Start Your Career with Kennett Square Police Department Today!

Consider a Law Enforcement Career where every day is different and where you will have the opportunity to work hand in hand with citizens to maintain community safety and improve the quality of life for the residents. The Kennett Square Police Department is comprised of professional men and women who focus on community-oriented policing, while maintaining a strong working relationship with our community, residents, businesses and visitors. We are seeking individuals who wish to excel in their career path and enjoy all the challenges of law enforcement services while operating within the KSPD team-based environment. Applicants should have a high level of desire to achieve and thrive professionally and on an individual basis.

Applications for this Full-Time Hiring process will be due back to the Police Department, located at 115 N. Broad Street, Kennett Square, on August 26, 2022, by 4:00PM. The physical agility testing will take place on Saturday, September 24, 2022, at 8:30AM and will be followed by the written examination at 11:00AM. A $35 non-refundable application fee must be submitted with the application. The fee must be paid by cash or check, payable to the Borough of Kennett Square.

Full Time Details

  • Starting Pay $62,475, plus overtime availability
  • Top Patrol Officer’s pay competitive with Chester County Departments
  • 13 Paid Holidays
  • Fitness & Gym benefit
  • Pool Time & Vacation Time (over 4 weeks in the first year)
  • Sick Time (plus payment for unused sick time)
  • Vision, Dental, Life Insurance and Health Insurance with options of PPO or HSA plans
  • Retirement Pension Plan at 25 years of service and 50 years of age with DROP available
  • Additional 457b benefits plan available

Additionally, the Kennett Square Police Department is always looking for Part Time Officers.

Part Time Details

  • Hourly Rate is $28.29 in 2022 and $29.57 in 2023
  • Time and a half pay for Holidays worked

Part Time Applications can be requested can be requested by emailing Chief William T. Holdsworth at

The Borough of Kennett Square is an equal opportunity employer.