Sanford Police Department Recruitment

If you are seeking a rewarding career in the Law Enforcement field, the Sanford Police Department offers the opportunity to move onward in the 21st century with a top-notch, professional agency. Outlined below are the entrance requirements. Our entrance standards are high because we expect only the best!

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Police Officer
c/o Human Resources Department
919 Main Street
Sanford, Maine 04073

Application Criteria: * Items must accompany initial Application

  • Submit a complete Application
  • * Possession of High School Graduation Diploma or GED certified
  • Maine Criminal Justice Academy Basic Police School certification highly desirable or out-of-state equivalent
  • * Fingerprints
  • Minimum 21 years of age
  • No felony or multiple misdemeanor convictions
  • No extensive driving history or multiple accidents (Reviewed on an individual basis)
  • Certain singular misdemeanor convictions will disqualify an Applicant (Theft, Spousal Abuse/Assault, Sex Offenses)
  • Satisfactory completion of Alert Test

Failure to submit a complete Application will disqualify a prospective Applicant.

After Application Review: (if selected for further processing)

  • Physical Agility Test (Picture ID required) (Medical Waiver required)
  • Applicant Oral Board (Picture ID required)
  • Extensive Background Investigation
  • Chief's Oral Board (Picture ID required)

Note: An Applicant may be disqualified at any stage of the processing procedure.

If Appointment is offered it is contingent upon:

  • Psychological Examination (Picture ID required)
  • Successful completion of a complete Physical Examination by a qualified Physician (Picture ID required)
  • Polygraph Examination (Picture ID required)

If Appointed:

  • Completion of the 100-hour Maine Criminal Justice Academy Pre-Service School or out-of-state equivalent
  • Probation Period including 1 year State Probationary Period beginning after successful completion of the Basic Police School at the Maine Criminal Justice Academy
  • Successful completion of 3-month Field Training Program