South Portland - Police Officer

South Portland Police Department - South Portland, Maine

Feb 23, 2021

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Application Deadline:
Jul 22, 2021

Salary Information

Entry Level:
$Found in Description annual

Job Description

Integrity * Respect * Service * Fairness * Leadership

The South Portland Police Department is seeking a diverse applicant pool of motivated individuals who want to lead positive change while protecting and serving their community. Currently, we are one of only a handful of departments in the State of Maine that has been nationally accredited by The Commission of Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA).

Certified Officers will receive preference and will be compensated for prior experience As you progress through your law enforcement career with South Portland, you will have the opportunity to experience new responsibilities, challenges, and achievements as South Portland offers dozens of specialty positions along with numerous promotional opportunities. You will have access to the latest police technology, ongoing professional training, and advanced equipment that will make the job safer and more efficient.

Career opportunities include:

• Canine Officer • Detective • SWAT member • Field Training Officer • Crime Scene Technician • Crisis Negotiator • Community Response Unit • MDEA Agent • Dive Team • Motorcycle Patrol • Traffic Specialist • FBI Task Force • Bicycle Patrol • Computer Crimes • Polygraph Operator

The average salary of the first year officer is approximately $52,000 and the average salary of a fifth year officer is approximately $66,000, with both having the potential to make more.

Other Benefits Include:

• Educational Incentive • Specialty Position Stipend • EMT License Stipend • Physical Fitness Stipend • Education Reimbursement • Clothing Allowance • MainePERS retirement with 2/3rds at 25 years • MCJA advanced and Intermediate Certification stipend • Employer Paid Health Insurance • Paid Court Time • Abundance of optional overtime • Start with 5 weeks of discretionary time off.

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Job Requirements

  • Age: 20
  • Education: High School Diploma /GED
  • Experience: Entry Level

All applicants to the Police Department must meet the following minimum qualifications: 1) 20 years old on the date of application; 2) High School / Secondary graduate or equivalency (GED, HiSet); 3) Hold a valid motor vehicle driver’s license; 4) Lawfully permitted to work in the United States; 5) No disqualifying criminal conduct or conviction(s) (see last page of employment application).

Contact Information

Emma H

South Portland Police Department
30 Anthoine St
South Portland, Maine 04106
phone: 855-720-2777

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