Skowhegan Police Department

  • Agency: Skowhegan Police Department
  • Address: 225 Water St., Skowhegan , 04976 ME
  • Chief:
Phone: 207-474-6908
Fax: 207-474-6914

Skowhegan Police Department is located at 225 Water St., Skowhegan , 04976 ME. The Skowhegan Police Department phone number is 207-474-6908.

Skowhegan Police Department News

The Skowhegan Police Department and Skowhegan High School have been working together investigating a series of rumors being sent via social media. The rumors consisted of a student allegedly making comments in regards to harming others at Skowhegan High School. While we continue to monitor this situation, there is nothing to substantiate these rumors. The Police Department and the school take these situations seriously and have diligently been looking into this since its inception. The safety of all Skowhegan students is our number one priority and if you see an increased presence of Skowhegan Officers at the school it is simply to put students and parents mind at ease. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the Police Department or School Administration. Keeping Skowhegan a safe place to live, work and visit. Chief Bucknam

Congratulations to “TEAM SKOWHEGAN” who placed 4th at the 2017 Portland Police Department Patrol Tactics and Shooting Competition. Teams from all over the state participated in this two (2) day event focusing on marksmanship, mental and physical strength, endurance and teamwork. This is the first year this group of officers has participated as a team. Looking forward to next year’s event. Keeping Skowhegan a safe place to live, work and visit. Chief Bucknam

The Skowhegan Police Department wishes everyone a HAPPY HALLOWEEN. We also want everyone to be safe while having fun this holiday time. The Skowhegan Recreation Center is hosting a haunted house both Friday and Saturday 630 pm to 830pm and the Halloween Parade will start Saturday at 1030 am in the parking lot of the Skowhegan Federated Church. (Please Note: Approximately 300 children will be participating in this parade and will be using the sidewalks). Please drive safe and stay alert and take notice of the Halloween Safety Tips below. Keeping Skowhegan a safe place to live, work and visit. Chief Bucknam

Wednesday, I had the pleasure of attending “Chief’s Day” at the Maine Criminal Justice Academy (Basic Law Enforcement Class #33) and observed Skowhegan Officer Tiffany Warren in action. Inspections took place and the class demonstrated some drill and ceremony with an incredible display of rifle spinning in the Tactical Center. Very proud of Officer Warren as she represented the Town of Skowhegan and the Skowhegan Police Department with professionalism, dedication and commitment. Looking forward to her graduation in December so she can return to Skowhegan and start working with the community. Keeping Skowhegan a safe place to live, work and visit. Chief Bucknam

The Skowhegan Police Department is honored to be teaming with the Skowhegan American Legion Post #16 and American Legion Women’s Auxiliary in recognition of Domestic Violence Awareness month. Both groups will be working hard to collect donations for the Somerset House. Which group or business will be next to join us with our fight against Domestic Violence? Keeping Skowhegan a safe place to live, work and visit. Chief David Bucknam

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month and the Skowhegan Police Department is assisting by providing a place to drop off donations. The Somerset House (Woman’s Shelter) is in need of the following items: Towels, wash clothes, hand towels, dish cloths, deodorant, full size bottles of body wash, full size shampoo, full size conditioner, dishwasher pods, silverware, drinking glasses, diapers- all sizes, baby wipes, trash bags, mops, brooms, dust pans, food storage containers, plastic wrap, coffee, sugar, creamer, cold and cough medicine, woman’s hygiene items, bandages, kitchen utensils, first aid kit, curtain rods, aluminum foil, zip lock bags, grocery store and gas cards. If you would like to donate please stop by the Police Department during business hours and we will gladly get your donations to the Somerset House. Keeping Skowhegan a safe place to live, work and visit. Chief David Bucknam

On Saturday the 23rd, the Great Maine BBQ Challenge took place in the City of Bangor. Teams from as far away as Florida and as close as Skowhegan Maine took part in the competition. Ross Frazer who owns and operates RF Automotive repair here in the Town of Skowhegan and his team “SMOKIN GOOD TIMES BBQ” had just finished presenting their food when I came across him. Ross and his right hand, Michelle Corson had been busy BBQing the day’s “mystery meat” aka Pork Belly. Ross presented it two (2) ways and I have to tell you it was incredible. In fact, his Pork Belly was so good it took a medal in the competition. Congratulations to Ross and Michelle who did an outstanding job representing Skowhegan. Keeping Skowhegan a safe place to live, work and visit. Chief David Bucknam

The men and woman of the Skowhegan Police Department would like to thank the Bacon Family, who has been delivering baked goods to the Police Department, Fire Department and Sheriff’s Office for the past 14 years in remembrance of those who paid the ultimate sacrifice September 11th 2001. We appreciate their prayers for all first responders on that tragic day. Thank you Bacon Family. Keeping Skowhegan a safe place to live, work and visit. Chief Bucknam

In the past few weeks many businesses have seen a blue card inside their doors advising it had been checked by Skowhegan Police Department. These cards serve many purposes when it comes to investigations but for business owners it lets you know we have stopped by. The card states two (2) things. 1. Your property was SECURE. 2. OTHER…….If you see the “OTHER” filled in, that means the Officer found a minor issue and it will state what the issue was. If there is a bigger issue, the Officer will attempt to contact the owner or a responsible person and speak with them direct. If you wish to speak with the officer who checked your business please give them a call at the Police Department (207-474-6908). Their name can be found on the lower right hand side of the blue card. Keeping Skowhegan a safe place to live, work and visit. Chief Bucknam

