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Becoming a Westbrook Police Officer

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Are you someone trying to enter into the law enforcement profession?

Are you already in law enforcement and feeling like your career is stagnant?

Are you looking for new professional opportunities and challenges?

Are you interested in specialty assignments and advancement opportunities?

Is Community Policing your thing?


Then Westbrook PD is the department for you…


With current open positions, The Westbrook Police Department is seeking lateral transfer and new hire officers to fill full-time police officer position(s).


Some facts about Westbrook PD:


EXCELLENT BENEFITS PACKAGE: 20 year retirement; competitive salaries and steps; generous vacation and sick leave accruals and health and dental care; an 8.5-hour work schedule that allows five days off every thirteen days; education and fitness stipends.


BENEFITS OF TRANSFERRING TO WESTBROOK PD: Transfer candidates will be placed on the contractual salary, vacation, and sick leave scale at the rate equal to their years of full time law enforcement experience. 


HOURLY PAY RATES: From $21.19 at the first year, $24.17 at five years, $24.95 at nine years, and $26.60 at eighteen years. Salary steps include an increase each year up to five years, then additional increases at seven, nine, twelve, fifteen, and eighteen years. (Additional 2% effective 01/01/17 & 01/01/18.)


Our department of 40 sworn serves and protects a population of roughly 17,000 residents. Adjacent to the City of Portland, our officers handle a steady volume of calls for service and still have the flexibility for self-initiated activity. We are a community policing oriented department, looking for civic minded candidates with strong communication skills.


OPPORTUNITIES AT THE WESTBROOK POLICE DEPARTMENT: Career development opportunities are available through specialty assignments (drug and D/V investigators, detectives, SROs, Joint Terrorism Task Force, tactical team member, crisis negotiator, M/C, bike patrol, traffic car, and canine) and promotional opportunities; our training program is progressive; there is ample opportunity for overtime; we encourage officers to be self-motivated and active in the community.


Interested candidates should submit a resume and cover letter to:


Chief Janine L. Roberts

Westbrook Public Safety Building

570 Main St.

Westbrook, Maine 04092   or via e-mail at


Visit for information about our hiring process.


The City of Westbrook is an equal opportunity employer.   


The Westbrook Police Department is always looking for individuals who want to make a difference in our community and who wish to become a positive member of our team.


To become a Westbrook Police Officer, applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • Must have a minimum of a High School diploma with college graduates preferred,
  • Must pass the State of Maine ALERT test,
  • Must meet the entrance and professional license requirements established by the Maine Criminal Justice Academy,
  • Must have a Maine State driver’s license or be able to obtain one,
  • Must pass a comprehensive written exam,
  • Must meet the Maine Criminal Justice Academy’s standards on a physical agility test,
  • Must pass an oral exam administered by the Westbrook Public Safety Commission,
  • Must pass an extensive personal history and background investigation,
  • Must pass a thorough physical examination,
  • Must pass a polygraph examination,


After being selected as a Westbrook Police Officer you will attend the eighteen week Basic Law Enforcement Officer’s Training Program at the Maine Criminal Justice Academy in Vassalboro. Upon graduation from the Academy you will receive your license to be a Law Enforcement Officer in Maine and return to the Department for additional training with an experienced Field Training Officer.


The Westbrook Police Department has an open application process and will accept applications for consideration whenever vacancies in the Department occur.


 Those interested in a Law Enforcement career in Maine should visit the “Frequently Asked Questions” section of the Maine Criminal Justice Academy website to learn more about the ALERT test, entrance requirements and application procedures.


Vacancies in the Department are advertised locally as well as posted on the website and on our facebook page.

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