Why Portland PD?

The Portland Police Department is a premier New England law enforcement agency in the largest and busiest city in the State of Maine. A career at the Portland Police Department offers the advancement and specialization opportunities of a large department with the community feel of a smaller agency. Portland PD offers the latest in training opportunities, education, and state-of-the art equipment. Portland’s unique location, on the southern Maine seacoast, offers the chance to work in an urban policing environment with the option for more rural living. For more information on pay plan and benefits, click HERE.

NOTE: There is NO residency requirement for officers. Officers may live within a reasonable distance to Portland.

Portland, Maine Highlights: 

  • Portland is located an hour and a half north of Boston and three hours south of several beautiful parks including Baxter State and Acadia National Park.
  • Portland is the largest and busiest municipal department in the State of Maine and offers an abundance of recreation, highly rated restaurants, retail options and educational opportunities. 
  • Portland PD offers competitive wages and a generous benefit package including tuition reduction at area college(s). 
  • Portland PD Headquarters, located at 109 Middle Street, has an on sight crime lab, in-house firing range, and a fully equipped fitness center.
  • Portland is a safe and welcoming community which offers an affordable place to live and raise a family. 

Moving to Maine? Learn more about Portland 

and it's environment:

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