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Public Safety Open House

Open House

Westbrook PD is Hiring!

Are you someone trying to enter into the law enforcement profession?

Are you already in law enforcement and feeling like your career is stagnant?

Are you looking for new professional opportunities and challenges?

Are you interested in specialty assignments and advancement opportunities?

Is Community Policing your thing?

 

Then Westbrook PD is the department for you…

 

With current open positions, The Westbrook Police Department is seeking lateral transfer and new hire officers to fill full-time police officer position(s).

 

Some facts about Westbrook PD:

 

EXCELLENT BENEFITS PACKAGE: 20 year retirement; competitive salaries and steps; generous vacation and sick leave accruals and health and dental care; an 8.5-hour work schedule that allows five days off every thirteen days; education and fitness stipends.

 

BENEFITS OF TRANSFERRING TO WESTBROOK PD: Transfer candidates will be placed on the contractual salary, vacation, and sick leave scale at the rate equal to their years of full time law enforcement experience. 

 

HOURLY PAY RATES: From $21.19 at the first year, $24.17 at five years, $24.95 at nine years, and $26.60 at eighteen years. Salary steps include an increase each year up to five years, then additional increases at seven, nine, twelve, fifteen, and eighteen years. (Additional 2% effective 01/01/17 & 01/01/18.)

 

Our department of 40 sworn serves and protects a population of roughly 17,000 residents. Adjacent to the City of Portland, our officers handle a steady volume of calls for service and still have the flexibility for self-initiated activity. We are a community policing oriented department, looking for civic minded candidates with strong communication skills.

 

OPPORTUNITIES AT THE WESTBROOK POLICE DEPARTMENT: Career development opportunities are available through specialty assignments (drug and D/V investigators, detectives, SROs, Joint Terrorism Task Force, tactical team member, crisis negotiator, M/C, bike patrol, traffic car, and canine) and promotional opportunities; our training program is progressive; there is ample opportunity for overtime; we encourage officers to be self-motivated and active in the community.

 

Interested candidates should submit a resume and cover letter to:

 

Chief Janine L. Roberts

Westbrook Public Safety Building

570 Main St.

Westbrook, Maine 04092   or via e-mail at jroberts@westbrook.me.us

 

Visit http://www.westbrookmaine.com for information about our hiring process.

 

The City of Westbrook is an equal opportunity employer.   

 

Overnight Winter Parking Ban

Winter is coming! With the snow comes the annual overnight parking bank.

 
Westbrook's Overnight Winter Parking Ban begins on Monday, November 15th.

 

Parking vehicles upon any street for more than one hour between the hours of 12:01 am and 6:00 am is prohibited from November 15th through April 15th each year (City of Westbrook Traffic Ordinance, Chapter 31, Section 108).

 

Vehicles parked in violation of the overnight winter parking ban may be ticketed.  Along with being ticketed, vehicles may be towed if they are obstructing snow plowing operations.

 

There are several locations where off-street, overnight parking is available.  Please check the signs in these areas and park only in the designated spaces:

  • Municipal Parking Lot on Mechanic Street (behind CVS)
  • Church Street Municipal Parking Lot (Warren Congregational Church)
  • American Legion Lot - Dunn Street
  • Ash Street Municipal Parking Lot
  • Warren Ball Field Lot - Stevens Avenue
  • Bicentennial Park/Skate Park Lot - William Clarke Drive
  • Warren Pool Lot - Main Street
  • Skating Rink Lot - Lincoln Street
  • Walker Library Lot - Main Street

Please help the Police and Public Services Departments get ready for the upcoming winter weather by not parking on the street overnight!

Westbrook Recovery Liaison Program

WRLP Brochure

2016 Award Recipients 

In February the Westbrook Police Department held its 2nd annual awards banquet. The banquet recognized the work of officers, civilian employees, and ordinary citizens for their outstanding work and contribution to the Westbrook Police Department in 2016. Below are the award recipients. Chief Roberts, Captain Lally and Captain Goldberg presented the awards to all of the recipients. Congratulations to all the recipients and thank you for your hard work and dedication!

 

CITIZENS AWARD

Ronald Dube

For reporting a burglary to his neighbor’s residence.

Glenn Twigg, Jeanne Twigg

For reporting illegal computer images and enduring the long court appeals process.

