has two K-9 units, led by Sgt. Thomas Chard and Officer Mike Sawyer.
Scarborough Police dogs are trained in the following:
This assures that the K-9 will endure the long and strenuous life of a police K-9. K-9’s at the academy are trained under the guidelines set forth by the United States Police Canine Association.
The department utilizes the Harley Davidson FLHTP Electra Glide Police model. Harley Davidson produces this motorcycle specifically for law enforcement as it lends itself equally to low speed maneuverability and high speed response. The motorcycle is outfitted with a 110-watt multi-channel radio, both forward and rear facing radar capable of same lane, stationary and moving radar enforcement and multiple emergency lights to ensure its visibility. Both units are also equipped with emergency first aid kits and lifesaving Automatic External Defibrillators (AEDs), one of which was donated by Piper Shores Retirement Community. The graphics are applied to complement our patrol cars and to enhance visibility during night time patrol as they are mostly reflective.
The Motorcycle Unit employs its services in many ways including traffic enforcement, neighborhood patrols and daily area patrols. The unit also participates in events such as road races, escorts and parades. The unit has been awarded Best in Show by the Harley Owners Group and other first place awards for show during competitions. The unit has also had the honor of leading President George W. Bush’s motorcade and assisting with security.
The Scarborough Police Department Honor Guard was established to represent the Town of Scarborough as well as the Department at ceremonial events and to give comfort and support to fallen officer’s families. The unit primarily serves during parades, funerals and other formal events.
The members of the unit are trained in drill and ceremony and have represented the Town during many official events both in Maine and out of the state.
The goal of the Scarborough Police Department Special Reaction Team, when deployed, is to use training, tactics, and equipment to bring the situation under control using the least amount of force possible.
Scarborough participates in the D.A.R.E. program, a collaborative effort between the Scarborough Police and Scarborough Schools, which teaches students good decision-making skills to help them lead safe and healthy lives. Topics covered include drinking, drugs, and bullying. For more information on the program, click the link below to visit the national D.A.R.E. web site.
Scarborough TRIAD was signed into agreement on December 13th, 2004. The agreement has created new opportunities for the seniors in the Town of Scarborough, and the Scarborough Police Department. TRIAD is a way for seniors to feel safe in their community.
Senior Americans are the fastest growing segment of our population. Increased life expectancy is leading to new challenges for law enforcement. The types of calls for service we handle, the crimes and the victims are also changing. With these changes, the Scarborough Police Department will strive to meet these challenges and enhance the quality of life for seniors in the Town of Scarborough.
The Scarborough Police Department and Scarborough TRIAD are working with many public and civic organizations within our community. With these partnerships, our seniors and Scarborough Police Officers will be better trained to handle the ever changing challenges of our community.
The Scarborough TRIAD is governed by a SALT (seniors and Law Enforcement together) Council. The following people are the presiding administration of the SALT Council:
The Scarborough TRIAD mission is to continually provide a forum for seniors to communicate their needs and concerns to law enforcement.
The Scarborough Police Department will strive to develop and implement solutions based on the needs and concerns brought forth by the governing body of Scarborough TRIAD, the Scarborough TRIAD S.A.L.T. Council.
Public Safety Building
246 U.S. Route 1
Scarborough, ME 04074
Phone: (207) 883-6361
Fax: (207) 730-4250