Saco - Lateral Transfer Police Officer or Entry Level Police Officer

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Job Overview

Department Saco Police Department
TypeEntry Level
Job TitleLateral Transfer Police Officer or Entry Level Police Officer
Salary$56,035.20 to $65,478.40
Registration Fee$35.00
Location Saco, ME

Job Announcement

Saco Police Department, ME Police Jobs

Join our team as a Patrol Officer




The City of Saco, with a population of approximately 20,000, has an immediate opening for the position of full-time Patrol Officer. Successful candidates are individuals who demonstrate the ability to ensure the community's stability and safety while upholding the Police Department's values of Professionalism, Accountability, Compassion, and Trust, and helping us realize our vision to be the safest community through professional and compassionate policing.

The City of Saco offers a competitive wage, excellent benefits, and a challenging yet rewarding work environment conducive to personal growth. Learn more about the position by clicking on the job description here. 


The Minimum requirements to be considered for this opportunity include:

  • High school diploma or equivalent;
  • Valid driver’s license with no adverse activity;
  • No criminal record;
  • Good mental and physical condition;
  • Meeting the age requirements as established by the Maine Criminal Justice Academy and have successfully passed both the Physical Fitness and ALERT tests administered by the Maine Criminal Justice Academy;
  • Successful completion of MCJA Pre-Service Training Program (Phase I & Phase II);
  • Preference given to post-secondary education, law enforcement experience, and/or military experience.

Application Process

Applicants selected to move forward in the hiring process must pass an oral board, a complete background investigation, and psychological, polygraph, and medical examinations.

Applicants must submit proof of a score of 42 or greater for the Maine Criminal Justice Academy administered ALERT Test, a passing score for the Physical Fitness Test, and Pre-Service Training. For information on these tests, please contact the academy at (207) 877-8000 or visit

The City of Saco is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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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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