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  • Maine Summer Police

    Anyone have a list of departments that hire summer positions?

  • #2
    Im pretty sure that Bar Harbor Police dep. hires reserve officers for the summer months. as well does southwest harbor police dep.

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    • #3
      I know there are two others I asked a person at my school who has some connections and she told me she will let me know around the end of this week. When I find out I will post

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      • #4
        Also I'm curious, does anyone know if reserve officers are authorized to carry firearms? thanks

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        • #5
          Scarborough recently posted an ad for reserve officers. "Primary jobs to be filled are for beach patrol, but other opportunities are available as well."
          A PDF of the ad is here. That should get you to the town's Web site, and under Human Resources, there are links to a job description and an application form.

          I'm a ways up the coast from Scarborough (I think I've been there twice), so I don't know any more about it.

          Re the question in post #4, all the reserves I've ever known were working armed.
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          • #6
            Summer Hires

            Old Orchard Beach Maine hires a bunch, upwards of 20. They are quite busy, have both bicycle and foot patrol duties.

            I am not sure, but I think an applicant must have some training prior to applying. Maybe a 2-week course, but like I said I am not sure.

            They are taking applications now, here's a link:http://www.oobmaine.com/Pages/OldOrc...Jobs/I028280C2

            They are officially called Summer Reserves and are armed.
            Last edited by valvestem; 01-25-2010, 10:41 AM. Reason: add link
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            • #7
              I tracked the above link out to the page http://www.oobmaine.com/Pages/OldOrc...ployment/index, and it says "The Law Enforcement Pre-service School (LEPS) is not required but preferred." They do require a minimum score of 47 on the Alert test, so I'm guessing they sponsor applicants to the LEPSC or do a "registered apprenticeship with a certified, experienced officer, to be followed by an examination given by the board (of trustees, MCJA)." The Alert test is a prerequisite to enroll in the LEPSC.
              The LEPSC ("100-hour course") or the apprenticeship is the minimum standard under Title 25, for a person to make arrests and carry a firearm on duty.
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              • #8
                Summer reserve officers in Old Orchard Beach (OOB) are armed, and have pretty much full police powers while on duty. When off duty they can carry on their creds although those credentials expire in October.

                Here are the basics for OOB reserves.
                (1.) 21 years of age or 20 with 60 college credits
                (2.) Graduates of the (LEPS) Law Enforcement Pre-Service course (reserve
                academy) preferred.
                (3.) Minimum score on the ALERT test is 47, the ALERT test is a reading
                writing and comprehension test. It is not graded on a 1-100 curve, a 47
                is the equivalent of about an 83 on the 1-100 grade curve.
                (4.) If you do not have the LEPS, you have to pay for the course, but if the
                course starts after your hire date they do pay for your time.
                (5.)The Dept. issues you a side arm (G22) & holster, baton & holster, pepper
                spray & holster, a base ball hat and a portable radio. You are responsible
                for your other equipment. The uniform is a yellow bike patrol shirt that
                you buy from the dept, black sneakers, and black BDU shorts.
                (6.)Reserves are assigned to foot, bicycle and ATV patrols. After your first
                year you may be offered a cruiser patrol slot. Cruiser reserves wear the
                same uniform as the full time officers.
                (7.) New hires are required to attend a 2 week in house training program,
                approx 100 hours.
                (8.)You will be assigned a partner and typically patrol in pairs.
                (9.)The only thing reserves are not assigned to as primary on is a known
                felony, the primary reason has to do with availability for court dates.

                OOB is not the best paying reserve agency in Maine, it is however the largest at around 40 reserve officers, and the reserves who work there typically handle a much higher call volume then any other seasonal reserve officers in the state.

                If you have any questions about the OOB reserve program I suggest that you call Lt. DeLuca at (207)934-4911
                Forti Fors Bona

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by fyrdog View Post
                  Minimum score on the ALERT test is 47, the ALERT test is a reading writing and comprehension test. It is not graded on a 1-100 curve, a 47 is the equivalent of about an 83 on the 1-100 grade curve.
                  Now I'll have to call up to MCJA and find out what my score was. (Not that I'm planning to apply to OOB.) I don't remember what I got on it, but I do remember that it at first looked like a crappy score. By that time, I'd done enough reading-up about the test to know about the different curve. (Like how NJSP and other agencies got sued for supposedly setting their cutoff score too high in order to exclude minorities. I think I'd have qualified for NJSP, even under the former standard. Well, alrighty, then. )
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                  • #10
                    Is there an "expiration date" on the ALERT TEST score? i.e., if you do not get into a LE job within a certain time frame, the test has to be taken and passed again.
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                    • #11
                      As far as I know, there isn't. As mentioned above, it's really a reading comprehension test, mostly I think to make sure everyone can adequately grasp/absorb the material covered in the course.
                      Now as far as MCJA certification for anyone who hasn't worked in L.E. (and done in-service training) for a certain time, that's another story. They did run a course last year to cover that.
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                      • #12
                        valvestem.

                        No the ALERT test doesn't expire however you can go back and try to improve your score.

                        As far as MCJA certs' yes they do kind of expire, however you can go take make up class and get re-certified. They hold the class at the academy and I do believe the class is 2 days.

                        P.S.
                        We have two of your former co-workers down at the beach now.
                        Last edited by fyrdog; 01-25-2010, 08:05 PM.
                        Forti Fors Bona

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                          Last edited by barrister; 06-16-2013, 08:14 PM.

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                          • #14
                            taking the alert test next week I applied to York, Kennebunk and Old Orchard Beach, anyone else applying to these places?

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                            • #15
                              If you get a chance to do OOB, do it. I was there about 7 years ago and it was a blast, especially on nights.

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