Police Officers

Kennebunk, ME
Kennebunk Police Department

Salary: $28.69/hour – $37.00/hour.

Position Summary:

The position of Patrol Officer is a non-supervisory line position reporting to a Sergeant. The Patrol Officer can be a union member, but must be in the bargaining unit with other Patrol Officers and Supervisors. The Patrol Officer
shall work a standard workweek subject to overtime hours and pay. The Patrol Officer shall be the officer assigned to complete most general patrol functions as well as traffic and criminal law enforcement.

Essential Functions:

  • Generally conducts criminal investigations when necessary.
  • Generally conducts patrol investigations when necessary.
  • Responds to complaints and calls for assistance.
  • Performs security checks of private and public property.
  • Patrol roads and streets on foot or with police vehicles promoting traffic safety through compliance.
  • Follows up on arrests and summons with court when necessary, including district court, superior court, and Department of Motor Vehicle hearings.
  • Acts as a Senior Officer in a supervising capacity when no higher ranking officer is available.
  • Enforces parking and traffic regulations.
  • Conducts traffic accident investigations.
  • Directs traffic when necessary.
  • Provides information to the general public when requested.
  • Completes all the necessary paperwork as determined by a superior.


  • Have passed the Maine Criminal Justice Academy’s (MCJA) ALERT test, as well as their Law Enforcement Pre-service Training Program, or be eligible to receive a waiver from MCJA;
  • Be a minimum age of 21 years old (or 20 years old with at least 60 college credit hours);
  • Have a minimum of two (2) years of college (with at least 60 credit hours), and preferably hold an Associate’s degree in Criminal Justice or a related field. Consideration may be given to applicants who have a high school education and at least two (2) years of full-time or reserve police officer experience;
  • Possess a valid driver’s license;
  • Pass a thorough background and financial check, polygraph exam, and psychological test;
  • Be in good physical condition/health;
  • Pass a physical agility assessment test based on the MCJA physical agility pre-entrance test.