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Higgins Beach Parking Meter

posted Aug 29, 2017, 8:52 AM by Tim O'Brien


We would like to inform people of the community who visit Higgins Beach that there will be a change to the parking meter as of September 1, 2017.

Currently, the meter that covers 13 parking spaces on Bayview Ave is setup to allow free 1 hour parking by entering your vehicle’s registration number into the meter.

On September 1st, you will have to pay $1.00 per hour with the limit of 1 hour per space. Payment can be made by coins, debit/credit card, or by entering the 4 digit code on your beach pass.

Welcome to the Stock Club

posted Aug 2, 2017, 5:19 AM by Tim O'Brien

Welcome to the Stork Club! Mike Mains, from the Scarborough Police Department in Scarborough, Maine, recently provided instructions for baby delivery through his use of the Medical Protocols. Congrats, Mike!

http://www.wmtw.com/article/dispatcher-honored-for-making-special-delivery-over-the-phone/10398905?src=app

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SEE CLICK FIX

posted Jul 12, 2017, 10:15 AM by Tim O'Brien

The Town of Scarborough is pleased to announce the launch of its new mobile reporting tool, Scarborough Fix-It! Powered by SeeClickFix, Scarborough Fix-It allows residents to report and track non-emergency issues directly to and through Town departments. 

To start, citizens may search for Scarborough Fix-It in the Apple App Store® for iPhones® or the Google Play Store® for Android devices®, then download the free, customized application. Through this app, users are able to submit requests and reports for a variety of different issues including graffiti, litter, noise, parking, potholes, street signs, beach issues, tree maintenance, and much more. Users may also add a picture or video to the request as well as specific descriptions and pin a geographic location. 

Once submitted, citizens may follow and track their issues, receiving updates as progress is made and issues are resolved. Users may also view and follow items reported by other constituents, commenting as necessary and voting on any issues of importance or interest to them.

Independence Day July 4th, 2017

posted Jun 28, 2017, 9:55 AM by Tim O'Brien

Fireworks can be used in Scarborough during restricted times on July 3rd, 4th, and 5th. The ordinance is below. 

Please be courteous to your neighbors and stay within the allowed times. Also be aware that some people with PTSD can be triggered with fireworks. If you know of a combat veteran in your area, or see a sign alerting neighbors, please check with them before setting anything off.

If you will be using fireworks we recommend having a water hose on and ready just in case. 

ALLOWED TIMES: 
July 3rd and July 5th, beginning at 9:00 a.m. and ending at 12:30 a.m. the following day when July 3rd and July 5th fall on a weekend, and beginning at 9:00 a.m. and ending at 10:00 p.m. when July 3rd and July 5th fall on a weekday; 
July 4th, beginning at 9:00 a.m. and ending at 12:30 a.m. the following day.

TOWN OF SCARBOROUGH CONSUMER FIREWORKS ORDINANCE: https://goo.gl/Or7KV7

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More pets go missing on July 4th than any other day of the year. 

This may be a stressful few days for your furry friends. Create a safe haven for you pets in a sheltered, escape-proof part of your home. Make sure they have plenty of fresh water. Turning on the TV or radio can help drown out the noise.

Keep your doors and windows shut, and make sure anyone coming or going knows to leave your pets inside the home. Just in case they do get out, please make sure they are wearing an ID or are microchipped. If your pet is especially fearful you may want to try a "Thundershirt", or a pet stress diffuser, your vet can also help with additional tips.

New Police Officers

posted Jun 26, 2017, 4:59 AM by Tim O'Brien

Please join us in welcoming our two newest full-time Officers Daniel Donovan and Derek Miller.

Daniel recently graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice from Saint Joseph’s College. While earning his degree Daniel interned with the Drug Enforcement Administration as well as the Westbrook Police Department. Daniel also worked during the summers at Seaport Marina in Lynn, Massachusetts as a Dockhand Assistant to the Harbormaster. In that position he enforced environmental regulations and operated a wide variety of marine vessels while ensuring the security of the marina. Additionally, at St. Joe’s, Daniel was the captain of the varsity baseball team, captain of the club hockey team, and a member of the criminal justice club.

Derek graduated in May with a Master’s Degree in Criminal Justice Administration from Husson University. He also received the Excellence in Graduate Criminal Justice Administration Award and was a member of the National Criminal Justice Honor Society, Alpha Phi Sigma. While attending school Derek interned at the Maine State Prison and became a fully certified Correctional Officer. Derek’s work history includes managing the weight room at Husson, working as a Youth Program Assistant at the Rockland Recreation Center and as a painter for Bay View Painting, located in Union, Maine.

