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    The Rockland Police Department is looking for qualified applicants interested in joining the ranks of an elite team of men and women who are dedicated to protecting the community and ensuring a good quality of life.

    Being a Rockland Police Officer requires honesty, dedication, and pride. From the day you put on the Rockland Police Officer’s uniform you are immediately held to a higher standard. The stringent hiring process insures only the highest level candidate will become a Rockland Police Officer.

    The Rockland Police Department consists of a Police Chief, Deputy Police Chief, 4 Patrol Sergeants and 10 Patrol Officers.  The department also has a Detective Sergeant, Detective, and Narcotics Detective.  Support services for the department are Parking Enforcement Officer, Secretary, Animal Control Officer (part-time). You can view all Rockland Police divisions in more detail here.

    The Rockland Police Department has been proudly serving our community Since 1854.

    Wages: A person hired by the Rockland Police Department with no prior law enforcement experience will start at a rate of pay of $35.03 per hour. Rockland Police Officers are paid weekly.  Officers with prior law enforcement experience can be hired with up to 10 years experience credit based on qualifying training and experience. Qualifying training and experience allows for a starting pay range of $35.03 to $39.47 per hour. A patrol officer position tops out at $40.06 per hour, after 15 years of service.

    Shift Differential:

    Evening shift (3:00pm-3:00am) - $0.75 per hour.

    Night shift (6:00pm - 6:00am) - $1.00 per hour.

    Health Insurance: A group health insurance program is available to full time officers. The Police Department participates in Northern New England Benefit Trust (Teamsters). This plan covers Medical, Eye and Dental. The employee pays 23% ($103.03) on a weekly basis, regardless of family status.

    Earned Time Off:

    Vacation Time: You will accrue vacation days monthly for the first year (2 weeks annually) after that you will accrue 3 weeks after 5 years, 4 Weeks after 10 Years and 5 Weeks after 20 Years. Holidays: Officers have 12 holidays and a floating holiday.

    Sick Leave: Sick Leave accrues at the rate of 1 day of sick leave per month completed. Sick Bonus Days: Officers completing 3 consecutive months of employment without using sick leave will be granted a 1/2 day off with pay. 12 consecutive months without the use of sick leave will allow you 2 full days off with pay.

    Compensatory Time Off: Time worked in excess of your regular scheduled shift or in excess of 40 hours per week can be earned as compensatory time at a rate of 1 1/2 time in lieu of being paid over time.

    Personal Days:  Yearly Officers get "Personal Days" that can be used through out the year. 1-4 Years - 2 days, 5-9 Years - 4 Days, 10+ Years - 5 Days

    Retirement: The City participates in the Maine State Retirement System (MSRS 3C Plan). Such program includes two-thirds (2/3) pay of your average top three years, as computed by the MPERS, after 25 years of service with no age attainment required.

    Work Week: Rockland Officers are assigned to the patrol division work four (3) consecutive ten (12) hour shifts per week. The shifts are set (not rotating) 3 on 4 off every Monday to Sunday. Rockland Officers work Day Shift, 6:00am to 6:00pm, Evening Shift 3:00pm to 3:00am, or Night Shift 6:00pm to 6:00am. Shift assignments are set based on rank and seniority with a bid annually.

    Longevity: Rockland Police Officers receive $10.00 for every 5 years employed with the City of Rockland.

    Education: Rockland Police Officers receive an educational stipend of $0.75 per hour for an Associates Degree, $1.00 per hour for a Bachelors Degree, or $1.25 per hour for a Masters Degree. Rockland Officers will be reimbursed tuition expenses (Based on University of Maine rates) for up to six (6) credit hours per year provided the Officer achieves a grade of 2.0 or higher in that course.

    Physical Fitness Incentive: Rockland Police Officers may voluntarily elect to participate in an equivalent fitness test to that of the MCJA fitness test. If the officer passes the test, s/he will receive a lumpsum stipend of $750.00 for that contract year.