WE ARE HIRING

The Eastern Berks Regional Police Department is seeking applications for the position of full-time probationary police officer. The Department serves Colebrookdale Township and the Boroughs of Boyertown and Bechtelsville in Berks County, PA, and embraces a community focused, problem-solving approach to policing. We are continually working to build and maintain our reputation as an effective, professional organization, and to earn the trust and respect of the community. We are seeking to recruit highly motivated, disciplined candidates who are eager to be challenged, and to engage with the department and the community. Prospective applicants should be looking to grow professionally and personally as an individual, while also functioning as a member of a team to help achieve organizational goals and objectives.


Eligible candidates must:


Be at least 21 years of age at time of appointment,
Be high school graduates or equivalent,
Be Act 120 certified prior to appointment,
Have a valid PA Driver’s License, and record that demonstrates history of safe driving,
Be able to pass a comprehensive background investigation,
Be physically and mentally fit to perform the full duties of a police officer according to MPOETC standards

Additionally, ideal candidates will:


Have good oral and written communication skills,
Have good interpersonal skills,
Have sound judgement and decision-making skills,
Be able to accept and apply constructive criticism,
Be adaptable and innovative,
Be highly disciplined and self-controlled,
Be a team player, but also capable of working and thinking independently
Be highly committed to organization mission, objectives, and core values

Starting salary for 2023 is $64,952, and a top rate (1st class) officer with two full years of service with the Department in 2023 will be at $92,732. Competitive benefits package includes but is not limited to fully paid family medical, dental and vision coverage, defined benefit pension plan, paid vacation, personal and sick time, and holiday pay.


A written exam is scheduled for Saturday November 19, 2022 at 9:30 AM at Boyertown Borough Hall (Lower Level), 100 S. Washington Street Boyertown, PA 19512. Applications must be submitted by 4:30 PM Friday November 4, 2022 to be eligible to participate in the written exam. THERE IS NO APPLICATION FEE. Applications and additional information and instructions may be obtained from Mrs. Daniann Rohrpasser at 16 W. Philadelphia Avenue Boyertown, PA 19512, Phone: 610-369-3050, e-mail drohrpasser@easternberkspd.org

Announcement

The Eastern Berks Regional Police Department is excited to announce the arrival of bike uniforms for its 3 officers that are certified by the International Police Mountain Bike Association (IPMBA). Starting this week residents of Boyertown Borough, Colebrookdale Township, and Bechtelsville Borough will begin to see these officers conducting bike patrol through their neighborhoods. Please feel free to flag them down to discuss any questions or concerns you may have, or to merely say hello! This marks one more step towards providing quality service to our residents, and to continue building on to the positive community relations we strive to build.

We also want to thank the Berks County Community Foundation for their award to us of a $5,000 grant from their Boyertown Area Charitable Giving Program, for the purchase of four new patrol bikes! This grant will enable us to expand and continue our bicycle patrol program into the foreseeable future.

Chief’s Welcome Message:

Welcome to the web site of the newly established Eastern Berks Regional Police Department, and thank you for your interest in the department and the community we serve. The department was created by ordinances and an intergovernmental agreement jointly adopted by the Colebrookdale Township Board of Commissioners, and Boyertown Borough Council on December 2, 2019, to replace the police departments of the two municipalities. This was a visionary and courageous commitment. The elected governing bodies of the two municipalities recognized the challenges of maintaining professional, modern police service that would continue to meet the needs of the community in a changing society well into the future, and they as well recognized the potential benefits of inter-municipal cooperation as a means of achieving that end. The Borough and the Township share substantial common borders and make an ideal geographic and logistical fit for service by a single policing entity. The Department is overseen by a Regional Police Commission with elected and appointed representation from both municipalities. The Police Commission first met and organized on January 8th, 2020, and the Department went in service and took over policing the combined jurisdiction on June 1, 2020. The new department is headquartered at 16 W. Philadelphia Avenue in Boyertown, and maintained the telephone numbers from both the former Boyertown and Colebrookdale Departments. The police vehicles, uniforms, and building signs got a new look to go along with the new name as we created our new identity, while the dedicated officers from both the former departments continue working together as a single, cohesive unit, to continue serving and protecting Colebrookdale Township and the Boroughs of Boyertown and Bechtelsville. Feel free to check back here for updates. Residents of the community are also welcome to call me with questions, concerns, or suggestions relative to the Department and the service we provide. We appreciate your support and look forward to learning, growing, and serving with all of you.


Sincerely,
Barry Leatherman, Chief