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Seeking New Chief of Police

The Buffalo Valley Regional Police Commission (BVRPD) seeks new Chief to oversee department with 15 employees serving Lewisburg and East Buffalo Township in Union County.  The ideal candidate will be a strategic and innovative thinker, having budget and financial management skills and experience.  A self-motivated, decisive leader who maintains an up-to-date knowledge of 21st Century policing trends and best practices, the new chief should be capable of motivating and mentoring rank officers and patrol officers, implementing training programs, and fostering organizational development.  A college degree, and at least 10 years of progressively responsible law enforcement experience, with 5 years in a command/leadership position, is required. Excellent benefits package with medical, dental, and vision coverage, plus vacation package, and competitive salary.  Position is subject to an employment agreement and relocation within a 15-mile commute to the Police Department. For more details and to apply, see https://www.pachiefs.org/jobs


We are not currently accepting applications for Full-Time Officers.  

Hiring Process for New Officers Buffalo Valley Regional Police Department

New Officers hired by the Buffalo Valley Regional Police Department is overseen by a Civil Service Commission. This Commission consists of three (3) Commissioners that must be qualified electors of the area served by the Buffalo Valley Regional Police Department and are appointed by the Buffalo Valley Regional Police Commission.

Eligibility for hiring:

  1. Submit a completed application during the open enrollment period established by the Commission.
  2. Shall be at least 21 years of age at or before application deadline.
  3. Shall possess a diploma from an accredited high school or a graduate equivalency diploma.
  4. Shall be Pennsylvania Act 120 certified or can obtain certification by time of appointment.
  5. Must be a United States Citizen.
  6. Be physically and mentally fit to perform the full duties of a police officer.
  7. Eligible to receive certification from the Municipal Police Officers’ Education and Training Commission (MPOETC) at time of appointment.
  8. Possesses a valid Pennsylvania Operators License at time of appointment.

Selection Process:

  1. Application
  2. Physical Agility Testing
  3. Written Examination
  4. Oral Examination
  5. Background Investigation
  6. Polygraph Examination may be required if background investigation indicates advisable.
  7. Conditional Offer of Employment
  8. Medical/Psychological Examination to include drug screening.
  9. Probation Hiring period of at least one (1) Year from date of appointment.
  10. Permanent Appointment to Patrol Officer