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Spring Garden Township is a First Class Township located in York County in south central Pennsylvania. The Township borders The City of York on three sides is adjacent to the crossroads of Interstate 83 and U.S. Route 30, and has a  population of  approximately 11,974 residents.    In addition to our residents and businesses, the Township is home to Penn State University York Campus, and York College of Pennsylvania.

The Spring Garden Township Police Department is a full-time accredited law enforcement agency consisting of 19 sworn police officers, two parking enforcement officers, and two administrative/support personnel.  The department is a participating member of the York County Drug Task Force, the York County Quick Response Team, and the York County Forensic Team.  Our officers responded to approximately 4,500 incidents and calls for service in the year 2013.  The department was accredited by the Pennsylvania Law Enforcement Accreditation Commission of the Pennsylvania Chiefs of Police Association in 2009. The Department is at the forefront of concepts such as quality improvement and community-police partnership. We are a full-service, professional law Enforcement agency where our police officers can and do make a difference.

As a participating member of the Metropolitan York Police Testing Consortium, we strive to recruit and retain men and women who reflect the diversity of our community and who want to make a difference.  We need applicants who are committed to working in partnership with the community to enhance the quality of life of all citizens while maintaining the highest level of integrity and assuring constitutional rights.  Candidates for the position of Police Officer are chosen from a competitive process based on written, physical, and oral examinations. An applicant must also undergo an extensive background investigation and other examinations as determined by the Spring Garden Township Civil Service Commission and the Pennsylvania Municipal Police Officers’ Education and Training Commission.

To learn more about becoming a police officer, call the police department at (717) 843-0851 or visit the Metropolitan York Police Testing Consortium website at .

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