York - Reserve Officer

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Department York Police Department
Job TitleReserve Officer
Registration Fee$35.00
Location York, ME

Job Announcement

York Police Department, ME Police Jobs


Now Seeking Applications for the

2023 Summer Reserve Officer Position

York PD is one of the most progressive law enforcement agencies in New England

Minimum Requirements:

  • Must be 21 years of age or 60 or more credit hours
  • U.S. Citizen
  • Vision correctable to 20/20
  • High School Diploma/G.E.D.
  • Valid Driver's License

Applicant must successfully complete:

  • Oral interview board
  • Firearms Qualification
  • Background investigation
  • Polygraph Examination
  • Medical clearance
  • York Police Dept. Reserve Officer Training
  • MCJA ALERT test
  • MCJA Physical Agility test
  • Phase I MCJA 40 hour online training
  • Phase II MCJA 80 hour classroom instruction Phase III 80 hour Field Evaluation

The town of York is a coastal community in southern Maine, encompassing (56) fifty-six square miles. York enjoys a year-round population base of 15,000 with tourist influx of 50,000 to 60,000. The town has an extensive colonial heritage and is dedicated to promoting tourism through numerous parks, several beautiful beaches, and a large harbor area.

The York Police Department is a progressive law enforcement agency of twenty-eight (28) full-time officers, fifteen (15) reserve officers, three (3) community service officers, eight (8) full-time communications specialists and a support staff of four (4). Our department utilizes a progressive community policing philosophy in providing patrol, investigative, and community resource services.

The York Police Department utilizes both uniformed mountain bike and foot beat patrols for coverage of the more populated areas in York. Officers are encouraged to participate in all aspects of the agency and in many of the community related programs the department offers during the year. This allows officers to enhance their own abilities and build their resumes for future full time employment.

The York Police Department has ten (10) reserve police officer positions open for the 2023 summer season. These positions will be filled with those who are seeking approximately fourteen weeks of practical field experience and formal training.

The York Police Department offers competitive pay, time and a half after forty hours, and pays per diem for various training courses. Applicants will attend, or have successfully competed, the Maine Criminal Justice Academy Law Enforcement Pre-Service Training. Successful completion certifies an individual as a Reserve Officer in Maine. All officers receive the opportunity to attend additional in-service training. The department pays all costs for training, uniforms and equipment necessary to perform your duties. Reserve Officers are able to work outside details at $36.00 an hour in addition to your regular assigned duties.

Successful candidates must complete a physical agility test, ALERT test, polygraph examination, background check, and complete the Maine Criminal Justice Pre-service Academy. Phase I is an online course with the final test being held in May 2023. Phase II will be the first two weeks of June 2023. Successful completion will result in a Law Enforcement certificate for the State of Maine. Candidates are also required to complete 100 hours of York Police Department in-service training.

All applicants attending the Maine Criminal Justice Academy Law Enforcement Pre-Service Training program will be required to pay for this training upfront and will be reimbursed upon successful completion of all our hiring requirements. Please see instructions to the Applicant.

The York Police Department pays for and supplies all uniforms, weapons and equipment at no cost to the successful candidates.

The York Police Department is presently seeking qualified applicants for our program. Reserve officers are employed on a 40 hour work week full time basis from June through Labor Day. Additional shifts and details are usually available to be worked during the off season.

The Town of York is an equal opportunity employer.

York Police Department, ME Police Jobs

Please direct questions regarding this position to mmavery@yorkpolice.org

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