Bucks County Police Association - faqs

Frequently Asked Questions

 

How do I become a member of the Bucks County Police Assoc.?

How do I become a police officer in Bucks County?

How do I become a corrections officer?

Who can use the Bucks County Police Association Range?

I received a call concerning a donation.  Is this a legitimate call?

 


How do I become a member of the Bucks County Police Assoc.?

 

The B.C.P.A. has four levels of membership. 

Active members are those individuals who presently or formally   were members of a law enforcement agency.

Associate members can be anyone from the community and must be endorsed by a member in good standing.

Departmental membership is available only to law enforcement agencies in Bucks County and allows their officers and agents access to the associations range and classroom facilities. 

Life members are those who have been members of the Association for over 20 years and have maintained their status as dues paying members.

Only those who are life and active members are eligible for insurance benefits and all dues must be up to date.

 

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How do I become a police officer in Bucks County?

The majority of the police departments in Bucks County participate in the Bucks County Police Chiefs Association consortium examination.  This examination tests the individuals physical and mental skills.

The physical component uses the standards established at the 40th percentile by the Municipal Police Officers Education and Training Commission while the written examination is a standardized test supplied by the Penna. Chiefs of Police Association and measures the individuals reading, math and English skills.

Testing is done on an “as needed” basis.  For more information go to the County of Bucks website under Emergency Services and Police Training.

Should you wish to attend the Police Academy, Temple University and Montgomery County Community College are your nearest providers.

 

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How do I become a corrections officer?

Please contact the Human Resources department in the County of Bucks for more information.  The County’s website will provide you with the details.

 

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Who can use the Bucks County Police Association range?

Only members whose dues are current may use the range.  Arrangements for scheduling the range are made through the Bucks County Police Training Center.  For further information or to schedule range dates, please contact Harry McCann, Director Bucks County Law Enforcement Training at (215) 340-8410.

 

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I received a call concerning a donation.  Is this a legitimate call?

Yes.  The B.C.P.A. is an 501 (C) (4) organization and must solicite to maintain its 23 ½ acre facility, classrooms and range.  All solicitations are done by a professional organization following a script evaluated and approved by the Penna. State Attorney General’s office.  Should you have any questions or issues concerning the solicitation, please contact any Board member.

 

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