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Transit Police Officer Information Session

July 26, 2022

The SEPTA Transit Police Department is hiring experienced officers and entry-level new recruits.

In preparation for the next academy class anticipated to start in January 2023, the SEPTA Recruitment Department is holding a Transit Police Officer Information Session on Wednesday, August 3, 2022 from 5PM-6:30PM at SEPTA Headquarters (1234 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA, 19107) for candidates who are interested in learning more about career opportunities as a SEPTA Transit Police Officer. Seating is limited to registered participants.

Newly adopted wage rates, put SEPTA Police Officers’ salaries on the level of Police Departments throughout the Philadelphia area. Starting rate for six months of Police Academy - $56,507 annually; after training to 12 months of service - $62,379 annually; 13 to 24 months - $71,011 annually; after 24 months of service - $74,588 annually. Contractual longevity payments will take effect after these raises. Additionally, SEPTA provides very competitive benefit and retirement programs. And there is no residency requirement. 

If you are thinking about a career as a Transit Police Officer at SEPTA, this session can help answer questions you may have.

We have speakers scheduled to address the following areas:

  • 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 (Testing Manager)

  • Employee Benefits Overview (Recruitment Manager)

There will be a Q&A session at the end of the presentation.

If interested, click here to register for this event. You will be prompted to complete your profile, if you haven’t done so already. Register early because seating is on a first come first served basis. 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: Transit Police Officer (0007). Follow the directions within the posting to apply today to join the department that keeps one of the largest transit systems in the country safe and comfortable for ALL who ride.

We look forward to meeting you!