The Patrol Division of the Brunswick Police Department is under the immediate
supervision of Commander Marc Hagan. The patrol staff consisting of twenty-five uniformed patrol officers
performing daily patrol activities including motor patrol,
bike patrol and downtown foot beats is broken down into three squads.
Each squad has a Lieutenant and Sergeant along with six patrol officers. Patrol
Officer's work week consists of four ten
hour shifts which rotate between days, evening and midnights
every twelve weeks.
at least 21 years old
Associate degree or 60 college credits (preferably in the criminal justice field)
or equivalent military / law enforcement training
possess a valid drivers license and have a good driving record
satisfactorily pass the Maine Criminal Justice Academy ALERT test with a minimum score
successfully complete Brunswick Police Department testing
The selection process will include;
physical agility test -
written test - oral board - background investigation
polygraph test -
medical examination - psychological screening
Salary and benefits (based on 2007-2008)
years $1.10 per hour
13 - 17
years $1.30 per hour
years $1.50 per hour
Half pay with
cost of living after 25 years service
Educational Incentive Pay Program
Bachelor's Degree - $1,500 plus 10% of base pay over $15,000.
Lesser amount for Associate's Degree.
Incentive is figured into hourly and overtime rates.
Normally not paid until after probationary period served, however, may be paid
sooner for MCJA graduates.
tuition and books up to 100%
live within a 20 mile radius of the Brunswick Municipal Building.
within 6 months of hire.
pass an annual physical agility using M.C.J.A.standards to maintain employment.
$300.00 bonus for meeting or exceeding
$600.00 bonus for meeting or exceeding 60th percentile.
Employer to pay up to
$350.00 per year to cover health club membership.
1 year from
date of graduation from the Maine Criminal Justice Academy or Academy waiver
1 year from date of
hire for officers who are already graduates from the Maine Criminal Justice Academy
Clothing / Equipment
Employer pays 100%
of initial uniform / equipment issue
$700.00 annual clothing