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MEMORIAL DAY
The City of Westbrook will be hosting its annual Memorial Day parade and ceremonies on Monday. The parade starts at 10am, and will be on Main Street, starting at Route 25 and ending at Riverbank Park. At 10:30 there will be a ceremony at Riverbank Park. We hope that the community comes out for the parade and ceremony to remember the fallen who have made the ultimate sacrifice for our freedom.

Please be aware, there will be some parking and traffic restrictions because of the parade. There will be NO PARKING along the parade route, beginning the night before and remaining in effect until the end of the parade. In addition, Main Street will be CLOSED between Route 25 and the Public Safety Building during the parade. Please seek an alternate route during that time.
WESTBROOK TOGETHER DAYS

The annual Westbrook Together Days festival is happening this Friday and Saturday. Friday night the festival kicks off at 4pm and goes until 10pm. On Saturday morning the parade starts at 10am and the festival lasts until 10pm, culminating with a fireworks display. Westbrook PD will be present Friday night and all day and night Saturday at Together Days. We hope everyone comes out and has a safe and enjoyable time!

We have a number of parking and traffic restrictions to inform the public of.

There will be NO PARKING allowed on Stevens Avenue and Spiers Street for Friday and Saturday. This is because of the construction on the street. In addition, both roads will be CLOSED on Saturday night prior to the fireworks. Residents will be allowed access.

NO PARKING will be allowed along the parade route, beginning Friday night and lasting until the parade is over Saturday morning. This is primarily focused on Main Street between Bridge Street and Spiers Street.

For the parade, Bridge Street will be CLOSED from Lincoln Street to Main Street. Main Street will be CLOSED from Mechanic Street to the Public Safety Building. Once the parade is over these roads will reopen immediately. Please seek an alternate route.

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.   

 

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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, speeders, and seatbelt violations.  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, buckle up, and put your cell phone down!

 

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