Dexter Police Department

  • Agency: Dexter Police Department
  • Address: 1 Main St., Dexter, 04930 ME
  • Chief: Sgt James Emerson (Interim Chief of Police)
Phone: (207) 924-7622
Fax: 207-924-0097

Dexter Police Department is located at 1 Main St., Dexter, 04930 ME. The Interim Chief of Police of the department is Sgt James Emerson. The Dexter Police Department phone number is (207) 924-7622.

Dexter Police Department News

On Monday evening MDEA Agents and Dexter Police wrapped up a month-long investigation by arresting 30-year-old Herbert Simonds Jr. in Dexter. The investigation included purchases of drugs directly from Simonds. On Monday, MDEA Agents and Dexter Police executed a search warrant at Simonds’ Dexter residence. Agents seized over 80 grams of suspected heroin and more than $2,600 in cash that is suspected to be proceeds from drug sales. The conservative retail street value of the drugs is more than $15,000. Simonds was taken into custody and charged with aggravated trafficking in heroin, which is a Class A felony crime. Simonds remains at the Penobscot County Jail, where bail is set at $10,000 cash.

Dexter Police Department is happy to announce that we turned in 101 pounds of unused/unneeded prescription drugs to the DEA after the National Drug Take Back event on Saturday, October 27!

See photos below of Dexter's School Resource Officer Allen Drew. Officer Drew had a very challenging year but the professional that he is he handled all tasks with parents and children in a wonderful manner. The Town of Dexter and the Dexter school systems are very lucky to have such a caring person for kids. Officer Drew is a certified school resource officer and takes great pride on and off his job as a police officer. It takes a special person like Officer Drew to assist all the kids and faculty, and without a doubt once again he is a true professional and working with children is his calling. (great job Officer Drew) Sincerely, Chief Wintle

I would like to thank Dexter Sunrise Kiwanis for asking the Dexter Police Department to participate in the annual bike rodeo at the Ridgeview Community School. It was a great turnout with 31 bicycles that were engraved with i.d. numbers and 34 children were fingerprinted for the children's safety. This is a great program sponsored by the Kiwanis and it makes it easier for the Dexter Police Department to locate bikes that may come up missing or stolen. Officer Manuel Veara, his son, and members of the Key Club assisted with the fingerprinting and engraving the i.d. numbers on the bikes. Thank you all for making this event another successful year. Sincerely, Chief Wintle

The month of May and the beginning of June have been very busy for the Dexter Police Department. I would like to share with you and we're happy we had the honors to take part in the Dexter Sunrise Kiwanis Annual Hooked on Fishing event. I would like to thank the Kiwanis for the invitation, Ridgeview faculty, and our number one priority (our kids). Assisting was the Maine Warden Service which was a big help, Sgt. Gary Morin, Sr. Officer James Roy and our Dexter K-9 Zelda. 63 students participated in the program, with 30+ students catching fish. What a wonderful time it was to assist these kids!

2018 Border-to-Border FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: [5/20/18] CONTACT: [Dexter PD, 1 Main Street, Dexter, ME 04930 –] Note: Before filling in the names of the organization and organization spokesperson, you MUST contact them to obtain their permission to use their names in this press release, and you must get their approval for the language used in their quotes, and any changes or additions they may require. Only after this is done can you send out the press release. BORDER TO BORDER SEAT BELT INITIATIVE KICKS OFF 2018 CLICK IT OR TICKET [Dexter P.D.]— To kick off the 2018 Click It or Ticket seat belt initiative with the highest level of support, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is spearheading Border to Border (B2B), a 1-day national seat belt awareness kickoff event coordinated by participating State highway safety offices and their respective law enforcement liaisons. The B2B program aims to increase law enforcement participation by coordinating highly visible seat belt enforcement and providing seat belt fact sheets for drivers at heavily traveled and highly visible State border checkpoints. The B2B event will be held Monday, May 21, commencing the Click It or Ticket week, which runs through June 3 and covers the busy Memorial Day holiday weekend. “Past Border to Border initiatives have shown how helpful it can be to our overall goal of spreading the message about the importance of buckling up,” said Chief Kevin Wintle of Dexter Police Department. The B2B kickoff included a 4-hour enforcement crackdown from 4–8 p.m. on May 21. The focus of B2B is on the nighttime hours, during which seat belt use is at its lowest. “We are working across State lines to do all we can to keep our drivers and passengers safe. Wearing a seat belt is the number one thing anyone can do to help prevent death or injury during a vehicle crash,” WINTLE said. The B2B program is also a successful study in collaboration between local law enforcement offices: During the 2017 B2B program, participating law enforcement offices issued citations for 5,695 seat belt and child car seat violations, as well as 14,619 citations for other traffic infractions. This, in turn, reminded drivers to drive safer. “Our goal isn’t to write citations, but we do know tickets talk,” said [Chief Kevin Wintle]. “The B2B program gives us a chance to get out there on the roads before the real crackdown begins and warn drivers that we will be on the streets, and we will be issuing tickets for those driving or riding unbuckled.”

The Dexter Police Department is actively participating in the 2018, National “Click It or Ticket” campaign during the period of May 14 - June 3rd. Please Buckle up for your safety!

The Town of Dexter should be very proud of Dexter's first female police officer to graduate from the Maine Criminal Justice Academy (MCJA) in Vassalboro last Friday, May 18, 2018. Officer Canwell went through extensive training throughout the 18-week program. Canwell holds a bachelor degree in law enforcement from Husson University and graduated in the top of her class in the academy. I had the honor throughout the 18 weeks to go down to the academy and watch her progress. While I was there I was very impressed with her skills and abilities. The MCJA is one of the hardest police academies in the country. Officer Canwell will be back on shift Thursday, May 24. All of us at Dexter Police Department want to congratulate her on this hard earned and well deserved achievement. (great job Officer Canwell) Sincerely, Chief Kevin Wintle

On April 28 John Williams was located, arrested, and taken into custody for the death of Somerset Deputy Cpl. Eugene Cole. I would like to say a great job for all law enforcement officers that were involved in locating him. Our hearts are deeply saddened at Dexter PD for the Cole family at this difficult time. RIP my friend, you will never be forgotten. Sincerely, Chief Kevin Wintle

Upon completion of our National Drug Take Back Day event, the Dexter Police Department collected and transported 175 pounds of outdated and/or unused prescription drugs to the central collection point for safe and proper disposal. Thank you too all of our citizens who stopped by today to participate in keeping our streets and environment safe.

An Officer will be available at the Dexter Police Department on Saturday, April 28th from 10:00 am-2:00 pm to receive your unused prescription drugs for proper/safe disposal. Please do not bring needles/sharps of any kind as we do not have a way to dispose of them.

We received this Samsung cell phone today which was found on the snowmobile trail. If anyone knows who owns it please contact us at the police department. Thank you