City of Portland - Police Officer


Police Department



Maine’s largest municipal department is currently accepting applications for police officer.  On-line testing will take place at the Public Safety building in Portland in the near future.  Process will be expeditious and accommodating. 

JOIN THE PORTLAND POLICE and meet the challenges and opportunities of Maine’s largest city.  

For lateral level candidates:  Please call us and let us tell you about our employment opportunities! 

For more information, contact the Portland Police Office of Personnel - 207-874-8588 -  Please be advised that you MUST upload a cover letter and resume to your online application before you will be scheduled to take the entry-level exam

Portland Police Department-Protecting a Great City!  


Accepting applications until all vacancies are filled. 


To VIEW/APPLY for this position please visit our Employment Opportunities page at:  



City Benefits -

Permanent, full-time employees receive a generous benefits package which includes 12 ½ 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.  Part-time employees may receive a pro-rated benefits package which may include some, but not all, of the benefits listed above.


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.


For questions contact Human Resources by email at or 207-874-8624. 

City Job Opportunities Website:




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