Park Police Patrol Officer

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Job Opening: County Bureau of Park Police
Department: County Bureau of Park Police
Posting Date: August 3, 2022
Starting Pay: $20.19 per hour
Scheduled Hours: 40 hours per week


County Bureau of Park Police is the entry level rank for the department. The Patrol Officer is assigned a shift and patrol duties in the Courthouse Complex, Fair Acres Complex, all County parks, roads, properties, offices or wherever needed throughout the County.

Essential Duties

Under the general supervision of the Superintendent of Police, Captain and Shift Lieutenant, Sergeants and Corporals the Patrol Officer:

Handles incoming emergency calls including, criminal, accidents, medical and maintenance issues with the buildings, parks, roads and complexes.

Assists at the Police Radio Dispatch Desk with phone calls and dispatching calls

Monitors security and fire alarm systems

Makes arrests, enforces County ordinances and PA State Crimes & Vehicle Codes

Assigned to metal detectors and x-ray machines for building security

Provides traffic control

Maintains appearance and equipment

Locks and secures all buildings doors and open areas

Responsible for patrolling 8 hours on the shift as well as working overtime when needed

Detailed to special events such a concerts, shows and sporting events at county parks and properties

When needed, senior officers provide field training for new officers on the shift

Patrols County Parks and fills in other shifts

Other duties as assigned


High school graduate or equivalent

Age 21 or older

Valid PA driver’s license

Ability to pass security check

Act 120 (Municipal Police Training) completion required

Successful completion of six-month probationary period to include qualifying with use of firearm

Residence Requirement: The County of Delaware has a residency requirement for employees. Anyone applying for this job must reside in Delaware County or be willing to move to the County within six months of starting employment.


To apply, please fill out our online application form.

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         Media, PA 19063
  •   8:30AM - 4:30PM
           Monday - Friday
  •   610-891-4000

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