Patrol Officer

Job Title: Patrol Officer

Location: Police Department

Department: Police

Hours: FT

Job Description:

City of Bath Police Department Law Enforcement Career Opportunity

The City of Bath has an immediate opening for the position of full-time Police Officer. The Bath Police Department is a progressive community-oriented law enforcement agency with a staff of 24, including 19 Police Officers. The department serves a community of approximately 9,000 permanent residents in Bath, a service center community for surrounding Midcoast towns. The City of Bath is also the home of Bath Iron Works shipbuilding, located on the banks of the Kennebec River.

Qualifications: High school graduate, at least 21 years of age (or 20 years old with 60 college credits), a valid driver's license and a good driving record. Ability to pass an in-depth background check, psychological/polygraph exams and a physical agility test. All new employees are required to live within 30 minutes driving time of the City limits within 6 months of hire. Applicants must pass the Maine Criminal Justice Academy (MCJA) ALERT test with a minimum score of 45 (prior to the hiring process). Appointments may be made to take the ALERT test by calling the MCJA at (207) 877-8000.

Benefits: 4-day, 10 hour shift, work week (permanent shifts), competitive fringe benefit package including 25 year- 2/3rds Maine State Retirement System, sick/vacation leave, college/military incentive pay, as well as lateral entry for certified law enforcement officers for wages and vacation upon hiring. Opportunities include Motorcycle and Bicycle Patrol Units, Honor Guard Unit, K-9, Criminal/Drug Investigation Unit, and Community Involvement.

Current entry level pay (as of January 1, 2024) starts at $29.08 per hour (not including any incentive pay).  Contractual pay raises will occur on July 1, 2024, and January 1, 2025.

Please review the Full Job Description and Memo from the Chief prior to applying. More information about employee benefits and policies can be found here.

To Apply: Obtain application packets at this link or from the Bath City Clerk, 55 Front Street, Bath, ME or 207-443-8332. Completed applications forms should be sent to the City Clerk's office. 

FMI: contact the office of the Chief of Police at 207-443-8339.

The City of Bath is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

The City of Bath reserves the right to accept or reject any applications.