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The Portland Police Department is currently accepting applications for the August 2017 Maine Criminal Justice Academy class. For more information, please go to the Currently Hiring section of our website.

With an authorized strength of 163 sworn officers and 59 civilian employees, the Portland Police Department is the largest municipal law enforcement agency in the state of Maine. We are proud to work in partnership with the community to keep Portland a safe and livable city. "Protect and Serve" is more than just a motto for us; it is our passion.

  1. Portland Police Offering $10,000 Signing Bonuses to Help Recruit New Officers & Telecommunicators

    Portland Police is now offering $10,000 signing bonuses in an effort to help recruit new officers and telecommunicators in the Regional Community Dispatch Center. The Department is looking to hire 10 new officers to start the Police Academy this August. Read on...
  2. Portland Police Chief Honored as Police Chief of the Year by Maine Association of Police

    Portland Police Chief Michael Sauschuck was named Police Chief of the Year by the Maine Association of Police (MAP) last Saturday during its 18th annual awards banquet. Chief Sauschuck received the David W. Pickering Chief’s Award. Read on...
  3. Shalom House Honors Portland Police Department and Portland Recovery Community Center

    Shalom House honored the Police Department’s Behavioral Heath Coordinator, Jo Freedman, and the Portland Recovery Community Center at their annual Shalom House Hope Awards on November 3. Freedman received the Johnson & Korda Innovation Award... Read on...
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