Falmouth Police Department has an Opening for a Police Officer



September 2014


The Falmouth Police Department is accepting applications for the position of police officer. A progressive department which embodies the philosophy of community policing, Falmouth is a rapidly growing community of approximately 11,000 residents located on the Southern Maine coast. Applications and employment information may be obtained in person at the Police Department, 2 Marshall Drive, or by calling (207) 781-2300, or at the Department’s website; www.falmouthme.org/police/pages/police-department-information-and-hiring-process.

Minimum Qualifications:  Applicants must be at least 21 years old, in good health, with an Associates Degree or the equivalent of 60 hours of college course work or equivalent work/military experience, and must possess a valid driver’s license with a good driving record. Applicants must have passed, or be able to pass the Maine Criminal Justice Academy ALERT Test. The successful applicant must also be able to pass a polygraph examination, a psychological test, medical tests and an in-depth background investigation. A physical agility test will be administered as part of the recruitment process. Any candidate who has taken the MCJA Physical Agility Test on or after May 1, 2014 may submit proof of a passing grade in lieu of attending the physical agility test. However, all candidates will be required to pass the Falmouth PD’s test prior to an offer of employment.

The Falmouth Police Department offers a competitive wage and benefit package to include; lateral entry consideration up to the five-year pay step, medical, life and disability insurances, as well as the Maine PERS Special Plan 2C (25 year, no age) retirement plan. In addition the department offers a number of weekly financial incentives to include; educational, physical fitness and EMT . Standard vacations, sick leave, compensatory time and 12 paid holidays are also offered.

Please contact the Department’s Office Administrator, Kim Maxfield-Fearon at (207) 781-2300 ext. 5211 for additional material required for the employment process.

Applications may be mailed or delivered in person, no later than 5:00 PM on September12, 2014.  Position remains open until filled.


Chief of Police

Falmouth Police Department

2 Marshall Drive

Falmouth, Maine  04105


The Town of Falmouth is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer