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The Sagadahoc County Sheriff’s Office is Hiring!

                                                                            Patrol Deputy                                                                        

The Sagadahoc County Sheriff’s Office is actively recruiting for the position of Patrol Deputy.  We offer a competitive salary and comprehensive benefit package to include generous vacation, 14 paid holidays, sick leave, health insurance, dental insurance, life insurance, short-term supplemental insurance, uniforms and equipment, including a take-home vehicle.

The Sagadahoc County Sheriff’s Office offers a 4 on 3 off work schedule with rotating days off. No flipping from days to nights or vice versa, your assigned shift is set every year.

As of July 1, 2023, the base pay will range from $28.61 to $35.40 per hour, with pay steps at every year.   Lateral entry base pay and vacation commensurate to any current years and experience.  

Incentives offered for post-secondary education incentive, plus a professional development reimbursement program.  Shift differential and specialty pay!  Overtime and special details are ample.  

Sagadahoc County is part of the MPERS retirement system, Plan 3-C for Law Enforcement Officers. Deputies are eligible to retire after 25 years at 2/3 pay with a COLA. There is no age limit. Applicants can also choose a VOYA 457 retirement plan as well.

Applicants should consider the unique opportunities the Sagadahoc County Sheriff’s Office has to offer. As a self-reliant agency that staffs a patrol division, transport division, civil process division and a criminal investigation division, we are able to provide unique and interesting opportunities for those seeking job satisfaction or advancement. We work in conjunction with a regional communications center located in our building that generates excellent working relationships.

Sagadahoc County Deputies have take-home cruisers assigned to them. This affords greater flexibility and response to calls when coming to and from assigned shift, all the while allowing better service to the citizens of our communities.

There are multiple opportunities for Sagadahoc County Sheriff’s Deputies to work within specialized units/assignments. We offer assignments for the following specialties:

  K9 Handler
  Criminal Investigation
  Crash Reconstruction
  Forensic Sketch Artist
  Drug Recognition Expert
  Maine Drug Enforcement Agency (MDEA) Investigator
  Field Training Officer
  Marine Shellfish Warden

In addition to the listed specialties, we train officers to be skilled instructors in various fields including EVOC, MARC, Firearms, SFST, Intoxilyzer Instructor, Crash Investigations, Forensic Mapping, Crisis Intervention Team, ALICE Instructor, CPR Instructor, Taser, Less Lethal Munitions, Physical Fitness Instructor, and Handgun/Shotgun/Rifle armorers.   Deputies have firearms training monthly. 


Sagadahoc County is an exciting place to live and work. Sagadahoc County is comprised of ten communities and is easy commuting distance from Portland and Augusta. Popham Beach, Reid State Park and Sebasco Harbor Resort are within our jurisdiction and there are many hiking trails and numerous opportunities for outdoor recreation.

Applicants are not required to have a degree but must be 21 years old to apply. If you are 20 years of age, you must have a minimum of 60 credit hours or enrolled in accredited post-secondary education program.

Applicants are also required to have already taken and passed the Maine Criminal Justice Academy Alert and Physical Fitness Test. You must submit these results with your application.

Please visit the Maine Criminal Justice Academy website for the upcoming Alert and Physical Fitness Testing dates, times, and locations. The Academy website is Pre-Employment Training | Department of Public Safety ( or call 207-877-8000 for more information.

MCJA Certified Blue-Pins are encouraged to apply. Check us out!               


Applications must submit a Sagadahoc County Employment Application and a resume.

Employment Application.pdf (


Deadline for applications is June 2, 2023 at 4:00 PM.


For further information, please contact the Sagadahoc County Human Resources Department at 207-443-8202 or online at   

Sagadahoc County is an equal opportunity employer.