West Chester Police Applicant Testing


Minimum Standards

Candidates shall meet the following minimum standards:

  1. Free of any felony or serious misdemeanor convictions
  2. Citizen of the United States
  3. At least 21 years of age
  4. Fingerprinted for local, state and national fingerprint check
  5. Good moral character as determined by a thorough background investigation
  6. Be a high school graduate or possess a GED equivalency
  7. Free from any physical, emotional or mental condition which might adversely affect the exercise of police powers as determined through the testing specified in 37 PA Code § 203.11
  8. Free of illegal use of controlled substances as determined by approved laboratory testing
  9. A valid Pennsylvania driver's license


  1. Running for several hundred yards.
  2. Climbing over obstacles.
  3. Crawling.
  4. Pushing motor vehicles.
  5. Pulling or carrying accident, fire, or crime victims.
  6. Using physical force to apprehend and subdue arrestees.
  7. Withstanding prolonged exposure, as long as eight hours, to extreme weather conditions.
  8. Withstanding prolonged periods of standing and sitting.
  9. Withstanding frequent exposure to stress-producing situations such as encountering persons injured or killed by accidents, crimes, or suicide. 
  10. Dealing with domestic disputes.
  11. Dealing with verbal and physical abuse of the officer, including taunts, insults and threats to the officer, family members, or fellow police officers. 
  12. Communicate effectively with individuals suffering from trauma. 
  13. Operate a motor vehicle for long periods of time. 
  14. Use a firearm effective; and
  15. Fill out written reports in a clear and concise manner.

Physical Fitness

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Now Accepting Applications

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Applications are due by 4PM on October 31, 2023.

When is the Test?

December 2, 2023

After submitting an application, applicants will be provided with more details.

Where is the Test?

B. Reed Henderson High School