership with the community and others to:
FIGHT crime and the fear of crime, including terrorism;
ENFORCE laws while safeguarding the constitutional rights of all people;
PROVIDE quality service to all of our residences and visitors; and
CREATE a work environment in which we recruit, train, and develop an exceptional team of employees.
Join PhillyPD. Be the Difference.
You are welcome to visit the joinphillypd.com website for a detailed description of the orientation process which will evaluate your fitness for duty. In the Hiring Process Overview section, you are able to review the step-by-step orientation process which includes the completion of the Nelson Denny Reading Comprehension Test and a Physical Fitness & Agility Test.
This is training level work in general duty police activities involving the protection of life and property, enforcement of laws, and the investigation of crimes. An employee in this class receives formal training at the Police Academy and on-the-job experience preparatory to assuming full patrol duties. Work is performed under the supervision of a police supervisor and requires regular exposure to uncontrolled and/or unpredictable conditions. The work requires frequent exercise of moderate physical effort.
This job requires:
1. EDUCATION – Education equivalent to the completion of high school.
2. AGE REQUIREMENT – Must be Twenty-two (22) years of age at the time of appointment to the class.
ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENT FOR THE BILINGUAL SPECIALTY – Sufficient training and/or experience to be able to understand and speak fluently and clearly in English and the designated non-English language.