Kennebunkport Police Department

  • Agency: Kennebunkport Police Department
  • Address: 101 Main St, Kennebunkport, 04046 ME
  • Chief: Joseph Bruni (Chief of Police)
Phone: (207) 967-2454
Fax: (207) 967-5940
Email:

Kennebunkport Police Department is located at 101 Main St, Kennebunkport, 04046 ME. The Chief of Police of the department is Joseph Bruni. The Kennebunkport Police Department phone number is (207) 967-2454.

Kennebunkport Police Department News

National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day is Saturday, October 27, 2018 from 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. National Take-Back Day is a safe, convenient, and responsible way to dispose of unused or expired prescription drugs.

On September 27, 2018, Officers Marc Laflamme and Retired Senior Sergeant Chris Simeoni were presented Life Saving awards at the selectmen's meeting. Laflamme and Simeoni responded to separate medical emergencies where their direct efforts saved a life. Each were given an award as well as a medal to wear on their uniform acknowledging their achievement. Senior Sergeant Simeoni was also presented with a plaque thanking him for his 20 years of service with the Kennebunkport Police Department. Each officer was accompanied by their family. As their Chief, there is no greater an honor to recognize the great work! Congratulations

SCAMS COME FROM EVERYWHERE!! Read below! Even the Chief of Police can receive SCAM emails!! Be careful Be smart!! Ambasciata d'Italia in Slovacchia Bratislava Segreteria Hello, Firstly, I would like to plead that you should not consider this unsolicited mail, as a means to disrespect you or delve into your privacy without caution, but the sensitive nature of my proposal, has prompted me to reach you through this route, in order for me to confidently share and discuss my intentions which would be mutually beneficial to both of us in due time. Your contact details were extracted from an online directory here in Afghanistan, during my search for a capable hand, that would be willing to support me diligently in executing the project I wish to talk about with you. It all started when I lost my both parents to a sever auto crash at the age of 11, which was massively catastrophic for me afterwards, because I was raised by my adopted parents although they passed way while I was already an adult. I was thrown out of the house by the relatives of my adopted parents because I was not their biological child/lineage, hence life became sour again after thinking that life was getting better, after the shock and ugly experiences I had after the demise of my parents. I have some reasonable amount of money which, I would like you to help me keep safe before I make plans for us to see face to face, I lived in Lake Jackson, Texas before joining the Force. Agreeing with the thought to put this delicate matter in the hand of a total stranger, was not very easy to accept initially, but for the fact that it was the only option I am faced with, as my husband whom I would have gladly trusted with this project with any iota of fear, was snatched away from me, by the wicked hands of cancer on the 22nd of April in 2006, which was five months after our wedding, my only brother who would have been a good option has ruined his life with hard drugs, hence my decision to work with a neutral person if we can establish some trust between ourselves instead of confiding in my folks back home, so that this little secret can be preserved. In the light that the above is well understood, I would like to introduce myself to you properly, my names are Sgt. Monica L. Brown, I am assigned to 782nd Brigade Support Battalion, 4th Brigade Combat Team, and 82nd Airborne Division [3]. I am seeking your assistance to evacuate the sum of $10,500,000.00 (Ten Million, Five Hundred Thousand United States Dollars) as far as I can be assured that it will be safe in your care until I complete my service here in Iraq. SOURCE OF MONEY: Some high-ranking Officers and my humble self, had the opportunity to involve in some oil business over there in Afghanistan before my exit to Iraq. The deal worth $132 Million United States Dollars and after we have all shared the money I realize $10.5 Million US DOLLARS which is my personal share of the deal, due to my status as a US Sergeant, I cannot be able to move this huge funds to my account in United States to avoid further interrogation or face any kind of probation by the U.S government as it is against the norms and ethics of my service as a military personnel, hence I had to packaged my own share in a briefcase and have sent it to the Red-Cross society, because there is no other way out to keep it with me here, so with the help of a German contact working with the UN here (whose office enjoys some high level of immunity) I was able to get the package out to a safe location without no itch. I did not disclose the real contents of the packages, as I have deposited the consignment as a family treasure. Your acceptance that you will be able to help me with the safe keeping, would encourage me to send further information for you to proceed with claiming these consignments accordingly. If you find no interest in this proposal, I strongly advise you to delete this message and forget I ever contacted you. Do not destroy my career because you do not approve of my proposal, I believe that such opportunities only come one’s way once in a lifetime. I cannot let this chance pass me by, as for once I find myself in total control of my destiny I ask that you do not destroy my chance, if you will not work with me let me know so that I can move on with my life but do not destroy me. If you give me positive signals, I will give you the relevant details and initiate this process towards a conclusion. I send you this mail not without a measure of fear as to what the consequences will be like, but I know within me that nothing ventured is nothing gained and that success and riches never come easy or on a platter of gold. Do not betray my confidence. If you wish to proceed with this, please get back to me. Regards, Sgt. Monica L. Brown

