Thanks for visiting the web site of the Houlton Police Department.
Our Department is dedicated to
providing modern, efficient police
services to a supportive community.2012 Report
customary, I want to thank all of the department's full-time and
auxiliary staff for a job well done in 2012. The officers and
dispatchers of this department exhibit a high degree of professionalism
and integrity in the performance of their duties for the citizens of
I would also like to thank the town council,
town manager, department heads, and all other municipal employees for
their teamwork, cooperation, and support.
The police department
has a compliment of eight full-time officers, one corporal, two
sergeants, a lieutenant, chief, and four public safety dispatchers.
We also have a full-time position funded by the U.S. Department
of Justice until April of 2014.
D.A.R.E. was a huge success
again this year. Nearly one-hundred fifth grade students from the
Southside School participated in a two week program under the tutelage
of Community Resource Officer Stephen Nason. This was Officer
Nason's fifth and final year teaching the program. Officer Gary
McGuire is the new D.A.R.E. officer. Officer McGuire completed a
two-week intensive training program in December. The training was
offered at the New Hampshire Fire Academy in Concord. We would
like to thank Officer Nason and Officer McGuire for their hard work and
commitment to the program.
In November, the police department
held its 2nd Annual Employee Recognition Awards Ceremony. Officer
Stephen Nason was selected as the department's top employee of the
year. Several other department employees were recognized or
received commendations for service to the community.
Community Service Award was presented to Pastor Wayne Robertson for his
involvement in Adopt-A-Block and contributions to county and local law
The department celebrated two promotions this year.
Officer Charles Wampler III was promoted to sergeant and Officer
Erica Pelletier was assigned to the Maine Drug Enforcement Agency.
Sgt. Wampler replaces Fred Parker who retired in March and moved
to Tennessee. Agent Pelletire replaces Jared Sylvia who accepted
a position with the Maine State Police.
Benjamin Drew of Houlton
became a full-time officer for the department in December. A
former warden and 16 year veteran of the Department of Inland Fisheries
and Wildlife, Officer Drew has been actively involved in the community
as a coach and mentor for area youth.
Eric Sucy of Waterville
accepted a part-time position with the department in November and is
expected to become a full-time officer in May of 2013. Officer
Sucy is currently a senior at Thomas College majoring in Criminal
Justice. Officer Sucy is a 2012 graduate of the Maine Criminal
During the spring, summer, and winter months,
the department participated in the "Click It or Ticket" and "Holiday
Enforcement" campaigns sponsored by the Bureau of Highway Safety and
the National Highway Safety Transportation Administration. The
department received grant funds to provide additional patrols during
the peak times for seatbelt, speeding and OUI enforcement.
joint operation with US Customs and Border Protection, free screening
of treats was offered Halloween night at the police department.
Many parents took advantage of this program which has been
offered for five successive years.
To increase awareness of the
disease, officers wore pink bands around their badges in support of
National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Dispatchers also
participated by wearing pink wrist bracelets. The department will
make this an annual event.
Citizens can listen to the
department's radio traffic be setting your browser to
http://www.houltonpolice.com and clicking on the link provided on the
page. In addition to casual listening, citizens now have an
opportunity to stay informed whenever there is an emergency, road
closure, or sever weather event.
Members of the department
encourage all citizens to become involved in crime prevention and
community issues. You can assist us by reporting crime or
suspicious activity to the department by calling 532-2287. In the
event of an emergency, please dial 911. If you have information
pertaining to criminal activity but wish to remain anonymous, please
call or text the department's tip line at 207-694-3545.
Chief of Police