Cape Elizabeth - Patrol Officer

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Job Overview

Department Cape Elizabeth Police Department
TypeEntry Level
Job TitlePatrol Officer
Salary$60,000 to $83,000 — dependent on years of experience
Location Cape Elizabeth, ME

Job Announcement


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The Cape Elizabeth Police Department is currently looking for a full-time patrol officer.

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Minimum Requirements 

21 years of age and should have a strong background in law enforcement through education, and/or experience, be able to meet all certification standards as established through the Maine Criminal Justice Academy, including a physical agility test, psychological and polygraph exams, and an extensive background investigation.

Starting pay of $30.73/hour. Blue Pins eligible for lateral pay up to $38.10/hour!

Generous Lateral Hiring Policy. 100% service credit from your previous agency! (Example: Officers with 10 years of experience + EMT certification start at $37.43 / hour and earn 6 weeks of vacation / holiday time annually). Blue Pins are encouraged to apply!

New hires earn 12 vacation days and 14 paid holidays per year.

MainePERS Special Plan 3-C (25 years, no age, 66%) retirement package.

100% Tuition reimbursement for continuing education!


Hiring Process

1. Application

2. Oral Interview

3. Conditional Offer of Employment

4. Background Investigation

5. Polygraph Exam

6. Psychological Test

7. Medical Exam

8. Academy Orientation

9. Basic Law Enforcement Training Program (BLETP)

10. Field Training Program  


About Our Department

The Cape Elizabeth Police Department officially began in 1845 when three constables were appointed to keep the peace in town. Today, the department consists of 14 sworn officers, to include the Chief of Police, one Captain, three Sergeants, one shift supervisor, one Detective, one Community Liaison Officer, six Patrol Officers, one school resource officer, one front counter clerk, and one shared Animal Control Officer. Department strength is supplemented by four Reserve Police Officers and four reserve weekend clerks. At any one time there is a minimum of two officers who patrol and respond to calls for service.

In 2023, the Cape Elizabeth Police Department responded to 10,981 calls for service. In addition to responding to calls within Cape Elizabeth, officers also routinely assist officers in South Portland and Scarborough when needed.
All Cape Elizabeth Police Officers are certified as Emergency Medical Technicians at the basic level. Officers are required to respond to medical emergencies along with members of the Cape Elizabeth Fire Department.

The Cape Elizabeth Police Department promises to maintain the most highly-trained and educated officers within the State of Maine. Officers have numerous opportunities to attend training classes in Maine and New England.


About Our Community

Cape Elizabeth is located approximately 5 miles southeast of Portland, along the Southern Maine coast. Extending 12 miles into the Atlantic Ocean, rimmed by craggy shores and sandy beaches, Cape Elizabeth marks the entrance to spectacular Casco Bay.

Most of the town's residential and commercial activity lies close to the bay's edge. The size of the community is 9,535 acres, or 15 square miles. 2000 census figures put the town's population at 9,068, with a population density of approximately 550 residents per square mile. A suburb of Portland, Cape Elizabeth is the perfect place to raise a family, work, and play.

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