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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

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!

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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. 

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.



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.

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