Belfast Police Department

  • Agency: Belfast Police Department
  • Address: 112 Church St., Belfast, 04915 ME
  • Chief: Jeffrey C Trafton (Chief of Police)
Phone: (207) 338-2420
Fax: 207-338-0258

Belfast Police Department is located at 112 Church St., Belfast, 04915 ME. The Chief of Police of the department is Jeffrey C Trafton. The Belfast Police Department phone number is (207) 338-2420.

Belfast Police Department News

UPDATE OWNERS FOUND: I was greeted by this old girl this morning. Officer Kelly picked her up on the Back Searsport Road close to the Searsport line last night. If you know who she belongs to or she is yours please call us at 338-2420. She has a 2018 Searsport rabies tag and I will call them at a more reasonable hour. Until then can you help? Thank you, Sergeant Gibbs.

These were found on Main Street in Belfast. If these belong to you, please contact the Police Department to have them returned.

Please keep your eyes open for Buck. Thank you, Sgt Gibbs

A new day and a glow over Islesboro 10/30/18. Sgt Gibbs

UPDATE: The cat's family has been found and they have been reunited. Thanks for sharing and all your help. Are you missing this cat? It showed up on the city point road on Oct 19th. It is inside and being cared for. Call 338-2420. Thanks, Sgt John Gibbs

Good morning Belfast! Just as a heads up, the Belfast Police Department will be shutting down Route 1 southbound for (knock on wood) approximately 20 minutes for the placement of a CMP substation transistor. This will occur at around 0900 this morning. The road closure will be from the High Street off-ramp all the way to the Rt. 3 off-ramp near Reny's Plaza. No vehicles will be allowed south on Rt. 1 past the High Street off-ramp until such time as we can clear the road. Likewise, the Waldo Avenue on-ramp to Route 1 will also be closed for the duration. Please plan accordingly. Thank you for your patience. Sgt. Fitzpatrick

Reminder that the October rabies clinic sponsored by the Waldo County Humane Society will be October 20, 2018 at the Brooks Fire Station, Brooks. from 9:00 to 11:00. The November rabies clinic sponsored by the Waldo County Humane Society will be November 10, 2018 at the Searsmont town office in the community room from 9:00 to 11:00 am. Dr. Caputo of Belfast Veterinary Hospital will administer the shots. Rabies shots are free to animal owners residing in Waldo County. Pets from other counties are welcome to come for shots for a fee of $7.00. Donations will be gratefully accepted. Please bring all animals on leashes or in portable pet carriers. It is also important to bring proof of a previous rabies shot so your pet can receive a 3 year rabies certificate. In addition to the rabies shots, coupon discounts toward the cost of having pets spayed or neutered will be available. For information about the clinics call 852-5033 or 323-6308. The Waldo County Humane Society is also on Facebook. Thank You, Sgt John Gibbs

***update*** They have been located safe. Thank you all for the help. Belfast community members, the Belfast police department is currently looking to speak with two juveniles referencing earlier incident from today. We have been unable to locate them at this time. The male is approximately 15 years old, 6 foot tall blue sweatshirt and blue jeans. The female, 13 years old approximately had a leopard print pair of pants on grey sweatshirt and a hat on backwards. If you see these people can you please call 338-2420. Thank you

UPDATE: CANOE FOUND DOWN STREAM. NICE TO LEARN IT JUST FLOATED OFF. Floated off or Stolen?? A 16’ Old Town canoe similar to this went missing yesterday from the Passagasawakeag River bank. We hope it just floated off but it’s been there all summer and doesn’t seem likely. If you saw this floating in the bay or have information please call 338-2420. Thank you, Sgt John Gibbs

UPDATE: OWNER FOUND. Do these belong to you? These were found along Rte. 1 by Reny’s. Please call 338-2420. Officer Rolerson

Anybody recognize this young man. He has no collar and is not chipped. He was found on the Hunt Rd in Belfast. Sgt Cook

