Washington Township - 1779
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13013 Welty Rd, Waynesboro, PA 17268

Phone: (717) 762-3128

Fax: (717) 788-0372

Mon-Fri 8:00 am - 4:30 pm


Police Department

Washington Township Police Department

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Administrative 717-762-1447  (Non-Emergency Number)  
FAX: 717-762-9328
Police Dispatch Phone Number to 
REQUEST a POLICE OFFICER – please call (717) 762-1145
For police emergencies – CALL 911

The Washington Township Police Department consists of officers who do a fantastic job to keep
the entire township safe. They routinely do speed checks and regular patrols to keep down the
amount of speeding and 
other traffic violations on our streets.


Washington Township Police Department located in Franklin County, Pennsylvania will be establishing a Police Officer Eligibility list to fill open positions for patrol officers.  Our department proudly serves and protects 40 square miles of a growing, diverse community with a population of over 14, 000 residents and many businesses.  Washington Township borders Adams County, Pennsylvania and Washington & Frederick County, Maryland. 

Physical agility and written test has been scheduled for Saturday May 8, 2021 at the Washington Township Police Department.

The successful candidate must:

  • be at least 21 years of age
  • possess a valid driver’s license
  • possess a diploma from an accredited high school or a GED
  • pass physical agility test, pass written test & pass oral board interview
  • pass physical exam, psychological exam, drug screen, vision exam
  • pass thorough background exam & credit check
  • if not currently Act 120 Certified must be able to attend and successfully complete the required educational requirements to become Act 120 certified
  • must have successfully completed Act 120 Certification OR be able to successfully complete police academy training starting in September 2021

Washington Township Police Department offers a starting salary in 2021 of $53,786.58 along with an excellent benefit package and retirement plan.

How to Apply:

Completed Candidate Contact Sheet and a $35.00 nonrefundable testing fee must be received no later than 4:30 pm on Monday May 3, 2021 to reserve your testing position.

Candidate Contact Sheets and non refundable $35.00 fee can be submitted via:

  • US Postal Service (include check or money order made out to the Washington Township Police Department for the $35.00 for nonrefundable testing fee, Completed Candidate Contact Sheet must be included) Mail to: Washington Township Police Department, 13013 Welty Rd., Waynesboro, PA 17268,   Attn:  Broas
  • Hand delivered to the Washington Township Police Department, 13013 Welty Rd., Waynesboro, PA 17268 Monday – Friday 8:00 – 4:30 (check, money order, cash or credit card accepted, applicable services fees for credit card) for the $35.00 nonrefundable testing fee)
  • Emailed in a word document or PDF to: admin@washtwp-franklin.org The subject line of the email should state “MAY 2021 TESTING”. Upon successfully receiving the completed Candidate Contact Sheet, candidate will be invoiced via Pay Pal for the $35.00 nonrefundable fee (2.9% + $0.30 service fee applies)

Additional questions can be directed to Cindy Broas, Office Manager at 717-762-1447 or admin@washtwp-franklin.org.

Washington Township Police Department is EOE

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PEDDLING and SOLICITING in Washington Township

Did you know…

Peddling and Soliciting within Washington Township requires a permit issued by the Washington Township Police Department and signed by the Secretary of the Board of Supervisors of Washington Township. We want you to know this information because we have had a few calls recently regarding sales people knocking on doors within the Township.

Just this week we received a report of a homeowner who was approached by someone that was advertising “driveway sealing”, turns out he simply painted the driveway with black paint, and the homeowner paid him for sealant, WTPD does not have a permit on file for this person. We also had two reports in the past week of sales people selling magazines and also offering to clean your carpet in an attempt to have you purchase a Kirby Vacuum cleaner, at the time, neither of these people had a permit.

When a permit is issued, pertinent information is gathered from the person requesting the permit, such as name, address, contact info, what organization they represent, what merchandise/service they are “peddling”, this way we have an idea of who may possibly be making or attempting to make contact with our residents and traveling through our community neighborhoods.

If you are approached at your residence by anyone attempting to sell merchandise or a service, you should 
ask to see their Soliciting Permit. If they do not have a permit, please contact our dispatch center 
717-762-1145 so an Officer can be dispatched to locate this person and advise of the requirements to peddle
or solicit within Washington Township. Occasionally we have encountered individuals who are not always up 
to the best intentions, and may be trying to scam our residents.

WTPD wants you to be safe and remember a few things:

  • Every person who is issued a permit is instructed they must have the permit on their person and display it to anyone who asks to see it.
  • If someone knocks on your door, YOU DO NOT HAVE to answer and YOU DO NOT HAVE to allow anyone into your home. Only answer the door if you feel secure.
  • If you do come outside to speak with someone who has knocked on your door, please ensure the rest of your house is secured and doors are locked. We have seen reports of thieves
    working in a group, one person will knock on the door and distract the homeowner while the rest of the group enters the home from another door and burglarizes the home.
  • If someone won’t take no for an answer, or you feel threatened in anyway, dial 9-1-1 for an emergency or contact our dispatch center at 717-762-1145 -24 hours a day.
  • Don’t hesitate to contact the Police if you are unsure. The old saying, “if it sounds too good to be true, it usually is”, is very fitting in these circumstances.
  • If you do contact the police, please try to have a description of the person and/or the vehicle they are driving. WTPD wants you and your family to be safe.

This is taken directly from the Township Code, Chapter 240: Peddling and Soliciting: “Any person(s) who engage in peddling, canvassing, soliciting or taking orders, either by sample or otherwise, for any goods, wares, materials or merchandise upon any of the streets, roads, alleys, walks or public grounds, or from house to house, within the Township are required to have a permit. “To see the code in its entirety, please visit the link below.

If you need Police assistance,
please dial 717-762-1145 NON-EMERGENCY 24 hours a day
OR 9-1-1 for emergency.

Click on the following link to read the Collective Bargaining Agreement between the
Washington Township Police Association and Township of Washington, Franklin County .
The agreement period covers calendar years 2020, 2021, and 2022.

Police Agreement 2020 – 2022