Patrol Officer

Bath, ME
Bath Police Department

Salary: $29.08 per hour.

Position Summary:

Performs public safety, police patrol, criminal and accident investigations, traffic control and enforcement, and related law enforcement activities which protect and serve the public. Maintains order and conducts Law Enforcement with emphasis on problem solving and use of all available resources.

Works under the general supervision of the Police Sergeant, Police Corporal or shift supervisor.

Essential Functions:

  • Performs traffic control, school patrols, traffic and parking enforcement, motor vehicle accident investigations, and arrests persons involved in crimes or misconduct.
  • Responds to emergency calls and investigates accidents, deaths, robberies, civil disturbances, domestic disputes, missing children, prowlers, etc. Takes appropriate law enforcement action.
  • Conducts investigations of crimes. Seeks out and questions victim, witnesses, and suspects.
  • Analyzes and evaluates evidence and arrests offenders.
  • Prepares court documents and gives testimony in court proceedings.
  • Prepares a variety of criminal and non-criminal reports including incident reports, court reports, reports of investigation, traffic hazard report, youth aid reports, etc.
  • Service of court documents.
  • Performs business and residential security checks.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.
  • Maintains contact with the public, court officials, and other city officials and other agencies (DHHS, etc.) in the performance of police activities.


  • Must be 21 years of age.
  • Must possess a valid State driver’s license without record or suspension or revocation in any state.
  • No felony convictions and disqualifying criminal histories.
  • Must satisfactorily pass the Maine Criminal Justice Academy Alert Test with a minimum score as prescribed by the Personnel Services Commission.
  • High school diploma or equivalent.
  • Two- to four-year college degree in Criminal justice-related field preferred but not required.
  • An equivalent combination of education and experience