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262 Harlow Street, Bangor, ME 04401


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Departments > Human Resources > Police Officer

The Bangor Police Department is hiring!

The Bangor Police Department is actively recruiting new police officers.  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.  Pay ranges from $27.95 to $37.55 per hour with longevity steps at 15 and 20 years coming to $37.55 per hour.  Lateral transfer available.  Percentage stipends offered for post-secondary education, military service and certain Department specialties and assignments.  We also offer bonuses for passing bi-annual physical fitness tests.  Additional 5% increase effective July 2023.

The Bangor Police Department is the only agency in the area that offers a 3 days on, 3 days off patrol work schedule.  No flipping from days to nights or vice versa, your assigned shift is set. Bangor Police also invest in their officers with 78 hours of high quality annual training, to include multiple firearms trainings as well as active threat training throughout the year.

The City of Bangor offers the MPERS retirement system for Police Officers.  Officers are eligible to retire at 50% pay of their top highest three years.  Overtime opportunities will allow for significantly increased earning potential. 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. 

Our officers are assigned to the Bangor International Airport and worked extra duty assignments at the Cross Insurance Center, Maine Savings Amphitheater Concert Venue, local sporting events, waterfront events and multiple city functions.  Overtime opportunities are always available! 

We are a completely self-sustained department and offer the following specialty teams for interested applicants:

·       Criminal Investigation Division

·       Special Response Team

·       K9 Handler (Patrol Canine and Explosive Detection Canine – Airport)

·       Bomb Squad

·       Crisis Negotiator Team

·       Community Services Division

·       Evidence Response Team

·       Special Enforcement Team

·       Urban Rifle Team

·       Drug Recognition Expert

·       Polygraph Examiner

·       Forensic Computer/Cellular Device Examiner

·       Crash Reconstructionist

·       Honor Guard

·       Field Training Officer

·       Tactical Medical Care

·       Forensic Mapping

·       Officer Peer Support Team

·       Interested officers can also be cross trained in emergency dispatcher duties

Officers also achieve instructor certifications allowing them to conduct training both in the department and at the Maine Criminal Justice Academy in subjects such as:

·       Firearms Instructor

·       Mechanics of Arrest, Restraint and Control and other law-enforcement-related defensive tactics programs

·       De-escalation Strategies

·       Emergency Vehicle Operation

·       Handgun/Shotgun/Rifle Armorer

·       Standard Field Sobriety Test/Intoxilyzer

·       TASER/less lethal munitions

·       Active Threat Response

·       Physical Fitness Testing

·       Rape Aggression Defense

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.

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.

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.

Certified Blue-Pins are encouraged to apply. Check us out at

For further information, please contact the Training Officer Jeffrey Kinney at or 207-947-7384 ext. 4

Click here to access the 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 Jeff Kinney
    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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