We have begun the hiring process and are looking to hire new Portland Police officers to attend the August 2018 Maine Criminal Justice Academy class. Please see below for the latest list of dates and times for the written test and the fitness test. We look forward to meeting you soon. Please call us at 207-874-8596 to schedule.

Entry Level Portland Police Officer Written Exam
at Portland PD, 109 Middle Street:

Saturday April 28th at 9 AM-FULL
Saturday April 28th at 1:30 PM -FULL
Wednesday May 2nd at 4 PM
Saturday May 19th at 9 AM- FULL
Saturday May 19th at 1:30 PM
Tuesday May 22nd at 4 PM
Saturday June 9th at 9 AM-JUST ADDED
Saturday June 9th at 1:30 PM-JUST ADDED

PT Testing at Portland PD, 109 Middle Street (Free for all Portland candidates):

Saturday April 28th at 11:30 AM
Saturday May 19th at 11:30 AM
Saturday June 9th at 11:30 PM

Fitness Testing is also available at the Maine Criminal Justice Academy. You must pre-register. Contact Jim Birt at the Maine Criminal Justice Academy at 207-877-8020 or the central office at 207-877-8000.

Come See Us When We Are In Your Neighborhood! 

Durham, NH at UNH Whittemore Center on Tuesday 4/3 from 11 AM-2 PM
Auburn, ME at CMCC-Kirk Hall on Tuesday 4/10 from 9 AM-1 PM
Paxton, MA at Anna Maria College on Tuesday 4/17 from 9 AM-12PM
Plymouth, NH at Plymouth State University -HUB Classroom on Wednesday 4/18 from 12 PM-3 PM 
South Portland, ME at SMCC- McKernan Center on Thursday 4/19 from 9 AM-12 PM

The Portland Police Department is now offering $10,000 signing bonuses in an effort to help recruit new officers and telecommunicators in the Portland Regional Community Dispatch Center. The new recruits would receive a $2,500 bonus upon their swearing-in, $2,500 upon completion of the Academy and the 14-week field training program, and $5,000 upon completion of a 2-year probationary period. 

Tips for Candidates:

You must submit an application prior to testing. If you haven't already applied, please see our Hiring Process page for more information and application materials.

When you call to schedule your testing session, please indicate which fitness test date and time you would prefer. As a reminder, if you have completed the fitness test within the past year with either the Portland Police Department or the Maine Criminal Justice Academy, there is no need to retest. Please provide a copy of the test if possible on the day of your written exam.

Feel free to contact us regarding any questions you may have. The Office of Police Personnel can be reached at (207) 874-8596 or (207) 874-8588.