Shaler Township Police Department




Starting Salary: $55,730

Applications will be accepted at the Shaler Township municipal building, located at 300 Wetzel Rd, Glenshaw, PA 15116; Monday through Friday from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM.  Online fillable applications are also available and may be submitted via email to or submitted online through Shaler Township's website. 

DEADLINE FOR ACCEPTANCE: Monday, September 7, 2020 – 12 Noon.
Shaler Township Police Officer Application

A written examination will be held on Saturday, September 12, 2020 at 9:00 AM at the Elfinwild Volunteer Fire Company located at: 2807 Mt. Royal Boulevard Glenshaw, PA 15116. Other mandatory components of the test are an oral examination, a background check, a fitness test, a medical examination, a psychological examination and a polygraph examination.

EXAMINATION FEE:  A $50.00 application fee must be submitted with your application OR prior to the Written Examination. All of the following are acceptable forms of payment: online payment through Shaler Township's website, call and pay over the phone, check or money order payable to “Shaler Township”, or cash.
To submit an online payment, please click here.

The Township of Shaler is an equal opportunity employer.

About the Department                        

The Shaler Township Police Department, commanded by Police Chief Sean Frank, is community and service oriented. Our Department is dedicated to enhancing the quality of life of our residents and guests by providing the very best in law enforcement services. 
Shaler Police Badge
The mission of the Police Department is to provide leadership, promote individual responsibility, and maintain peace and order through high quality police services, that are responsive to the needs of the community. We are committed to improving the community’s quality of life through crime control, public safety, and by developing partnerships to prevent, reduce, or eliminate neighborhood problems. We strive to provide police services that are fair, professional, and respectful of the dignity of all individuals. 

Our Police Department is staffed twenty-four hours a day by a staff of twenty-six sworn officers including the Chief, Deputy Chief, two Lieutenants, three Sergeants, two Detectives, one School Resource Officer, and sixteen Patrolmen. The Chief is assisted by a part-time civilian Administrative Assistant and a part-time civilian Records Clerk.

Divisional Responsibilities


Within the department officers serve in many capacities.
• The Patrol Division is the largest and more often has the first contact with the residents.
• The Detective Division is responsible for follow up on complaints and investigations.
• The Traffic Division has two motorcycle officers who in addition to traffic enforcement provide escort and traffic control during parades or dignitary protection.
• The Juvenile / Crime Prevention section is a compilation of several different officers. We have a full-time School Resource Officer assigned to the Shaler Area School District. The officers who handle the Crime Prevention duties are additionally assigned to the Patrol Division.
This is a brief overview of the services offered by the department. For more information, feel free to contact the department.
New 21-7 car
Front of Shaler Township Building