Doctor Dale Brooker

For designing, implementing and analyzing a citizen and business survey.

 

UNIT CITATION

Sergeant John Desjardins, Sergeant Timothy Morrell, Sergeant Timothy Gardner, Detective Daniel Violette, Detective Kurt Bosse, Detective Ryan Close, Evidence Technician Andrew York, Officer Philip Robinson, Officer Jeffrey Stackpole, Officer Melissa May, Dispatcher Janelle Hall

For their investigation and arrest of the Tom & Jerry’s robbers. 

Sergeant David Thompson, Officer Philip Robinson, Officer Jeffrey Stackpole, Dispatcher William Nelson, Dispatcher Gary Bickford

For their dealings and restraint while dealing with an armed hallucinating subject.

Sergeant Timothy Morrell, Officer Richard Disney, Officer Philip Robinson, Officer Jeffrey Stackpole, Officer Julian Kingsley, Officer Nathan Therriault, Officer Stephen Hinkley, Officer Mark Sanborn, Officer Robert Henckel, Dispatcher William Nelson, Dispatcher Gary Bickford

For their role in the officer-involved shooting.

Sergeant Timothy Gardner, Officer Melissa May, Officer Benjamin Hall, Officer Jacqueline Lorenzen, Dispatcher Janelle Hall

For arresting a suspect in a stabbing investigation.

Officer Richard Disney, Officer Jeffrey Stackpole, Evidence Technician Andrew York, Detective Ryan Close, Officer Michael Loranger, Officer Jacqueline Lorenzen, Officer Kipp Bleicken

For the investigation and arrest of a suspect in the CAP Quality Care shooting.

Sergeant Timothy Gardner, Sergeant Brian Olson, Investigator Christopher Burgess, Officer Michael Loranger, Officer Douglas Maher

For their investigation into human and drug trafficking.

Sergeant David Thompson, Officer Jason St. John, Officer Brian Grasser

For their dealings and restraint with an armed suicidal subject.

Sergeant Timothy Gardner, Officer Brett Bissonnette, Officer Austin Clark, Officer Kipp Bleicken

For their investigation into a series of bb-gun shootings.

 

CRIMINAL INVESTIGATION AWARD

Officer Joel Loranger

For his investigation into an embezzlement case.

Special Agent Jeremy Smith, Officer Philip Robinson

For their investigation into a drug trafficker.

Detective Sergeant John Desjardins, Detective Daniel Violette

For their investigation into a gross sexual assault.

Detective Sergeant John Desjardins, Sergeant Steve Hanlon, Detective Kurt Bosse, Detective Ryan Close, Evidence Technician Andrew York, Investigator Agustin Rodriguez

For the investigation of a domestic assault that led to an officer-involved shooting.

 

COMMENDATION OF MERIT

Officer Richard Disney

For his arrest of a burglary suspect.

 

COMMUNITY POLICING AWARD

Officer Jeffrey Stackpole

For getting a replacement basketball hoop to replace a stolen one for a young victim.

Officer Philip Robinson

For organizing a ceremony to mark the 50th anniversary of the passing of Officer Perley Kennie.

Sergeant Anthony Ciampi

For his outreach efforts with Avita of Stroudwater.

Officer Philip Robinson

For his work with the Toys for Tots program.

Community Policing Coordinator Megan Perry

For her work in the Frenchtown neighborhood.

 

COMMENDATION FOR VALOR AND BRAVERY

Detective Daniel Violette, Officer Benjamin Hall

For their roles in dealing with an armed suicidal suspect.

 

CHIEF PIERRE HARNOIS EMPLOYEE OF THE YEAR

Officer Benjamin Hall


Driving Enforcement

The Westbrook Police Department has received several grants from the Maine Bureau of Highway Safety to conduct dedicated enforcement patrols targeting impaired drivers, distracted drivers, and speeders.  These patrols will be ongoing and lasting throughout the spring and summer.  Officers will be working these details at all hours of the day and night and on all days of the week.  Officers will be both in uniform and plainclothes.  Along with dedicated patrols, we will be conducting checkpoints to look for impaired drivers. All of these driving behaviors we are focusing on are dangerous, and engaging in them can have deadly results on the roadways.  WPD reminds all drivers to never drink and drive, obey the speed limit, and put your cell phone down!

 

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