At this time, ALL in person testing and interviews (including both the written entrance exam and the physical fitness exam ) has been postponed. We are continuously monitoring the pandemic and following guidance from the CDC, as well as Governor Mills. We feel at this time, the safest option for both our officers and candidates is to postpone testing.
If you have any questions about the status of your application/hiring process, please contact Susan Doody firstname.lastname@example.org, 207-874-8596.
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.
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.
Be advised: Electronic devices are not permitted during the test.
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.