Dec 2015 - Department Photo
February 2016

Rumford Officers took the Maine Reading Challenge (#readtome)
and read to students at the Rumford and Meroby Elementary Schools.
Please check out videos and pictures on our Facebook page.

On February 12th, Rumford Police Department's 12-Card Cop Card set arrived.
Citizen's can collect cards by meeting their local officers and requesting a card.
Please don't ask while the officer is busy on a complaint or on a traffic stop.
A contest for the children will be announced later in March.

January 2016

On January 15th, Rumford Police Department announced it would be holding
it's 29th D.A.R.E. Graduation on March 29th, 2016. Click Here for Details.

December 2015

On December 29th, Rumford Police Department announced it would be conducting
it's 2nd Citizen's Police Academy in March 2016, but
was cancelled after a lack of interest. It is possible one may be held in the future.


On December 21st, a department photo was taken. It marked the first time in more
than twenty five years if ever that the department was fully staffed and all members were
present. Click Here or Visit our Facebook Page to view the photo.


On December 18th, Ptl. Lawrence Briggs graduated from the Maine Criminal
Justice Academy
in Vassalboro, Maine. Congratulations and welcome him to a career
of Serving and Protecting the citizens of Rumford.


November 2015

On November 3rd, it was announced in late February or March 2016 a new series of Cop Cards
would be hitting the streets. The set will include 12 cards with all eleven officers and a
department photo. This is being made possible by a Walmart Community Grant.


October 2015

On October 21st, in conjunction with the Western Maine Addiction Task Force a forum
was held in the Rumford area to build community support, education, prevention
around heroin addiction and other substances.


September 2015

On September 12th, Sgt. Douglas Maifeld, Chief Roy Hodsdon-Mexico PD, the
Mexico Police Explorers and Special Olympic Athletes from Emma's Rebels and
Team Opportunity in the area raised over $600 in combined tips for four hours plus
5 cents a gallon from the officers pumping gas in support of Special Olympics Maine.

August 2015

On August 22nd, Rumford PD's Sgt. Douglas Maifeld volunteered along with other officers
from Oxford County for a fundraiser called Tip-A-Cop at the Oxford Applebee's to help support
the Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics Maine. The event was a huge success
thanks to the assistance of the Oxford Applebee's Staff and extra activities which took place.


June 2015

On June 19th to June 26th, Sgt. Douglas Maifeld served as a Camp Leader
for a D.A.R.E. camp called Camp P.O.S.T.C.A.R.D. in Poland, Maine.

Don Miller
  


On June 21st, Donald Miller left the department.
We are sadden to see Corporal Miller leave, but wish
him well at his new job at Lewiston PD. Officer Miller
remains a reserve officer with the department.


Tip-A-Cop 2015 Oxford Applebee's
  


On June 12th, Rumford PD's Sgt. Douglas Maifeld
and Ptl. Brad Gallant volunteered for a fundraiser
called Tip-A-Cop at the Oxford Applebee's to help support
the Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics
Maine. They helped raised $740 at this event.
Click Here to see this photo and all of our recent news.


On June 10th, Sgt. Douglas Maifeld and Ptl. Matthew Desroches were both
recognized at the Maine State Police Awards Ceremony in Vassalboro. They were both
given the Meritorious Award for performing an outstanding service with diligence and
perservance in support of men and women of the State Police and the citizens of
Maine for the shooting incident which took place in Mexico in August 2014.



Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics Maine was June 4th, in Rumford
Sgt. Douglas Maifeld, Sgt. James Bernard and Det. Peter Casey ran along
with an officer with the Mexico Police Department and the Mexico PD Explorers.
Click Here to purchase a Harley ticket or donate to help this worthwhile cause.

May 2015

On May 22nd, Ptl. Matthew Desroches and Ptl. James McLamb graduated from
the Maine Criminal Justice Academy in Vassalboro, Maine. Congratulations to both officers
and welcome them to a career of Serving and Protecting the citizens of Rumford.

On May 13th, the Rumford Police Department held an Informational Meeting
for Project Hot Spot. Click Here to view the Informational Flyer.


On May 6th, the Rumford Police Department presented the program
"Every Fifteen Minutes" at Mountain Valley High School. Video posted on YouTube.

On May 2nd, the Rumford Police Department registered 30 local children
at the Eagle's Club Child Advocacy Day using the IRIS technology.


April 2015

On April 13th, the Rumford Police Department held our 28th D.A.R.E. Culmination
Celebration at Mountain Valley High School with Guest Speaker: Warden Brock Clukey

March 2015

On March 29th, the Rumford Police Department introduced a web based crime map.
Residents can now track certain crimes committed in the community. The police department
partnered with BAIR Analytics through a web site called RAIDSONLINE. Citizens can
Click Here or on the tab to the left and then enter Rumford, ME into the search.
February 2015

On February 6th, Sgt. James Bernard and Cpl. Lawrence Winson were both recognized
at the Maine Chief's of Police Association Awards Banquet in Portland. They were both given
the Life Saving Award for saving the life of a female driver from Rumford found
unresponsive on Route 2 in September 2014.


