Why Portland PD?

We are a premier New England law enforcement agency offering the advancement and specialization opportunities of a large department with the community feel of a smaller agency. Portland's unique location on the southern Maine seacoast offers the opportunity to work in an urban policing environment with the option of more rural living. We are the sweet spot located between Metropolitan Boston and the wilderness of Baxter State Park. Recreational opportunities, excellent restaurants, retail options and educational institutions are abundant. And the area offers a safe, welcoming and affordable place to live and raise a family.

Like all police departments, our hiring process is rigorous, but we do our best to make it as user-friendly and expeditious as possible. We keep applicants informed of their progress and what is necessary to succeed in the hiring process.

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Reasons to Apply
We are the largest and busiest local law enforcement agency in Maine.
Opportunities for career development and specialization are many.
Tuition Reduction plan at the University of Southern Maine and other institutions.
Competitive wages and benefits. Good pay, plenty of opportunity for overtime, great health benefits.
Lateral Transfer: Get payroll credit for years of service as a law enforcement officer.
Training, education, state of the art equipment and much more.