Somerset Borough Police PatchEmployment Opportunity

The Somerset Borough Police Department is currently accepting applications for the position of Police Officer. Somerset Borough is the county seat of Somerset County and currently employs nearly 20 police officers. The officers work in many specialty functions including patrol, K9, Traffic, Criminal Investigations, crime scene processing, drug crime investigations, and sex and child crime investigations. The Department is highly involved in the community and is committed to training its officers. Somerset Borough has a permanent population of approximately 8,000, but experiences a daily population of 41,000 due to many factors including being the County Seat of Somerset County, an exit on the Pennsylvania Turnpike and the heart of a county that is popular and recognized for its sport and leisure opportunities.

In evaluating your desire to apply to the department, consider that Somerset is approximately:

  • 30 minutes from Johnstown
  • 40 minutes from Latrobe
  • 50 minutes from Greensburg

Our Hiring Practices

The Somerset Borough Police Department hires both full-time and part-time officers. The first step in applying for each position, or both, is to complete an Application for Employment found at this site.

Full-time officers are hired via the Civil Service process which complies with both the laws and regulations of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the Borough of Somerset. Testing is not always open, however we will accept your application at any time and, for a period of two years of the date of filing, make a reasonable effort to advise you if testing has been initiated. To determine if we are currently testing, you may call 814-445-4596. Part-time officers are not hired via the Civil Service process and you may apply and be considered for this position at any time by completing and submitting the application found at this site. Click for Application >>

Somerset Borough is an equal opportunity employer.

Hiring Criteria

Benefits of EmploymentSomerset Police Department Group Photo - 2009

Full-time Officers
Part-time Officers
Competitive Salary
Yes
Yes
Pension
Yes
No
Uniform allowance
Yes
Yes
Health Care
Yes
70%
Ammunition allowance
Yes
Yes
Standard Overtime
Yes
Yes
Holiday Pay
Yes
Yes
Leave Time
Yes
Yes
Shift Differential
Yes
Yes
Longevity
Yes
Yes

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