Cape Elizabeth Police Department

  • Agency: Cape Elizabeth Police Department
  • Address: 325 Ocean House Road, Cape Elizabeth, 04107 ME
  • Chief: Neil Williams (Chief of Police)

Cape Elizabeth Police Department is located at 325 Ocean House Road, Cape Elizabeth, 04107 ME. The Chief of Police of the department is Neil Williams. The Cape Elizabeth Police Department phone number is 207-767-3323.

Cape Elizabeth Police Department News

CHIEF OF POLICE SELECTION Please join us in congratulating our very own Sgt. Paul Fenton on being selected as the new Chief of Police. Sgt. Fenton began his career in Cape Elizabeth in 1997 and has held the positions of patrol officer, detective, and Sergeant. Sgt. Fenton is also currently the Commander of the Southern Maine Regional SWAT Team. Sgt. Fenton holds a bachelors degree in Legal Studies from Brandeis University and a masters degree in Criminal Justice Administration from Husson University. Sgt. Fenton also graduated with class 265 at the FBI National Academy in 2016. Sgt. Fenton will replace Chief Neil Williams, who is in his 39th year with the Cape Elizabeth Police Department. Chief Williams is slated to officially retire on December 31st.

***SCAM ALERT*** Over the past week, several people have reported a scam that involves the scammer claiming a family member has been kidnapped. The scam begins with the scammer calling and claiming that they have kidnapped the son or daughter of the victim. Two victims have reported hearing a voice in the background that very closely resembled that of their family member. The scammer then tells the victim to go to their bank and withdraw several thousand dollars. The victim is then instructed to meet the scammer somewhere in order to exchange the money. Although extremely distressing, this type of call is a scam. All victims made contact with their family member shortly after the original call and everyone reported that they were safe and not in trouble. If you receive a phone call similar to this one, please report it to the police department at 767-3323.

***BEAR SIGHTING*** This afternoon, a guest staying at the Inn By The Sea on Bowery Beach Road observed a bear walking in the area. Although nothing leads us to believe that the bear is harmful, residents living in the area should use caution when leaving pets outside. Residents should also secure any outdoor waste receptacles as bears are attracted to the food waste. Any sightings of the bear can be reported to the police department at 767-3323.

***UPDATE*** The roadwork has been completed and both lanes of Shore Road are now open ***TRAFFIC ALERT*** Please use caution when traveling on Shore Road in the area of Preble Street. Portland Water District is currently completing road work and as a result, Shore Road is down to one lane.

***UPDATE*** She has returned home! ***FOUND KITTEN*** The kitten pictured below was rescued from a tree on Waterhouse Road earlier this afternoon. If she is a member of your family please give the PD a call at 767-3323.

***UPDATE*** The owners have been located and Lela will be returning home shortly! The young lady pictured below was found in the area of Scott Dyer Road. If she is a member of your family please call the PD at 767-3323

***UPDATE*** Spurwink Ave has been reopened ***TRAFFIC ALERT*** Spurwink Ave is currently closed in the area of Purpoodock Club due to a tree and wires blocking the road. Please avoid the area.

***Road Closures for Annual Turkey Trot Road Race*** The annual Turkey Trot will take place on the morning of Sunday November 18th. The following roads will be closed for traffic during the race: Route 77 between the Cape Elizabeth High School and Shore Road – 9:00-9:10 a.m. Scott Dyer Road, Westbound from Hill Way to Spurwink Ave. - 9:05-9:25 a.m. Scott Dyer Road Eastbound - 9:05-9:45 a.m. Spurwink Avenue between Wells Road and Dennison Drive - 9:20-9:45 a.m.

***Prescription Drug Take Back Day*** The police department will be participating in the National Prescription Drug Take Back Day this Saturday, October 27th from 10am until 2pm. Anyone with unwanted or unused medications can bring them to the police department, where they will be disposed of properly. Anyone with questions is asked to the call the police department at 767-3323.

