Our History

Rumford Police

Headquartered at: 150 River Street, Rumford, Maine 04276

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The Rumford Police station formed in 1904 consisted of 4-officers and a working Chief. Today, the department is made up of a Chief, Captain, Detective and eight patrol officers (consisting of 2 Sergeants, 2 Corporals and 4 Patrolmen), a utility officer, an officer assigned to the Maine Drug Enforcement Agency, a School Resource Officer and an Administrative Assistant.

The current department house is on the riverside of the Town Municipal building. The Police Department hired an Administrative Assistant in September of 2016. Citizens can once again stop at the police department 8:30 am to 2:00 pm and speak to someone at the window as was previously done when it was a full-time dispatch center until 2004.

The former dispatch center was open during business hours from 2007 until July 12th, 2013. Dispatching is still 24 Hours through the Oxford County Regional Communications Center (1-800-733-1421) in South Paris.

Rumford PD remains a temporary holding facility (Jail) for Northern Oxford County.

January 1959 Department Photo:

Back Row: Stanley Kaubris, Robert Gill, Timothy Ronan, Robert Perry, Robert Ross & Leo Martin

Front Row: Sgt. Albin Gestaut, Sgt. Willart Watson, Chief Albert Theriault, Lt. Henry Giroux, Sgt. Reynold Lizotte

Absent from the photo: Stanley Wagnis

February / March 1968 Department Photo:

Back Row: (Patrolmen) Dwight Mills, William McCaffrey, Duane Phelps, Antonio DeSalle, Robert Ross, Craig Bryant and Girard Lambert

Front Row: Sgt. Stanley Kaubris, Sgt Reynold Lizotte, Chief Albin Gestaut, Lt. Henry Giroux and Sgt. Robert Gill;

Absent from photo: Ptl. Dewey Robinson

December 1999 Department Photo:

Back Row: Ptl. Eric Richard, Ptl. Michael Richard, Ptl. Tracey Higley, Ptl. Roy Hodsdon and Ptl. Mark Dow

Middle Row: Ptl. Donald McKeen, Ptl. F. David Bean, Ptl. Daniel Garbarini and Ptl. Douglas Maifeld

Front Row: Sgt. Hart Daley, Lt. Wayne Gallant, Chief Timothy Bourassa, Sgt. Stacy Carter and Sgt. George "Chip" Cayer

Absent from Photo: Sgt. Michael Buotte and Ptl. Tony Milligan (assigned to Maine Drug Enforcement Agency)

December 2005 Department Photo:

Left to Right: Sgt. George Cayer, Ptl. Peter Casey, Sgt. Daniel Garbarini, Ptl. Matthew Noyes, Ptl. Lawrence Winson, Ptl. K. Scott Mills, Chief Timothy Bourassa, Ptl. Charles Beale, Ptl. Douglas Maifeld, Ptl. Paul Casey, Ptl. F. David Bean, Ptl. James Bernard and Lt. Stacy Carter

Absent from Photo: Sgt. Tracey Higley and Ptl. Tony Milligan (assigned to Maine Drug Enforcement Agency)

October 2006 Department Photo:

Back Row: Lt. Mark Cayer, Parking Enforcement Officer Mary Gallant, Ptl. Douglas Maifeld, Ptl. Matthew Noyes, Ptl. Charles Beale, Ptl. Peter Casey, Ptl. George Cayer and Chief Stacy Carter

Front Row: Sgt. Daniel Garbarini, Sgt. James Bernard

Absent from photo: Ptl. Tracey Higley, Ptl. Paul Casey, Sgt. F. David Bean, Ptl. K. Scott Mills, Ptl. Lawrence Winson (Academy), and Ptl. Tony Milligan (assigned to Maine Drug Enforcement Agency)

September 2009 Department Photo:

Left to Right: Chief Stacy Carter, Ptl. Ian Theriault, Sgt. F. David Bean, Sgt. Tracey Higley, Cpl. Douglas Maifeld, Ptl. Michael Belanger, Ptl. Lawrence Winson, Ptl. K. Scott Mills, Det. Sgt. James Bernard, Cpl. Matthew Noyes and Capt. Daniel Garbarini

Absent from photo: Ptl. Donald Miller (Academy) and Ptl. Tony Milligan (assigned to Maine Drug Enforcement Agency)

February 2011 Department Photo:

Capt. Daniel Garbarini, Ptl. Brad Gallant, Ptl. Donald Miller, Cpl. Lawrence Winson, Ptl. Joseph Sage, Sgt. Douglas Maifeld, Sgt. Tracey Higley, Ptl. Dave Hodgson, Chief Stacy Carter, and Det. Sgt. James Bernard.

Absent: Ptl. Michael Belanger and Ptl. Tony Milligan (assigned to Maine Drug Enforcement Agency)

October 2013 Department Photo:

Reserve Ptl. Dave Hodgson, Sgt. James Bernard, Ptl. Daniel Carrier, Cpl. Donald Miller, Chief Stacy Carter, Sgt. Tracey Higley, Capt. Daniel Garbarini, Cpl. Lawrence Winson, Ptl. Brad Gallant and Sgt. Douglas Maifeld

Absent: Ptl. Tony Milligan (assigned to Maine Drug Enforcement Agency)

December 2015 Department Photo:

Ptl. James McLamb, Ptl. Lawrence Briggs, Ptl. Matthew Desroches, Sgt. Tracey Higley, Capt. Daniel Garbarini, Chief Stacy Carter, Det. Peter Casey, Sgt. James Bernard, Cpl. Lawrence Winson, Ptl. Brad Gallant and Sgt. Douglas Maifeld

Absent: Ptl. Tony Milligan (assigned to Maine Drug Enforcement Agency)

November 2017 Department Photo:

Administrative Assistant Tonya Lewis, Det. George Cayer, Ptl. Lawrence Briggs, Ptl. Matthew Desroches, Cpl. Lawrence Winson, Sgt. Tracey Higley, Chief Stacy Carter, Capt. Daniel Garbarini, Sgt. James Bernard, Sgt. Douglas Maifeld, Ptl. Brad Gallant, Ptl. Ashley Rich and Ptl. Austin Couture

Absent: Ptl. Tony Milligan (assigned to Maine Drug Enforcement Agency)

January 2020 - Department Photo:

Front center: Chief Tony Milligan

Left front to back: Capt. Daniel Garbarini, Ptl. Donald Miller, Cpl. Lawrence Winson, Sgt. James Bernard, Sgt. Douglas Maifeld and Ptl. Ashley Rich

Right front to back: Sgt. Tracey Higley, Ptl. Lawrence Briggs, Ptl. Bradlee Gallant and K-9 Niko, Reserve Ptl. Brock Clukey, Det. George Cayer and Administrative Assistant Cynthia McNeil