Application packets, for both departments, may be obtained at the Caln Township Police Department, 253 Municipal Drive, Thorndale, PA 19372, weekdays between 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m., or by download at www.calntownship.org, and the Downingtown Borough Police Department, 10 W. Lancaster Avenue, Downingtown, PA 19335, weekdays between 8:00 a.m. and 12:00 midnight, or by download at www.downingtown.org. A $40.00 (total) non-refundable application fee will be assessed to each candidate, regardless if applying to one or both departments. Please submit a check payable to the Borough of Downingtown, even if only submitting an application for Caln Township.
DOWNINGTOWN POLICE CALN TWP POLICE
All completed applications, along with the $40.00 non-refundable fee, must be returned to the Downingtown Borough Police Department no later than 12:00 midnight on Friday, March 19, 2021. Late submissions will not be accepted. Incomplete application packets will be returned to the candidates for resubmission by the deadline date. Candidates who falsify, intentionally omit, or misrepresent any information during the completion of the formal application process, or any other documents/processes associated with the selection process will be rejected.
Caln Township: Successful candidates must be a U.S. citizen at least 21 years of age; possess a diploma from an accredited high school or graduate equivalency diploma; successfully completed Act 120 training – certificate to be submitted with application packet; possess a valid PA driver’s license by date of appointment; reside within 25 miles of the police department no later than three (3) months after completing a twelve (12) month probationary period.
Downingtown Borough: Successful candidates must be a U.S. citizen at least 18 years of age; possess a diploma from an accredited high school or graduate equivalency diploma; completed 30 college credits from an accredited university or college; successfully completed Act 120 training – certificate to be submitted with application packet; possess a valid PA driver’s license by date of appointment.
Successful candidates must pass physical agility testing, written and oral exams, background investigation, polygraph, psychological, medical and drug testing. Candidates who fail the physical agility test will not qualify to take the written exam.
Candidates must appear for Civil Service physical agility testing and written exam on Saturday, April 3, 2021 at 9:00 a.m., at the Downingtown West High School, 445 Manor Avenue, Downingtown, PA 19335. Dress in work-out clothes, as the physical agility test is first. CDC guidelines regarding COVID-19 protocols will be strictly adhered to. Candidates must present a valid photo identification on the date of the test and have completed the Waiver of Liability.
Please contact the Downingtown Police Department at 610-269-0263 with any questions.
Civil Service Commissions
Caln Township & Downingtown Borough