Before the Penobscot County Sheriff’s Office can completely process an application for Corrections or Law Enforcement, the applicant must have passed the ALERT Test. The ALERT examination is offered at the Maine Criminal Justice Academy in Vassalboro on the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of each month. To make an appointment please call (207)877-8000.


Applicants must bring a government issued picture id (drivers license) and a $50.00 fee. If paying with cash, please bring the correct amount. If paying by check, make it payable to “Treasurer, State of Maine”. Applicants should arrive at 8:15 AM, 15 minutes prior to the start of the exam at 8:30 AM. Anyone arriving after the exam has started will be asked to reschedule. No electronic devices such as cell phones or cameras will be allowed in the testing room.  Please see the Maine Criminal Justice Academy's home page at: www.maine.gov/dps/mcja for a schedule of all ALERT testing dates.


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