Presidential Alert Test At 2:18pm tomorrow, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will be conducting a test of the newly created Presidential Alert system. The nationwide system is designed to send a text message to all 225 million smart phones in the United States. For more information please visit FEMA’s website below.

Please join us in congratulating Officer David Galvan on becoming Cape Elizabeth PD's first School Resource Officer!

The Cape Elizabeth Police Department would like to welcome Officer Ryan Wagner to the department. Officer Wagner started his first shift today, and will go through several weeks of field training before being allowed to work on his own. Officer Wagner comes to us with five years of law enforcement experience with both the Farmington Police Department and the University of Maine at Farmington. Officer Wagner also has a masters degree and is a certified firearms instructor through the Maine Criminal Justice Academy. Officer Wagner was sworn in this morning by Assistant Town Manager Debra Lane. Please join us in welcoming Officer Wagner to the department!

***UPDATE*** Due to the poor weather, the road work is now projected to last until Friday, September 14th. ***TRAFFIC ALERT*** Beginning on September 10th and lasting through September 12th, a portion of Oakhurst Road will be closed for road work. The section of road extending from Rock Wall Lane to the Portland Water District pumping station will be closed during the daytime hours of 7:30am to 6:30pm After completion of the work each day, the road will be open to single-lane traffic. Please use caution when traveling in the area

***Criminal Mischief at Gull Crest Field*** Over the past few weeks, we have received several complaints about criminal mischief having taken place at Gull Crest Field. Each complaint states that a vehicle has driven onto one of the fields while spinning its tires, causing extensive damage to the field. Early this morning, an officer on patrol located new damage to one of the fields that was also caused by a vehicle spinning its tires. Anyone with information is asked to call the police department at 767-3323 or message this Facebook page. If requested, you may remain anonymous.


***Beach to Beacon Road Race*** The 21st annual Beach to Beacon road race is one week away! The road closures for that day are as follows: Route 77, Sprague Hall to Kettle Cove Road 6 a.m. - 9:45 a.m. Scott Dyer Road Eastbound 6:15 a.m. - 8 a.m. All of Fowler Road (except shuttle buses) 7:15 a.m. - 10 a.m. Route 77, Kettle Cove Road to Old Ocean House Road 7:30 a.m. - 10 a.m. Crescent Beach State Park 7:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. Route 77, at Hill Way 7:30 a.m. - 10 a.m. Old Ocean House Road (all) 7:30 a.m. - 10 a.m. Shore Road south of Fort Williams 7:30 a.m. - 11 a.m. Anyone with questions regarding the race or road closures can contact the police department at 767-3323.

8 year old Rosalyn Baldwin visited South Portland and Cape Elizabeth today in order spread some hugs. Rosalyn's goal is to get to every state so she can hug and spend time with police officers. Maine was state #33 on her list!

***TRI FOR A CURE*** The 7th annual Tri for a Cure race will take place Sunday, July 22nd, 2018. A portion of the race includes a 15-mile bike course through South Portland and Cape Elizabeth. Heavy traffic and delays are expected along Route 77 in South Portland and Cape Elizabeth. The following link provides additional details about road closures and delays.

***RECENT BURGLARIES*** Over the course of the past week, the police department has responded to two reported burglaries in the Oakhurst Road neighborhood. One of the burglaries occurred during the early morning hours, while the other took place during the late night hours. The suspect is described as being a male, approximately 5'9 tall, and wearing dark clothing that may be a sweatshirt/hoodie and pants. We strongly suggest that residents lock their houses and vehicles at night. Anyone who see's or hears anything suspicious should call 911 immediately. This may include suspicious person's walking late at night, dogs barking at odd hours, or noises that seem out of place during the overnight hours. Anyone with information concerning these burglaries may call the police department at 767-3323 or message our Facebook page. If requested, you can choose to remain anonymous.

Memorial Day Parade and Ceremonies

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