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Bangor Police Department - Patrol Officer

**Now Hiring for the Next Academy**

The Bangor Police Department is actively recruiting new police officers. We need 84 sworn members to be at full contingent. We are hiring for the next police academy. The City of Bangor offers a competitive salary and comprehensive benefit package to include vacation, holidays, sick leave, health insurance, dental insurance, life insurance, “Aflac” supplemental insurance, employee assistance, uniforms and equipment.

The City of Bangor has reinstated the MPERS retirement system for Police Officers. Officers are eligible to retire at 50% pay of their top highest three years. There is no age limit to withdraw and for every year you remain vested after 25, you add 2%. Applicants can also choose an ICMA 401(A) retirement plan as well.

Applicants should also consider the unique opportunities the Bangor Police Department offers. As a self-reliant department, that staffs a patrol division, support services division and a criminal investigation division, we are able to provide unique and interesting opportunities for those seeking job satisfaction or advancement. We work in conjunction with a dispatch center located in our building that generates excellent officer to dispatcher relationships. A custody transport is never a long drive as our jail is only minutes away. Lastly, we are one of only three agencies in the state that investigates homicides.

There are several opportunities for Bangor officers to work within specialized units/assignments. We offer assignments for the following specialties:


  • Tactical Team

  • Bomb Squad

  • K9 Handler

  • Special Enforcement Unit

  • Evidence Technician

  • Crisis Negotiator

  • Criminal Investigation

  • Honor Guard

  • Special Enforcement Team

  • Crash Reconstruction

  • Crime Scene Investigation

  • Drug Recognition Expert

  • Urban Rifle Team

  • Polygraph Examiner

  • School Resource Officer

  • Traffic Enforcement Specialist

  • Field Training Officer

  • Maine Drug Enforcement Agency (MDEA) Investigator.


In addition to the listed specialties, we train officers to be skilled instructors in various fields including EVOC, MARC, Firearms, SFST, Intoxilyzer, Crash Reconstruction, Forensic Mapping, Taser, Less Lethal Munitions, Physical Fitness, Handgun/Shotgun/Rifle armorers and R.A.D. Instructors.

Pre-Academy Salary: $832.00 to $849.20 per week depending on experience and qualifications. We provide educational and military stipends based on experience as well as a monthly cell-phone allowance.

Applicants are not required to have a degree but must be 21 years old to apply. If you are 20 years of age, you must have a minimum of 60 credit hours.

Applicants are also required to have already taken and passed the Maine Criminal Justice Academy Alert and Physical Fitness Test. You must submit these results with your application.


Please visit the Maine Criminal Justice Academy website for the upcoming Alert and Physical Fitness Testing dates, times, and locations. The Academy website is or call 207-877-8000 for more information.

For more information on becoming a Bangor Police Officer, please contact Training Officer Keith Larby at 207-947-7384 Ext. 4 or

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Download a Police Officer Application for Employment


To Submit the Application: 

  • Save the application to your computer, fill it out, and click on the "Send via  Email" button at the bottom of the application or email directly to

  • Print the application, fill it out, and mail it along with any additional supporting documents to:
    Bangor Police Department
    c/o Keith Larby
    240 Main St
    Bangor, ME 04401

  • Print the application, fill it out, and drop off at the front desk of Bangor Police Department.

  • Print the application, fill it out, scan it, and email it along with any additional supporting documents to


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