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Transit Police Officer Information Session - February 23, 2023

January 30, 2023

In preparation for a new Police Academy class anticipated to start in July 2023 - SEPTA Recruitment is holding a Transit Police Officer Information Session on Thursday, February 23, 2023 from 5PM to 6:30PM for candidates interested in learning more about career opportunities as a SEPTA Transit Police Officer. If you are thinking about a career as a Transit Police Officer at SEPTA - this session can help answer any questions you may have.

***See salary and benefits information detailed below!***

Seating is limited to registered participants and is on a first-come first-served basis. Please register TODAY to reserve your seat!! To register - click here. You will be prompted to complete your profile if you haven’t done so already. Provided seating is still available - you will receive an email with your registration confirmation. 

Also - if you have not already applied for the position of Transit Police Officer at SEPTA - please do so now - here. Follow the directions within the posting to formally apply for a SEPTA Transit Police Officer position.

What to expect at the Information Session:

  • General information about Transit Police Officer recruitment: work experience and education requirements, physical fitness tests, background checks and how to apply (Recruiters & Police Dept. Representative)

  • “A Look into the Life of a Transit Police Officer” (Current Transit Police Officers)

  • Review of Police Officer Training Program (Police Dept. Representative)

  • Information on the pre-employment testing for Police Officer (Police Dept. Representative)

  • Employee Benefits Overview (Recruitment Manager)

  • Q&A Session

We look forward to meeting you!


SEPTA Police Officers’ salaries are competitive with Police Departments throughout the Philadelphia region       

  • $56,507 annually - Starting rate for six months at the Police Academy

  • $62,379 annually - After Training to 12 months of service

  • $71,011 annually - 13 to 24 months

  • $74,588 annually - After 24 months of service

  • $77,068 annually - After 36 months of service

  • Top Pay $82,722

SEPTA provides outstanding benefit and retirement programs:   

  • Medical Benefits – Current HMO annual premium contribution = 1.5% of 40-hour hourly rate

  • Prescription Benefits Program (no employee annual premium contribution)

  • Dental Benefits  (no employee annual premium contribution)

  • Vision Benefits  (no employee annual premium contribution)

Additional benefits we offer:

  • Defined Benefit Pension Plan

  • Voluntary Governmental 457B Deferred Comp Plan

  • Life Insurance

  • Tuition Reimbursement

  • SEPTA employment also qualifies for the federal Public Loan Forgiveness Program

  • Paid Time Off

  • SEPTA Transportation Pass – FREE travel on all SEPTA modes of transportation

  • Tremendous training opportunities  


Since 1981, the SEPTA Transit Police Department has been dedicated to keeping customers safe and secure, while protecting SEPTA property and staff.

SEPTA Transit Police Officers are responsible for policing the entire regional SEPTA system, covering an area of five Pennsylvania counties (Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery, and Philadelphia) and three states (Delaware, New Jersey and Pennsylvania).

Nearly 220+ officers serve and protect within the 2,200 square-mile SEPTA service area. There are three patrol districts, allowing officers to easily respond to emergencies while empowering them to quickly make decisions and address local issues.

The SEPTA Transit Police Department extends beyond the regular patrol with units of specially trained officers. These units receive an additional level of training and provide specialized support in policing a public transit system.