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Police Department Employment Opportunities

The written test for the position of Police Officer is scheduled:

9 am - noon Saturday, October 6, 2018
Park Forest Middle School
2180 School Drive
State College, PA

Please follow the links below for information about the position, applicant requirements, and the employment application.

Police Career Opportunities
Employment Announcement
Applicant Requirements
Ferguson Township Employment Application

Please submit an application no later than 5 pm Wednesday, October 3. You may email your completed application to Please note: Each application requires a non-refundable $25.00 application fee payable by check or money order. You can drop off your application and payment at the Ferguson Township Municipal Building, 3147 Research Drive, or mail to the attention of the Human Resources Administrator, Ferguson Township Municipal Building, 3147 Research Drive, State College, PA 16801. If the fee creates a hardship, please contact the department for scholarship opportunities.

Employment with Ferguson Township

As an applicant for employment with Ferguson Township, it is important that you know about the Township’s Mission, Vision and Core Values. To be successful and contribute to the Township’s operations, an employee must be able to embrace these principles.

If you have the talent and motivation to pursue a career with our growing municipality, we want to hear from you. Before crafting your response, carefully consider whether you can commit to honoring the Township's Mission, Vision and Core Values that define our personality, what we stand for, what we expect and what we desire:

Mission Statement

It is Ferguson Township’s mission to provide efficient, cost effective, professional services to our residents in a fair, cooperative, ethical and honest manner. The Township will endeavor to manage its resources allowing planned, sustainable growth while preserving the quality of life and its unique characteristics.

Vision Statement

The Township will strive to appropriate staff and resources to maintain the infrastructure in acceptable condition, provide exemplary service, keep Township operations financially stable and keep pace with technology. As a result, the Township can continue to be a leader and model for the Centre Region and other Home Rule municipalities.

The Township is considered a "Best Place to Live" because of the high quality of life created in part through a sense of place achieved through the development of a vital town center, a strong diversified community, an effective transportation system, a rural/small town atmosphere and the location and availability of open space. The Township will continue to preserve environmentally sensitive areas.

Core Values

We value:

  • Ethical and honest behavior
  • Teamwork
  • A clean and safe environment
  • Effective, efficient, professionalism in delivering services to our residents.
  • Managing our resources wisely
  • Preserving the unique character of the Township
  • Partnering with our neighboring municipalities to provide cost-effective services