Town of Bridgton

The Town of Bridgton is now accepting applications for a full-time Police Officer opening. We are seeking a highly motivated; community oriented individual who enjoys working in a team focused environment. To be considered for this outstanding opportunity, applicants shall be at least 21 years of age (or 20 years of age with 60 college credits), have a valid Maine driver’s license (at time of hire) and in addition, candidates that are not full-time certified must have passed the Maine Criminal Justice Academy,, ALERT Test and have recently passed (within the last year) the Maine Criminal Justice Academy’s physical agility test and have the ability to perform the essential job functions of a Law Enforcement Officer. An Associate’s Degree in Criminal Justice or related field, or a combination of relevant training and experience is desirable. Preference may be given to graduates of the Basic Law Enforcement Training Program (BLETP).

Candidates will undergo an oral board interview, background investigation, polygraph, psychological testing and a medical exam.

Bridgton, in southwestern Maine, is the hub of surrounding communities with a vibrant downtown, specialty shops, restaurants, hospital, movie theater, medical offices, professional offices, numerous lakes, beaches and boating opportunities, an outstanding 18-hole golf course and a popular ski resort. The Bridgton Police Department provides 24 hour coverage, 7 days a week and is actively engaged in the community. We are a small, energetic, community oriented police department.

Interested candidates should submit an application for employment, cover letter, resume and three (3) references. Applications are available at the Bridgton Police Department, 8 Iredale Street, Bridgton, Maine 04009 during normal business hours or on our web page at:

Position will remain open on the website until filled.

The Town of Bridgton is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

This is a full-time position (40 hours per week).  Officers work 4 ten-hour days with 3 days off. Starting Salary for new hire with no academy training is $21.46/hour. Academy graduate salary is $22.63/hour. Patrol Officer after one year is $26.49 and top patrol salary (after 10 years) is $30.62/hour.

Education Requirements

High School Diploma or GED equivalent
Alert Test
Preference given to Associates Degree and higher

Benefits Overview

Health & Dental Insurance at no cost for employee
Wages and benefits are competitive
The Town participates in Maine Retirement – Plan 3C – 66.66% pension after 25 years
Prior years of experience may be transferable for pay purposes

Contact Information

Phillip Jones Chief of Police (
Bridgton Police Department – 207-647-8814
8 Iredale Street
Bridgton, Maine 04009

How to Apply: E-mail, Regular Mail, In-Person

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