We will begin the process to hire new Portland police officers who will attend the January 2017 Maine Criminal Justice Academy class, starting in the Fall of 2016. We will schedule multiple date and times for the written test and the fitness test. Dates to be announced in late summer. We look forward to meeting you soon.  In the meantime, the department will accept applications.
Fitness Testing is also available at the Maine Criminal Justice Academy. You must pre-register. 
 Contact Jim Birth at the Maine Criminal Justice Academy at 207-877-8020 or the central office at 207-877-8000. 
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.