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37 Pa. Code § 203.15. Application packet submission.

§ 203.15. Application packet submission.

 (a)  General.

   (1)  Forms shall be original.

   (2)  Forms shall be typewritten.

   (3)  Signatures shall be original.

 (b)  Application packets. Application packets may be obtained by contacting the Commission at the Commission office. Each application packet shall include:

   (1)  One application form for certification. All questions shall be answered and the appropriate sections completed.

   (2)  Two fingerprint cards—one State Police Applicant Fingerprint Card and one FBI Applicant Fingerprint Card.

     (i)   Only fingerprint cards obtained from the Commission may be submitted with the application for certification.

     (ii)   The fingerprints of the applicant shall be affixed on the fingerprint cards.

     (iii)   Both fingerprint cards shall contain the contributor number PAPSP0100. Criminal fingerprint cards or fingerprint cards not containing the contributor number will not be accepted.

   (3)  One physical examination form.

     (i)   Physical examinations shall be performed by a licensed physician or osteopath as described in §  203.11(4) (relating to qualifications).

     (ii)   The physical examination form shall be submitted regardless of the results of the examination.

     (iii)   At the discretion of the hiring authority, a physical examination conducted in conjunction with police employment may be valid for 6 months and may be used in support of any police employment application during that period. If a change in the applicant’s physical condition invalidates the prior physical examination, a reexamination shall be necessary.

   (4)  One psychological evaluation form.

     (i)   Psychological evaluations shall be performed by a licensed psychologist as described in §  203.11(5).

     (ii)   The psychological evaluation form shall be submitted regardless of the results of the evaluation.

     (iii)   At the discretion of the hiring authority, a psychological evaluation specifically conducted in conjunction with police employment may be valid for 6 months and may be used in support of any police employment application during that period. If a change in the applicant’s psychological condition invalidates the prior psychological evaluation, a reevaluation shall be necessary.

 (c)  Submission of packets. Application packets shall be submitted by the head of the applicant’s employing police department when an officer must attend basic police training or when a waiver of training is requested.



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