Auburn - Entry Level Police Officer

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Department Auburn Police Department
TypeEntry Level
Job TitleEntry Level Police Officer
Salary$64,000+ effective 07/01/23. In addition, .50/hr. for BA/BS & .25/hr. for AS degree
Deadline Dec 31, 2024 11:59 PM Eastern
Location Auburn, ME
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Auburn Police Department, ME Public Safety Jobs

Become part of a tradition of SERVICE, PRIDE, and DEDICATION.

Become part of the Auburn Police Department.


The Auburn PD is a progressive and professional law enforcement organization with 55 sworn officers and 7 civilian employees. The Department has a proud tradition of honor, excellence, loyalty and professionalism and is a nationally and state-accredited law enforcement agency.

All applicants must be high school graduates or have passed a high school equivalency exam. Applicants must be 21 years of age, or 20 with at least 60 college credits. 

Applicants must have passed the MCJA physical agility test and ALERT exam and possess a valid driver’s license. Candidates will be required to pass oral board, polygraph, medical, substance and psychological testing and an extensive background check. EXPEDITED HIRING PROCESS!

Police Officers must be able to work all shifts including nights, weekends, and holidays.



Current starting salary is $29.00/hour - annual pay of more than $64,000+ (includes holiday pay and performance base pay).  In addition. 50/hr. for Bachelor degree and .25/hr. for Associate degree.


The City of Auburn has lateral entry and will recognize full-time law enforcement experience in municipal, county, state or federal law enforcement agency. Potential annual salary is more than $82,000 (includes holiday pay and performance base pay).  In addition. 50/hr. for Bachelor degree and .25/hr. for Associate degree.

In addition to highly competitive wages, vacation, 2/3 retirement through Maine Public Employees Retirement System, and holiday and sick leave benefits, APD employees receive: HSA/Flexible Spending Account, dental/vision, an on-site gym, training and advancement opportunities, ample overtime, detail pay of $55/hour, minimum 3-hour court appearance pay.  We also offer educational and special assignment stipends.  Some special assignments included: School Resource Officer (SRO), Motorcycle Unit, Task Force positions, Field Training Officers (FTO's), Proactive Community Enforcement Unit (PACE), Firearms Team, EVOC Instructor, Crash Reconstruction, Drug Recognition Expert (DRE),  Honor Guard, WMD/Hazmat Team, Drone Team, Peer Support Team and much more. 


Successful candidates will attend the Maine Criminal Justice Academy.

The City of Auburn is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

The Auburn Police Department has achieved accreditation through:

The Commission on Accreditation of Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA)


The Maine Law Enforcement Accreditation Program (MLEAP)
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Jobs close at 11:59 PM (Eastern) on the deadline date specified, or when the position capacity has been met, or unless otherwise specified in the announcement. If the deadline date is not specified in the announcement, the agency has sole discretion on setting the deadline and jobs may close without notice. It is the applicant's responsibility to thoroughly read and understand the deadline requirements and capacity limits as outlined by the agency.

Applicants are responsible for checking their email and logging into their PoliceApp, PublicSafetyApp, FireFighterApp or EmployementApp account to monitor for emails, scheduling and process updates.

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