Our Team

Chief Tony Milligan

Position: Chief of Police

Serving since: 1988

Responsibilities: Head of the police department. Ultimately responsible for ensuring public safety for the residents and visitors of Rumford, and for managing all staff appointed to the Rumford Department.

Specialties: Covert criminal investigations, interviews and interrogations, search warrant preparation and execution, source management, drug identification and personnel management. Certified Instructor for the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center (FLETC) and for the Maine Criminal Justice Academy.

Personal Message: Community Policing is cornerstone to any respectful law enforcement agency today. Partnering with the community and having transparency is key. Doing the right thing, even when it's uncomfortable is paramount.

Email: chief@rumfordpd.com

Hobbies/Interests: Flying airplanes, fishing, boating, snowmobiling and taking vacations.

Off-Duty Community Involvement: Volunteer pilot for Angel Flight Northeast, providing free flights so kids and adults can access medical care; volunteer groomer and trail maintenance for the Polar Bear Rumford Snowmobile Club, participant and supporter of various local community groups.

Passion: I am always looking to help people. I grew up in Rumford and love the area. I'm old fashion and believe that right is right and wrong is wrong. Accountability is a must to ensure a civilized way of life. My passion is to work hard, regardless of the day or of the time of day, so that maybe I can make my community and hopefully the world a better place.

Additional Information:

Captain Daniel Garbarini

Position: Chief of Detectives

Serving since: Hired by Rumford PD in 1998. Prior work at Lisbon PD.

Responsibilities: Managing/Assigning/Investigating major felony crimes including sex crimes, drug crimes, financial crimes, and suspicious deaths. This includes, but is not limited to, day-to-day management of supervisors and patrol officers.

Specialties: Interviews, Spike Mat Instructor. Master Drug Examiner Instructor. Crisis Intervention Certified. Sexual Assault Response Team, and FBI Trained Crisis Negotiator.

Personal Message: We all share the responsibility of doing the right thing at the right time for the right reason. Please do your part and make the community you live and work in a better place for all of us.

Email: dgarbarini@rumfordpd.com

Hobbies/Interests: Hunting. Fishing. Snowmobiling.

Off-Duty Community Involvement: Community Volunteer, Volunteer Baseball Coach. Former Board Member for Rumford Group Homes and Greater Rumford Community Center.

Passion: I chose this profession to have positive influence in my community. I grew up here and watched and experienced the changes, both good and bad. I am committed to doing my part as a law enforcement officer and community member.

Additional Information: Maine Association of Police "Officer of the Year" in 2017.

Sergeant James Bernard

Position: Shift Commander/Sergeant

Serving since: Hired by Rumford PD in 2000.

Specialties / Responsibilities: Firearms Instructor. Taser Instructor. UCR/NIBRS coordinator. Approve reports. Debriefs with Chief/Captain.

Personal Message: Treat people the way you would want to be treated! Be kind and be responsible.

Email: jbernard@rumfordpd.com

Hobbies/Interests: Skiing. Boating. Hiking.

Off-Duty Community Involvement: Military/Veterans Programs. Million Veteran Program.

Passion: Law Enforcement / Public Service has always been a passion of mine. The ability to make a positive impact on somebody's day/life is self-rewarding

Personal Information: Married.. Two daughters; 15 years old and 18 years old.

Ptl. Eric Bernier

Position: Patrolman

Serving since: Hired by Rumford PD 2021. 16 prior years with Dixfield PD, Mexico PD, and Norway? PD.

Specialties / Responsibilities: File Uploading of all cases to Oxford County District Attorney's Office. General Patrol.

Personal Message: If you have an emergency call 911.

Email: ebernier@rumfordpd.com

Hobbies/Interests: Woodworking. Snow-shoeing. Motorcycle Riding.

Off-Duty Community Involvement:

Passion: I enjoy helping others.

Cpl. Lawrence Winson

Position: Shift Commander/Corporal

Serving since: Hired by Rumford PD in 2006. Prior part time work at Dixfield PD.

Specialties / Responsibilities: Field Training Officer. Taser Instructor. Standardized Field Sobriety Instructor. Completed Methods of Instruction.

Personal Message: Don't experiment with drugs or alcohol. Educate yourself and family on the ill effects of drug use and addiction. You can only make a difference if you are involved and keep people informed on what is going on, if you see a crime taking place report it.

Email: lwinson@rumfordpd.com

Hobbies/Interests: Spending time with my family in the outdoors. Hunting. Fishing. Hiking. Camping.

