Police Mission Statement
We the members of Falls Township Police Department believe that the protection of life, property and the preservation of peace are the primary goals of our organization. We recognize our responsibility to deliver a feeling of security to our citizens by providing quality Police services while protecting each individual’s constitutional rights.
We will attain this goal by engaging in a more active community Policing role, encouraging the participation of our citizens in finding solutions to problems of mutual concern, to enhance the quality of life our residents and visitors. We will continually strive to promote the public trust in us by exhibiting the highest level of integrity and ethics.
We will support each other and a climate of mutual trust and respect, always seeking excellence in the performance of our duties and in each other. While enforcing the Law, we will treat others with the dignity, respect and courtesy they deserve without regard of our own personal feelings or prejudices.
We must all work to foster a department environment which is conductive to individual growth. To accomplish this, educational opportunities and resources to enhance each member’s professionalism will be provided as need, which is necessary for the continued success and improvement of our department.
Candidates are selected from the consortium testing that is sponsored by the Police Chief’s Association of Bucks County and the Bucks County Public Safety Training Center. The testing is conducted several times annually and the consortium represents 21 police departments in Bucks County. The consortium testing includes a physical agility test and a written examination.
An oral examination and a background investigation will be conducted by the Falls Township Police Department. Canidates sucessfully completing the process will be placed upon the Falls Township Police Officer Eligibility List. The list is active for one year. If offered employment, the candidate must pass a physical and psychological examination.
Requirements for Falls Township Police Officer:
- At least 18 years of age
- High School Diploma or G.E.D. or acceptable equivalency
- Citizen of the United States
- Good physical condition and moral character
- Current license to operate a motor vehicle in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
- Residency in PA and within 30 miles of Falls Township Municipal Building within 1 year of hiring
- Out of State applicants must have a valid Pennsylvania Driver’s License within 30 days of hiring
For more information on the consortium testing contact:
Bucks County Police Training Center
1760 E. Easton Rd. Doylestown, PA 18901