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Penn State University Police and Public Safety operates under a centralized model which includes 22 campus locations across the commonwealth. Please visit the Penn State Jobs website for all vacancies, including public safety officers (sworn), security officers, emergency management, compliance, and other civilian opportunities.

Note: All sworn officer positions can be found under keyword:police. Do not search by location. We use one posting under the University Park location heading that is recruiting for all of the 22 campuses. If you are selected to move in the process you will be contacted via email for your location preferences. 

The hiring process consists of a candidate qualification evaluation, computerized assessment, oral interview (at the University Park campus), background investigation, medical and psychological examination (at the University Park campus).

The process can take approximately six months or longer to complete. Those who are not selected may re-apply for future openings. PSU will not reject an application for minor omissions or deficiencies that can be corrected prior to the start of the process, however, we strongly sugguest uploading an up to date resume and cover letter as well as filling out the application.


Positions will remain open for application as long as the position remains posted

Start your application at: Penn State Jobs

Penn State is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer, and is committed to providing employment opportunities to minorities, women, veterans, disabled individuals, and other protected groups.

The Pennsylvania State University is committed to and accountable for advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion in all of its forms. We embrace individual uniqueness, foster a culture of inclusive excellence that supports both broad and specific diversity initiatives, leverage the educational and institutional benefits of diversity, and engage all individuals to help them thrive. We value inclusive excellence as a core strength and an essential element of our public service mission.