SEVERE WEATHER potential today between 5-10 pm. High winds and the potential for severe thunderstorms. Please secure items that may be damaged by wind gusts or falling trees. There may be power outages associated with the wind, so prepare now. Stage alternate light sources and have the ability to get by without power during overnight or morning activities. Stay tuned to your local weather for updates!

We hope everyone takes time to enjoy the upcoming holiday weekend! Please remember to be patient, be kind, and be safe! Know your limits and be aware of your surroundings. Watch out for others and leave extra time to get where you are going! If you have had too much fun, ensure you have other options for getting home safely!

Kennebunkport has its first confirmed case of rabies in 2018. A resident inappropriately took in an injured wild raccoon and was bitten several times. A responding game warden was also bitten while trying to remove the illegally housed wild animal. Both must now undergo medical treatment for rabies. As a smart reminder, NEVER take in a wild animal into your home! Wild animals are meant to left alone and remain outdoors. The Maine Warden service is the agency that should be contacted for wild animals that are injured or become a nuisance. Never touch a wild animal. It is unsafe for you and could cause the animal to become aggressive. Be smart and be safe!

2 0 1 8 CITIZEN POLICE ACADEMY Want to learn more about your police department!? This FREE 12-week program will start on Thursday, August 30 and will continue until Thursday, November 15. Classes will be held once a week at 3:00pm and are about 2 hours long at the police department. This is a great opportunity for members of the community and law enforcement to interact in a positive and proactive setting. The program is designed to introduce the criminal justice system, explain the police officer’s role and discuss our community. These classes are taught by various professionals including but not limited to the Kennebunk/Kennebunkport Police Department staff, other local law enforcement, community awareness groups and more. Anyone interested will need to meet the following criteria: -21 years of age or older -Reside or employed in the Town of Kennebunk or reside in Kennebunkport! -No prior felony arrests (or misdemeanor arrests in the past five years) -Must agree to a basic background check -Return application by August 20 to the Kennebunk Police Department. Come join us and be in the graduating class of 2018! Any questions please contact: Candice Simeoni; Kennebunk Police Department 604-1365 or csimeoni@kennebunkmaine.us Applications can now be picked up at the Kennebunk or Kennebunkport Police Department or found online at http://www.kennebunkmaine.us

As the July 4th holiday approaches it is time to remind everyone to be safe in all activities. Don't drink and drive! Pay attention to the road and the many challenges it can bring. Kennebunkport does not allow the use of fireworks and violators will be cited. We will also be closing Ocean Avenue to ONE WAY traffic near the Colony Hotel on the fourth to allow parking on the street for those that come to see the fireworks display. The colony beach will be closed to ALL vehicular traffic on July 4th in preparation for the fireworks display. Parking violators shall receive a ticket as well as the possibility of a tow should it become a safety issue. Please watch for NO PARKING signs. No one is authorized to park on Ocean Avenue UNTIL the police department has shut it down. Thank you for your cooperation and please be SAFE over the holiday.