As the new Chief, I can say the month of August was the busiest time of year in Skowhegan. Everything from boxing matches, Moon Light Madness, Skowhegan Fair, and bread festivals, not to mention daily duties patrolling the streets, answering calls for service and conducting investigations. During the month, Skowhegan Police were there for the community ensuring a safe environment for all ages. I have attached a few pictures from August. Very proud of this team of dedicated officers. Keeping Skowhegan a safe place to live, work and visit. Chief Bucknam

A cell phone was found by Colburn Park last night and turned into the Police Station. If you have lost your phone, stop by the PD during business hours.

From our brothers and sisters at Monroe County Sheriff's Office in Florida. The MCSO is a former employer for our newly appointed Chief of Police.

*** MISSING PERSON *** Today, we are seeking your assistance in locating a female subject that has gone missing from the Skowhegan area. Tina Stadig, age 40, was reported as a missing person on Tuesday, July 4, 2017. Tina was last seen by law enforcement on Thursday, May 25, 2017. We have checked the homes of citizens she was staying with but no one has seen or heard from Tina since Sunday, May 28, 2017. A witness informed us that Tina may be traveling to Bangor but we cannot confirm this. Please, if you have any information regarding where Tina may be, let us know immediately. Tina is described as a white female with brown hair and hazel eyes. Tina is approximately 5’2” and weighs around 140 lbs. Tina may be carrying a backpack and trash bag containing her belongings. Tina could be in the areas of Skowhegan, Waterville, and Bangor. We have included two photos for reference; the second photo is a recent picture of Tina.

As you all are aware, the Maine State Police and the Somerset County Sheriff’s Office are currently investigating a homicide that occurred this morning in Madison, ME. We are asking you all to withhold the information for the victims until the names are released by the Maine State Police. Family members need to be notified first before that information can be given to the public. It would be devastating for a friend/family member of a victim to be notified of their loved-one’s passing via social media. Please, be respectful and refrain from disseminating this information until an official statement is released. Thank you all for your continued support. We will update you with further information once it is available.

Last night, Officer Boudreau took the opportunity to exercise with a few kids at Indian Ridge. It would appear that Officer Boudreau needs to work on his form while performing burpees (the kids were schooling him).

(207)474-6386 is the non-emergency phone number to Somerset Regional Communications Center. We cannot monitor this page 24/7 since our administrators utilize this to connect with the community during their off-duty hours. Please, if you have a complaint that you need law enforcement assistance with, call the communications center. We thank you all for your continued support and hope you have an outstanding day!

Since Franklin County is nearby, we wanted to share this with everyone so the public is aware. Always follow-up with your doctor regarding any medical concerns you may have.

Good morning FaceBook community! We want you all to know that we are currently working with the Maine Fire Marshal's Office to investigate a series of arsons/burglaries of vehicles that occurred at the West Front Residence apartments and on West Front St. early Monday morning. No one was injured during the execution of these crimes but there are some community members that have suffered loss with their personal property. If you are friends/family of those that were victims, standby them and support them any way you can. Having said that, we want to help everyone with some tips to ensure they do not become victims as well. 1. Always lock your doors. In the day and age we live in, this is a necessity. Locking your car, home, and windows will help deter those that want to violate your belongings. Even if you feel you live in a safe neighborhood, there is always a possibility that someone with malicious intent will wander through your area. 2. Keep your schedule private. Social media is a blessing and a curse. We love to share our pictures and activities with our friends/family but this can be dangerous. If you are going away on vacation or are away on business, try to avoid posting this information to social media. This can be vocalized to people who intend to break into your home or vandalize your property. 3. See something, say something. We cannot be everywhere at all times of the day. It is impossible. If you see something unusual or someone committing a crime, let us know. All of our officers are approachable and will lend an ear to anyone that wants to speak. As delightful as it would be to have a few on the department, we are not “RoboCops” and will listen to your concerns. 4. Respect your neighbor. This goes back to something we learned in grade school. It is important to maintain a healthy relationship with your neighbor. This may be difficult at times, but having a neighbor that you trust that looks out for your property in your absence is beneficial. We hope you find this useful and will take these tips into consideration. We are in no way instructing you to follow these guidelines. Have an outstanding Tuesday everyone! Remember, we are here for you.

***UPDATE*** The owner has been identified. Thank you all for your help! Our officers picked up this cute little guy on Summer St. around 5:45 pm. Anyone recognize him? He has on a blue collar but no tags. If you know his family or you are his owner, he is currently at the Somerset Humane Society. They are located at 123 Middle Rd. and they are open Mon./Tues./Thur./Fri./Sat. every week. Please share and hopefully we can help him find his way back home!

Our hearts are with the family and friends of Officer Nathan Desjardins and Fryeburg Police Dept. Officer Desjardins was severely injured during a boat accident while responding to an emergency call for service. Officer Desjardins was only 20 years old when he left our world. Rest easy brother, we have the watch.