Join the Team

Why join the Spring Garden Township Team:

The Spring Garden Township Police Department is comprised of nineteen (19) Sworn Police Officers and four (4) civilian support staff. Our officers respond to approximately 6,000 incidents and calls for service a year. 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 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