Transit Police Officers
Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA)

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Post Date: Jan 25, 2023
Job Type: Full Time
Start Date: 01/25/23
Salary: - n/a -
Location: US - Pennsylvania - Philadelphia
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Transit Police Officers

Come join the SEPTA Transit Police Department

Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA) is currently accepting applications for the position of Transit Police Officer in our Philadelphia, PA area system.


SEPTA provides very competitive benefit and retirement programs for our employees:

*Medical Benefits – "Minimal annual premium contribution"

These plans have “No Employee annual premium contribution”:

*Prescription Benefits Program

*Dental Benefits

*Vision Benefits

*Additional benefits we offer:

*Pension Plan / Retirement Savings

*Defined Benefit Pension Plan

* Voluntary Governmental 457B Deferred Comp Plan

*Life Insurance

*Tuition Reimbursement

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

SEPTA is qualified for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) program


**Newly adopted wage rates, put SEPTA Police Officers' salaries on the level of Police Departments throughout the Philadelphia region.

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

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

$71,011 annually - 13 to 24 months of service

$74,588 annually - After 24 months of service

In addition, Contractual longevity payments will take effect after these raises.


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 260+ sworn 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 beat with units of specially trained officers. These units receive an additional level of training and provide specialized support in policing a public transit system.


*Enforces rules or regulations.

*Interviews witnesses to obtain information about incidents.

*Prepares investigation or incident reports.

*Patrols properties to maintain safety.

*Maintains surveillance of individuals or establishments, records information about suspicious objects.

*Apprehends criminal suspects.

*Collaborates with other law enforcement while responding to incidents.

*Investigates illegal or suspicious activities.

*Complies with all Authority and departmental safety and security policies and procedures as well as all applicable job safety responsibilities. Reports any safety concerns, compromises or hazards affecting operations, the public, self and/or other employees. Responsible for personal safety and is encouraged to promote the safety of others.

*Performs other duties as assigned.

*Be at least 21 years of age and a U.S. citizen.
*Must possess a high school diploma or GED,
*Must possess a valid driver's license.
*Must pass the Pennsylvania State (MPOETC) physical fitness requirements
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SEPTA is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.

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