Police Officer - City of Rockland

Police Officer - Rockland Police Department


Applications are being accepted to fill vacant positions and to establish an eligibility list for a Patrol Officer with the Rockland Police Department. Applicant must be a high school graduate and possess a valid driver’s license with a good driving record.  Applicant must have satisfactorily passed the ALERT Test. Candidates will be required to successfully pass an in-depth background check; oral, psychological, and physical agility tests; and medical and polygraph examinations.

Application and job description are available on this website (www.rocklandmaine.gov) or at the Office of the Chief of Police (see contact info below).


About the Department:

The Police Department overlooks Rockland Harbor, one of the finest shipping and recreational boating harbors on the east coast. A nearly mile-long granite breakwater protects the harbor and lighthouse. The City has a lovely restored library, health care facilities, new schools, museums and an historic Main Street which forms the core of retail shopping, not to mention the large modern outlying shopping centers. Rockland serves as the commercial center of Knox County and is also the County Seat. The Police Department has 17 full-time officers, 1 full-time clerical staff, 1 full-time parking enforcement officer and a part-time animal control officer. Some officers are assigned to bicycle patrol and other specialized duties.

 Applicant Requirements:

The Applicant must be a high school graduate, possess a valid Maine driver's license or have the ability to obtain one within 30 days after employment, and not have a criminal record that would prevent them from obtaining certification from the Maine Criminal Justice Academy (MCJA).  

Candidates are required by MCJA to pass all phases of the Physical Agility Test (PAT), which is the standard physical agility test approved by MCJA.  The City will administer a PAT prior to interviews.  If the candidate has passed the MCJA-administered PAT within four months of the date of the City’s administered PAT, then this requirement may be waived. 

When applying, the candidate shall submit a completed City of Rockland application, a current resum√©, and include copies of the MCJA ALERT test, a Maine Law Enforcement Pre-Service Training Program (if completed) and the MCJA PAT (if applicable).  An application can be obtained by going to the City's website at www.rocklandmaine.gov.

Salary:   $852.86 to $1082.53 per week based on qualifications to start.  A sign-on bonus of $10,000.00 will be paid to candidates who currently hold a full time law enforcement certificate or are eligible to receive a waiver from the Maine Criminal Justice Academy.  This bonus will be paid upon successful completion of the Field Training Program.  Maine State Retirement at 2/3 pay after 25 years.

Benefits:  11 paid holidays plus one floating holiday. Vacation: 1 year = 2 weeks; 5 years = 3 weeks; and 10 years = 4 weeks. Sick leave accrues at 1 day per month. Health insurance is with Allegiant Care. 23% of the monthly cost for the group is paid by employees.  There is Maine State Retirement of which 9.7% is paid by the employee and the City contributes 13.4%. This is a collective bargaining position with the possibility of overtime.

How to apply:  by Mail, Email, Fax, In Person

Contact Info:  Office of the Chief of Police, Attention Sandi Freeman 1 Police Plaza, Rockland, ME  04841. Telephone:  207-594-0317; Fax 207-594-0313; Email:  sfreeman@rocklandmaine.gov  


The City of Rockland is an equal opportunity employer.

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