Feb 2011 - Department Photo


December 2012

On December 30th, Chief Stacy Carter announces that
Daniel Carrier was hired as a full-time officer.

Joe Sage
On December 2nd, Joseph Sage left
the department. We are sadden to see
Officer Sage leave, but wish him well
at previous job at Livermore Falls, ME PD.


October 2012

On October 17th, is wear Purple day.
Wearing purple helps raise awareness for Domestic Violence. View Poster

On October 20th, Every Step Matters at 9:00 A.M. at
Hosmer Field, Rumford. Rain or Shine.
Call 207-364-9908 or SafeVoices.org.
This is a free event. A helping hand can change the world in Oxford County.
Walk to End Domestic Violence. Walk in support for those affected.
Find out what resources are available in your community. View Poster

JOB OPENING!!!!!!
Full-Time Police Officer Position


August 2012

On August 28th, Sergeant Douglas Maifeld and Officer Matthew Desroches
did a Child ID with the use of the IRIS scan at the Greater Rumford
Communtiy Center
Open House. This was the ninth event the Rumford
Police Department has used the IRIS Scan. 26 children were enrolled during
the event. The equipment is intended for use on children or the elderly with
the purpose of locating missing children and adults.

The IRIS Scan is a procedure that takes an image of a persons 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 twelve times more
identifying marks then your fingerprints and are easier to access.
For more information about this technology please visit the
following two links: BI2 Technologies. and The Child Project.

June 2012

Our patch was redesigned and is now being worn on our uniforms.
Check above or visit our Facebook page to have a look.

Please support the GRCC (Greater Rumford Community Center).
Click Here to watch a Testimonial.
On June 7th, area Officers ran the Law Enforcement Torch Run
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.
Our leg starts in Rumford and goes through Mexico and into Dixfield on
Route 2 on its way to Waterville then onto Orono.

May 2012

On May 12th, Sergeant Tracey Higley and Officer Matthew Desroches did a
Child ID with the use of the IRIS scan at the Rumford Eagle's Club for
their Kids Fest "Child Advocacy". This was the eighth event that the
Rumford Police Department has used the IRIS Scan. Over 60 children were
enrolled during the event. A new record for one event.

On May 8th and 9th, the department held a program for our youth called
"Every 15 Minutes" at the Mountain Valley High School. This was an
educational and informative program which took place during school and organized by
Sgt. Tracey Higley, who spent endless hours putting this program together for our youth.
Check our facebook page for photos and news stories.

Every 15 Minutes Web Site

Click here to view a video of the event posted to Youtube.

The Mountain Valley High School Keeping Students Safe program and all those
involved in the planning of Every 15 Minutes, would like to thank everyone that
participated. We would especially like to thank those community sponsors that
believe in trying to make a difference in the lives of the youth in our community.

Please thank them for supporting us the next time you support them.

River Valley area Sponsors of the "Every 15 Minutes" Event.

April 2012

On April 3rd, Sgt. Douglas Maifeld held the
Rumford Police Department's 25th D.A.R.E.
program culmination celebrating our 24th year educating
the youth about the dangers of drugs and violence in the
River Valley area. Retired Rumford Police Lieutenant and current Sheriff
of Oxford County Wayne Gallant of Rumford was our Guest Speaker.
(108) 5th grade students from Rumford and Meroby Elementary School
and Holy Savior School graduated. Congratulations!!!!!

March 2012

On March 29th, Sgt. Douglas Maifeld was presented with
the highest award given a Law Enforcement Officer by Special
Olympics Maine
. He was presented with the Bob Bell Award
at the State Conference held in South Portland. He was considered for
his 25 years of volunteering and raising money for special olympians
throughout Maine. Congratulations Sgt. Maifeld on a well
deserving award. If you would like to donate to Special Olympics
or purchase a chance at winning a 2012 Harley Davidson Motorcycle
please contact him at dmaifeld@rumfordpd.com
Please look for possible fundraising for Special Olympics through 2012.
Please donate if you can.


The Rumford Police Department is announcing a new feature for Rumford area
and Oxford County residents who own a cellular phone. Residents can still
dial 9-1-1 on their cell phones, but could likely be transferred to the
State Police Barracks in Gray or Augusta. If you dial *22 your call will
go directly to the Oxford County Regional Communications Center for
immediate assistance. This will expedite your call instead of it being
transferred over from the State Police to the Oxford County Regional
Communications Center. Our goal is to serve our residents in the most
efficient way possible. Please remember this feature along with
dialing 9-1-1 is for EMERGENCIES ONLY!!!!!


The Rumford Police Department is accepting applications
appilications for a Reserve Officer. See link to the left.


On March 15th, Chief Stacy Carter, Capt. Daniel Garbarini,
Det. Sgt. James Bernard and Sgt. Tracey Higley
were recognized
by the Rumford Board of Selectman for their outstanding work
durng the 2009 double homicide. All four officers received a
Letter of Recognition from the Maine State Police.
Congratulations Gentlemen.

To read the article published in the Lewiston Sun Journal
Click Here

February 2012

The Rumford Police Department is no longer accepting
appilications for a Police Dispatcher/Administrative Officer
Matthew Desroches was hired for this position at the end
of the month. Matt will usually be the voice at the other end of
the phone when calling during business hours. Please help us in
welcoming him to the Rumford Police Department.

January 2012

Town of Rumford / Full-Time
Police Dispatcher/Administrative Officer

The Town of Rumford is accepting applications
for the position of a full time Police Dispatcher /
Administrative Officer with the Rumford Police
Department. The successful applicant will be
responsible for the handling of emergency and
routine communications. The person selected must
remain calm in emergency situations, be able to
communicate clearly over the phone and radio, and
have proficient typing skills.

Preference will be given to those candidates who
have been certified by the State of Maine in the
operation of N.L.E.T.S. and METRO systems.

Law Enforcement certification is also preferred.

Selected candidates will have to pass a full background check.

Applications are available at the
Rumford Police Department,
150 River Street, Rumford, ME 04276
during normal business hours or on our website at Click Here
Applications will be accepted until a suitable candidate is selected.

The Town of Rumford is an Equal Opportunity Employer.



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