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Photos from the Groundbreaking Ceremony this morning at the new Public Safety Bldg site.

posted Nov 8, 2018, 12:22 PM by Tim O'Brien   [ updated Nov 14, 2018, 11:33 AM ]

Now Hiring: Public Safety Emergency Communications Dispatcher

posted Oct 30, 2018, 7:07 AM by Tim O'Brien   [ updated Oct 30, 2018, 7:08 AM ]

The Town of Scarborough is seeking applicants for a full-time Dispatcher to join the Public Safety team. This position is assigned responsibilities involving the operations of communication equipment in a law enforcement communications center. This position requires skilled work of a technical nature to provide communications support and computer information processing to the Police, Fire and Rescue response to requests for assistance from the public.

Duties include: Accurately, quickly and courteously receives telephone calls from the public for police, fire, emergency medical or other public safety services for the Towns of Scarborough and Old Orchard Beach; obtains the essential information required by the call category in a timely manner. Accurately and quickly assigns and dispatches appropriate units and resources to police, fire, emergency medical, and other public safety incidents. Provides communications coordination of public safety agencies and resources. Accurately, and in a timely manner, uses computer-aided dispatch system facilities for complaint-taking, unit dispatching, coordination of incidents and transmission and retrieval of information through local, county, state, and federal law enforcement data networks. Accurately records information on a variety of forms and logs as dictated by operational policies and procedures.
Position requirements: Demonstrates initiative, good judgment, the ability to work well under pressure, and the ability to work successfully with a team. High School diploma or GED equivalent. Willingness and/or ability to work rotating shifts. Related supplemental training preferred. Any equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered at the Town’s discretion. Experience in public safety dispatching, EMD desirable. Successful candidates must pass written exam, complete oral board interview, physical exam, background, polygraph, & drug testing, as well as a psychological assessment. Must complete and pass Certified Terminal Operator training, 9-1-1 certification class, and EMD course after hire if designation not already held.
The Town of Scarborough offers a comprehensive benefits package including healthcare, retirement, paid time off, dental, vision, and other supplemental benefits. Applications must be received by Monday, November 12, 2018. For additional information call (207)730-4025 or email
-Equal Opportunity Employer-

Scarborough is a diverse community with a commitment to the quality of life and the environment. Scarborough offers lovely sandy beaches and the rocky coastline made famous by a local artist, Winslow Homer. The largest saltwater marsh in Maine is located within our boundaries along with Rachel Carson Wildlife lands. We also have a balance with our commercial businesses. The newest area for businesses to locate in Scarborough is along the Haigis Parkway, located right at Exit 42 off the Maine Turnpike. We are a suburban community that offers open spaces, parks and recreational areas for our residents and visitors.
Scarborough is conveniently located in Cumberland County in southern Maine, approximately 7 miles south of the City of Portland. It is just a short drive to Portland and the Maine Mall with easy access to the Maine Turnpike, Portland Jetport and now passenger rail service to Boston and points south. The Scarborough Town Hall is located at 259 U.S. Route 1, just south of the junction of Rt. 1 and Black Point Road/Gorham Road.

Our newest Officer graduated from the Academy this past Friday.

posted May 22, 2018, 10:46 AM by Tim O'Brien   [ updated May 22, 2018, 10:49 AM ]

Officer Dan Donovan becomes our newest Patrol Officer. Here are some pictures of the ceremony and after. He is in the middle of the group photos.

300th HOPE placement.

posted Jan 29, 2018, 7:00 AM by Tim O'Brien

On 01/24/18, we made our 300th placement! It was a big day for us.

Thank you to our volunteer "Angels" and partnering treatment centers/sober homes for all you do for and with us. You are all amazing!

Thank you to every donor, large or small, because every single dollar directly benefited one of these Mainer in need of treatment, a kind word, and a hand up.

Thank you as well to all our Scarborough PD employees who've provided immense support since day 1. You've each helped us take on a huge program and you should all be proud of the roles you played.

Most importantly, THANK YOU to every person who has walked in here and asked for help. Thank you for trusting us, thank you for being brave, and thank you for accepting you can't fight alone. We are proud of every one of you, even those we couldn't help, because we know how much strength it took to walk into a PD and be honest about your struggles.

We've come a long way since 10/1/15. We've suffered losses and setbacks but continued to push forward, always. We will keep doing what we can for as long as we can, because every person with Substance Use Disorder is someone's daughter, son, mom, dad, friend....and every single one of their lives matters.

If you are breathing, there is HOPE.

