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Falmouth Police Officer

Start Date: May 10, 2024 | End Date: July 10, 2024
County: Cumberland County
Job Type: Public Safety - Police

The Falmouth Police Department is seeking candidates for a police officer opening. A progressive department which embodies the philosophy of community policing, Falmouth is a rapidly growing community of approximately 12,000 residents located on the Southern Maine coast.

EXCELLENT BENEFITS PACKAGE: 25-year, two-thirds retirement; competitive salaries and pay steps; Point of Service 200 health plan, life, and disability insurances; 13 paid holidays in addition to vacation, compensatory time, and sick leave accruals; weekly financial incentives for specialty positions, education, military service, physical fitness, and EMT. The department has a modern police facility, its own communications center, and an on-site gym for department personnel.

ATTENTION BLUE PINS: Lateral entry consideration up to the 12-year pay step is $36.15 with front- loaded vacation time. Hourly rates range from a starting pay of $31.79 with pay step increases every three years. Top step pay is $38.89 at the 21-year step. In addition to promotional opportunities, Falmouth PD offers career development through specialty assignments in the areas of: detectives, marine unit, motorcycle unit, school resource officers, evidence technicians, traffic enforcement, K-9 handler, and bicycle patrol. 

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS: Applicants must be 21 years old, in good health, with an Associates Degree or the equivalent of 60 hours of college course work or equivalent work/military experience and must possess a valid driver’s license with a good driving record. Applicants must have passed, or be able to pass the Maine Criminal Justice Academy ALERT Test and Physical Agility Test. The successful applicant must also be able to pass a polygraph examination, a psychological test, medical tests, and an in-depth background investigation. 

Applications and employment information may be obtained in person at the Falmouth Police Department, 2 Marshall Drive, Falmouth, ME 04105, or by visiting the Department’s website: Applications will be reviewed upon receipt.