Yarmouth Police Department

  • Agency: Yarmouth Police Department
  • Address: 200 Main Street, Yarmouth, 04096 ME
  • Chief: Michael Morrill (Chief of Police)

Yarmouth Police Department is located at 200 Main Street, Yarmouth, 04096 ME. The Chief of Police of the department is Michael Morrill. The Yarmouth Police Department phone number is 207-846-3333.

Yarmouth Police Department News

As we start our day, we want to thank the community of Yarmouth for their overwhelming support of the Public Safety/Community Services building project. Yarmouth is such a wonderful place to live and work, and we couldn't be more proud to serve you. A big thanks to Town of Yarmouth Fire Rescue, Maine, Yarmouth Community Services, the steering committee, and the numerous others who helped bring this project to life!

Detective Martin did a presentation to the Yarmouth Lions Club regarding local scams. Please take a moment to read the poster the Lions Club put together based on the information Detective Martin provided!

Today is Election Day, and voting is taking place at Amvets on North Road until 8pm. Voter turnout is expected to be heavy, and traffic delays are likely. Please be careful and allow for extra time if travelling in area today.

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**** UPDATED INFO **** Due to some confusion stemming from our original post, we would like to clarify some information. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- We have received word that some Yarmouth residents have been approached by people canvassing neighborhoods asking them to fill out forms to receive an absentee ballot. Please be aware that the Town is not going door-to-door asking people to fill out absentee ballot applications. This practice is not illegal, however the Town is concerned as they have not yet received any applications collected by this practice. If you applied for an absentee ballot from someone who came to your residence, please call the Town at 846-9036 to determine if they have received your application. If not, you can request a ballot over the phone, or come to the Town Office during normal business hours to apply for an absentee ballot. You can also apply for a ballot online at maine.gov. If you have any questions, please contact the Town Hall at 846-9036.

This Saturday, October 27th, from 10am-2pm, we are once again taking part in the DEA National Drug Take Back. Please bring in your unwanted and/or expired medications to the Community Room at the Town Hall. As always, you can turn in your unwanted medications any time (no sharps or liquids) at our secure drug box in the lobby of the Yarmouth Police Department at 200 Main Street. Proper disposal of unused drugs saves lives and protects the environment!

On Wednesday October 10th, 2018 the Yarmouth Chamber of Commerce in partnership with the Rotary Club of Yarmouth, hosted the 17th annual Spirit of Excellence Awards ceremony. This awards ceremony recognizes the essential efforts of non-managerial employees. We were honored to have been part of this ceremony, when our administrative assistant, Lisa Grant, received an award! If you’ve ever visited or called the police station, you’ve likely spoken with her. Lisa is an integral part of our day to day operations. Although her primary function is the administrative assistant to the Chief of Police, Lisa goes out of her way to assist all police department employees, including officers, supervisors, and the harbormaster. Congratulations Lisa! We’re all proud of your accomplishment, and honored to have you as part of our YPD family! Pictured in the photograph from left to right, is Celena Gervais, Lisa Grant, Chief Morrill, and Justin Coffin.

Just a reminder that tomorrow, October 3rd, there will be a national test of the Emergency Alert System. This will happen around 2:18PM. Please see the attached link for more information! https://www.fema.gov/news-release/2018/10/02/nationwide-emergency-alert-test-planned-oct-3-test-messages-will-be-sent

NOTABLE K9 ACTIVITY During the early morning hours of September 30th around 1AM, Brunswick and Freeport police departments were involved in a motor vehicle pursuit, which resulted in the suspects making a turn down a dead end road in Freeport and bailing out on foot. Officer Robinson and K9 Matrix were working and subsequently responded to the scene of the bailout for a track. During the course of the track, K9 Matrix tracked across Interstate 295 where he ultimately located two suspects hiding in a wooded / marsh area. K9 Matrix assisted officers in the apprehension of the two suspects and there were no injuries to anyone involved. Great teamwork by all!

