Waldo County Sheriff's Office

  • Agency: Waldo County Sheriff's Office
  • Address: 6 Public Safety Way, Belfast, 4915 ME
  • Chief:
Phone: 207-338-6786
Fax: 207-338-6784
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Waldo County Sheriff's Office is located at 6 Public Safety Way, Belfast, 4915 ME. The Waldo County Sheriff's Office phone number is 207-338-6786.

Waldo County Sheriff's Office News

The Sheriff’s Office took a few minutes this morning to recognize one of our local businesses for their efforts to help out our K9 Frankie. Kamrie and Greg Hodgeman of Paws and Claws in Belfast are planning a grand opening of a new Belfast location and as a part of the opening they wanted to give something back to their community. After some thought they decided that they would start a GoFundMe page to raise funds for a bulletproof vest for our K9 Frankie and Belfast PD’s K9 Dex. Kamrie and Greg have pledged to match the first $500.00 in donations and that goal has already been reached. Sheriff Trafton presented a certificate of appreciation to Kamrie, Greg and all the ladies of Paws & Claws this morning. Pictured is Sheriff Trafton, Greg, Kamrie, Manager Kaili, Anna, Adrienne, Sheila and Charlie the Shihtzu and Leland the seizure alert service Dachshund!! We appreciate the efforts of the entire Paws & Claws crew and we know Frankie will appreciate their gift!!

Camp Postcard 2018 Today is the first day of Camp Postcard and Corporal Darrin Moody and Corrections Officer Walt Wagner are off to a great start with the kids. We were able to get a number of Waldo County youth to the camp this year and hope they have a lot of fun! Sheriff Trafton and Lieutenant Curtis will be visiting the camp on Wednesday for the Demo Day! https://waldo.villagesoup.com/p/smiling-like-a-kid-at-summer-camp/1754299 https://www.voanne.org/camp-postcard

Waldo County Recovery Committee On March 12 of this year Chief Deputy Jason Trundy posted a video on the Sheriff’s Office Facebook page to let everyone know that the Sheriff’s Office was working on several initiatives that would address issues such as school safety and the opiate crisis. The announcement yesterday of the formation of the Waldo County Recovery Committee is the result of months of meetings and conversations to create a collaborative group that could begin addressing the issue of substance abuse and addiction at a local level here in Waldo County! We are very excited to be a part of this group and believe we will make a difference! We will continue to bring you more updates as we move forward with our work in the coming months. http://www.wabi.tv/content/news/New-collaborative-in-Waldo-County-seeks-to-combat-substance-abuse-485602461.html

Today SRO Tozier and Mount View High School student Derrick Spaulding presented Somerset County Sheriff Dale Lancaster and Detective David Cole with a poster that the Mount View students made in memorial of Corporal Eugene Cole. In addition to the poster that Derek spearheaded, he also raised money through a friendly competition at Mount View High School. This money was donated to the Officer Down Memorial Page in memory of Corporal Cole. Thank you Derek for representing your School, and Community, in an admirable way!

The Community Partnership for Protecting Children recently opened a new Community Resource Hub at the First Church in Belfast. As a board member of CPPC Sheriff Trafton attended the opening celebration. The Family Resource Hub will serve as a community resource clearing house to assist families in need by connecting them with existing resources to address their needs with the goal of improving the lives of children. Below is a Vimeo link to an episode of Somewhere in Waldo County where Sheriff Trafton is interviewed by Ned Lightner about the new CPPC Family Resource Hub. https://vimeo.com/273985320

The Sheriff’s Office participated in the Maine Sheriff’s Associations annual shooting competition this year. The competition is named in memory of Chief Deputy Shawn Donahue of the Washington County Sheriff’s Office. Waldo County’s two person team consisted of Deputies Wiley McVety and Ryan Jackson. Detective Dale Brown and Lieutenant Matthew Curtis served as range officers and score keepers this year! Our team placed third in the overall competition. Deputy McVety placed first in the rifle competition. MSA has decided that future competitions will have an overall best shooter award named in honor of Corporal Eugene Cole. This year’s overall best shooter was our own Wiley McVety!!

WCSO - Golf Dream Team? Over the last couple of years the Sheriff's Office has assembled a team of four golfers to participate in the Belfast Rotary Club's annual Charity Golf Tournament. This year our usual team members were unavailable. We did not want to miss the opportunity to participate so... We assembled a Dream Team! Well, not really! Our team of four players consisted of only one person who had EVER played a game of golf! Sheriff Trafton, Jason Trundy and Merl Reed all counted out lucky stars that we brought Dave Wight along with us. His golfing abilities carried us through the scramble tournament. Our motto for the day made the day a lot of fun... Remember it's all for charity!