Off-Duty Community Involvement: Involved in my church.

Passion: I like being connected to the community and helping make it a safer place for people to live, work, and play. Everyday at work is a new adventure, always presented with new experiences.

Personal Information: Married for 23 years; 19 year old son and 21 year old daughter.

Detective George Cayer

Position: Detective

Serving since: Hired by Rumford PD in 1982. Left to served at the Oxford County Sheriff's Department until 2016 when I returned to Rumford PD.

Specialties / Responsibilities: Investigation of major crimes; child sex crimes and physical abuse, child pornography, violent felony assaults, robberies, felony property crimes, and serious fatal crash investigations. Involved in all serious drug trafficking investigations locally and outside the Rumford area. Present cases to Grand Jury for Indictment. Manage teletype, outside details with Federal partners, the LESO 1033 program (Law Enforcement Support Office for equipment). Concealed weapons background checks.

Email: gcayer@rumfordpd.com

Personal Message: "If you see something, say something." With today's technology it is extremely easy to assist us in our goals to keep Rumford safe, we have online tip-line and a statement form which can be filled out from our webpage. Everyone has a smartphone, if you can utilize it safely or a photograph will assist us in our investigations.

Hobbies/Interests: Hunting. Fishing. Trapping. Camping. FAMILY.

Passion: It is all I have known since high school. It was always a passion of mine even before I graduated. Look at my "goals and objectives" in my high school yearbook! Trying for over 42 years to make a difference. A large focus for many years was OUI enforcement, having arrested over 1000 drunk drivers in my career; I am sure it saved a life or two.

Personal Information: Married for 35 years; 2 daughters and 2 grandchildren.

Additional Information: I would ask the public in our great State of Maine not to get caught up in the defunding of the police movement. Presently we at Rumford PD have a challenging time keeping up with our caseloads. At times I am aware that one officer on one shift will have over a dozen calls for service. This makes policing a reactive job and not a proactive job as it once was. Defunding the police, budget cuts, or not keeping up with other agencies who have a much better pay scale will just hurt our community, welcoming more crime and drugs to poison our children. When I started doing policing in Rumford in the early 1980's Rumford PD had a Chief, Captain, two Lieutenants, 4 sergeants, 8 patrolman, a court officer, secretary, and parking enforcement. Times have changed for sure.

Ptl. Bradlee Gallant

Position: Patrolman

Job Related Information: Hired by Rumford PD in 2010. Started full time at Mexico PD in 2009.

Specialties / Responsibilities: Field Training Officer since 2014. 2 years as K9 Handler. Rumford Police Association Vice President. Maine Criminal Justice Academy Instructor. A.L.I.C.E. Instructor. Crisis Intervention Certified. Androscoggin/Oxford CISM team member. Active role in fostering relationships with local mental health services and group homes.

Personal Message: I am an advocate in personal growth. It does not matter if that is through formal education, expanding ones knowledge base through experience/travel, or simply learning to better understand you and those around you.

Email: bgallant@rumfordpd.com

Hobbies/Interests: Traveling. Concerts. Board/Card Games. Shooting. Photography.

Off-Duty Community Involvement: Former RSU 10 School Board Member. Former Board Member at Oxford County Mental Health Services. Current member of the Tri-County Regional Critical Incident Stress Management (CISM) Team.

Passion: I began my career with the hopes of making a positive impact on the community where I live. I believe I have done that in multiple ways. I also believe the ways I have done that has changed over time, and will likely continue to do so.

Additional Information: Maine Association of Police "Officer of the Year" in 2017.

Cpl. Donald Miller

Position: Shift Commander/Corporal

Serving since: Hired by Rumford PD in 2009. Went to work for Lewiston PD for several years and returned to Rumford PD in 2018.

Specialties / Responsibilities: Oversee Maine Crash Reporting. M.A.R.C. Instructor. Certified Drug Recognition Expert (DRE). Volunteers to run IRIS Technology for Child ID.

Personal Message: You can only control your attitude and effort. We all make mistakes, but it is what you do afterwards that defines you.

Email: dmiller@rumfordpd.com

Hobbies/Interests: Staying active and enjoying the outdoors. Playing golf and other sports. Runnings (recently completed a half marathon). Weightlifting.

Off-Duty Community Involvement: Volunteering at the Maine Criminal Justice Academy training cadets in scenario trainings and Standardized Field Sobriety Testing.

Passion: I truly want to help people. I want to offer assistance to people in need of help, through the enforcement of laws and the offering of resources.

Personal Information: Recently married. I have four children ages 4, 8, 14, and 17.

