Employment Opportunities

The Lewiston Police Department has an "open" application process. Persons who are interested in a career opportunity with the LPD can obtain and submit an application at any time. An announcement is publicized when there is an open position to be filled, and the field of applicants is reviewed to select candidates. Additional information for police applicants.

Effective July 2013, LPD has adopted a policy pertaining to personal appearance which addresses certain tattoos. Notice to applicant concerning tattoos.


In order to be considered as a candidate, applicants must be at least twenty (20) years of age, be a United States citizen (or in the process of becoming a citizen at the time of hiring), and must have completed a high school equivalent education as a minimum requirement qualification.

Applicants will need to pass the Maine Criminal Justice Academy basic academic "ALERT" test (scoring at least 45), and complete a standardized Physical Fitness Assessment (PFA) which is also conducted by the MCJA in Vassalboro. Further information on these can be obtained by visiting the DPS MCJA website

Selected applicants will undergo an Oral Interview, and those subsequently offered "Conditional Employment" will then be scheduled for a thorough Background Check and Polygraph Examination; followed by a Psychological and Medical Examination.

The City of Lewiston is an Equal Opportunity employer and will not discriminate in any of its practices on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, marital status, physical or mental disability, age, ancestry, national origin, or veteran status unless based upon a bona fide occupational qualification.

Persons having further questions or other matters of interest to discuss relating to the employment process can contact Ofc.Joseph Philippon.