New Police Officers

posted Jun 15, 2017, 6:01 AM by Tim O'Brien   [ updated Jun 15, 2017, 6:02 AM ]

Please join me in welcoming Daniel Donovan and Derek Miller to the Scarborough Police 
Department team.

 

Both Daniel and Derek will be starting in their new positions as Police Officers on Monday, June 19th. Congratulations and welcome to the team!

 

Marla St.Pierre,

Deputy Chief

Public Safety Building Presentation / Dialogue

posted Jun 13, 2017, 5:37 AM by Tim O'Brien

On Wednesday June 14th the Public Safety Building Committee is hosting a

public event that includes tours of our facility, a presentation of the draft

plans, and a community dialogue to elicit feedback from the public,

including our members, on the draft plans. We are down to a little over a

month before we need to present the final plan to the Town Council in order

to get the question on the ballot for the November election. Please join us

for this important night to hear the presentation and see the plans.

Greater Portland Council of Governments President's Award

posted Jun 1, 2017, 6:43 AM by Tim O'Brien

Congratulations to Chief Moulton for receiving the Greater Portland Council of Governments President's Award for his exemplary work with Operation HOPE Maine @ Scarborough PD.




Summer Traffic Enforcement

posted May 30, 2017, 5:24 AM by Tim O'Brien

A note from the Chief:

I wanted to take a moment and let you know what we are planning this summer. As our community has grown and we have become busier, handling the multitude of calls that come in every day, we have had less opportunity to concentrate on traffic enforcement. This, coupled with the increased volume of traffic brought on by that growth, causes us to hear daily comments about red light and stop sign violations, speeding vehicles, distracted drivers, and an all-around lack of courtesy on our roadways.

For the summer months, while our school and community resource officers are out of the schools and able to assist on patrol, we are going to run a special traffic enforcement team comprised of three highly motivated and dedicated officers.
Before we start the program, I want to address a couple of things that always surface around the topic of high intensity traffic enforcement. First, I want to be clear that this is not done to raise money. Many people believe that the fine amounts, designated on the ticket, are provided to the police department. That is not true. The fine amounts are both set and received by the State of Maine. I can assure you that this is not a profitable situation for the police department.

Second, I would like to assure you that this enforcement is not directed at any particular demographic. Whether you are young or old, drive a sports car or a grocery getter, if you obey the traffic laws you will not be inconvenienced. If you do not obey the traffic laws, however, you can likely expect to get stopped and ticketed.
Lastly, I would stress that this is not being done because the officers are mean and enjoy making people’s lives miserable, nor is it because they want to see how many tickets they can issue. Our goal is always voluntary compliance. If we could achieve that goal, we would be happy to leave our blue lights off.

If you get stopped, you will be held accountable for violations of law, however, you will be treated in a polite, pleasant, and respectful manner. If that is not the case, you are welcome to speak with a supervisor. Please know that any such conversation is dealt with as an entirely separate matter from any ticket that was issued. Traffic tickets will be resolved in court or by the Bureau of Motor Vehicles.

Please understand that our mission is simply to keep you, our community, and our roadways safe. This is a good time to remind ourselves, myself included, that no text or phone call is so important as to risk anyone’s safety. Speed limits, red lights, and stop signs are in place for a reason. Please obey them. Take the time to make sure that your inspection sticker, which identifies that your vehicle is safe, is valid. Check your registration to make sure that it is also up to date and valid.

We recognize that it is not pleasant to be stopped and have an officer standing by your car door, but please think about how much worse it would be to have an officer standing at the door of your home to deliver unthinkable news about a loved one. Unfortunately, too many times we have had that horrible task and those moments stay with us just like they do for the grieving families.

We are asking for your help to make this a safe and happy summer season.

Many Thanks!

Chief Moulton

Dispatcher Eric Berry to Retire on June 2nd

posted May 30, 2017, 5:20 AM by Tim O'Brien

"As Eric gets ready to enjoy some well-deserved hunting and fishing, I want to congratulate him on his 35 years of service as a public safety dispatcher. For Eric, service to his community is a given. As a lifelong resident of Scarborough, Eric served the Fire Department for many years and held a number of positions, including serving as Deputy Chief.

I will miss his hearty laugh and good sense of humor as well as his good old fashioned common sense. I recently mentioned that losing Eric is like losing one of our backup systems. He has institutional knowledge that is far reaching and will be sadly missed.

While having computer generated run responses is common place today, it has been reassuring to know that if everything went down, Eric could still get all of the correct apparatus and responders to the right place using only his memory and common sense. It might be by having them take a left at the oak tree beyond Aunt Ruth’s house but they would get there.

For thirty five years I have appreciated his work, his dedication, and most importantly, his friendship. Congratulations Eric on a job well done!" - Chief Moulton


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