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

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!

To all the young adults going to Mount Union and Southern Huntingdon's PROM this evening make lots of wonderful memories . Please be safe and think smart!

Video of this morning's mock crash at the Mount Union High School, courtesy of MUFD.

We were proud to have taken part in the "mock crash" at the Mount Union Area High School this morning. As part of the prom activities for the day, the MUAHS SADD Chapter, some very talented young adults playing the "victims" of the crash, the Mount Union Fire Company 7, the Newton/Wayne Fire Company 26, the Mapleton (PA) Fire Department, the Mount Union Ambulance Service Station 700, and the Huntingdon County Coroner's Office as well as numerous others that helped showed the Junior and Senior classes what could happen if they choose to drink and drive. The hope is that the demonstration helps to have our youth make better decisions before getting hurt. Our officers will be out tonight during the prom, insuring the safety and well being of all in the Borough of Mount Union as they do every night. We remind you, however that your choices have consequences and sometimes the consequence can be tragic. Please don't drive while under the influence, call someone to come get you instead. Find out more at #ArriveAlive #SADD #MUPD #MUAHS

The Mount Union Borough Office has reported that an individual had made payment for water and sewer service through an online provider called "DOXO". Mount Union Borough does not participate in this provider, and we are unsure if the payment will actually be received by the Borough Office. It appears that the service is actually using an image of the MUPD Patch without our express, written authorization. The only online provider to pay your water bill can be found at as listed on your water bill. Thank you, and please use caution when making payments online to insure that they are being distributed to where they need to go.

Welcome home! Members of the Darkhorse Indoor Percussion Band, representing Mount Union, Huntingdon, and Juanita Valley High Schools have won GOLD in the Mid Atlantic Coast Championships in Wild Wood, NJ Saturday night!! We welcomed them home with a short parade through town organized by the Mount Union Fire Company and proudly attended by the Mount Union Police Department.

Please be aware of the attached fire equipment safety inspection scam. There are several reputable fire equipment inspection services in the area that are able to safely and properly inspect fire extinguishers and fire safety equipment in your business. The moral of the story is, please be aware of who your vendors and service groups are!