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Police Officer - Caribou

Start Date: May 14, 2024 | End Date: November 10, 2024
County: Aroostook County
Job Type: Public Safety - All, Public Safety - Police

The Caribou Police Department is accepting applications for a full time Police Officer. Applicant must have a high school diploma, 200-hour police course certificate (or be in the process of obtaining the Law Enforcement Pre-Service certificate) and will be required to pass the Maine Criminal Justice Academy prescribed physical aptitude test, oral examinations, physical and psychological examination and criminal background check, including a polygraph examination. Applicant must hold a valid Maine driver’s license and have an excellent driving record. Any of the following would be a plus: Associate or Bachelor Degree in Criminal Justice, Academy Blue Pin or law enforcement experience.

The Caribou Police Department operates on a 12-hour schedule-3 on/3 off and offers competitive wages with excellent health benefits. New union contract effective January 1, 2023 includes 25-year Maine State Retirement with no minimum age at 66 2/3% or participation in ICMA (both include participation in Social Security), increased pay rates, lateral transfers (for pay based on years of experience) and increased sick time accrual. Overtime opportunities consist of regular overtime and special details, including ATV patrols; Homeland Security patrols; Bureau of Highway Safety-enforcement details; underage drinking enforcement; and others.

The City of Caribou is an equal opportunity employer and is also in the process of building a NEW police station.

If you have questions, you can call 493-3301 and speak with a Sergeant.

Applications are available at the Caribou Police Department and online at under employment application.

Please submit application, resume and cover letter to:

Chief Michael Gahagan

Caribou Police Department

25 High Street

Caribou, ME 04736