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Posted on: July 22, 2021

Outside Firm Completes Internal Investigation Related to Protest Response

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The outside firm the City of Portland hired to conduct an independent investigation related to the Portland Police Department’s response to a protest in June 2020 has completed its work and submitted a final report. The City hired CliftonLarsonA...

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Posted on: April 22, 2021

Two indicted in 2012 Homicide Case

PORTLAND, Maine – Two people have been indicted and are in custody related to a violent triple-shooting incident on July 11, 2012 that resulted in the murder of Matthew Blanchard. 

Blanchard was walking with three relatives near Congress ...

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Posted on: April 2, 2021

Cemetery Vandalism Investigation

PORTLAND, Maine – After an initial investigation from the City of Portland’s Parks, Recreation and Facilities Department, Portland Police are following up on a series of vandalism incidents at Evergreen Cemetery. Crews discovered more than 150 mo...

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Posted on: March 18, 2021

Portland and South Portland Police Undertake Proactive Comprehensive Analysis of Policing Activities

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The cities of Portland and South Portland are embarking on a comprehensive and historical analysis of their respective police departments’ arrests, summonses, citations and uses of force to ascertain whether either of the departments have engage...

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Posted on: March 2, 2021

City Issues Public Health Alert on Pain Pills Possibly Laced with Fentanyl

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The Portland Police Department is investigating a fatal overdose that may be connected to counterfeit prescription pain pills that have been found to contain fentanyl. On February 28, 2021, officers responded to a call at Maine Medical Center where medica...

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Posted on: March 1, 2021

Independent Firm Begins Solicitation of Public Information Related to June Protest

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Clifton Larson Allen LLP (CLA), the firm hired to conduct an internal affairs investigation related to the Portland Police Department’s response to a protest held in June 2020, is now soliciting feedback from the public as part of an effort to provide add...

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Posted on: February 24, 2021

City Seeks Applicants for Vacancies on Several Boards & Committees

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The City Clerk is seeking applications for several vacancies on various boards and committees. The vacant positions are described below. Additional information is available on the City’s website or by calling 207-874-8677. Deadline for submissio...

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Posted on: February 22, 2021

Portland Police Department Makes Three New Hires

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The Portland Police Department is pleased to announce that it has recently made three new hires for the following positions:  Alternative Response Liaison, Substance Use Disorder Liaison, and Media and Community Relations Liaison. The Alternative...

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Posted on: November 6, 2020

USCIS to Welcome 20 New Citizens Today; Portland Police Officer to Take the Oath

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U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services will welcome 20 new citizens at the USCIS Portland field office Friday. USCIS Portland Field Director Cindy Lembarra will administer the Oath of Allegiance to the candidates. Portland Police Chief Frank Clark will...

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Posted on: September 30, 2020

Police Citizen Review Subcommittee Issues 2019 Annual Report

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The City's Police Citizen Review Subcommittee finalized its 2019 Annual Report during its September 9, 2020 meeting. 

The PCRS reviews Internal Affairs investigations of alleged officer misconduct to determine if they are fair, t...

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Posted on: July 13, 2020

Portland Police Report Spike in Drug Overdoses

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There have been seven fatal and 79 non-fatal overdoses since May 1, 2020, with one fatal and nine non-fatal overdoses just in the past week alone. 

“There have historically been upticks in overdoses here in the city at this time of the y...

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