Additional Information: I grew up in Leroy, NY. I attended and graduated Alfred University receiving my Bachelors in Criminal Justice. I received multiple awards of recognition for my time playing football in NY. I moved ot Maine in 2008.

Res. Ptl. Ashley Rich

Position: Patrolman

Serving since: Hired by Rumford PD in 2016; full-time 2017-2021.

When off-duty:


Email: arich@rumfordpd.com

Ptl. Amos Abbott

Position: Patrolman

Job Related Information: Hired by Rumford PD in 2021.

Specialties / Responsibilities: As a new officer for Rumford PD, it's learning the job and the responsibilities a law enforcement officer has.

Personal Message: Own your mistakes and face the consequences of your actions.

Email: aabbott@rumfordpd.com

Hobbies/Interests: Hunting. Fishing. Hiking. Back-country snowmobiling and teaching friends how to off trail snowmobile. I am a Professional Maine Guide and enjoy putting friends and family on monster fish.

Off-Duty Community Involvement: Starting to try and become more involved in the school events for the local schools.

Passion: I enjoy being able to actually help people and having a job I enjoy going to each and every day.

Ptl. Douglas Maifeld

Position: School Resource Officer

Serving since: Hired by Rumford PD in 1989. SRO since 2020.

Specialties / Responsibilities: D.A.R.E. Instructor since 1993. Active in Special Olympics Maine since 1998; Leg Leader, Department Liaison, Inducted into Special Olympics Maine Hall of Fame, recipient of "Bob Bell" Award. Initiated Cop Card program in 1990's. IRIS Technology Administrator for Child ID. Camp Leader at Camp POSTCARD. RSU 10 Equity Committee member. Assistant Coach MVHS Unified Basketball.

Personal Message: Remember you have the POWER to control your destiny. Don't be bullied or pressured to do something you know is wrong or dangerous.

Email: dmaifeld@rumfordpd.com

Hobbies/Interests: Collect baseball and police trading cards. Traveling. Sports. Spending time with my family.

Off-Duty Community Involvement: Donating time to Special Olympics, youth, and D.A.R.E.

Passion: My biggest passion is helping people with intellectual disabilities through Special Olympics and like being connected to the community and helpings its youth.

Personal Information: Married for 33 years. Two daughters; a 30 year old daughter with a 7 year old granddaughter and a 27 year old daughter.

Res. Ptl. Brock Clukey

Position: Reserve Patrolman

Serving since:

When off-duty:


Email: bclukey@rumfordpd.com

Ptl. Robert Haseltine

Position: Patrolman

Serving since: Hired by Rumford PD in 2020. Prior part-time work at Old Orchard Beach PD.

Specialties / Responsibilities: General Patrol.

Personal Message: Life is a journey, not a destination.

Email: rhaseltine@rumfordpd.com

Hobbies/Interests: Hunting. Fishing. Hiking. Snowmobiling. Woodworking.

Off-Duty Community Involvement: None yet!

Passion: I knew from a young age I wanted to pursue a profession in the emergency response field. I explored working as an EMT and firefighter. I later learned law enforcement would allow me to gain experience in all disciplines. Being a police officer comes with a ton on responsibility and stress, but I am constantly rewarded from the positive interactions I have been fortunate to experience. As an officer, you are given the opportunity to save lives, make communities safer, and help others make better life choices. Additionally, I enjoy being an officer for the unknown. Every shift you are exposed to new calls, which may be similar natured to those you have previously investigated, but are seldom the same. It is no shock negative public perception of law enforcement has increased in recent years, I will work hard to help restore this relationship between police and the community.

Ptl. Lawrence Briggs

Position: Patrolman / K9 Unit

Job Related Information: Hired by Rumford PD in 2017

Specialties / Responsibilities: K9 Handler. Field Training Officer. Intoxilyzer Site Coordinator. A.L.I.C.E. Instructor. I-CAT Instructor.

Personal Message: Keep your windows and doors locked. Don't leave your valuables in sight.

Email: lbriggs@rumfordpd.com

Hobbies/Interests: Hiking. Target Shooting. Flying Drones. Watching Movies.

Off-Duty Community Involvement: Youth Pastor at The Apostolic Church.

Passion: I want to help the people in my community.

Personal Information: Married for 6 years; 15 year old son and 4 year old daughter.

Officer Niko

Position: K9 Unit, drug detection, article search, missing person search

Serving since: Hired by Rumford PD July 2018.

Email: lbriggs@rumfordpd.com