YARMOUTH POLICE DEPARTMENT'S K9 MATRIX RECEIVES DONATION OF BODY ARMOR The Yarmouth Police Department reports K9 Matrix received a bullet and stab protective vest thanks to a charitable donation from non-profit organization Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. K9 Matrix’s vest is sponsored by George R. Leibert of York, PA and is embroidered with the sentiment “This gift of protection provided by George & Sara Leibert”. Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. is a 501c (3) charity located in East Taunton, MA whose mission is to provide bullet and stab protective vests and other assistance to dogs of law enforcement and related agencies throughout the United States. The non-profit was established in 2009 to assist law enforcement agencies with this potentially lifesaving body armor for their four-legged K9 officers. Since its inception, Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. provided over 3,100 protective vests, in 50 states, through private and corporate donations, at a value of $5.7 million dollars. The vest program is open to dogs actively employed within the U.S. with law enforcement or related agencies. To be eligible, dogs must be certified and at least 20 months of age. New K9 graduates, as well as K9s with expired vests, are also eligible to participate. The average cost of providing a protective vest to a law enforcement K9 is $950.00. Each vest has a value between $1,744 – $2,283 and a five-year warranty, and an average weight of 4-5 lbs. There is an estimated 30,000 law enforcement K9s throughout the United States. For more information or to learn more about volunteer opportunities with Vested Interest in K9’s, please call 508-824-6978. Visit the organizations web site at www.vik9s.org or write to P.O. Box 9 East Taunton, MA 02718.

A reminder that it's that time of year again. See attachment and wear orange if you'll be in these parts of town. Pets too!

Today, Yarmouth PD along with numerous other law enforcement agencies from around the country participated in Operation Clear Track. Operation Clear Track is part of Railroad Safety Week and is sponsored by Amtrak and Operation Lifesaver Inc. The goal is to bring awareness to the dangers of being inattentive at rail crossings as well as the risks associated with trespassing on railroad property. Officers monitored rail crossings for violations, and conducted checks of sections of track commonly trespassed upon. Each year, 2,000 people are killed while being inattentive at crossings or trespassing on railroad property. In February of 2015, an inattentive driver escaped serious injury in Yarmouth at the North Road crossing when she became distracted inside of her vehicle and drove through the gates and into the path of the Amtrak Downeaster. We hope this serves as a reminder to all that when you see tracks, think train!

The Yarmouth Police Department is proud to announce that Sergeant Daniel Gallant was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on September 10, 2018. Lieutenant Gallant started his law enforcement career with the Kennebunk, Maine Police Department, serving for four years before joining the Yarmouth Police Department in 1995. He was promoted to the rank of Sergeant in 2002. Lieutenant Gallant received his A.A.S. in Law Enforcement Technology from Southern Maine Community College in 1992 and a B.S. in Criminology from the University of Southern Maine in 1995. He received his Maine Law Enforcement Officer Certification from the Maine Criminal Justice Academy 82nd Municipal County Basic Police School and has attended several leadership development courses including; the New England Institute for Law Enforcement Management, Command Institute for Law Enforcement Executives, Cumberland County Leadership Academy, Contemporary Leadership Challenges in Law Enforcement. His extensive in-service training includes; Public Safety Risk Management, Background Investigations, Emergency Response and Planning for an Active Shooter, Firearms Instructor Development, Special Events Incident Management and Emotional Survival for Law Enforcement. Lieutenant Gallant is a member of several professional organizations including the Maine Chiefs of Police Association and the International Association of Chiefs of Police and is the recipient of numerous letters of commendation and departmental awards. Lieutenant Gallant succeeds Lt. Dean Perry who retired on September 14, 2018, having served for 33 years. Please join us in congratulating Lieutenant Gallant!