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY Kennebunkport, Maine 04046 POLICE OFFICER The Kennebunkport Police Department is accepting applications for the anticipated opening(s) in 2018 for the position of Police Officer. All applicants must be a high school graduate or hold a GED and be at least 21 years of age, have or are able to obtain a Maine drivers license, and have completed Phase 1 and Phase II or meet the equivalent of the pre-service program at the time of conditional offer of hire. The applicant must be of good moral character and be able to pass oral board, a thorough background investigation, physical examination, drug test, physical agility test (if attending full academy), polygraph, and psychological exam. Preference will be given to applicants already holding a Maine full-time police officer certification or other comparable police certification. A college degree/or equivalent combination of training and experience is preferred but all applicable training and experience may be considered. Police officers must be able to work all shifts including nights, weekends, and holidays. The men and women of the Kennebunkport Police Department are very service oriented, and community based. The Town of Kennebunkport offers a very competitive pay and benefits package, including a 20 year/no age retirement, health insurance, and disability insurance. All benefits work toward a healthy environment stimulating personal growth. Officers with previous years of experience may also be considered in the starting hourly wage. Applications will remain on file for six (6) months from the closing date stated below. Applications will be reviewed upon receipt. Applications and instruction packets must be obtained from the Town of Kennebunkport website, under the Human Resource Department (www.kennebunkportme.gov) , and returned to: Town of Kennebunkport Attention: Human Resource Department PO Box 566 Kennebunkport, ME 04046 Closing deadline: 5:00 pm on June 22, 2018 The Town of Kennebunkport is an equal opportunity employer

This week is National Law Enforcement week and I want to take a moment to thank the men and women I work with and have had the privilege to work with over the years. I will keep it simple, each of you is important and I am lucky to work with you or to have worked with you. Your families are proud of the job you do and grateful when you come home. To the public, please take a second to acknowledge these folks if you see an officer. The professionals I have worked with do their best to make life better for those in need. Thanks again for your work and dedication! Chief Sanford

The men and women of the Kennebunkport Police Department wish to express our condolences to the family and co-workers of Deputy Eugene Cole EOW 04-25-2018. He was tragically killed while protecting the citizens of this state. We wish them the best in the days to come. It is sad that the world seems to be so upside down. Look out for each other and value life!

The men and women of the Kennebunkport Police Department send our deepest sympathies to the Bush family in reference to the passing of former First Lady Barbara Bush. The former first couple have always treated the members of this agency with true appreciation and respect. Always taking time to say thanks during the many hours we have spent enhancing their safety during their time here in Kennebunkport while balancing the daily routine of a small New England town. We wish the Bush family much peace as they look to celebrate Barbara's life. She was an example to all in kindness and caring. Our agency has had unique opportunities to look over sitting presidents and world leaders but it was always a pleasure to speak with Mrs. Bush and see her bright smile.

The week of April 9-13th is Public Safety Dispatcher week. A chance for all of us to say thanks to the folks that answer the phones in all types of situations. We are lucky to have devoted folks that do a job most of us would have nightmares about doing. If you get a chance say thanks to a dispatch professional. The only people besides my wife that can tell me where to go each and every day!! Thanks much to Deb LaRoche, George Dow, Maureen Towne, and Rodney Storman.

Drug Take Back Day coming soon. Please bring in any unused medications into the PD so they may be destroyed appropriately. If you have questions please call us. NO NEEDLES PLEASE!

REMINDER: April 1st brings with it changes for dogs in the Town of Kennebunkport! Please go to the towns website to refresh your memory. We must now worry about nesting plovers at the shoreline. It is important we follow the regulations in the ordinance because violators could also face federal charges if a protected animal is harmed.

With the glimpses of spring come the phone calls from scammers. They hope to either scare you that you will be arrested if you don't send money (via a green dot card) or they are the IRS and need your personal information along with banking info. As a reminder, the IRS will not call you if you have not called them. You will always get something in the mail from the IRS ( I always do when I make a mistake on my taxes!!). Never open strange emails with links to different websites. In most cases, it is malicious and may infect your computer. And I can say with a little experience (32 years), the police will not call you to tell you we are coming to arrest you! Be smart and hang up on these knuckle heads.