Missing this? Call 338-2420. Sgt Gibbs

Cory Chase, owner of Darby’s Restaurant, received this in the mail today. Wanting to be a part of supporting our local kids sports teams he called the number to ask questions. After becoming suspicious he called Terry Kenniston at the High School and learned that there is no such fund raising be requested. I called the number on the paper and the mail box is full. I googled the company name and found multiple report of it being scam. The criminal element is relentless and you must remember to be suspicious of anyone requesting your hard earned money. Sgt John Gibbs

Today, Sept 22nd (not Sept 24th), the Belfast Rotary club is having a free electronics waste collection event. This is happening until 2 PM at the Belfast highway department off Congress street. I am told that they will except donations for their efforts. Sgt Gibbs

Found Cat: Stockton Springs Police Department is looking for the owner of this cat. Sadly she is pregnant will more than likely be headed to a shelter soon. Does she look familiar? Call 338-2420 and ask for Officer Mike Larrivee. Thank you, Sgt John Gibbs

Keys keys keys. Are they yours? Call me at 338-2420. Sgt John Gibbs

Can you help us find this dogs owners please...

UPDATE: OWNER FOUND: THEY LET THE RABBIT FEED ON THE GRASS BY THE PARKING LOT AND COULDN’t CATCH IT. THEY RETURNED WITH GEAR TO CATCH IT AND OBVIOUSLY COULD NOT FIND IT BECAUSE IT WAS ON PATROL WITH OFFICER JON GUBA AND I. Lost your rabbit? We are hoping it’s missing not dumped in town. This rabbit reported by a tourist by the foot bridge upper parking lot. It loves carrots and while on patrol prefers the dash. Call 338-2420 should you have information. Sgt John Gibbs

Seagull was shot! Today, Avian Haven administrative director, Diane Winn called me and informed me that the seagull I am holding below was shot. There was a single lead projectile lodged in the bird and the wing bone was not repairable. The Seagull had to be euthanized. Shooting seagulls is illegal as it is a protected species. If anyone has information about who may have done this please call 338-2420. Respectfully, Sgt John Gibbs

From squirrels to seagulls. Today a report of an injured seagull at Thompson’s Wharf nets two gulls that could not fly. With the help of Shannon, pictured below, we managed to coral two seagulls in to a net provided by a boater. The two birds were transported by an Avian Haven volunteer, Norman Schultz, to their treatment facility in Freedom, Maine. Avian Haven is a nonprofit organization that operates solely on donations and an occasional Grant. They have almost 200 volunteers around the state to call on. Sometimes when long distance is an issue they will pony express injured birds to their facility. I have used their service many many times over the last 29 years and I am grateful for all they do. They are a very worthy organization to donate to. Sgt John Gibbs

UPDATE: OWNER FOUND: Missing these pooches? Call me at 338-2420. Sgt John Gibbs

Missing this? Call me at 338-2420. Sgt Gibbs

Sometimes mother squirrels do not come home and hungry babies have to venture out to find food for themselves. It is believed that these four siblings mother was hit on Church Street a few days ago. They were lucky enough to fall to the ground this afternoon, one by one, in front of few caring citizens. Kudos to Belfast Veterinary for always being willing to help. Though hungry, I was told that the little guys were in good condition. A police officers work is never the same and much of the time very rewarding. I could not be happier choosing this career. Sgt John Gibbs

Do you have some spare time in your life? Consider being a School Crossing Guard for the City of Belfast. The City of Belfast Police Department is currently accepting applications for the position of School Crossing Guard. The hours are from 8:05-8:45 am and 3:00 to 3:40 pm during the school year. The work involves interaction with school age children and working in sometimes inclement weather. Standing and walking are required for this position. Successful applicant will be dependable, pleasant, like children and possess exceptional communication skills. Knowledge of traffic laws is a plus, but not necessary. A background check will be required. The job description may be found on line at the City***s website at Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. * All applications are submitted in confidence and should include a letter of introduction, a completed Belfast Employment Application form (found on web site under job openings) and a resume. Applications may be emailed to or they may be mailed to: Chief of Police Belfast Police Department 112 Church Street Belfast, Maine 04915 The City of Belfast is an equal opportunity employer I have filled in more times than I can possibly remember over the years and find it very rewarding helping children cross the street and seeing the smiles on their faces. Maybe this feeling is a void in your life that we could help you fill. Respectfully, Sgt John Gibbs