Now Hiring Seasonal Reserve Police Officers

posted Jan 8, 2018, 9:37 AM by Tim O'Brien   [ updated Jan 8, 2018, 9:38 AM ]

The Town of Scarborough’s Police Department is seeking applicants to serve as Seasonal Reserve Police
Officers. Our Reserve Officers assist and serve the community by working with our Police Department to
maintain the peace and security of our Town. Reserve Officers wear a Police Department uniform and
perform many of the same duties as our Patrol Officers, but on a part-time and seasonal basis. Reserve
Officers will receive training to familiarize themselves with police functions and to prepare for assignments.
Joining the Public Safety team as a Reserve Officer is an excellent introduction to police work and an
opportunity to serve the community. Duties shall consist of a number of general

All job applicants are required to apply online:

Applications must be received by Sunday, January 28, 2018.

2 Officers Graduate.

posted Dec 27, 2017, 6:23 AM by Tim O'Brien   [ updated Dec 27, 2017, 6:24 AM ]

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Officers Isaiah Jones and Lydia Ruetty (in the white gloves) graduated the Maine Criminal Justice Academy after 18 weeks of intensive training.

Please join us in congratulating them both and welcoming them back to Scarborough!

Annual Tree Lighting and Santa in the Park

posted Nov 29, 2017, 11:21 AM by Tim O'Brien   [ updated Nov 29, 2017, 11:23 AM ]

Saturday, December 2 at 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM EST

Bundle up and gather with friends, family, and neighbors in Memorial Park where we’ll all be waiting anxiously for Santa’s arrival! This year we will be expanding our event to include more performances, activities, lights, and even more special guests! We have also invited Scarborough High School Cheering to sell wreaths. Enjoy a tractor ride to and from the park and spend the evening with some of your favorite holiday friends. Fireworks to end the night!

Halloween Safety.

posted Oct 31, 2017, 10:01 AM by Tim O'Brien   [ updated Oct 31, 2017, 10:03 AM ]

Image result for halloween clipartHalloween is only happy if everyone has fun AND stays safe.

We are not going to cancel Halloween, but we do ask that everyone use good common sense tonight. We recommend only trick or treating in areas that have power. If you aren’t sure the area you are going has power you can check the CMP outage website ( Stay alert for storm debris or safety concerns, if you feel the area may not be safe please avoid it.

Safe alternatives for Trick or Treating include:

** Trunk-or-Treat at the Rock Church (66 Gorham Rd, Scarborough), 6-8pm.
“Cars will be lined up in the church parking lot with theme decorated trunks full of goodies! Children go trunk-to-trunk in their Halloween costumes to collect their treats! We have a neighborhood full of candy and fun in our parking lot!”

** Halloween Party at Salt Pump Climbing Co (36 Haigis Parkway, Scarborough), 6-9pm.
“There will be rock climbing, trick-or-treating, a haunted house, costume contest, snacks and refreshments, and more!”
There is a fee for entry and equipment rentals, and there is a waiver to be signed. Cash only as their phone lines are down.

** Trick or Treat at the Maine Mall, 5-7pm.
“For children 12 and under please. Show off your costumes as you trick-or-treat at participating mall retailers, while supplies last. Participating stores will have a pumpkin in their window. For safety we request no masks or weapons (even if part of a costume).”

We have verified these three events are still on for tonight.


Kids please use flashlights and glow sticks and have something reflective on your costume or candy bag. Walk on sidewalks or as far to the right of the road as possible. Never go into a stranger's home without your parents. Please remember what may be a funny trick to you is messy vandalism to the receiver.

Adults please keep your speeds lowered tonight and watch carefully for little goblins along the road. If you are going out tonight have a sober ride. No excuses.

Parents please make sure your kids don’t have eggs, toilet paper, shaving cream, or other items used for vandalism. If they are caught they will have to clean up the mess, but they can also be summonsed and punished as a juvenile if it is serious enough.

We will have extra officers out tonight as well as our Police Explorers and VIP's. Don't forget we are handing out candy in our PD lobby to kiddos in costume.

Watch out for each other tonight.


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Wreaths Across America 2017

posted Oct 26, 2017, 12:32 PM by Tim O'Brien   [ updated Nov 15, 2017, 10:27 AM ]

Scarborough is honored to have been selected to host the 2017 Wreaths Across America Convoy. During this special event, we are honored to be able to recognize and thank our veterans who live in Scarborough.

The Wreaths Across America Ceremony will be held at Scarborough High School on December 11th at 8:00 a.m. Any veteran, family of a veteran, or family of a fallen public safety personnel who would like to attend is asked to complete this form.

Veterans and guests are asked to arrive by 7:35 a.m. for the ceremony that begins at 8:00 a.m. We anticipate that the ceremony with last about one hour.

For information on the event, you can access the school website at or contact Principal Creech's Office at 730-5002.

Open House at the Scarborough Public Safety Building

posted Oct 3, 2017, 7:40 AM by Tim O'Brien

Come join us for an open house at the Scarborough Public Safety Building.

Location:  Scarborough Public Safety Building at 246 US Route 1
Date:        Saturday, October 14, 2017
Time:        10:00 am to 2:00 pm

Please see the attached flyer for more information

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