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.

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. 

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