Fin Tracy participating in today’s variety talent show.

Corporal Darrin Moody and Deputy Dan Perez attended a variety talent show at the Leroy Smith School earlier today. Amongst the contestants was Fin Tracy, whom participated while supporting local law enforcement.

Members of Waldo County Triad held their annual Senior Appreciation Day today! There was a really good turn out and everyone had a great time and had a chance to interact with numerous vendors! http://www.wabi.tv/content/news/Waldo-County-thanks-its-senior-citizens-484891241.html

Recently the Waldo County Sheriff’s Office submitted an application for funding from the Byrne JAG Grant. The Select Board of the Town of Lincolnville, one of the partnering municipalities in the grant application, decided to utilize their portion of the funds received to purchase the pictured speed board. Lincolnville’s Town Administrator David Kinney has assumed the responsibilities of moving the speed board to various areas of the town. David has said that every response from the citizens he has spoken with regarding the speed board have been very positive.

Today Congressional candidate Lucas St. Clair stopped into the Maine Coastal Regional Reentry Center to get a tour and learn about the program! He met with Chief Deputy Jason Trundy and VOA staff members Robyn Goff and John Fitzgerald! We appreciate Lucas’s interest in learning more about the Reentry Center and the programming it provides!

SRO Tozier, Guidance Councilor Carrie Moring, and Parent Volunteer Bethia Feeney presented a pilot program to 4th and 5th grade students at Mount View Elementary today. The education was on internet safety. The goal is to present to all 4th and 5th grade students at RSU#3 on this topic by the end of next School year.

The Sheriff’s Office Congratulates both Searsport and Winterport EMS for being recognized for their excellent service. We are very fortunate in Waldo County to have some of the very best taking care of us! http://www.penbaypilot.com/article/searsport-ambulance-service-recognized-contributions-ems/102338

The Waldo’s County Sheriff’s Office congratulates Deputy Mariza Gionfriddo for graduating in the 34th BLETP. Dep. Gionfriddo has successfully completed 18 weeks of intense training at the Maine Criminal Justice Academy and we welcome her back to begin working on the road.

Residents from the Maine Coastal Regional Re-Entry Center spoke to High School Students at Mount View Yesterday. Residents shared their stories and emphasized the importance of how critical the students decisions can be, even at a young age.

Corporal Chris Albert reports that he and his crew from the reentry center finished planting 3500 pounds of seed potatoes yesterday afternoon. Nice to see the sun shining and activities resuming out at our county garden project!

FBI National Academy - 273rd Session I’m proud to announce that Waldo County Sheriff’s Office Chief Deputy Jason Trundy has received an invitation letter to attend the 273rd Session of the FBI National Academy. The 273rd Session will begin in July and is held at the FBI campus in Quantico, Virginia. The FBI National Academy is a professional course of study for U.S. and international law enforcement managers. The 10-week program which provides coursework in a wide range of law enforcement related topics serves to improve the administration of justice in police departments and agencies at home and abroad and to raise law enforcement standards, knowledge, and cooperation worldwide. Leaders and managers of state, local, county, tribal, military, federal, and international law enforcement agencies attend the FBI National Academy. Participation is by invitation only, through a nomination process. Participants are drawn from every U.S. state and territory and from international partner nations. The Sheriff’s Office is proud to be sending our agencies first ever participant to this excellent training opportunity. Sheriff Jeffrey Trafton

The University of Maine held their Maine Day Meal Pack-Out event again this year. Students from the Honors College raised funds to purchase bulk foods and held a meal pack out to help feed the food insecure of Maine as one of their Maine Day activities. Once again this year students volunteered their time to measure out and package the food into meals which are fortified with nutrients and have about a two year shelf life. They packed more than 100,000 meals in just a few hours. For the second year in a row Deputy Dave Wight spearheaded an effort for the Sheriff’s Office to assist with distributing the meal packets. Deputy Wight and students loaded his truck with 55 cases containing 11,880 meals to bring back to Waldo County. The packets were then distributed to the food pantries in Searsport, Winterport, Unity, Jackson and Morrill.

The Sheriffs Office wishes all the Moms out there a Safe and Happy Mother’s Day!!

The Sheriff’s Office wishes all the Moms out there a Safe and Happy Mother’s Day!!

Chief Deputy Trundy, Correctional Officer Kragh, Cate Young of VOA and six volunteers from the Maine Coastal Regional Reentry Center are striking out bright and early this morning to Make Belfast Beautiful!!