Police Officer – Portland, ME

Police Officer

Portland Police Department

Portland, ME


Police Officer

Portland Police Department – Portland, Maine

Mar 9, 2023

Application Deadline:
Dec 31, 2025

Salary Information

Entry Level:
$54,000 annual

Job Description

Application link: https://selfservice.portlandmaine.gov/ess/ApplicantLogin.aspx?returnurl=~/EmploymentOpportunities/ApplicationEntry.aspx&form=1100&req=265&sreq=3&desc=POLICE%20OFFICER

Portland is currently hiring police officers to attend the August 2023 Police Academy. We are also accepting lateral officer applications on a continuing basis. For more information please visit portland-police.com

LATERAL APPLICANTS: The Portland Police Department welcomes full-time certified law enforcement officers from Maine and beyond. We offer salaries commensurate with years of police service, and our hiring process is expeditious and accommodating. The entire lateral hiring process may be completed in as little as two trips to Portland. To apply, please email your resume and cover letter to our Principal Administrative Officer, Kate Morin, at [email protected]. You do not need to complete this City of Portland application.

ENTRY LEVEL POLICE OFFICER APPLICANTS: Please complete this application and attach your resume and cover letter. Resumes are used as part of the screening process so candidates are advised to submit a solid, professional resume. After submitting your application, visit portland-police.com to see available written and physical fitness test dates and sign up for one.

ABOUT THE PORTLAND POLICE DEPARTMENT: With an authorized strength of 158 sworn officers and 59 civilian staff members, the Portland Police Department is the largest municipal law enforcement agency in Maine.

In addition to responding to more than 80,000 calls for service each year, the Department fields an experienced Criminal Investigations Division including a forensics component, a robust Community Policing Unit, a regional Emergency Communications Center, and a substantial number of specialty teams/special capabilities. Specialty teams include a Hazardous Devices Unit, Dive Team, Crisis Negotiators, Special Reaction Team, and a Canine Unit. Special capabilities include a nationally recognized Mental Health Co-Responder Program as well as accident reconstruction, arson investigation, and victim services. The Department also provides patrol services on Peaks Island and at the Portland International Jetport and assigns personnel to the Maine Drug Enforcement Agency and an FBI Safe Streets Task Force.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS: Be a high school graduate or equivalent and have either two years of post-high school employment or three years of post-high school education or a combination of education and employment totaling three years and have valid driver’s license, good driving record, and good mental and physical condition.

++Accepting applications until vacancies are filled.++

City Benefits – Permanent employees receive a generous benefits package that includes paid holidays; employee health insurance; sick and vacation leave; optional life, dental, vision and income protection insurances; choice of retirement plans; and tuition reduction program with the University of Southern Maine and Thomas College.

The City of Portland is strongly committed to diversity in its workforce.

Women and Minorities are encouraged to apply.

We are an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity employer.

***COVID-19 Vaccine Mandate*** For the safety of our employees and our constituents, the City of Portland requires that new employees be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 prior to the start of employment. Candidates may request an accommodation for medical reasons or sincerely held religious beliefs at the conditional offer stage.

Job Requirements

Age: 20/21

Education: high school diploma or general equivalency diploma (GED)

Experience: none

Contact Information

Kate Morin

[email protected]

Portland Police Department

109 Middle St.
Portland, ME

Portland, Maine 04101

phone: 207-874-8596


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