Bar Harbor Police Department

  • Agency: Bar Harbor Police Department
  • Address: 37 Firefly Lane, Bar Harbor , 04609 ME
  • Chief:
Phone: 207-288-3391
Fax: 207-288-2120

Bar Harbor Police Department is located at 37 Firefly Lane, Bar Harbor , 04609 ME. The Bar Harbor Police Department phone number is 207-288-3391.

Bar Harbor Police Department News

Sunday October 14 is MDI Marathon day. Plan for delays and expect congested roads. If you must drive please be extremely cautious as thousands of spectators and participants from all across the US will be sharing our roads. The official route starts in downtown Bar Harbor (Rt 3) to Otter Creek, Seal Harbor, Northeast Harbor, (Rt 198) Somesville (Rt 102) and finishes in downtown Southwest Harbor. Additionally, northbound traffic through downtown Somesville will be detoured during peak marathon times from approximately 9:00AM until 1:00PM, please plan accordingly. Southbound traffic, heading toward Southwest Harbor won’t be affected.

We receive many reports about scam/fake calls coming from local numbers. When the number is called back, the innocent person on the other end of the line has no idea what the caller is talking about. It is easy for people to use local numbers online to mask their real number and make calls that request information- so easy, in fact, that today our non-emergency number was also used. We urge people to use discretion in all incoming phone calls. If it sounds fraudulent, hang up. If the caller claims to be a company, business, or federal/municipal entity and you have doubts, tell them you will call them back and hang up. Obtain the number from a reliable source, like a phone directory, and check the status of your account yourself. Remember that the police department will always identify themselves as such, and you can always call us back if you need to verify the legitimacy of the call. Don't give out any identifying information over the phone unless you placed the initial call yourself. Thank you and have a safe, wonderful day!

***Our phones are working properly again, our business line 207-288-3391 is accepting calls. ** We are currently experiencing technical issues with our internet and phone connections. To contact us for non emergency issues call the Mt. Desert Police Department at 207-276-5111. As always dial 911 for emergencies. We will update this post when things are repaired.

Emera Maine will be conducting electrical system maintenance causing a planned power outage on Friday, August 3, 2018 beginning at 9:00 AM. The power outage will be limited to customers on Federal Street in Bar Harbor. The outage is projected to last approximately one hour.

Thank you to everyone who helped make yesterday's festivities a pleasant event for all. It was another year of great local celebrations and support for our country. Special thanks to citizens who took these wonderful photos of our officers working hard in the heat to keep our beautiful town safe.

Per posted notice on Main St and West St, vehicles in the lot above Agamont Park will be towed beginning at 2:00 p.m. today. Please immediately move all vehicles parked in this area. You will be able to exit through West St.

This map details the 2018 Fourth of July Parade. The black arrows on the red highlighted streets show the parade route. Around 9:45 AM, Police Department personnel will close all roads that intersect with the parade route. Vehicles not participating in the parade will not allowed to drive on or cross the parade route after the 9:45 AM closures. The parade will begin promptly at 10:00 AM. If you are traveling to Bar Harbor for the parade, please leave early and allow for plenty of travel time and time to find a place to park. Traffic is heavy between 8:30 AM and the beginning of the parade. Please obey any and all "no parking" signs you may encounter along the roadways or on private property. Remember that if you are here early enough to park within the boundaries of the parade route on the map, you are here for the duration of the event. The parade starts at 10 a.m. and lasts until the last float turns onto Ledgelawn Ave, which is approximately noontime. Do not leave pets unattended or in parked vehicles. If you have children, please ensure that they are safe by staying out of the path of parade vehicles. Temperatures are expected to be in the 80’s, so please remember to bring plenty of sunscreen, stay hydrated, and have fun!

July 4th Post Fireworks Traffic Map - The Route 3 construction project detour poses some challenges for traffic flow after the fireworks this year. Please reference the map for routes getting back to Route 3 & Eden Street lodging and off Mount Desert Island. We appreciate everyone's patience and cooperation. We wanted to get this out sooner rather than later for visitors and businesses to reference. More information will be posted as we get closer Independence Day.

