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Posted on: November 29, 2018

Portland Police Host 11th Annual Shop with a Cop

The Portland Police Department along with the Police Benevolent Association, Superior Officer Association, Target, Red Claws, Subway and the Portland Pie Company will sponsor twenty children for the annual Shop with a Cop event on Friday, November 30, 201...

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Posted on: November 19, 2018

The Trauma Intervention Program (TIP) of Portland Maine Awarded 5,000 for Secret Santa Program

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Holiday Cheer will be coming to those in need this season through the generosity of an anonymous Secret Santa donor! Maine Behavioral Healthcare’s Trauma Intervention Program (TIP) competed for and was awarded one of four Secret Santa $5,000 don...

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Posted on: July 25, 2018

More Community Based Solutions to Prevent Graffiti Available

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The City of Portland is excited to announce that it is continuing two popular programs in order to prevent and remove graffiti and encouraging two other new resources. Following up on the effort to paint utility boxes in 2016, five additional uti...

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Posted on: May 11, 2018

Portland PD Teams Up to Remove 11 Unwanted Vehicles from Peaks Island

On April 30, 2018, 11 unwanted vehicles were removed from Peaks Island. John Kamp of Kamp Masonry Landscaping, Lionel Plante Associates, and Peaks Island Police Officer Dan Rose collaborated to remove these vehicles using the LPA Barge. This is the third ...

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Posted on: April 27, 2018

Fifth Season of Sundays on the Boulevard to Start May 6

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The fifth season of Sundays on the Boulevard will start Sunday, May 6, 2018. Baxter Boulevard, with one of the best views in Portland, will once again be transformed into an urban oasis for bike riding, running, walking, skateboarding and other recreation...

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Posted on: April 13, 2018

Evacuation Route Signs Going Up on Major Roadways to Guide Motorists in Event of Severe Emergency

The City of Portland has begun installing Evacuation Route signs on major roadways to help guide residents and visitors out of the city in the event of a severe emergency, such as a strong hurricane. Evacuation routes are often used to direct traffic inla...

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Posted on: April 5, 2018

Portland Files Lawsuit in Cumberland County Superior Court Against Opioid Manufacturers

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The City of Portland filed a lawsuit today in Cumberland County Superior Court against the manufacturers and distributors of opioid drugs in response to the substantial impact, including the loss of lives, that the opioid epidemic has had on the Portland ...

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Posted on: March 21, 2018

Police Assign Full-Time Officer to Oversee Ongoing Recruitment Efforts

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As part of the Police Department’s ongoing recruitment efforts, Chief Michael Sauschuck has assigned Officer Kate Phelan to be the new Recruitment Officer. This is a temporary, but full-time position for the duration of the Department’s current hiring pro...

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Posted on: March 14, 2018

Police to Hold Community Conversations Regarding Body Camera Pilot Program

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The Portland Police Department will hold two community conversations next week to discuss the body camera pilot program. The first meeting will be held Wednesday, March 21 from 5:30 - 7:00 PM at Deering High School in the Cafeteria, and the second meeting...

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Posted on: May 5, 2017

Portland Police Offering $10,000 Signing Bonuses to Help Recruit New Officers & Telecommunicators

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The Portland Police Department is now offering $10,000 signing bonuses in an effort to help recruit new officers and telecommunicators in the Portland Regional Community Dispatch Center. The Department is looking to hire 10 new officers to start the Polic...

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