About Us


The mission of the Caribou Police Department is to enhance the quality of life throughout the City of Caribou by working cooperatively with all of our citizens to preserve the peace, reduce fear, enforce the law and promote a caring and safe environment.

Full Time Officer Opening


The City of Caribou is accepting applications for a full time Police Officer.  Applicant must have a high school diploma, 200-hour police course certificate and will be required to pass the Maine Criminal Justice Academy prescribed physical aptitude test, oral examinations, physical and psychological examination and criminal background check including a polygraph examination.  Applicant must hold a valid Maine driver’s license and have an excellent driving record.  Any of the following would be a plus: Associate or Bachelor Degree in Criminal Justice (education incentive offered), Academy Blue Pin or law enforcement experience.

The Caribou Police Department operates on a 12-hour schedule-3 on/3 off and offers competitive wages with excellent health benefits.  Retirement benefit includes 25-year Maine State Retirement with no minimum age. Overtime includes regular overtime and special details, including ATV patrols; Homeland Security patrols; Bureau of Highway Safety-seatbelt, OUI, speed and distracted driving patrols; underage drinking enforcement; and others. The City of Caribou is an equal opportunity employer.

Applications are available at the Caribou Police Department and here under Service and Forms.  For questions, please call 207-493-3301.

Please submit application, resume and cover letter to:

Chief Michael Gahagan

Caribou Police Department

25 High Street

Caribou, ME 04736


Reserve Officer Openings:  

The City of Caribou is presently seeking candidates to add to its roster for Reserve Officers. Applicants must be at least 21 years of age, possess a high school diploma or GED, hold a valid Maine driver’s license with no adverse driving record, and have passed the Maine Criminal Justice Academy ALERT and Physical Fitness test. Preference will be given to candidates who have successfully completed the Maine Criminal Justice Law Enforcement 200 Hour Pre-Service Program. The pay rate for Reserve Officers is $14.00 per hour. Submit application, resume and cover letter to:

Chief Michael Gahagan, Caribou Police Department, 25 High Street, Caribou, ME 04736




Front view of the new proposed public safety building.

New proposed Public Safety Building


Rear view of the new proposed public safety building.


Side view of the new proposed public safety building.

Note: This is one of proposed ideas of the public safety building concept.


Public Safety Building: 

Any question or comments regarding the proposal for a new Public Safety Building can be sent via email to Sgt. Mark Gahagan mark.gahagan@cariboumaine.org or cpd@cariboumaine.org

Upcoming Events

Caribou Marathon


Coming this March is the Winter Carnival! We are still awaiting details for this event and will provide an update when we get more details. 

Thursdays on Sweden


Spring is just around the corner! This May 17th, 18th, and 19th will be the Caribou City Wide Yard Sale. Our Officers will be out and about and we hope to see you there!

Contact Us

25 High Street Caribou Maine 04736

Phone: 207-493-3301

Fax: 207-493-4201

Emergency: 911

25 High Street, Caribou, Maine 04736, United States

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