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Westbrook PD is Hiring!

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.   


Drug Take Back Day

Got Drugs? If you have unused/unwanted prescription drugs, Westbrook PD will be participating in the semi-annual National Drug Take Back Day. Come to the Public Safety Station between 10am and 2pm on Saturday, April 29 to dispose of your drugs, no charge and no questions asked. Please note that we cannot accept hypodermic needles.


Driving Enforcement

The Westbrook Police Department has received several grants from the Maine Bureau of Highway Safety to conduct dedicated enforcement patrols targeting impaired drivers, distracted drivers, and speeders.  These patrols will be ongoing and lasting throughout the spring and summer.  Officers will be working these details at all hours of the day and night and on all days of the week.  Officers will be both in uniform and plainclothes.  Along with dedicated patrols, we will be conducting checkpoints to look for impaired drivers. All of these driving behaviors we are focusing on are dangerous, and engaging in them can have deadly results on the roadways.  WPD reminds all drivers to never drink and drive, obey the speed limit, and put your cell phone down!


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