Farmington Police Department - F/T Police Officer
The Farmington Police Department is a well-respected, proactive, professional police department dedicated to providing community-oriented police services in Western Central Maine. We are looking for highly motivated, community oriented, full time police officer to join our team. Career development opportunities are available through specialized training, specialty assignments (Detective, K-9, SRO, FTO, DRE, traffic enforcement, and blood techs) and promotional opportunities. We encourage officers to be self-motivated and active in our community.
Farmington is very unique as it is the service center/county seat. Farmington has a mixture of properties: we protect the state university, regional hospital, regional school district, commercial stores, nursing homes, elderly housing, government offices, residential property, and farms. The town has areas which are very built up/congested, areas that are very rural with limited access, and hilly terrain in areas that require our department to be very diverse in our response preparedness. Our region offers a very progressive level B school system, (RSU9) places to participate in outdoor recreation, including; ATV trails, hiking, biking, hunting, fishing, and skiing. This area is a wonderful place to raise a family and be involved in the community.
Our positions offer a comprehensive benefits package, including competitive wages, liberal overtime opportunities, wage step increases, educational compensation, fitness and specialty incentives, tuition reimbursement, annual clothing allowance, medical health coverage, paid vacation and sick leave, and excellent retirement options, including Maine Public Employees Retirement System pension, with a benefit of receiving at least 50% of average final compensation after 20 years of service, a Deferred Compensation Plan (457(b)) and Social Security. Applicants with experience can be laterally entered into our pay scale at the Chief’s discretion.
To be considered for this outstanding opportunity applicants must be at least 21 YOA or 20 YOA with 60 college credits, completed phase 1 and 2 of the Law Enforcement Pre-Service training, and have passed the MCJA BLETP entrance level physical fitness test within the past year. Out of state applicants are also encouraged to apply. Please call MCJA at 207-877-8000 to ask any questions that you may have regarding reciprocity of law enforcement training. Candidates may be required to pass a written test, oral board, polygraph, medical, psychological test and an extensive background check.
Please apply by sending a current resume, employment application, a copy of a passing MCJA PAT score taken within the past 12 months, and a copy of MCJA Alert Test score. Applications can be obtained online at www.Farmington-Maine.org or by contacting Deputy Chief Shane P. Cote at 207-778-6311.
Thank you for your interest in our department and we look forward to hearing from YOU!
Our position will remain open until a suitable candidate is found.