Patrol Officer

Saco, ME
City of Saco


The City of Saco is looking for reliable, trustworthy, and driven individuals to join our Police Department. Patrol Officers are responsible for the efficient performance of required duties in conformity with the rules, regulations, policies, procedures and philosophies of the Saco Police Department. Successful candidates are individuals who demonstrate the ability to ensure the community’s stability and safety while upholding the Police Department’s values of Professionalism, Accountability, Compassion, and Trust, and helping us realize our vision to be the safest community through professional and compassionate policing. This position starts at $28.30 per hour and we offer great benefits! See below for details.


  • Must recognize dangerous situations and acts decisively to protect persons and property from harm.
  • Displays good mental alertness and observational skills
  • Is articulate and understandable when testifying in court.
  • Expresses himself/herself in a narrative style which is clear and concise.
  • Speaks clearly and intelligently to individuals, small groups and large crowds.
  • Speaks clearly over police radio and other electronic transmission equipment.
  • Communicates effectively with persons who are emotionally disturbed or seriously injured.
  • Is able to reach a correct decision quickly when faced with several alternative courses of action.
  • Is able to comprehend and retain a good deal of factual information as it relates to laws, statutes and codes.
  • Has a sincere desire to understand and work with people with fairness and compassion in dealing with the public.
  • Has the ability to control a motor vehicle at high speeds and in all types of weather conditions.
  • Conducts himself/herself, on and off duty, in a manner which comports with contemporary community and professional standards.


  • Four day workweek
  • Medical, Dental, Vision (80% City Paid, 20% Employee)
  • STD/LTD – 100% city paid
  • Life Insurance – 100% city paid
  • Voluntary benefits – (critical illness, accident insurance, hospital indemnity, supplemental life insurance – 100% employee Paid)
  • Vacation/ Sick Time
  • Paid Parental Leave Program
  • Wellness Program
  • City Paid Holidays
  • Retirement Plans (401a, 457b, MainePERS, Retirement Health Savings) with city match

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  • Is able to comprehend and retain a good deal of factual information.
  • Is able to recall factual information as it pertains to laws, statutes and codes.
  • Recognizes dangerous situations and acts decisively to protect persons and property from harm.
  • Maintains a high degree of self-control when involved in frustrating or otherwise stressful situations.
  • Understands the need for fairness and compassion in dealing with the public.
  • Recognizes that different situations, and different people, may require different responses.
  • Is capable of being assertive in appropriate circumstances.
  • Is effective in persuading and influencing others to behave in an alternate manner.
  • Shows a desire to go out and seek the knowledge which is needed to be a competent law enforcement officer.
  • Does not engage in behavior which would diminish community respect for or trust in the law enforcement agency.
  • Maintains a record of personal and professional conduct which would not detract from the credibility of his/her testimony in court.
  • Presents evidence fully and completely without distortions, omissions or partiality.
  • Graduate of Maine Criminal Justice Academy preferred, or a passing ALERT score, prior law enforcement experience desirable, but not required.


High school diploma or equivalent required


The City of Saco is strongly committed to diversity in its work force. We are an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will be considered regardless of ethnicity, nationality, gender, veteran or disability status, religion, age, gender orientation or other protected status.

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