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Reading Police

Additional Information

The requirements listed for the Reading Police Academy are not the same as those for becoming a police officer for the Reading Police Department. Successful completion of the Academy does not ensure employment with the Reading Police or any other Department. Questions regarding employment should be directed to the Civil Service Board or Personnel Office of the Municipality in which you wish to be hired.

We are an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital or veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, expression, political affiliation or disability.

If you wish to obtain further information and/or an application about the Reading Police Academy, please call the academy at (610) 655-6332 or (610) 655-6308



2020 Projected Cost for Pre-Service Cadet

Non-Refundable Application Fee $50.00
Physical Exam - (responsibility of applicant) 
Psychological/Reading Comprehension Test$250.00
Course Tuition$5,860.00
Cadet Uniforms (2 sets)$141.00
PT Uniform (2 sets) $165.00
Est. Total (Plus Physical Exam) = $6,466.00

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