York - Police Officer

Job Overview

Department York Police Department
TypeEntry Level
Job TitlePolice Officer
Salary$68,681 - $88,878
Deadline Jul 1, 2024 11:59 PM Eastern
Registration Fee$35.00
Location York, ME
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York Police Department, ME Police Jobs




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Our agency offers:

  • Highly-competitive pay and benefits package
  • The starting base salary of an Entry-Level Patrolman with the York Police Department is $68,681 and ranges to $88,878 for Top Senior Patrolman.
  • Lateral Entry Compensation 
  • Bi-Annual Buyouts
  • Four-day Workweek (10 Hour Shifts)
  • Additional base rate stipends up to $3.15 per hour (Tac Medical, Education, PAT)
  • Physical Fitness Incentives 


Minimum Requirements to Apply:

  • Must be 21 years of age or older, unless the applicant has an associate's degree or 60 credit hours of post-secondary education, in which case the applicant must be at least 20 years of age.
  • Must be a U.S. Citizen or legally able to work in the U.S.
  • Shall be a high school graduate or possess a G.E.D. certificate.
  • Shall possess an active/valid motor vehicle operator's license with no disqualifying convictions.
  • Shall be of sufficient physical condition to perform the essential duties and job functions of a Police Officer, including mandated vision and hearing requirements, in accordance with provisions of the current collective bargaining agreement and state/federal requirements.
  • Shall have no felony or equivalent criminal conviction involving moral turpitude nor be a habitual traffic law violator.
  • Shall be of good moral character, to be determined by a thorough background investigation.
  • Must receive Police Officer certification from the Maine Criminal Justice Academy, within one year of appointment.
  • Must successfully complete required in-service training to maintain certification.
  • Must be able to legally possess a firearm.


Hiring Process:

  1. Written Examination
  2. ALERT Test
  3. Professional Review Board
  4. Physical Fitness Testing
  5. Chief’s Interview
  6. Background Investigation
  7. Psychological Tests and Evaluation
  8. Polygraph Test


Benefits for Full-Time Sworn Police Officers:

  • Paid Academy Training
  • Four Day Workweek (10 hours shifts)
  • Annual Uniform Allowance
  • Bi-Annual Buyouts
  • Yearly COLA with Graduated Steps
  • Vacation / Sick / Comp Time
  • Heath Insurance
  • Overtime and Outside Details
  • 2 In-House Fitness Centers
  • Educational Incentives
  • Maine State Retirement System/ICMA
  • Health Care provided for up to 5 years after retirement
  • 13 Paid Holidays annually
  • Physical Fitness Incentives
  • All uniform and equipment provided upon hire, subsequent uniform allowed pay out of $1,200 per year
  • Specialty Pay
  • Shift Differential (Evenings/Midnights/Weekends)

Career Opportunities and Special Assignments:

York Police Department has the structure and challenges that allow for its officers to experience professional growth opportunities in several aspects of law enforcement:

  • Patrol Division
  • Criminal Investigations Division
  • School Resource Officer Program
  • Drug Recognition Experts
  • Accident Reconstructionist
  • Academy and Firearms Instructors
  • FBI Certified Crisis Negotiators
  • Water Rescue and Harbor/River Patrol
  • Special Response Team (SRT)
  • K-9
  • Federal Task Force Officers
  • Motor Officers
  • Mountain Bike Officers
  • Patrol Designated Marksmen 
  • Drone Pilot/Team

York Police Department Vision Statement:

The York Police Department is committed to providing high quality police services to the community through community partnerships, problem-solving strategies, innovation, creativity, and adaptability to an ever-changing environment. Furthermore, we recognize that our most valuable resource is our employees.

About York, Maine:

The historical Town of York, Maine was established in 1652 and has approximately 15,000 year round residents with an estimated 50-60,000 summer influx of tourists and summer residents. York is approximately 60 square miles with 300 lane miles of road and is located near the NH border between Kittery and Ogunquit.

York Police Department, ME Police Jobs


Please direct questions regarding this position to LERNENWEIN@YORKPOLICE.ORG

Jobs close at 11:59 PM (Eastern) on the deadline date specified, or when the position capacity has been met, or unless otherwise specified in the announcement. If the deadline date is not specified in the announcement, the agency has sole discretion on setting the deadline and jobs may close without notice. It is the applicant's responsibility to thoroughly read and understand the deadline requirements and capacity limits as outlined by the agency.

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