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Welcome to THE Portland Police Department Recruitment Site

New Tattoo Policy!

Here at the Portland Police Department, we pride ourselves on upholding long-standing traditions. As we enter Maine's bicentennial year, we recognize the world is a much different place than it was 200 years ago. The Portland Police Department is excited to announce a new policy change. Up until recently, the department has had a very strict policy regarding the visible display of tattoos while in uniform. In the past, tattoos have been viewed as unprofessional and unacceptable in professions across the country.


Today, tattoos are viewed more as a form of self-expression and are much more socially acceptable. By modifying our current tattoo policy, we hope to reach a new group of highly qualified applicants.


Professionalism is defined as “the conduct, aims, or qualities that characterize or mark a profession or a professional person" not by the art on your body. That being said there are still a few regulations in place. Face, neck and hand tattoos, with the exception of a ring on each hand, are prohibited. The Chief of Police makes the final decision as to what is allowed and what is not. 

WELCOME TO THE PORTLAND POLICE DEPARTMENT RECRUITMENT SITE

THIS SITE IS INTENDED FOR THE RECRUITMENT OF POLICE OFFICER CANDIDATES. THIS IS NOT THE OFFICIAL CITY OF PORTLAND POLICE DEPARTMENT WEBSITE. CLICK THE LINK BELOW TO BE DIRECTED TO THE CITY OF PORTLAND POLICE DEPARTMENT SITE. 

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Entry Level Police Officer Candidates

Entry Level Police Officer Candidates

Entry Level Police Officer Candidates

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Entry Level Police Officer Candidates

Entry Level Police Officer Candidates

ARE YOU READY TO ANSWER THE CALL?

Portland Police Department

For questions about the hiring process, contact a recruitment officer today!

207-874-8568

109 Middle Street, Portland, Maine 04101, United States