Tomorrow 6/27/2018 beginning at 7:00 AM the Bar Harbor Highway Division will be paving on the Cromwell Harbor Road. More specifically they will be paving on Cromwell Harbor Road from the intersection of Eagle Lake Road and Cromwell Harbor Road to the intersection of Kebo Street and Cromwell Harbor Road. Traffic will be one lane only from 7:00 AM until the job is finished, most likely in the late evening. Please seek an alternate route when traveling through that area as traffic is heavy and there will most likely be congestion issues. If you have any questions feel free to call us at 207-288-3391.

UPDATE- I AM BACK HOME SAFE! THANK YOU! I was found running around on Cottage Street. I am now safe at the Bar Harbor PD, waiting for my owner to come pick me up!

Save the date!

On 5/2/2018 at 7:30 AM Main Street in Bar Harbor will be closed at the Main St. and Rodick Place intersection near Cool as a Moose. The road will only be closed for approximately 1 hour to accommodate a large crane doing work in the area. Attached to this post is a map of the area. The suggested detour route is highlighted in yellow and the area the work is being performed where the road is blocked is highlighted in red. If you have any questions call Bar Harbor PD at 288-3391 we are available 24/7.

State Highway 3 is now reopened to all traffic. Thank you for your patience this morning.

-UPDATED INFORMATION: State Highway 3 is open to traffic. Important travel information for today, 4/26/18: Due to roadway flooding and wash outs, traffic is being temporarily re-routed. In-bound traffic from State Highway 3 toward town will be directed to use the Hulls Cove Visitor Center entrance of Acadia National Park, and must continue onward to Eagle Lake Rd. West Street Extension is currently not passable. Similarly, out-bound traffic from town traveling toward the head of the island will need to use Eagle Lake Rd to access the park and continue on Paradise Hill toward Hulls Cove. Thank you for your patience as we assist with roadway repair. We will update again when information changes.

A Fiber Optic Line Cut-Over is scheduled tonight (4-20-18) from midnight until 5:00 AM. All landlines with a 207-288-XXXX number will only be able to call other 288 numbers. (Bar Harbor, parts of Otter Creek, and Somesville.) To contact Emergency Services (Police, Fire, or EMS) during the outage calling from a 288-XXXX number: Emergency Dial 9-1-1 Non-Emergency Dial (207) 288-0717 To contact Emergency Services (Police, Fire, or EMS) during the outage calling from a different phone exchange, including cell phones: Emergency Dial 9-1-1 Non-Emergency Dial (207) 276-5111 *Cellular phone coverage may be affected during this cut-over.

Route 3 (Eden Street) is closed between West Street and Mount Desert Street this week, a detour is in effect. Remember to keep your speed down, as the detour will take you on to residential streets. Please use alternative routes to avoid construction delays. Thank you for your patience. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Bar Harbor Route 3 Project Updates: Week Ending 4/14/2018 Eden Street will be closed from West Street to Mount Desert Street from 4/14/2018 to 4/22/2018 The contractor will be working in the areas stated below for the week: Working on water system from West Street to Cottage Street Working on the sewer system from Crooked Road to Breakneck Road Utilities will be working in between the Crooked Road and the Acadia National Park entrance All scheduling is weather dependent and subject to change. In the event that this happens, updates will be made and sent out as soon as possible.

**Reminder** Found Property Auction will be held at the Neighborhood House this Friday, May 18 at 9:00 A.M.

UPDATE: We are back up and running! Thank you for your patience! Our phone systems are currently down at the police department. Please contact the Mount Desert Police Department at (207) 276-5111 for all non-emergency complaints. We are still available to respond to police, fire, and medical calls. Thank you!

The Bar Harbor Police Department received a report about a “suspicious” incident. After an investigation, and speaking with the girls involved, it was determined that there was NO attempted abduction. The male came out of the wooded area and scared the girls. Again No attempted abduction!!! The Police Department encourages the public to report any suspicious activity as soon as reasonably possible. The non-emergency phone number is (207)-288-3391