Municipal Career Center

Patrol Officer - Town of Scarborough

Start Date: September 18, 2023 | End Date: October 08, 2023
County: Cumberland County
Job Type: Public Safety

Scarborough Police is a community-oriented department that thrives on serving our 21,000 plus residents.  Patrol Officer’s schedule is based on a four-day work week.  After successful completion of our FTO process, officers will immediately be placed to an assigned team and work in a full-time patrol officer capacity.  Officers are given the option of wearing a traditional policing style uniform or an external, load bearing vest carrier style uniform.  Our new state of the art public safety building includes a dispatch center, fitness room, crime lab and training rooms.  The Scarborough Police Department offers many specialty positions, including Criminal Investigators, Federal Drug task force officer, SWAT, Honor Guard, School Resource Officers, Special Enforcement, K9 Officers, Community Resource Officers, Traffic Enforcement Officers, Drug Recognition Experts, Motorcycle Officers, Drone Pilots and more!
The Scarborough Police Department is seeking motivated people who want to be part of our growing department.  We will offer an expedited hiring process to those who are Maine certified full-time officers or those who hold the equivalent academy from out-of-state.  Competitive lateral transfer packages that include pay steps based on years of experience, and time off available as of the first day of your employment with us.  For applicants that are not certified, we will facilitate that certification process.
The Town of Scarborough offers a competitive starting salary of up to $87,900 plus ample overtime opportunities!  The Town provides its officers with multiple retirement options, including MainePERS Special Plan 3C (25yr, 66%, NO age), 457b with employer contribution, 401a with employer contribution, as well as Retirement Health Savings.  Included with the comprehensive benefits package is paid time off consisting of 13 floating holidays, 8-16 hours/month vacation, 8 hours/month sick time as well as 32 hours/annually of personal time and compensatory time.  Excellent low rate healthcare, dental, vision, income protection and other supplemental benefits are available, such as college stipend, tuition reimbursement, physical agility test stipends and comprehensive wellness program. See Wage Scale.

All job applicants are required to apply online:

Applications must be received by Sunday, October 8, 2023. The Town of Scarborough offers a competitive salary plus a comprehensive benefits package including healthcare, retirement, paid time off, dental, vision, and other supplemental benefits. For additional information call 207.730.4025 or email
For more information, please contact Lieutenant Scott Vaughan at or 207-730-4304.

-Equal Opportunity Employer-
Scarborough is a diverse community with a commitment to the quality of life and the environment. Scarborough offers lovely sandy beaches and the rocky coastline made famous by a local artist, Winslow Homer. The largest saltwater marsh in Maine is located within our boundaries along with Rachel Carson Wildlife lands. We also have a balance with our commercial businesses. We are a suburban community that offers open spaces, parks and recreational areas for our residents and visitors.
Scarborough is conveniently located in Cumberland County in southern Maine, approximately 7 miles south of the City of Portland. It is just a short drive to Portland and the Maine Mall with easy access to the Maine Turnpike, Portland Jetport and now passenger rail service to Boston and points south. The Scarborough Town Hall is located at 259 U.S. Route 1, just south of the junction of Rt. 1 and Black Point Road/Gorham Road.

Search Municipal Jobs:
Browse Municipal Jobs:
Posting Ads:

Maine Municipal Association members may post job openings, RFPs and classified ads FREE of charge. Login to get started.

Advertising from Non-MMA Members and Non-Profits, as well as Municipal advertising from other states, is a paid service unless there is an agreement in place between the Municipal Associations/Leagues. E-mail the text of the ad to with billing address and the length of time the ad is to run. You will be billed $100.00 for the posting. The duration of run is unrestricted; however, no images or graphics are allowed.