The ALERT Test is a written exam designed to determine your reading comprehension and writing skills level. The test is administered by the Maine Criminal Justice Academy (MCJA) designee and is currently being scheduled at the Cumberland County Sheriff’s Office.

To sign up for the test, please call or email Human Resources

(207) 775-6809

You must register by 8am one day prior to the ALERT Test date.

Test Location:

Cumberland County Sheriff’s Office

Law Enforcement Center

36 County Way

Portland, ME 04102


Please arrive no later than 15 minutes prior to the test. Bring a valid ID.


Current Test Dates:

Friday, May 19th, 2023 @ 8:45am

Thursday, June 22nd, 2023 @ 8:45am