City of South Portland - Police Officer



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).


 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:


  • K-9 Unit
  • Detective Unit
  • SWAT
  • Field Training Officer
  • Crime Scene Technician
  • Crisis Negotiator
  • Community Response Unit
  • MDEA Agent
  • Dive Team
  • Motorcycle Unit
  • Traffic Unit
  • 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. 

Certified lateral officers will receive preference and will be compensated for prior experience.


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
  • 5 Weeks of Discretionary Time Off


Download an application at:


Equal Opportunity Employer



FMI, Contact:

Lt. Kevin Gerrish

30 Anthoine Street

South Portland, Maine  04106

                                                                                                           207-799-5511 ext. 7429

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