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Police Officer - South Berwick

Start Date: June 05, 2024 | End Date: December 02, 2024
County: York County
Job Type: Public Safety - Police

Full-Time Police Officer Positions


The South Berwick Police Department is currently accepting applications for three (3) full-time police officers to join our unionized team of professionals.  The Chief’s ideal candidates will be highly motivated and have excellent interpersonal skills.  We are seeking candidates who possess a strong community policing mindset that compliments their law enforcement experience, training, and education. 


We are excited to announce that the successful candidates will join us at our new facility which opened in 2019.  The facility suits the professional expectations of today and is designed to meet the operational needs of the future.  This unique small-town setting offers a magnitude of training opportunities and certifications across the spectrum of law enforcement. 



Must be at least 21 years of age, have passed the Maine Criminal Justice Academy’s Alert test, possess a valid driver’s license, and not have a criminal record or serious driving record.  The successful candidate may be required to pass an oral board, extensive background check, polygraph testing, psychological exam, and meet the minimum physical fitness requirements of the Maine Criminal Justice Academy. 


Applications are located on the Town’s website, in the Town Clerk’s Office, or in the South Berwick Police Department. An application is required with addition to a candidate’s alert score, resume, and a cover letter. These should be returned to Chief David Ruger at 1 Farmgate Road, South Berwick, Maine 03908, or scanned and emailed to    


  • Pay Range: $58,572 – $73,362+
  • 20-Year Maine State Retirement plan
  • Four 10-hour shifts per week (set days off), with overtime available
  • Vacation accrual to be determined with time-on and experience
  • 13 floating holidays each year (PTO)
  • Shift differential: Evenings $1.25/hr. and Midnights $1.50/hr.
  • Retirement Health Savings Account
  • Available Insurances: Medical, Dental, Vision, and Life
  • Optional Flexible Spending Account
  • On-site Fitness Room- Get paid while working out – Allowance of one hour in the gym during your shift.