The Falmouth Police Department is seeking candidates for a police officer opening. A progressive department which embodies the philosophy of community policing, Falmouth is a rapidly growing community of approximately 12,000 residents located on the Southern Maine coast. The Falmouth Police Department has achieved accreditation through the Maine Law Enforcement Accreditation Program (MLEAP).
EXCELLENT BENEFITS PACKAGE: 25-year, two-thirds retirement; competitive salaries and pay steps; Point of Service 200 health plan, life, and disability insurances; 13 paid holidays in addition to vacation, compensatory time, and sick leave accruals; weekly financial incentives for specialty positions, education, military service, physical fitness, and EMT.
ATTENTION BLUE PINS: Lateral entry consideration up to the six-year pay step is $31.40. Hourly rates range from a starting pay of $28.91 with pay step increases every three years. Top step pay is $36.34 at the 21-year step. In addition to promotional opportunities, Falmouth PD offers career development through specialty assignments in the areas of: detectives, marine unit, school resource officers, evidence technicians, traffic enforcement, canine officer, and bicycle patrol.
MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS: Applicants must be 21 years old, with an Associates Degree or the equivalent of 60 hours of college course work or equivalent work/military experience and must possess a valid driver’s license with a good driving record. Applicants must have passed, or be able to pass the Maine Criminal Justice Academy ALERT Test. The successful applicant must also be able to pass a polygraph examination, a psychological test, medical tests, and an in-depth background investigation. A physical agility test will be administered as part of the recruitment process. Any candidate who has taken the MCJA Physical Agility Test on or after June 1, 2022, may submit proof of a passing grade in lieu of attending the physical agility test date. However, all candidates will be required to pass Falmouth PD’s test prior to an offer of employment.
Applications and employment information may be obtained in person at the Falmouth Police Department, 2 Marshall Drive, Falmouth, ME 04105, or by visiting the Department’s website: www.falmouthme.org/police. Completed applications may be delivered in person or mailed to the attention of Chief John Kilbride no later than 5:00pm on October 14, 2022.
The Town of Falmouth is an Equal Opportunity Employer and reserves the right to reject all applications.
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