Patrol Officer - Town of Scarborough

Come join our team of dynamic and progressive Officers! Our new state-of-the-art Public Safety facility is open and ready.

WHY SCARBOROUGH POLICE: Scarborough Police is a community-oriented department that thrives on serving our 21,000-plus residents. Our new state of the art public safety building includes a fitness center, crime lab, and training rooms. Scarborough Police offers many specialty positions, including Federal and State Drug task force officers, Maine Drug Enforcement, SWAT, Honor Guard, School Resource Officers, Special Enforcement, K9 officers, Community Resource Officers, Traffic Enforcement Officers, Drug Recognition Experts, Motorcycle Officer, Drone Pilots, etc.
ATTENTION BLUE PINS AND LATERAL APPLICANTS: Scarborough Police is seeking motivated people who want to be part of our growing department.  We will offer an expedited hiring process to those who are a Maine certified full-time officer or those who hold the equivalent academy from out-of-state. Competitive lateral transfer packages are considered for those who are full-time certified.
EXCELLENT BENEFIT PACKAGE: The Town of Scarborough offers a competitive starting salary of up to $61,000 plus ample overtime opportunities.  The Town of Scarborough provides its officers multiple retirement options, including MainePERS Special Plan 3C (25yr, 66%, NO age), 457b with employer contribution, 401a with employer contribution, as well as Retirement Health Savings. Included with the comprehensive benefits package is paid time off consisting of 13 floating holidays, 8-16 hours/month vacation, 8 hours/month sick time as well as 32 hours/annually of personal time, and compensatory time. Excellent low rate healthcare, dental, vision, income protection and other supplemental benefits are available, such as college stipend, class reimbursement, and physical agility test stipends. 

Position Requirements: A minimum of a high school diploma or its equivalent is required; official certification as a full time police officer holding a license from the Maine Criminal Justice Academy or the ability to obtain such license is required; possession or ability to obtain a valid class C State of Maine Motor Vehicle Operators License. Additionally, candidates must have strong personal computer skills as well as the ability to apply knowledge of current research and theory in the specific field. Candidates will be required to establish and maintain effective working relationships with members of the community, the police department, and other agencies. Candidates are required to have the ability to speak clearly and concisely both in oral and written communication. Any equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered at the Town’s discretion.
Applications must be received by Monday, October 11, 2021.  Apply online:

For additional information call (207) 730-4025 or email 

-Equal Opportunity Employer-
Scarborough is a diverse community with a commitment to the quality of life and the environment.  Scarborough offers lovely sandy beaches and the rocky coastline made famous by a local artist, Winslow Homer. The largest saltwater marsh in Maine is located within our boundaries along with Rachel Carson Wildlife lands. We are a suburban community that offers open spaces, parks and recreational areas for our residents and visitors.

Scarborough is conveniently located in Cumberland County in southern Maine, approximately 7 miles south of the City of Portland. It is just a short drive to Portland and the Maine Mall with easy access to the Maine Turnpike, Portland Jetport and now passenger rail service to Boston and points south. The Scarborough Town Hall is located at 259 U.S. Route 1, just south of the junction of Route 1 and Black Point Road/Gorham Road.

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