Aroostook County Sheriff's Office

  • Agency: Aroostook County Sheriff's Office
  • Address: 25 School Street, Suite 216, Houlton, 4730 ME
  • Chief:
Phone: 207-532-3471

Aroostook County Sheriff's Office is located at 25 School Street, Suite 216, Houlton, 4730 ME. The Aroostook County Sheriff's Office phone number is 207-532-3471.

Aroostook County Sheriff's Office News

The County Jail is still seeking full and part time corrections officers. If you are interested, the new deadline for applications is now June 28, 2018.

Chief Deputy Shawn D. Gillen traveled down to celebrate the 25th year of Camp POSTCARD (Police Officers Striving To Create And Reinforce Dreams). This is a free week-long program for Maine kids. Counselors are volunteer police officers from across Maine. Sheriffs, troopers, municipal officers and dispatchers all come together to mentor and encourage kids while improving their perceptions of law enforcement. Dispatcher Art Thorne represented Aroostook County as a camp counselor for the week. Chief Deputy Gillen was joined today by Commander Craig Clossey and Sgt. Steve Wright.

The Sheriff’s Office assisted Maine Drug Enforcement Agency with this lab incident in Portage yesterday afternoon. If you have information regarding drug activity in your neighborhood, you can report it to Crime Stoppers by calling 1800-638-TIPS or calling your local law enforcement agency. -Chief Deputy Shawn D. Gillen

Our very own Dispatcher Art Thorne is volunteering his time as a counselor at camp POSTCARD this week. This year we have two County kids attending. Camp POSTCARD (“Police Officers Striving to Create and Reinforce Dreams”) is a free week-long summer camp for Maine 5th and 6th graders. Thank you, Art for volunteering. -Chief Deputy Shawn D. Gillen

Today is a beautiful day for an open house in Frenchville! Come down and see what’s going on!

There is nothing quite like an Aroostook County sunset.

Deputy Jesse Belanger, who is also a volunteer fire fighter(we don’t hold that against him) will be in attendance for this! Come on over and enjoy a free lunch in Frenchville.

The Smyrna Historical Society was able to cross a few projects off of the list today with the help of our inmate work crew! If you are a not for profit organization that could benefit from having our inmate work crews come help you out, please call Sgt. Morrison and discuss what you would like to have done. -Chief Deputy Shawn D. Gillen

Deputy Sheriff Alishia Ledger and Trooper Adam Bell were invited to meet with Girl Scout Troop 794 in Monticello today. The Scouts enjoyed a tour of the cruisers and got to spend some time learning about what a police officer does on a daily basis. Thank you to Troop 794 for the invite! -Chief Deputy Shawn D. Gillen

Over the last few days, our inmate work program has been busy helping Dixie Lee Shaw and Catholic Charities Maine with planting crops for the Farm for ME program. Our inmate work programs have proven to be a valuable asset to non-profit entities throughout the County by providing valuable cost saving manpower. If you are a non-profit organization and you would like to utilize our inmate workers, please call the Sheriff’s Office and inquire with Sgt. Shanna Morrison on how you can make this happen. -Chief Deputy Shawn D. Gillen

Aroostook County Sheriff’s Office- Press Release From: Chief Deputy Shawn D. Gillen Rollover Crash - Route 1 Littleton On Wednesday, June 6 at approximately 10:00 AM, the Sheriff’s Office received a 911 call reporting a rollover crash on Route 1 in Littleton. Deputies arrived on scene and determined that Michaela Gray (23) of Houlton was operating her 2005 Subaru sedan southbound on Route 1 when she fell asleep, drifted off of the roadway and struck a tree. The Subaru then rolled over as a result of striking the tree. Gray sustained minor injuries in the crash. A female passenger was transported to Houlton Regional Hospital by Houlton Ambulance with non life threatening injuries. Fortunately both occupants were wearing their seatbelts and the injuries were not as severe as they could have been. Deputy Sheriff Ryan Johnston is the primary investigator of the crash and was assisted on scene by Deputy Sheriff Alishia Ledger and Detective Peter Johnson. The vehicle was towed from the scene due to disabling damage.

***Update 6/3/2018 Property owner has been located and the item returned. Thank you for your assistance. Deputy Guidry recovered a piece of jewelry in the Mars Hill area that the owner may be missing and want back. If you have lost a piece of jewelry and can describe what it is, please call the Sheriff’s Office at 18004327842 and ask to speak with Deputy Roy Guidry. We are being vague about what the piece of jewelry is purposely to avoid it being returned to the wrong person. Thank you.

Chief Deputy Sheriff Shawn D. Gillen and Special Agent Bill Campbell from Maine Drug Enforcement Agency stopped by UMPI today to speak to local youth about drug issues in the County as part of Aroostook Youth Prevention Day.

See below from Hope and Justice.

Today, we remember those who gave the ultimate sacrifice.

Great work by Agents in the drug unit. The Sheriff’s Office currently has 3 Deputy Sheriffs assigned to MDEA who work diligently to get this poison off of our streets and those responsible behind bars. -Chief Deputy Shawn Gillen

Chief Deputy Shawn D. Gillen would like to welcome C.J. Martin to our roster of part-time transport deputies. Deputy Martin also serves as a part time police officer in the Town of Ashland. Deputy Martin is the son of Cyr Martin Jr. who also serves as a civil service deputy for our department as well as the Chief of Police and Town Manager in Ashland. Welcome to the team, C.J.!

Please join Chief Deputy Shawn D. Gillen and Corrections Commander Craig Clossey in congratulating Officers Eric Grant and Nicolas Hannigan who graduated from the 5 week basic corrections course that was recently held at the Two Bridges Regional Jail in Wiscasset!

Deputy Jesse Belanger participated in a law enforcement career fair at the Van Buren High School today. There were multiple Federal, local and state agencies in attendance.

Today, Sgt. Matt Cummings and Commander Joe McKenna joined Chief Shawn Newell of Fort Fairfield PD, Border Patrol Agents and CBP Officers for a “Superhero’s day” lunch put on by the staff and students of Fort Fairfield Elementary School. It was a very well thought out and heart felt “thank you” to law enforcement officers in the area. Thank you to the staff and students for their hospitality and for making the officers that attended feel appreciated.

Today, Chief Deputy Shawn D. Gillen and Law Enforcement Commander Joe McKenna joined Troopers from Troop F, Customs and Border Protection; Field Operations, Border Patrol, Presque Isle and Washburn Police Departments at the Special Olympics in Presque Isle. It was a great day with lots of smiling athletes. Congratulations to all participants!