Job Title: Part-Time Parking Lot Supervisor Job Salary $14.00-$18.00 (Depending Experience) Reports to Police Department Closing Date: Open Until Filled Status Non-Exempt Job Summary: The Part-Time Parking Lot Supervisor is responsible for the supervision of designated parking attendant personnel and ensuring efficient daily operations of parking facilities located in the Town of Kennebunkport. Duties & Responsibilities: Oversees the work of parking lot attendants to prevent traffic jams inside the parking area. Assigns parking lot attendants to designated parking lot facilities within the town. Fills in where needed during vacancies caused by illness. Gives routine information with regards to parking lot, gates, and arm gates status. Monitors customer service in all parking lot facilities. Uses two-way radio to report or request assistance and information as necessary. Keeps the traffic flow moving to avoid traffic delays. Monitors the pedestrian traffic entering and exiting the parking area to prevent unauthorized use of parking area. Ensures that cars are legally parked within the marked spaces and that traffic is flowing in the specified direction. Provides foot patrol to safeguard the parking area and enforce traffic rules and regulations. Provides information and direction to people in the area. Recognizes parking violations and calls for assistance, maintains records, reports and files as required. Become familiar with equipment used in the parking lot areas and make small repairs as needed. Maintains parking machines to ensure smooth ticket transactions. Reports damage or violations of law to police when appropriate. Performs other duties as assigned. Minimum Requirements: High School Diploma or equivalent and two (2) years of related experience in public safety with at least one (1) year of supervisory experience is preferred. All other applicable experience may be considered. Possess a valid driver’s license. Ability to pass a background check. Knowledge of basic parking and traffic control practices and procedures. Possess strong leadership, organizational and interpersonal skills. Possess good public relations and problem- solving skills. Ability to direct traffic as needed. Knowledge of two- way radio communication equipment is helpful. Ability to communicate in English language. Ability to work as a team player. Ability to work under pressure and time constraints. Possess good writing and oral skills. Ability to work a flexible schedule including evening and weekend assignments as needed. Ability to work on weekends and holidays as needed. Ability to work in all types of weather. Ability to walk and stand for several hours. Ability to use the disciplinary system as required. Ability to lift 20 pounds. Send cover letter and employment application by April 24, 2018 to: Jennifer Lord Town of Kennebunkport Human Resources Department PO Box 566, Kennebunkport, ME 04046 Employment application is available at the Town Office or at www.kennebunkportme.gov (click on “Human Resources” under the Departments tab)

Kennebunkport officers dealt with an unusual call last night and the circumstances give me an opportunity to issue a safety reminder. Later in the evening an individual crashed their car getting stuck and doing minor damage to the vehicle and no personal injury. The driver fled the scene and evaded officers on foot. The person then entered a local residence through an unlocked door while the residents were asleep upstairs. The burglar then stole items inside before the residents heard noises and called police. The person was removed from the residence and all stolen property returned. The important thing to gain out of this is to lock your doors. Lock all of them even vehicle doors. It helps. Be smart. Be safe.

I know we do not want to even think about it but we could get another big snow storm next week (3-21 and 22)! So to get ready, think about removing snow from roof tops and sheds. Clean around mailboxes, back-up generators, power vents from heating systems and the end of your driveway. It will be cold the next three days so melting will be at a minimum. Go slow be careful and wear bright clothing if working in and around a roadway.

Yes, it is hard to believe but we are going to get hit AGAIN with another big snow storm. Please plan ahead. Roads will be in poor condition most of the day on Tuesday (3-13). We will see winds and snow from 12-18 inches. Possible power outages as well. Stay off roads if you can and plan for slow commutes if you must go to work.

There is a parking ban in effect from Wednesday, March 7th at 6:00 PM, until Thursday, March 8th at 3:00 PM. Thank you for your cooperation!!

SNOW DAY - TRASH PICKUP Due to the weather forecast of snow on Thursday, March 8th, Oceanside Rubbish will be picking up Thursday's trash route on Wednesday, March 7th. Thank you for your cooperation!

Sorry to say, ANOTHER big storm is on the way for Wednesday evening into Thursday (3-7/3-8). Heavy wet snow with six or more inches of accumulation. Get ready for possible power outages as well. Plan now!