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REGISTRATION

In order to register for testing, an online application must be completed. You must pre-register for testing. To schedule a written or physical fitness test at the Portland Police Department once you have applied, please call police personnel at 207-874-8596.

Traveling from out of state? Be sure to schedule your written and physical fitness test on the same day. Contact police Personnel for questions regarding lodging in the area.

Upcoming Written Entrance Exam Dates

 The Portland Police Department police officer written entrance exam is produced by a national testing firm. The written aptitude capacity test consists of multiple choice questions which measure general aptitude and attributes important in performing as an entry level police officer. The test is administered online at the Portland Police Department several times each year.  

Click here for more information about the test. 


Pre-registration is required for testing.

Saturday July 20th

Written Entrance Exam

9am - 11:30am

Portland Police Department 109 Middle St. Portland, ME

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Saturday July 20th

Written Entrance Exam

Contact police Personnel at 207-874-8596 to register for testing. 

9am - 11:30am

Portland Police Department 109 Middle St. Portland, ME

Tuesday July 23rd

Written Entrance Exam

4pm - 6:30pm

Portland Police Department 109 Middle St. Portland, ME

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Tuesday July 23rd

Written Entrance Exam

Contact police Personnel at 207-874-8596 to register for testing.

4pm - 6:30pm

Portland Police Department 109 Middle St. Portland, ME

Saturday August 17th

Written Entrance Exam

9am - 11:30am

Portland Police Department 109 Middle St. Portland, ME

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Saturday August 17th

Written Entrance Exam

Contact police Personnel at 207-874-8596 to register for testing. 

9am - 11:30am

Portland Police Department 109 Middle St. Portland, ME

Wednesday August 21st

Written Entrance Exam

4pm - 6:30pm

Portland Police Department 109 Middle St. Portland, ME

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Wednesday August 21st

Written Entrance Exam

Contact police Personnel at 207-874-8596 to register for testing. 

4pm - 6:30pm

Portland Police Department 109 Middle St. Portland, ME

PHysical Fitness Entrance Exam

 Candidates must pass the Maine Criminal Justice Academy's physical fitness test prior to attending the Academy. The test consists of sit-ups, push-ups, and a timed 1.5 mile run. A significant number of candidates are unable to pass the fitness test and, consequently must be removed from our hiring process. Click here for more information. 


 Note:  The fitness test may be taken at the Portland PD or at the Maine Criminal Justice Academy. The test is given at MCJA on the first and third Wednesday 

Saturday July 20th

Physical Fitness Exam

7:30am - 9am

Portland Police Department 109 Middle St. Portland, ME

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Saturday July 20th

Physical Fitness Exam

Please contact police Personnel, at 207-874-8596, to register for testing.  


Note: Physical fitness exams are held outside. Plan accordingly for the weather. 

7:30am - 9am

Portland Police Department 109 Middle St. Portland, ME

Tuesday July 23rd

Physical Fitness Exam

6:30pm - 8pm

Portland Police Department 109 Middle St. Portland, ME

+ Event Details

Tuesday July 23rd

Physical Fitness Exam

 Please contact police Personnel, at 207-874-8596, to register for testing.  


Note: Physical fitness exams are held outside. Plan accordingly for the weather. 

6:30pm - 8pm

Portland Police Department 109 Middle St. Portland, ME

Saturday August 17th

Physical Fitness Exam

7:30am - 9am

Portland Police Department 109 Middle St. Portland, ME

+ Event Details

Saturday August 17th

Physical Fitness Exam

Please contact police Personnel, at 207-874-8596, to register for testing.  


Note: Physical fitness exams are held outside. Plan accordingly for the weather. 

7:30am - 9am

Portland Police Department 109 Middle St. Portland, ME

Wednesday August 21st

Physical Fitness Exam

6:30pm - 8pm

Portland Police Department 109 Middle St. Portland, ME

+ Event Details

Wednesday August 21st

Physical Fitness Exam

 Please contact police Personnel, at 207-874-8596, to register for testing.  


Note: Physical fitness exams are held outside. Plan accordingly for the weather. 

6:30pm - 8pm

Portland Police Department 109 Middle St. Portland, ME

written and physical fitness entrance exam

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Written Entrance Exam

 The entry-level written test is an online test administered at the Portland Police Department. The test consists of 200 questions which measure general cognitive abilities and assess attributes important to performing in an entry level police officer position. Applicants must score a minimum of 70 to pass the test and remain in the hiring process. Applicants are notified of their status immediately following the test.


Please note that applicants may take the written test no more than two times during a rolling six month period. Applicants who pass the test will be contacted to schedule an interview.  

Preparation Materials
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Physical Fitness Test

 The physical fitness test consists of three elements: a one minute push-up test, a one minute sit-up test and a 1.5 mile run. Candidates must meet the physical fitness standards (see chart below) in order to attend the Maine Criminal Justice Academy.  Physical Fitness tests are completed outside- dress accordingly.
 

physical fitness

We have created a guide for candidates to follow to help them reach their fitness goals. Be advised, this is just a guide for candidates to reference and utilize during their physical fitness training.

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Note that the fitness test may be taken at the Portland PD or at the MCJA. The test is given at MCJA on the first and third Wednesday of each month. 

Call the Academy at (207) 877- 8000 to reserve a spot.  

MAine Criminal Justice Academy

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