WELCOME TO THE SCARBOROUGH POLICE DEPARTMENT
On behalf of the men and women of the Scarborough Police Department,
I would like to welcome you to our web site. Whether you are looking
for information about our programs, hiring practices, or just general
information, we hope you will find the site informative and easy to use.
I am proud to say that I was born and raised in Scarborough, graduated
from school here and have served the Scarborough Police Department for
over 30 years now. I have seen our town grow from a small community
of farming and fishing villages to a true destination for shopping and
recreation, and a pleasant home to nearly 20,000 residents.
Although admittedly biased, I think Scarborough is a wonderful community.
We are close to Maine’s largest city and yet still enjoy a small town
feel. We have some of the finest beaches and ocean views in the area
and yet still have a number of working farms and open green space. These
natural resources, combined with a great mix of residential and commercial
areas make Scarborough a great place to live, work, and visit. We have
it all !
I am also very proud of the men and women who protect and serve our
citizens as members of the Scarborough Police Department. We are dedicated
to providing a safe and secure town for our families, neighbors, and
friends, as well as those who come to visit. Your police department
is a full service, public safety organization. Our highly trained and
motivated officers, dispatchers, and staff employ the latest innovations
and technologies to provide the citizens of Scarborough with law enforcement
service that is second to none.
I hope that you will take a few minutes to see what the Scarborough
Police Department has to offer you. As always, should you have questions,
comments, or suggestions, please feel free to contact us at any time.
The Chief of Police is the chief administrator of the
department and the final authority in all matters of policy, operations
The Deputy Chief shall be the second highest-ranking
officer of the Police Department and shall serve as the Executive
Officer. The rank of Captain shall be designated for the Deputy Chief of
the Department. The Captain shall have full authority to command, direct
and discipline all members of subordinate rank within agency and
Division is comprised of uniformed officers
responsible for providing 24-hour protection and service to the citizens
of the Town of Scarborough. These officers are the first to respond to
emergency and non-emergency calls regarding criminal activity. They are
also responsible for preserving peace and promoting safety. They work to
reduce the opportunities for the commission of crime and apprehend
offenders when crimes are committed. Duties consist of, but are not
limited to, patrolling assigned areas, traffic enforcement, accident
investigation, and taking reports.
Bureau has several different functions
within the department. The main objective of the Scarborough Police
Detective Bureau is to investigate crimes that have occurred in
Scarborough . These crimes range from criminal mischief (vandalism) to
assisting the Maine State Police with murders that occur in Scarborough.
The detectives are assigned reports that have been taken by the patrol
officers. They then do the follow-up investigation which includes
but is not limited to interviewing witnesses, victims, and possible
suspects. They are trained to use several valuable tools to assist
their investigation which include search warrants, evidence collection
, interviewing techniques and surveillance equipment. The ultimate
goal is the apprehension and prosecution of criminals as well as the
recovery of stolen property.
Public Safety Dispatchers provide 24-hour dispatch service
to many town departments.
The dispatcher’s main priority is to the Police, Fire, and
Rescue Departments, where they dispatch, via computer and radio,
emergency and non-emergency calls.
The dispatcher is also responsible for answering many phone lines
that ring into the dispatch center.
These include emergency and non-emergency calls for Public
Assistance, Animal Control, Marine Resources, Beach Patrol, Parking
Control, Detectives, Patrol Staff, Administration, and Records.
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