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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.  The department is headed by the Chief of Police.  The department is broken into 2 divisions - the Operations Division and the Administrative Division.  Each division is 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.  The Patrol Division is responsible for patrolling an assigned sector of town, responding to calls, and conducting proactive enforcement.  
  • 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 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.  
  • Domestic Violence Investigator: The Domestic Violence Investigator investigates and follow up on all domestic violence cases in the city.  Along with investigating these cases, the Domestic Violence 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.  
  • Maine Drug Enforcement Agency (MDEA): We have 2 officers assigned to MDEA, and they are tasked with investigating drug crimes in the city.
  • Evidence Technician (ET): The ET responds to crime scenes and process 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 those investigations.
  • School Resource Officer (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.
  • 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.