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Full-time Police Officer - Wells

Start Date: February 26, 2024 | End Date: July 01, 2024
County: York County
Job Type: Public Safety - Police

Town of WELLS

Police Officer

The Town of Wells is now accepting applications for the position of full-time Police Officer. We are a pro-active department with a mission to provide quality policing services to our community. We are a beachfront community with seven miles of beaches including state and federal conservation areas. Preference may be given to candidates who have prior law enforcement experience. College degree, technical ability with IT and/or prior military experience is also highly valued. The successful candidate is subject to physical agility testing, an extensive background check and a rigorous training program. The background check will include a polygraph and psychological exam.

Department Specialties

  • Police K-9
  • School Resource Officer
  • Evidence Technician
  • Drug Recognition Expert
  • Forensic Phlebotomist
  • Detective
  • Academy instructor (use of force, firearms, OUI, RAD, etc)
  • Physical Fitness Instructor
  • Community Outreach

Must be at least 21 years of age with a high school diploma or GED equivalent, have a valid driver’s license, good driving record, good mental and physical condition appropriate to the job requirements, and successfully complete the ALERT test and physical fitness test. Our agency will schedule those tests upon application.

For a complete job description, please review on our website.

The Town of Wells offers an excellent pay and benefit package. Effective 7/1/24: $1,271.60- $1,486.12/week ($31.79-37.15/hr) depending on experience (up to the 5-year step) and qualifications. We provide educational reimbursement and other incentives and benefits that include terrific health care and a pension retirement from Maine Public Employees Retirement special plan (20 years / no age) or 401K as well as an incentive-based Wellness Program.



Open until filled; we will begin reviewing applications upon receipt.

Applications for Employment can be obtained by visiting the Town’s website at or the Human Resources Department at Wells Town Hall. Completed applications should be sent to: Attn Human Resources, Town of Wells, 208 Sanford Road, Wells, Maine 04090, or email to   

To be considered for employment with the Town of Wells, applicants must complete the Town’s Application for Employment.  Please do not use the apply online functions provided through Facebook or any other social media platforms.  

The Town of Wells is an Equal Opportunity Employer