George "Chip" Cayer
Photographed by: Heidi Provencher-Chase
Chip was with the department from 1982-2007 and served from September 2000-September 2001 as a peace keeping officer in Kosovo.
1) Words alone can't possibly describe the far reaching impact that substance abuse and gun violence have on individuals, families, and communities.
He left the department in April 2007 to join the Oxford County Sheriff's Department. Chip retired from Oxford SO in 2016 and returned to Rumford PD as a Detective.
As an Officer with the Rumford Police Department he had previous experience as a Sergeant and Lieutenant.
He has received specialized training in OUI Law Enforcement, such as Standardized Field Sobriety Testing,
with the use of Horizontial Gaze Nystagmus.
He is certified by the National
Highway Traffic Safety Administration as a Drug Recognition Expert, a program to get impaired drivers off our highways.
He has dedicated his career to getting drunk and drugged drivers off the streets and highways of our GREAT State of Maine.
For many years he was in charge of the OUI Emphasis Program, started in 1995.
Cayer was instrumental in applying for a grant to fund this program.
This program has made a significant difference over the last couple decades in the war against drinking and driving in our community.
The solution to the problems lie within the efforts of education and prevention programs. GET INVOLVED AND SAVE LIVES!
Many thanks go to the Maine Bureau of Highway Safety for making this program successful
and keeping our highways safe and sober. Check out Chip's Home Page linked below.
Det. Cayer's Safety Tip
Remind yourself that these are not someone else's problems they are ours.
2) Please report all suspected drunk drivers to your local Law Enforcement Agency and ALWAYS buckle up.
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