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Westbrook Police Department Organization

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2015 Department Photo 

 

The Westbrook Police Department is composed of 41 sworn police officers and 6 civilian support staff.  We provide 24/7 law enforcement coverage to the City of Westbrook.  The department is led by the Chief of Police.  The department is broken into 2 divisions - the Operations Division and the Administrative Division, with each division being headed by a Captain.

Operations Division:

  • Patrol Division: The Patrol Division is comprised of 19 Patrol Officers and 5 Patrol Sergeants.  Patrol Sergeants and Officers are scheduled to work day shift (6:30 am - 3:00 pm), evening shift (2:30 pm - 11:00 pm) and late shift (10:30 pm - 7:00 am).  Patrol Sergeants and Officers work a rotating schedule of days on and off, to ensure maximum coverage 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.  Patrol Officers are responsible for patrolling an assigned sector of town, responding to calls for service, and conducting proactive enforcement.  Patrol Sergeants oversee the shifts, approve reports, and respond to and supervise all major incidents.
  • Traffic Enforcement Officer: The department has a dedicated Traffic Enforcement Officer, who works during the day and is dedicated to enforcing traffic laws in the city.  Our Traffic Enforcement Officer focuses enforcement on high-crash areas, roads commonly known to have motor vehicle violations, and also on roads where we have had citizen complaints about traffic.
  • Parking and Animal Control Officer (PACO) - The PACO is responsible for responding to and investigating animal and parking complaints.  
  • Frenchtown Community Policing Coordinator: The Police Department has a civilian staff member assigned as the Community Policing Coordinator for the Frenchtown neighborhood.  Please check out the dedicated page for the Frenchtown Community Policing Office to find out more.  

Administrative Division: 

  • Criminal Investigations Division (CID): CID is headed by a Detective Sergeant.  There are 3 detectives in CID, and they investigate crimes against people, crimes against property, and financial crimes.  CID is responsible for investigating all major crimes in the city and following up on reports taken by the patrol division.  There is a detective on-call 24 hours a day to investigate any major crimes that occur at any time.  
  • Domestic Violence and Juvenile Investigator: The Domestic Violence and Juvenile Investigator investigates and follow up on all domestic violence cases in the city.  Along with investigating these cases, the Domestic Violence and Juvenile Investigator works with domestic violence advocates to provide services for victims.  We are pleased to be able to partner with Family Crisis Services, which provides the department with the use of their advocates.  The Domestic Violence and Juvenile Investigator also investigates juvenile crime in our city.  
  • Maine Drug Enforcement Agency (MDEA): We have 2 officers assigned to MDEA, and they are tasked with investigating drug crimes in the city.  MDEA works as a regional task force to target drug traffickers across the region and to reduce the supply of drugs in the area.  
  • Evidence Technician (ET): The ET responds to crime scenes and processes them for evidence.  Examples of crime scene processing include photography, DNA, fingerprinting, footwear impression, and evidence collection.  Westbrook PD is part of the Cumberland County Regional Crime Lab, which gives us access to many different evidence processing machines not normally available to municipal police agencies.  Our ET is also responsible for the custody of any property seized by the department.
  • FBI Joint Terrorism Task Force (JTTF): The department has assigned one officer to the JTTF to assist in FBI investigations.  The officer also works on significant white-collar crimes that are being investigated by the FBI.  
  • School Resource Officers (SRO): The department has two SRO's; one for Westbrook High School, while the other is assigned to Westbrook Middle School and the three elementary schools.  During the school year the SRO's work in the schools, and are responsible for handling any calls at the schools, along with building a relationship with the students and the staff.  During the summer the SRO's cover summer school and are assigned to proactive juvenile patrol.  
  • Court Sergeant: The Court Sergeant is responsible with ensuring that all cases get to court and that any follow-up requested by the District Attorney's Office is completed.
  • Community Approach to Stopping Heroin (CASH) Coordinator - the Westbrook Police Department has launched the CASH initiative to bring the community together to address the Heroin epidemic in our community.  The CASH coordinator oversees the initiative and the various programs that have been launched.  Please visit our CASH page to learn more.
  • Recovery Liaison - through grant funds, we have started the Westbrook Recovery Liaison Program (WRLP).  This program connects those struggling with substance use disorders to the Recovery Liaison, who works to get them treatment and support, along with working on improving their overall quality of life.  Please visit the Recovery Liaison page to learn more.