Police Officer

Technical Area
Emergency Management
Environment, Health, and Safety
Portland Police Department
Portland, ME
United States
Job Summary

Join Maine's largest municipal law enforcement agency and protect a great city.

Full Job Description

ANSWER THE CALL:The Portland Police Department is seeking applicants to attend the Maine Criminal Justice Academy May 2020. With a strength of 166 sworn officers and 59 civilian employees, Portland PD is the largest municipal law enforcement agency in the state of Maine. $10,000 sign on bonus!

ABOUT THE PD: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.

New officers start at a salary of $48,000. This does not include shift differential, education incentive, overtime pay, court appearance pay, or specialty pay.

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, have valid driver’s license, good driving record, and good mental and physical condition.

LATERAL APPLICANTS: The Portland Police Department welcomes full-time certified law enforcement officers from Maine and beyond. We offer salary 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.

The City of Portland Police Department continues to offer a $10,000 signing bonus to new and lateral officers.

An application may be completed on our website (www.portland-police.com) or obtained from the City of Portland Human Resources Department (389 Congress St, Room 115, and Portland, Maine). The application must be accompanied by a cover letter and resume. Resumes are used as part of the screening process so candidates are advised to submit a solid, professional resume. Upon receipt of your application, we will notify you of the next available written test date.

For more information please contact recruitment officer Kate Morin at 207-874-8568


Contact Information kathrynp@portlandmaine.gov