South Portland Police Department

Chief Daniel J. Ahern
Address 30 Anthoine Street
South Portland ME 04106
Phone 207-874-8575

Current Openings

Open Jobs Salary Deadline
South Portland - Police Officer $60,000 to $80,000 depending on years of certification December 31, 2024


Integrity * Respect * Service * Fairness * Leadership

The South Portland Police Department is seeking a diverse applicant pool of motivated individuals who want to lead positive change while protecting and serving their community.  Currently, we are one of only a handful of departments in the State of Maine that has been nationally accredited by

The Commission of Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA).

As you progress through your law enforcement career with South Portland, you will have the opportunity to experience new responsibilities, challenges, and achievements as South Portland offers dozens of specialty positions along with numerous promotional opportunities.  You will have access to the latest police technology, ongoing professional training, and advanced equipment that will make the job safer and more efficient.

Career opportunities include:

Canine Officer


SWAT member

Field Training Officer

Crime Scene Technician

Crisis Negotiator

Community Response Unit

MDEA Agent

Dive Team

Motorcycle Patrol

Traffic Specialist

FBI Task Force

Bicycle Patrol

Computer Crimes

Polygraph Operator

The average salary of the first year officer is approximately $55,000 and

the average salary of a fifth year officer is approximately $66,000, with both having the potential to make more. 

Certified lateral officers will receive preference and will be compensated for prior experience.

Other Benefits Include:

Educational Incentive

Specialty Position Stipend

EMT License Stipend

Physical Fitness Stipend

Education Reimbursement

Clothing Allowance

MainePERS retirement

with 2/3rds at 25 years

MCJA advanced and Intermediate Certification stipend

Employer Paid Health Insurance

Paid Court Time

Abundance of optional overtime

Start with 5 weeks of discretionary time off.


Equal Opportunity Employer

FMI, contact:

Sgt. Shane Stephenson

30 Anthoine Street

South Portland, Maine  04106 (207)799-5511 ext: 7224

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