January 2015

On January 31st, Sgt. James Bernard was recognized at the Maine Association of Police
Awards Banquet in Portland. Sgt. Bernard was given the Life Saving Award for saving the life
of a female driver from Rumford found unresponsive on Route 2 in September 2014.


November 2014

On November 1st, officers stopped shaving to participate in a "No Shave until Christmas"
campaign. Officers opted to donate $125 to participate in growing some well-kept, neatly
trimmed facial hair. The money raised will go to some local organizations that will, in turn,
be assisting some local families who may need a hand this holiday season.
Check out our Facebook page for photos.

October 2014

On October 14th, Chief Stacy Carter announced Lawrence Briggs was hired as
a full-time Utility Officer. He will attend the Maine Criminal Justice Academy in the Fall.

On October 1st, Chief Stacy Carter announced Peter Casey had been rehired as a Detective.

September 2014

Tip-A-Cop 2014 Oxford Applebee's
  


On September 19th, Rumford PD's Sgt. Douglas Maifeld
volunteered for a fundraiser called Tip-A-Cop at the
Oxford Applebee's to help support the Law Enforcement
Torch Run for Special Olympics Maine. The State Police
and Oxford SO also helped and $1150 was raised at this event.
Click Here to see this photo and all of our recent news.


May 2014

On May 12th, Chief Stacy Carter announced James McLamb was hired as a
full-time officer. He will attend the Maine Criminal Justice Academy in
January with Officer Desroches.

April 2014

On April 15th, the Rumford Police Department held our 27th D.A.R.E.
Culmination Celebration at Mountain Valley Middle School with Guest
Speaker: 3-Time Olympian Julie Parisien

On April 14th, Chief Stacy Carter announced Matthew Desroches was hired
as a full-time officer. He will attend the Maine Criminal Justice Academy in
January with Officer McLamb.

February 2014

Dan Carrier
  

On February 1st, Dan Carrier left the department.
We are sadden to see Officer Carrier leave, but wish
him well at his new job at Mexico PD. Officer Carrier
remains a reserve officer with the department.


January 2014

On January 25th, Cpl. Lawrence Winson and Cpl. Donald Miller were both
recognized at the Maine Association of Police Awards Banquet in Portland.
Cpl. Miller was given the heroism award and Cpl. Winson the Meritorios
Award for preventing an attempted suicide.

October 2013


Rumford Police Department 2013 Department Photo

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Investigations (HSI) is committed to protecting the public and ensuring
that the rights of victims are carefully observed.
Please clink on the link to the left for the HSI Victim Notification Program.

August 2013
Dave Hodgson

On August 29th, Dave Hodgson left
the department. We are sadden to see
Officer Hodgson leave, but wish
him well at his new job at Oxford SO.
Officer Hodgson remains a reserve officer
with the department.



July 2013

Due to the closure of the dispatch window, the application to apply for
or renew a Concealed Weapon Permit is now available online.
Click Here.


June 2013


Sgt. Douglas Maifeld on
June 9th was presented
the Law Officer of the Year Award by the Forty & Eight Oxford County
Voiture 613, for his devoted commitment to Rumford - Mexico
children and youth. Chief Stacy Carter, Retired Chief Timothy Bourassa and
Retired Lieutenant and current Oxford County Sheriff Wayne Gallant
nominated Sgt. Maifeld for the award. Congratulations!!!!



(Photo - Courtesy Sun Journal - Terry Karkos)
Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics Maine was
June 6th, in
Rumford. Sgt. Douglas Maifeld, Sgt. James Bernard and Ptl. Daniel Carrier
ran along with officers from the Mexico Police Department,
Maine State Police and Mexico PD Explorers.
Please Click Here to visit our Special Olympic Page to purchase a
Harley ticket or find out how you can donate to help this worthwhile cause.

May 2013

On May 20th, the Rumford Police Department began a two 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. Buckle up because the life saved could be yours.

On May 4th, Sergeant Douglas Maifeld and Matthew Desroches
did a Child ID with the use of the IRIS scan at the Eagle's Club
Child Advocacy Day. This was the tenth event the Rumford
Police Department has used the IRIS Scan. 44 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 visit the: BI2 Technologies. and The Child Project.

April 2013

Celebrating 25 years of D.A.R.E. at Rumford PD

On April 2nd,
Rumford Police Department held our 26th D.A.R.E. Culmination
celebrating 25 years of educating the youth of the dangers of drugs and violence.
Our Guest Speaker was Maine Attorney General Janet T. MIlls.

Celebrating 75 years
Oxford Federal Credit Union sponsored their money tube at the D.A.R.E.
Culmination. A number of lucky D.A.R.E. students were drawn
to enter the money tube and won some money.


January 2013

On January 26th, Maine Association of Police announced that
Sgt Tracey Higley had been named MAP Officer of the Year.

On January 2nd, Chief Stacy Carter announces that
Joshua Holland was hired as a full-time officer.

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