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Bridgton Reserve Officer

The Town of Bridgton’s Police Department is seeking applicants to serve as Seasonal Reserve Police Officer. Our Reserve Officer assists and serves the community by working with our Police Department to maintain the peace and security of our Town. Reserve Officers wear a distinctive uniform and perform many of the same duties as our Patrol Officers, but on a seasonal basis. Reserve Officers will receive training to familiarize themselves with police functions and to prepare for assignments. Joining the Public Safety team as a Reserve Officer is an excellent introduction to police work and an opportunity to serve the community.

Duties shall consist of a number of general police responsibilities necessary to the stability and safety of the community.  Responsibilities may include enforcing ordinances, directing traffic, issuing citations and warnings, patrolling parks and beaches, identifying offenders and criminal activity and, where appropriate, apprehending offenders and participating in subsequent court proceedings. Work may include aiding individuals who are in danger of physical harm; identifying problems that are potentially serious law enforcement or governmental problems; creating and maintaining a feeling of security in the community; promoting and preserving the peace and providing other services on an emergency basis.

Position requirements: At least 21 years of age and have a high school diploma or GED equivalent; or be at least 20 and have accumulated 60 college credits; valid Maine driver’s license; must be willing to participate and successfully complete Phase I and Phase II of the Maine Criminal Justice Academy Pre-Service School; must have passed or be able to pass the Alert Test and the Physical Fitness Test; must be able to submit results and certificates upon request. Go to http://www.maine.gov/dps/mcja/ for more information.

Working shift is 10am to 6pm Tuesday through Saturday (40 hours). Nights, weekends, and holidays may be required. Hours are scheduled from May to Labor Day.

Applications must be received by Wednesday, February 28, 2018. For additional information call 207.647.8814 or email policechief@bridgtonmaine.org