Police Officer

Join Our Team!

The Town of Gorham is a thriving community and one of the fastest growing towns in Maine with a population of approximately 17,000.  With a flourishing urban village, steady industrial and commercial expansion, plentiful recreation opportunities, a college campus, and Greater Portland METRO public transit service, the Town of Gorham is a vibrant place to live, work, and do business. 

We are currently seeking a full-time Police Officer to join our Police Department team.  The Chief’s ideal candidates will be highly motivated and people orientated.  They will possess a strong community policing mindset to complement their law enforcement experience, training and education.  Preference will be given to full time certified law enforcement officers.

The Gorham Police Department serves one of the fastest growing communities in the State of Maine.  The Department consists of 26 sworn law enforcement officers and 3 civilian employees.  The Department offers opportunities for career growth, training and specialty positions.

Requirements: Applicants must be at least 21 years of age; an Associate’s Degree or a combination of relevant training and experience is desirable; satisfactorily passed the Maine Criminal Justice Academy alert test; a valid driver’s license and no criminal record or serious motor vehicle record.  The successful candidate (s) will be required to pass an oral board, an extensive background check, polygraph testing, psychological exam and physical exam.  They will also have to meet the minimum standard physical fitness requirements of the Maine Criminal Justice Academy.  Full time certified law enforcement officers are exempt from having to meet the minimum standard physical fitness requirements of the Maine Criminal Justice Academy.

Compensation & Benefits: The Town of Gorham offers a comprehensive benefit package to include vacation time, sick time, compensatory time, twelve paid holidays, either a PPO 500 or PPO 2500 health plan, a health reimbursement arrangement, flexible spending account, dental benefits, life insurance, income protection, employee assistance program, and either a MPERS 25 year 2/3 pay no age retirement package or an ICMA retirement plan with a Town of Gorham contribution of 7.5%.  The Chief of Police has the discretion to establish to increase the starting wage and vacation time for lateral transfer employees consistent with the current collective bargaining agreement.

How to Apply: Applications are required and are available at the Gorham Police Department, 270 Main Street Gorham, Maine 04038 or on the Gorham Police Department website. All completed applications must be returned with a cover letter, resume, a copy of the alert test score, and a copy of a valid driver's license. Deadline is no later than 4:00 p.m. on October 16th, 2020 to:

Chief of Police Christopher E. Sanborn 
Gorham Police Department 
270 Main Street 
Gorham, Maine 04038

The Town of Gorham reserves the right to extend the posting period and/or expand the search should there be an insufficient response of qualified applicants.


~The Town of Gorham is an Equal Opportunity Employer~

Posted: October 1, 2020