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Berks County > Police Departments > Kutztown Borough Police Department

Probationary Police Officer – Kutztown Borough Berks County, PA

The Kutztown Borough Police Department will be accepting applications for the position of Probationary Police Officer beginning Tuesday, May 17, 2022 at 8:00 a.m.  The deadline for applications is Monday, June 23, 2022 at 4:00 p.m.


Application forms shall be available to all interested persons at the Kutztown Borough Police Department,  See below or click here. , applicants may also e-mail a request (kutztownpd@kutztownpd.org) or telephone (610-683-3545). However, the Kutztown Borough Civil Service Commission assumes no responsibility for missed filing deadlines due to a delay in the mail or other technical difficulties.

The physical fitness agility test will be conducted on Saturday, June 25, 2022 beginning at 8:00 a.m at the Kutztown Area High School running track (50 Trexler Avenue Kutztown, PA. 19530). For those that pass the physical fitness agility testing the written test will be conducted the same day on Saturday, June 25, 2022 at 11:00 a.m.. at the Kutztown Area High School.


Civil Service Requirements:

·         United States citizen

·         Must be at least 21 years of age at the date of filing application

·         High school graduate or GED 

·         Must have Act 120 or out of state equivalent at time of appointment

·         Must pass any and all written and/or oral examinations

·         Must pass physical agility test

·         Must pass physical and psychological examinations

·         Must be of good moral character and pass extensive background investigation

·         Must have a valid operator’s license

The police department has a policy regarding  visible tattoos, visible body piercings, and visible body art and could disqualify a candidate from consideration based on violation of the policy.  Questions about the policy can be directed to the Chief of Police at: kutztownpd@kutztownpd.org.


2022 Salary:

·         $78,270 Starting

·         $92,327 Current 2022 after three years



·         96 hours after 1 year

·         144 hours after 8 years

·         192 hours after 14 years

·         240 hours after 20 years

·         90 Hours of Holiday time off annually



·         Pension

·         Insurance – medical, dental, vision care, & prescriptions

·         Life insurance

·         Longevity pay, holiday pay

·         All initial equipment, uniforms at no cost to the officer

·         Annual equipment allowance

·         Tuition reimbursement – up to $1,800 per year for approved courses


Kutztown Borough Police Department is an EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER. *Women and Minority Applicants are Encouraged to Apply*



PATROL OFFICER Initial Application 2022.pdf