Police Department

The Newport Police Department provides 24-hour staffed police service and is dispatched by Penobscot Regional Communications Center Center with 911 access and a computerized record system since 1994. The Department handles approximately 6,000 complaints annually. We encourage input from our citizens as we constantly strive to make our department better. Please stop by or call regarding any ideas you might have to share.

  • 6 Full-time Officers
  • 2 part-time Reserve Officers
  • 1 part-time Animal Control Guard

Come Work With Us
"Police, at all times, should maintain a relationship with the public that gives reality to the historic tradition that the police are the public and the public are the police; the police being only members of the public who are paid to give full-time attention to duties which are incumbent on every citizen in the interests of community welfare and existence."

A message from the Chief:
The Newport Police Department is a progressive community based organization. We strive to treat all citizens with integrity and fairness. We are transparent and welcome all comments good or bad. Our door is always open to you. We are constantly changing with the current times and would like any input from the public to do our job better. We work for you first.