December 2009

On December 18th, Donald Miller completed the 18-week 17th
Law Enforcement Training Program at the Maine Criminal Justce Academy
in Vassalboro. Congratulations and look for Officer Miller on the road.

November 2009

The Rumford Police Department is participating over the
next 2-months in the Safety Belt Enforcement and Education Program titled
"Buckle Up, No Exucses". This is a grant received from the NHTSA
to educate motorist to be safe by buckling up. National Public
Service Ads say, "Click it or Ticket!" It is a $70 fine for a
first offense $160 fine for a second offense and $310 fine
for a third and subsequent offenses.

The Rumford Police Department is also participating over the
next 2-months in the OUI Enforcement Program. This grant funded program
will include saturation patrols every weekend through New Years Day
Remember Maine has a strict drunk driving law. Don't risk
your life or the life of another by getting behind the wheel after
drinking intoxicating beverages. Please buckle up and have a
safe holiday season, because the life saved could be yours.

October 2009

On October 3rd, Corporal Douglas Maifeld and Officer Eric N. Richard
did a Child ID with the use of the IRIS scan at the Rumford American Legion
for their Membership Drive. The event was a success with
with over 20 new enrollments. This was the fifth event that the Rumford Police
Department has used the IRIS Scan. The Photos Below were from this event.

October 2009 - American Legion Iris Child ID
October 2009 - American Legion Iris Child ID
October 2009 - American Legion Iris Child ID

September 2009

On September 8th, Rumford PD had a department meeting and
the photos below were taken. Officer Miller is missing from
the photo as he was at the Maine Criminal Justice Academy

September 2009 - Rumford PD Department Photo

September 2009 - Rumford PD Department Photo
August 2009

On August 17th, Donald Miller left to attend the 18 week
17th Basic Law Enforcement Training Program at the
Maine Criminal Justice Academy in Vassalboro.

On August 14th, Officer Eric N. Richard and Patrolman Ian Theriault
did a Child ID with the use of the IRIS scan at the Rumford Marden's
for their Anniversary. The event was a success with
with over 20 new enrollments. This was the fourth event that the Rumford Police
Department has used the IRIS Scan. The Photo Below was from this event.

August 2009 - Marden's Iris Child ID

On August 3rd at 9:42 PM, Officers respond to 244 Pine Street
to a report of two subjects who had been shot. The victims,
Roger Day, 48 and Victor Sheldon, 22, both of Rumford were fatally shot.
We have a very safe community as this is the first Homicide since
December 1994. The case is still under investigation. However,
on Friday August 7th, 2009, after nearly round the clock
investigating by the Maine State Police and Rumford Police,
Eric Hamel, 19 of Mexico and Richard Moulton, 20, of Mexico were both
arrested and have been charged with 2 counts of Murder.
They are scheduled to be in court in South Paris on
Monday August 10th for their initial appearance.

June 2009

From June 22th to June 26th, Cpl. Matthew Noyes was a Drill Instructor
for the Explorer Academy at the Maine Criminal Justice Academy in Vassalboro, Maine.

On June 21st, Rumford PD's Honor Guard of Cpl. Matthew Noyes,
Sgt. James Bernard, Ptl. K. Scott Mills
and Ptl. Lawrence Winson
had the honor of presenting the colors representing the State of Maine
at Maine Day for the Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park, Boston, Massachusetts.

June 2009 - Rumford PD Honor Guard at Maine Day - Boston Red Sox

June 2009 - Rumford PD Honor Guard at Maine Day - Boston Red Sox

June 2009 - Rumford PD Honor Guard at Maine Day - Boston Red Sox


The following is the article off the news wire:
BOSTON, Mass. -- Fenway Park was hopping with Mainers this weekend.
The Boston Red Sox celebrated Maine Day during Sunday's game against
the Atlanta Braves. Hundreds of Mainers were on hand for the game, and
University of Maine football coach Jack Cosgrove threw out the ceremonial
first pitch.The Portland-based barbershop quartet known as The Grateful Dads
sang the national anthem, and the Rumford police honor guard flew their colors
on the field in pre-game ceremonies.Gov. John Baldacci was there,
along with an honorary bat boy and girl from Maine.

From June 12th to June 19th, Cpl. Douglas Maifeld was a Camp Leader
for a D.A.R.E. camp called Camp P.O.S.T.C.A.R.D. in Casco, Maine.