This November, there will be a ballot question for a bond to build a new Public Safety Building on North Road. The new building, to be shared by Town of Yarmouth Fire Rescue, Maine, and the police department, will also allow Yarmouth Community Services to relocate to Town Hall and gain much needed space. We are hosting three informational sessions for citizens to gather more insight into the needs of all three agencies, and the overall project. We would love to see you come to the meetings and talk with us about the proposal. Additional information, including the presentations to the Town Council, can be found on the Town of Yarmouth website at www.yarmouth.me.us/publicsafety

This morning our newest officer was sworn in. Please welcome Derek Miller to Yarmouth! Derek was born and raised in Maine, and previously worked for the Cumberland County Sheriff's Office. He begins his field training program this week. If you see him out and about, please say hello. We think he's going to be a great addition to our community!

After 33 years of dedicated service, we say farewell to one of Yarmouth's finest today, Lieutenant Dean Perry. The void left by his absence will not soon be forgotten. It was an honor and a privilege to serve alongside a selfless professional, who always put service before self. LT, from YPD and the citizens of Yarmouth, enjoy your retirement! Congratulations!

** ATTENTION - UPCOMING MAIN STREET CLOSURE ** Main Street in Yarmouth will close at 10:00 p.m. on Friday, September 7th and will reopen on Monday, September 10th by 4:00 a.m. while crews work around the clock to move framework to the east side of the Route 1 bridge that spans Main Street. There will be no vehicle or pedestrian access to Main Street directly under the bridge during the weekend. Residents may hear noise during the work. Workers will make every effort to keep disturbances to a minimum. Route 1 will remain open during the Main Street closure and drivers will still be able to access Route 1 from Main Street via York and School Streets. Thank you for your patience and cooperation.

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There's still plenty of time to become part of our team as a police officer! We offer a great work environment and excellent benefits!

WE'RE HIRING!!! Come be a part of our team! FULL-TIME POLICE OFFICER The Yarmouth Police Department is currently seeking to fill an anticipated full-time patrol vacancy with a highly motivated, career and community-oriented individual who desires to be a professional, positive influence in our community. Applicants must be at least 21 years of age and should have a strong background in law enforcement through education, and/or experience, be able to meet all certification standards as established through the Maine Criminal Justice Academy, including a physical agility test, psychological and polygraph exams, and an extensive background investigation. Preference will be given to candidates who have completed the MCJA Basic Law Enforcement Training Program. The Town of Yarmouth (EOE) offers a competitive wage with a comprehensive benefit package, including a 20-year retirement option. Application and job description are available from the police department or online at www.yarmouth.me.us The deadline is 5:00 PM, September 7, 2018. Please submit cover letter, resume, application, and copy of MCJA Alert Test to: Chief of Police Yarmouth Police Department 200 Main Street Yarmouth, ME 04096

The Town will be replacing an existing short span concrete and granite bridge on Ledge Road approximately 1,000 feet easterly of the North Road intersection. Installation of the new arch will require the closure of Ledge Road to through traffic, including bicycle and pedestrian traffic, for two (2) weeks beginning at 6:00 AM Monday, August 6th. All traffic will be detoured via Granite Street, East Main Street and North Road. Please drive safely allow for more time in your travels during the construction project.

Another Clam Festival in the books! Thanks to everyone who helped make it a success! We'd love to see any pics you've taken of our officers from this week! If you can message us them privately, and whether you're okay with it being published publicly, a collage or photo album will be forthcoming. Thanks again to you all!

The countdown has begun! The 53rd Yarmouth Clam Festival is next weekend, and in addition to the all the great things that come with it, traffic issues are also on their way. Due to the continued construction of the Main Street bridge, there will be new traffic patterns. Main Street, from York Street to School Street, will be closed to vehicular traffic for most of the festival. In addition, the Main Street exits from Route 1 (York and School Streets) will also be closed. Traffic on Main Street will still be able to use York Street to access Route 1 North. The normal road closures that happen during the Clam Festival (Parade on Friday, Road Races on Saturday morning, and the Bike Race on Sunday morning) will still be happening. Please be patient, give yourself extra time to get to your destinations, and be careful around the bridge construction area. We look forward to seeing everyone at the Clam Festival!