The Portland Police Department is currently accepting applications. Approved applicants will attend the January 2019 Maine Criminal Justice Academy class.


The first step in the hiring process is completion of the application, and submission of a resume and cover letter.

After review of application and resume/cover letter, you will be contacted by a representative from the department to register for a written and physical fitness test. Both the written and fitness tests are administered, free of charge, at Portland Police Dept. Headquarters at 109 Middle Street, Portland, Maine. 

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

The same Physical Fitness Testing is also available at the Maine Criminal Justice Academy. You must pre-register and pay the registration fee to schedule at MCJA. Contact Jim Birt at the Maine Criminal Justice Academy at 207-877-8020 or the central office at 207-877-8000.


Entry Level Written Exam

Tuesday October 16th at 6 PM
Saturday October 20th at 9 AM
Saturday October 20th at 1 PM
Saturday Nov. 3rd at 9 AM
Saturday Nov. 3rd at 1:30 PM Tuesday Nov. 6th at 6 PM
Wednesday Nov. 14th at 1 PM

Physical Fitness Testing  

ALL DATES to TEST with the PORTLAND POLICE DEPARTMENTS FOR PT TESTING ARE FULL. PLEASE CALL MCJA @ 207-877-8000 to schedule your PT Fitness Testing. Written exams are still being scheduled @ Portland Police Dept with the above listed test dates.

To schedule a written or physical fitness test at the Portland Police Department once you have applied, please call (207) 874-8596. 

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Portland Police Department                                                              

109 Middle Street
Portland, Maine 04101

Phone: 207-874-8479

Emergency: 911 

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