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Welcome to the Maine Criminal Justice Academy website.


This website is provided as a service to the law enforcement and corrections agencies, their officers and the citizens of the State of Maine. Click on your area of interest on the left side of the screen to see additional menu items. We want your visit to our page to be as "user friendly" as possible. If you have any questions, comments or suggestions, please contact us. If you would like information on how to become a law enforcement officer in the state of Maine, or you are a full time officer from another state and would like information on our waiver process please click on the link below our contact information.

Maine Criminal Justice Academy
15 Oak Grove Road
Vassalboro, Maine 04989

Phone: (207) 877-8000
Fax: (207) 877-8027


Visitors to the Maine Criminal Justice Academy, who are not fully vaccinated, are required to wear masks / facecoverings until further notice.


Agency heads - find 2020 end of year reporting forms here.


Read an update on 2021 mandatory law enforcement training here.


We have resumed classes here at the Academy; currently, there is no lodging available at the Academy during classes, other than the BLETP.


All students must adhere to Maine's Covid-19 protocols, found here.


ALERT testing and Phase I written exams are being offered the first and third Wednesday of each month, here at the Maine Criminal Justice Academy. Seats are limited, and preregistration is required. Please contact our office at (207)877-8000 to register.


Physical Fitness Testing is not being offered at the Academy at this time; PFT's may be conducted by agencies with Academy-certified PFT evaluators, off-site, with a memorandum of understanding.


Please follow news and events information on the MCJA's Facebook page, here.


How do I become a law enforcement officer in Maine?

Basic Law Enforcement Training Program Waiver Process


[Maine Criminal Justice Academy]


Alert and Phase ITests at MCJA

At MCJA, for the Alert Test, arrive at 0845 hours. The Phase I Exam will be available and will start at 1200 hours. Lunch is not provided if you are taking the Alert and Phase 1 exam, you should consider bringing a bag lunch.

Pre-registration is required to take tests, and can be made by calling the Academy's central office at 877-8000.

Fees for the ALERT Test are listed on the application form, below.


Application Forms:   Alert Test    Physical Fitness Test    Phase I    Phase II

View the physical fitness standards here.

Watch a video of the physical fitness test instructions here.