Administrative Lieutenant-Cumberland County Sheriff's Office


Picturesque Cumberland County is the State’s most populous county having a population of 289,977. Its largest city is Portland and the county geographically extends from Casco Bay to the Lakes Region. Cumberland County has the second largest body of water in the state, Sebago Lake, which provides numerous recreational opportunities. The County is the economic and industrial center of the state, having a strong corporate presence of major domestic and international companies.  The County has over 350 dedicated employees, all focused on providing the best customer service to the County residents.  Cumberland County is represented by five elected county commissioners and the county manager runs the daily operations.


Supervises the investigation of all internal and external complaints; investigates allegations of employee and inmate misconduct; supervises the background checks of all prospective employees. Maintain all existing documents and records pertaining to these functions.


  • High School Diploma or equivalent.
  • Graduate of Maine Criminal Justice Academy Basic Police School or equivalent.
  • Accurate report writing is a must.
  • Working knowledge of titles 17-A and 29-A.
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice or related field preferred.
  • Minimum law enforcement experience of seven (7) to ten (10) years
  • Minimum of three (3) year command or supervisor experience.
  • Minimum of five (5) years’ experience in investigations preferred.


  1. Ensures quality and timely background investigations by investigating all potential employee applications forwarded from Human Resources.
  2. Ensures quality and timely investigations of allegations and complaints regarding employee performance, behavior, misconduct, policy and procedure violations, any related concerns in order to resolve disputes, clarify issues and take appropriate action.
  3. Ensures quality and timely investigations of allegations and complaints regarding inmate criminal conduct.
  4. Ensures accurate record keeping by maintaining a secure filing system of all cases assigned and their status in the Internal Affairs office, including Blue Team software.
  5. Reports directly to the Captain of CID regarding all activities by providing a monthly report of the activities.
  6. Determines and documents findings which are ultimately presented to the Sheriff.
  7. Recommend to his/her supervisor that any substantiated employee misconduct that may be a criminal act is referred to D.A.’s Office or A.G.’s Office for consideration of criminal charges.
  8. Review and Recommend if charges against the complainant for unsworn falsification may be warranted.
  9. Appear and testify at any internal hearings regarding employee misconduct. 
  10. Appear and testify at any criminal proceedings resulting from any internal affairs matter.
  11. Track and analyze complaint information on a continuing basis for the following:
  • Identify training needs, policy deficiencies, and help identify areas where the agency can be more responsive or improve services.
  • Notify the Sheriff should the number pattern or nature of complaints indicate a potential problem developing with a particular employee, particular task in a particular area or with a particular group of citizens or groups.
  • Conduct an annual audit and summary of complaints and forward a copy of said summary to the Criminal Justice Academy in accordance with state law.
  • Compile an annual report for the Sheriff containing an audit and summary of complaints and reporting any needs for changes in training, policy or departmental procedures.
  1. Provides assistance to outside agencies, county detectives and legal team with the preparation of reports and collection of pertinent materials with regards to any civil and criminal litigation cases against the department.
  2. Maintain working knowledge of criminal law as well as Office Policies.
  3. Maintains professional and technical knowledge by studying county and local laws and ordinances; attending educational workshops; reviewing professional publications; practicing skills; participating in professional societies.
  4. Contributes to team effort by accomplishing related results as needed.
  5. Supports the county’s safety and health policies by attending required safety training programs; reporting all accidents, and suspected safety hazards to supervisor.
  6. Fulfills job function by participating as an active member in training; participating on county task forces.
  7. Performs related work as required.
  8. Considered to be an essential employee during snowstorms, and the possibility to be called upon 24/7.

This is a full time benefits-eligible position located at the Cumberland County Sheriff’s Office. This is a non-union pay grade 10 position.  Starting pay contingent upon experience.

Application available at and will be accepted until 4:00pm 3/31/2023.


Send completed application and updated resume to:
Human Resource Department
142 Federal Street, Suite 110, Portland, Maine 04101
(p) 207-775-6809    (f) 207-871-8378

Cumberland County is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, or protected Veteran status.

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