The Application period for submitting applications has CLOSED. The SARPD is currently in the process of certifying a new hiring list. Current Applicants please see the test results tab for results of the 9/30/20 written test.




Hiring Announcement

Stroud Area Regional Police Department is currently accepting applications to establish a hiring eligibility list. Applicants must have Act 120 certification upon appointment (persons currently attending or soon attending a police academy are encouraged to apply). The written test will be given on Wednesday September 30th, 2020 at 6p.m. at the Stroudsburg Middle School.

Anyone interested in applying to SARPD must download a Pre-Test Application Packet, and submit your application, along with a $75.00 check or money order payable to Stroud Area Regional Police, 100 Day Street, East Stroudsburg, PA 18301, no later than 5 PM on Friday, September 25th  2020.  Applications can also be picked up at our headquarters, Monday through Friday, 8 am to 4 pm.

Applicants who score a 70% or higher on the written test will be asked to proceed on to the physical ability test currently scheduled on Saturday October 17, 2020 at 9AM. Applicants passing the physical ability test will then proceed on to the oral interview stage of the hiring process. After successful completion of the written test, the physical ability test and the oral interview- applicants are ranked by final score. The hiring list is then certified by the police commission for hiring. 

Minimum Job Requirements:

  • Must be a U.S. Citizen

  • Must be Act 120 Certified at time of appointment

  • Must be 21 years of age at time of appointment

  • Must possess a high school diploma or equivalent

  • Must possess a valid Pennsylvania driver’s license at time of appointment

  • Have a primary residence within a fifty (50) mile radius of our department at time of appointment

  • Must meet all Municipal Police Officer’s Education and Training Commission required background, physical and psychological standards


Salary and Benefits

  • $52,053.00 as a Probationary Employee.

  • Top paid patrol officer is currently at $76,868 plus longevity pay after 5 full years of service.

  • Vacation Leave

  • Sick Leave

  • Bereavement Leave

  • Personal Time

  • Comp. Time

  • 11 paid holidays

  • Pension Plan

  • Deferred Compensation Plans

  • Life Insurance Coverage

  • Education Incentive

  • Health, dental and vision for the Officer and his family.



SARPD History

Stroud Area Regional Police Department was formed on May 1, 2000, bringing together experienced police officers from the Stroudsburg, East Stroudsburg, and Stroud Township police departments. Today, SARPD has a $8.7 million operating budget, 50 full-time officers and serves a total population of 34,620 in one of the fastest growing areas of the Commonwealth.

With its 50 police officers, Stroud Area Regional Police Department (SARPD) is one of the largest regional department in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Our coverage area is comprised of 39 square miles, which includes the home to East Stroudsburg University, 2 Hospitals, 2 school districts, the County Courthouse and the County Administrative buildings.  In addition, Route 80 dissects through the southern half of our jurisdiction.