Knox County Sheriff's Office

  • Agency: Knox County Sheriff's Office
  • Address: 301 Park Street, Rockland, 4841 ME
  • Chief:
Phone: 207-594-0429
Fax: (207) 594-0433
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Knox County Sheriff's Office is located at 301 Park Street, Rockland, 4841 ME. The Knox County Sheriff's Office phone number is 207-594-0429.

Knox County Sheriff's Office News

Deputy Jack receiving his 2nd Life Savings accommodation during yesterday's commissioners meeting. Left to Right; Commissioner, Richard Parent Jr, Deputy Nathaniel Jack, Sheriff, Donna Dennison and Commissioner, Carol Maines

Deputy Jack seems to always be in the right place at the right time, another job well done!

This years 5th Grade D.A.R.E. program is coming to an end. The 8 schools that participate in D.A.R.E, attended our annual D.A.R.E. Picnic at Damariscotta State Park last week. We were glad to have great weather that day and had some really great times with all of the kids, staff and families. We also enjoyed announcing our yearly competition winners. Every year, the classes participate in an individual and a class competition. The individual competition is a written essay. The D.A.R.E Deputy chooses a winner from each of their schools. The 8 then go to the Sheriff who choices an overall winner. This years overall winner was a young lady from Warren Community School. She received a $100.00 gift card with the 7 runner-ups each receiving a $25.00 gift card. The class competition is a D.A.R.E. box. Each class makes a box and brings it to the picnic for the Sheriff to look over and pick a winner. This years winners were Hope Elementary School. Their prize is an ice cream party that will be held at school this afternoon and hosted by the Sheriff's Office. The Sheriff said that she had a really hard time making her decisions because all of the students had done a really great job with the essays and boxes.

Just prior to 8 o’clock last night, Knox County Regional Communications Center received a call about a vehicle being operated erratically, travelling south on Rt. 1 from Thomaston. Knox County Sheriff’s Deputies were responding to the call when shortly after, a call came in regarding a head-on crash in Warren just prior to the south entrance of Sterling Road. At that time it was believed the crash involved the vehicle concerning the complaint. The crash investigation is on-going at this time awaiting an appropriate time to talk to the driver’s who were both seriously injured and life-flighted to a hospital in Portland. At this time we know that a 2007 GMC truck, operated by Wyatt Weaver, 33, of Thomaston lost control of his vehicle travelling south and crossed over the center line, striking a 2012 Volkswagen, travelling north being operated by Brianna Widdecombe, 21, of Cushing. Weaver’s vehicle was braking and sideways as it struck Widdecombe’s vehicle head-on with its passenger side. Weaver and Widdecombe were both life-flighted with serious injuries. A passenger, Caleb Bixby, 22, of Cushing was transported to Miles Memorial Hospital with complaints of pain, not known at this time. Both vehicles were totaled in the crash. It is believed speed and possibly alcohol are factors of the crash. Warren Fire and Rescue, Waldoboro Ambulance, Life-Flight of Maine and Knox County Regional Communications Center assisted with the scene. Deputy District Attorney Jeff Baroody was also called to the scene due to the seriousness of the crash and potential criminal charges. A reconstruction of the crash by Deputy Paul Spear of the Knox County Sheriff’s Office will be conducted.

We want to thank the South School for sending us the beautiful card and pictures of some of our deputies participating in the Read-a-Thon in February . We wanted you know that Deputy Averill put together this great collage of your creative drawings & kind words so we can enjoy them on the wall at the office. 🚔😊📚

It has been a surprising week of recognition for us. Sheriff Donna Dennison was recognized by Saint George Grange No. 421 as their 2017 Citizen of the Year for the significant contributions she has made throughout her life and career to the community of Saint George and Knox County. Deputy Nathaniel Jack was given Civic Recognition by the Damariscotta Region Chamber of Commerce for his life saving actions at the end of April. While off-duty, Dep. Jack was shopping at a Damariscotta area grocery. He came upon several people trying to help a man who had dropped to the floor not moments prior. Dep. Jack stepped in and continued CPR until EMS arrived. The attending Cardiologist credits the man's survival to Dep. Jack's performance of CPR. Also, Deputies have reported several random incidents of people "Paying It Forward" and leaving before they can be stopped while patronizing local eateries. There are numerous reasons that anyone of us joins and remains in this profession but recognition very rarely is one of them. The feeling of public recognition is often times embarrassing for us but it also feels amazing. We rarely admit this but we get a huge sense of pride when we are recognized for our efforts by those we have sworn to protect! Thank you all for the time you take, both personally and civically, to recognize the staff here at the Knox County Sheriff's Office; we are proud to serve you!

