Patrol Officers

City of Saco | Saco, ME, United States

Posted Date 11/11/2022


Do you enjoy serving your community and making a positive difference? Then a career in law enforcement is for you!

The Saco Police Department is accepting applications from candidates who are interested in pursuing a career opportunity that is community-minded and truly rewarding. No prior law enforcement experience is required, and the agency is willing to sponsor applicants to attend the police academy.

We are looking for proactive, professional, compassionate officers who value a positive relationship with the community they serve. If you are still deciding if Saco PD is right for you, see for yourself, and go for a ride along with one of our officers.

Our Police Department has a great relationship with the community and strong support from residents, city council, and city management. We have a new fleet of vehicles, and we will provide the training, experience, and tools needed for you to reach your maximum potential. Officers are provided with cutting edge equipment, uniforms, and all related apparel.

The basic duties of a police officer include patrolling, traffic enforcement, responding to calls for service and addressing community concerns related to crime and quality of life issues. The initial training consists of an 18-week academy, and a field training period.

Compensation and Benefits:

Police officer starting pay: $27.61 per hour with up to 80 hours of vacation.

Other benefits include:

- 12 paid holidays

- 4 personal days

- 96 sick leave hours per year (accrued biweekly)

- Paid Parental Leave (4 weeks)

- $100 annual clothing allowance

- Up to $600 fitness stipend

- Employee wellness benefits

- Educational incentives

- Higher education tuition reimbursement

Visit for more information about benefits including details regarding our health insurance and retirement options.

Opportunities and Specialties:

- Criminal Investigation Division

- Drug Recognition Expert

- Crash Reconstruction

- Drone licensing

- Computer Crimes

- Special Response Team

- School Resource Officers

- Seasonal Harbor Patrol

- Honor Guard

- Firearms Training Team

- Field Training Officer

- Peer Support Team


Must be at least 21 years of age and meet the Maine Criminal Justice Academy (MCJA) entrance standards for education, physical fitness, and criminal history.

Must pass ALERT tests administered by the MCJA and complete Pre-Service Training Program Phases I & II.

Apply Today:

Our simple application process is entirely online. Apply here or visit us at and select Patrol Officer.

Questions? Call the Saco Police Department at (207)282-8214. For more information, visit

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