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The Portland Police Department is currently accepting applications for the August 2017 Maine Criminal Justice Academy class. For more information, please go to the Currently Hiring section of our website.

With an authorized strength of 163 sworn officers and 59 civilian employees, the Portland Police Department is the largest municipal law enforcement agency in the state of Maine. We are proud to work in partnership with the community to keep Portland a safe and livable city. "Protect and Serve" is more than just a motto for us; it is our passion.

  1. Portland Asking for Help in Locating Stolen Public Art from City’s Collection

    Three art bricks that are part of Portland Brick by artist Ayumi Horie and storyteller Elise Pepple were stolen from the sidewalk on Congress Street in front of the Maine Jewish Museum sometime in late 2016 and have yet to be recovered. Read on...
  2. Portland Police Announce SEALSfit “11” Graduation

    The Portland Police Department and the Maine Leadership Institute are pleased to announce that 14 proud Portland-area high school students will be receiving diplomas at 4:00 PM on May 26th at Police Headquarters, 109 Middle Street. Read on...
  3. Portland Police Offering $10,000 Signing Bonuses to Help Recruit New Officers & Telecommunicators

    Portland Police is now offering $10,000 signing bonuses in an effort to help recruit new officers and telecommunicators in the Regional Community Dispatch Center. The Department is looking to hire 10 new officers to start the Police Academy this August. Read on...
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