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All, The man suspected of killing Deputy Sheriff Corporal Eugene Cole was captured today at 12:43 PM in the area of Norridgewock. Check your local news source for updated information and the press conference by Sheriff Lancaster. Thank you all for the support during this tense time for law enforcement in Maine!

It is with heavy hearts that we report the loss of one of our own Deputies here in Maine today. Our condolences to the Somerset County Sheriff's Office and Corporal Eugene Cole's family. We are very fortunate to live the way we do here in Maine but we certainly are not immune from violent acts, which seem to be occurring far too frequently lately. Cpl. Cole, rest easy brother, we have got it from here.

Chief Deputy Carroll did a great job talking about the Citizen’s Police Academy this morning. Should you be interested in our class, please stop by our office or call and speak with our Administrative Assistant for an application.

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE The Knox County Sheriff’s Office has recently received complaints of shots fired in the area of homes during the early morning hours in the towns of Friendship and Cushing. We are actively investigating these complaints. We are asking everyone, regardless of town, to be alert to unusual happenings and report things that are unusual. Please ensure you lock your vehicles when unattended and to lock your homes when unattended or sleeping. Anyone with information about the shots fired is encouraged to contact Detective Donald Murray at (207) 594-0429, ext. 723.

Tonight's Citizen's Police Academy has been cancelled. The schedule will continue as normal with the addition of a class on Wednesday May 9, 2018.

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SAND FOR SENIORS PROGRAM Sheriff Dennison is pleased to announce the Knox County Sheriff’s Office will be participating in a collaborative program called “Sand For Seniors”. Earlier this winter, Deputies Timothy Davis and Paul Spear approached the leadership at the Sheriff’s Office hoping to expand upon a program that Deputy Davis started while employed at Camden Police Department. “Sand For Seniors” is a program where members of public safety bring a bucket of sand to a senior citizen who is not able to sand their icy walkway on a regular basis due to disability or being home-bound. The program is a collaborative effort that includes Lowe’s, the Knox County Deputy Sheriff’s Association Lodge of Fraternal Order of Police #700, and local town offices. The program gets a member of public safety in contact with senior’s who most likely are in need of services but do not reach out for them. Anyone interested in the program must complete an application and submit it for review to the Sheriff’s Office. Qualifying applicants must be 65 years of age or older and show proof of disadvantage by answering some basic questions. Applications can be picked-up at your local Town Office or at the Sheriff’s Office. Visit www.knoxso.com/community/sand-for-seniors for an electronic version. Questions about the program can be sent to Deputy Timothy Davis or Deputy Paul Spear by calling (207) 594-0429 or by mail at the Knox County Sheriff’s Office, 301 Park St., Rockland, ME 04841.

👩‍✈️Citizen Police Academy👨‍✈️ Sheriff Donna Dennison is pleased to announce that she will be hosting another Citizen’s Police Academy (CPA). She has found that providing education on how her staff members perform their duties is one of the most effective ways to help the public understand why interacts develop the way they do. Through use of CPA, the Sheriff can offer citizens direct insight into how law enforcement, corrections, and communications employees perform their duties and how those services work within our community. Participation in a CPA requires participants to attend 10 three-hour classes. Class begins on Wednesday February 28, 2018 and will be held every Wednesday night through May 2, 2018. Hours will be 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM nightly. Space is limited to a maximum of 15 participants per CPA. Citizens who wish to attend need to complete and submit an application by February 20, 2018. Applications are available online and in print. Visit www.knoxso.com/community/cpa for an electronic version or pick one up at the Sheriff’s Office, located at 301 Park Street in Rockland. Accepted applicants will be notified by February 23, 2018. Electronic submission should be sent via email to lmitchell@knoxcountymaine.gov The CPA coordinator is Sergeant Lance Mitchell. The curriculum includes History of Policing, Maine Law, Patrol Procedures, Criminal Investigations, Evidence Recovery, Police Canines, and Impaired Driving as well as hands-on training in Arrest and Restraint and Shoot or Don’t Shoot. Classes will be taught by Sheriff’s Office employees who are experts in those fields. Participants will also have the option of riding with a Deputy during an actual patrol shift prior to completion of the CPA.