The Frenchtown Community Policing Office is located at 192 Brown Street, Apartment 1. It is staffed by a Community Policing Coordinator, Megan Perry, and is open Monday thru Friday, typically between the hours of 8am and 4pm. The Frenchtown neighborhood is the area encompassed by Bridge Street, Cumberland Street and the Presumpscot River, and includes streets such as Brown Street, Walker Street and North Street.
This is the first Westbrook community policing location, and it serves a neighborhood of approximately 1,800 residents. Community policing allows for direct neighborhood connections. The role of the Community Policing Office and the Community Policing Coordinator is to be an access point between the Police Department, community members, landlords, businesses and local agencies. This partnership helps to help mitigate civil concerns and support the growth of community initiatives and social programs. The office has successfully connected community members to local services, assisting with needs such as housing and food. The Community Policing Coordinator works closely with the Police Department to address any criminal and nuisance activities in the neighborhood. A weekly story hour is held at the Community Policing Office for young children. The Community Policing Office sponsors a neighborhood block party in the summer, and a 'Blizzard Bash' in the winter.
About the Community Policing Coordinator
Megan Perry is the Community Policing Coordinator for the Frenchtown neighborhood. Megan grew up in Massachusetts and moved to Maine just prior to starting high school. Megan is a graduate from Mt. Ararat High School in Topsham, Maine. Megan attended college at Saint Joseph's College of Maine, and graduated in 2008 with a bachelor's degree in Sociology, with a concentration in Social Work. Upon graduation, Megan worked for the State of Maine as a Child Protective Assessment Worker for the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS). During Megan's final years with DHHS she was assigned to work many Westbrook cases, and is very familiar with the City.
Megan was hired as Westbrook's first ever Community Policing Coordinator in the fall of 2015. Megan's job is to be a resource for the community, to support the residents, businesses and landlords, and provide networking with various community organizations and agencies to provide support for citizens.
Feel free to stop into the Community Policing Office to speak with Megan, or give her a call at 207-329-7764.