The Portland Police Department is currently accepting applications. Approved applicants will attend the August 2018 Maine Criminal Justice Academy class.


The first step in the hiring process is completion of the application, and submission of 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 are completed 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.


Entry Level Written Exam

Saturday May 19th at 9 AM- FULL
Saturday May 19th at 1:30 PM-FULL
Tuesday May 22nd at 4 PM
Saturday June 9th at 9 AM 
Saturday June 9th at 1:30 PM

Physical Fitness Testing  
Saturday May 19th at 11:30 AM 
Saturday June 9th at 11:30 AM

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

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.