Mount Union Borough Police Department

  • Agency: Mount Union Borough Police Department
  • Address: 28 W Market St, Mount Union, 17066 PA
  • Chief:
Phone: 814-542-8822
Fax: 814-542-4738

Mount Union Borough Police Department is located at 28 W Market St, Mount Union, 17066 PA. The Mount Union Borough Police Department phone number is 814-542-8822.

Mount Union Borough Police Department News

Hello friends. It is with a heavy heart that I write this message to you, as one of my final acts as the Officer in Charge of the Mount Union Police Department. After nearly 30 years in public service, with 18 here at the Mount Union Police Department, it’s time. Lifelong friendships, amazing experiences and even horrific tragedies; they were all part of the process that I’ve been blessed to be a part of. Effective January 18, 2018 I will retire from the Mount Union Police Department. To the men of the Mount Union Police Department: Thank you and become the change that you wish to see! Robert K. Lippmann Officer in Charge (Ret) Mount Union Police Department

Our thoughts are with the New Kensington Police Department along with Officer Shaw's family during this tragic time.

Employment The Mount Union Borough Police Department, Huntingdon County, Pennsylvania, is currently accepting applications for the positions of full-time police officers with the Mount Union Police Department. Applicants must be Act-120 certified prior to submitting applications. FULL-TIME POLICE OFFICERS The Borough of Mount Union is accepting applications for Full-Time Police Officers. Requirements include: United States citizenship, valid Pennsylvania driver's license, at least 21 years of age, high school diploma or equivalent, and Act 120 certification. Applicant must be available and able to work all shifts and all days. Applications may be obtained at the Municipal Building, 9 W. Market Street, Mount Union, PA between 8:30 am and 4:30 pm. Qualified individuals must submit cover letter, completed Borough employment application, background investigation waiver, resume, transcript, three professional/personal references, copy of driver's license, and proof of any specialized education, training, certificates, and qualifications. Applications must be delivered in person or mailed to: Mount Union Borough 9 West Market Street Mount Union, PA 17066 Applicants must pass a complete background investigation and an oral and written civil service examination. Competitive hourly wage and excellent benefits package is offered. Information on the Borough of Mount Union and the Police Department may be obtained by visiting the Borough Office, or Applications will be accepted until 4 p.m., Wednesday, October 18, 2017. Civil Service Test will be held at 10 a.m., Saturday, October 21, 2017 at the Borough Office, 9 West Market Street. A check or money order for $35 must accompany the application to cover the cost of the Civil Service Testing. Mount Union Borough is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The following information is being provided for your reference: MOUNT UNION Police Department Requirements Applicants should ensure they meet the following requirements before beginning the application process. Citizenship: Must be a U.S. citizen and resident of the U.S. for at least five (5) years and if foreign born, possess naturalization papers. Age: Must have arrived at the age of Twenty-one (21). Applicants must be prepared to furnish documentary evidence of date of birth. Must be Act-120 Certified Prior to making application for the position. Character: Must be of a good reputation, moral character and habits. Application: Any willful misstatement, falsification or concealment in respect to the application process shall render the same null and void. Subject to the discretion of the board, a person making such false application shall be prohibited from making any future application. Applications cannot be accepted from persons who have been convicted of a crime or from former police officers removed for cause. Eligibility List: At least once every two (2) years, the current eligibility list will be cancelled and new examinations will be conducted for an entirely new list. Driver’s License: All applicants must possess a valid Driver’s License at the time of application and appointment. Elements of the Selection Process Written application Oral interview Certification by Police Civil Service Board Background investigation Psychological exam Medical exam Approximate Expected Duration of the Selection Process The selection process may last approximately two to 24 months. The Mount Union Borough Police Department is an equal opportunity employer.

On this day in 1923, three officers were shot in Mount Union Borough. Chief of Police Charles McConaughy succumbed to a gunshot wound sustained while he and two other officers attempted to arrest a man who had shot at another citizen earlier in the afternoon. Chief McConaughy, along with another borough officer and a Pennsylvania Railroad police officer, had gone to the man's home near the corner of North Jefferson Street and Grant Street to arrest him. As they placed handcuffs on him he suddenly pulled away, drew a .32 caliber revolver from his waistband, and opened fire, striking Chief McConaughy and the other borough officer. The railroad police officer began struggling with him and was shot once in the arm before Chief McConaughy was able to prop himself up and fatally shot the subject. All three officers were taken to J.C. Blair Memorial Hospital where Chief McConaughy succumbed to his wounds the following day. Chief McConaughy had served in law enforcement for 12 years as a police officer and constable in Mount Union Borough. He was survived by his wife, two children, and two sisters. Rest easy, brother. We will never forget your service and sacrifice to the Borough of Mount Union. We'll take it from here.

Congratulations to Officers David Buseck and Justin Inch on your promotions to the rank of Corporal! Thank you for all that each of you do, and I'm looking forward to running the agency with both of you in the rank structure! Rob Lippmann, Officer in Charge

This dog was found wandering around the north end of Mount Union. If you know who owns this dog, please contact the Mount Union Police Department at 814-643-3960. Thank you!

I'd like to congratulate the candidates that attended tonight's oral board as they progress through our hiring process, and to continue to wish them the best of luck as they continue through the process! Cpl. Rob Lippmann, OIC

We are pleased to report that today we returned 112.2 pounds of unused, expired, and unwanted prescription drugs to the National Guard for disposal as part of the National Prescription Drug Take Back program! That's a LOT of pills that are now safely off the streets, are being disposed of properly, won't wind up in our waterways, and won't wind up in the hands of someone that isn't supposed to have them! Thank you for participating in the Med Return program with the Mount Union Police Department!

Happy Memorial Day! Please take a moment on this day (and EVERY day) to remember America's heroes!

A fine group of candidates showed up this morning to partake in the written civil service exam for the Mount Union Police Department entry level police officer position! Hopefully, you each scored well and will continue on in the hiring process. I look forward to meeting with the top candidates during the background investigation portion and getting to know you, individually. Best wishes for successful outcomes, and good luck in the process! Cpl. Robert Lippmann Officer in Charge

We would like to wish the candidates taking today's employment exam for the position of Police Officer with The Mount Union Police Department good luck on the test!

Take your keys, lock your doors, remove your valuables! In this day and age, it's rather common to hear these words but oftentimes they're overlooked! We've had several reports of vehicle break-ins over the past several days, and there's one common theme - they were all unlocked, and some with keys left in the vehicle. Please remove your valuables, take the keys with you and lock your doors! Secure what's yours!

Happy Mother's Day to all of the moms out there! Mom's are truly special people in our lives, and we'll be sure to show our appreciation for mom today!