On June 4th, nearly the entire department participated in the 2009
Maine Law Enforcement Torch Run by running with the Mexico Police
Department and Maine State Police in support of Special Olympics Maine.

The torch run consists of numerous legs throughout Maine that run
the torch to the Summer Games at the University of Orono.
This particular leg started in Rumford early Thursday morning then
going through Mexico and Dixfield on Route 2 on its way to Waterville then onto Orono.



June 2009 - Special Olympics Maine Law Enforcement Torch Run

June 2009 - Special Olympics Maine Law Enforcement Torch Run


This years' runners who ran part or all of the seven an half miles were
Cpl. Douglas Maifeld (22nd year), Cpl. Matthew Noyes (5th year),
and Ptl. Kim Scott Mills (4th year). Chief Stacy Carter, Capt.
Daniel Garbarini and Det. Sgt. James Bernard ran and have participated
in several runs in the past as well. The above officers all of the
Rumford Police Department; Trooper Paul Casey (3rd year) of the
Maine State Police and Members of the Mexico Police Department
and the Mexico PD Explorers.

May 2009

On May 22nd, Michael Belanger completed the 18-week 16th
Law Enforcement Training Program at the Maine Criminal Justce Academy
in Vassalboro. Congratulations and look for Officer Belanger on the road.

On May 18th, the Rumford Police Department began a
2-Week Safety Belt Enforcement and Education Program titled
"Buckle Up, No Exucses". This is a grant received from the NHTSA
to educate motorist to be safe by buckling up. National Public
Service Ads say, "Click it or Ticket!" It is a $70 fine for a
first offense $160 fine for a second offense and $310 fine
for a third and subsequent offenses.
Please buckle up because the life saved could be yours.

On May 15th, the Rumford Police Department began our
yearly OUI Enforcement Program. This grant funded program will include
Saturation patrols, some roadblocks and continue through Labor Day
Weekend. Remember Maine has a strict drunk driving law. Don't risk
your life or the life of another by getting behind the wheel after
drinking intoxicating beverages.
April 2009

On April 11th, Corporal Douglas Maifeld and Officer Eric N. Richard
did a Child ID with the use of the new IRIS scan at the Rumford Eagle's Club
for their Kids Fest "Child Advocacy". The event was a complete success
with 43 new enrollments. This was the third event that the Rumford Police
Department has used the new IRIS Scan. The first was last fall with approximately
40 enrollments and recently we tried it at our local Head Start program
but wasn't as successful due to their young ages. The equipment is intended for use
on children age 5 and up with the purpose of locating missing children and adults.
Of note, we were successful on four children under 5 at the Rumford Eagle's Club.
The IRIS Scan is a new procedure that takes an image of a childs eye and it gets saved
in to a national database. No two eyes are like just like your fingerprints.
The only difference is your eyes have more identifying marks then your fingerprints
and are easier to access than your fingerprints. For more information about this
technology please visit the follwoing two links:
BI2 Technologies. and The Child Project.

On April 2nd, Corporal Douglas Maifeld and Sergeant Tracey Higley
held the Rumford Police Department's D.A.R.E. program culmination
celebrating our 21st year educating the youth about the dangers of drugs
and violence in the River Valley area. Congratulations to this years graduates.
We appreciate Doug Rafferty of WGME 13 for coming to Rumford and being our Guest Speaker.
If you missed our celebration look for it on our local access channel.

March 2009

On March 29th, Chief Stacy Carter announced that
Ian Theriault has been hired as a full-time
Utility officer. He is scheduled to attend the
Maine Criminal Justice Academy in 2010.

Jennifer Cramer On March 10th, Jennifer Cramer left the department.
We are sadden to see Officer Cramer leave,
but wish her well in Washington State.

On March 10th, Chief Stacy Carter announced that
Donald Miller has been hired as a full-time officer.
He is scheduled to attend the Maine Criminal Justice Academy
in August 2009 or January 2010.

February 2009

On February 19th, Chief Stacy Carter was named Public
Safety Director on an Interim basis. He will oversee the Police
and Fire Department. Lt. Daniel Garbarini was promoted
to the rank of Captain.

January 2009

On January 20th, Michael Belanger left to attend the 18 week
16th Basic Law Enforcement Training Program at the
Maine Criminal Justice Academy in Vassalboro.

Eric Lippincott On January 3rd, Eric Lippincott left the department
to join the Scarborough, ME Police Department.
We are sadden to see Officer Lippincott leave,
but wish him well at his new job.

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