Police Department

2013-11-21 11.02.59

35 Market Square
South Paris, ME 04281
Phone: 207-743-7448
Fax: 207-743-0549

Police Chief
Michael P. Madden
policechief@parismaine.org   

Detective-Sergeant
Jeffrey Lange
detective@parismaine.org

Patrol Sergeant/ School Resource Officer
Hartley “Skip” Mowatt
parispolice@parismaine.org  

Administrative Assistant
Shirley Johnson
policeadmin@parismaine.org  

Patrol Officers

Officer Raymond Parr

Officer Michael Dailey

Officer Bill Cook

Officer Nick Gilbert

                                              Reserve Patrol Officers                     

Officer William Grover

Officer T.J. Ellis

Officer Todd Hussey

Officer Lawrence Winson

Officer Brad Gallant

Officer Gino Valeriani

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Animal Control Officer

Robert Larrabee

 

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Paris Police Department – School Resource Officer

JOB ANNOUNCEMENT: OPENING DATE: July 7, 2014 The Paris Police Department is seeking applications for the following position: CLOSING DATE: August 1, 2014

SCHOOL RESOURCE OFFICER

JOB STATUS: LOCATION: Title: SCHOOL RESOURCE OFFICER (Oxford Hills Comprehensive High School & SAD 17 Regional Middle School Campuses)/FULL TIME POLICE OFFICER

QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED: High School Diploma or equivalent required. Associate’s Degree or Bachelor’s Degree in a related area is preferred; however, an equivalent combination of education and experience that demonstrates ability and professional knowledge may be considered.  All applicants must hold a valid certificate from the Maine Criminal Justice Academy, and have an ALERT score of 48 or greater.  A valid Maine Driver’s License is required. Applicants must meet age requirements as established by the Maine Criminal Justice Academy and successfully pass a written test, physical agility test (MCJA standards), oral board, background investigation, psychological, polygraph and medical examinations. Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communications skills required.  Must have the ability to successfully meet and maintain the hiring requirements of The Paris Police Department and The Town of Paris, Maine. Must successfully meet specific standards outlined in the conditional letter of employment within established timeframes. ********************************************************************************

HOW TO APPLY:

-Applications are available at:                       Applicants should submit letters of intent and a resume’ to:

 

Town of Paris Police Department

35 Market Square

South Paris, Maine 04281 or

Electronically to policechief@parismaine.org

 

POSITION DESCRIPTION

POSITION TITLE: School Resource Officer/Full Time Police Officer

DEPARTMENT: Paris Police Department

IMMEDIATE SUPERVISOR: Patrol Sergeant

 

RATE OF PAY: $18.57 per hr* (rate is based on obtaining MCJA fulltime police officer certification per union contract).  *More experience /training will increase rate per union contract.

STATUS/TERM: Regular Full-time

 

 

JOB SUMMARY:

This position is a community oriented policing position that involves working with the SAD #17 school system as well as liaison duties between the school, community agencies and the Police department. This position performs general duty law enforcement work to protect life and property in the community.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  1. Provide law enforcement and police services to the school, school grounds and areas adjacent to the school. Investigate allegations of criminal incidents per police department policies and procedures. Enforce Federal, State and local laws and ordinances. Make appropriate referrals to juvenile authorities or other governmental agencies.
  2. Work to prevent juvenile delinquency through close contact and positive relationships with students. In addition the SRO shall develop crime prevention programs and conduct security inspections to deter criminal or delinquent activities. The SRO should monitor crime statistics and work with local patrol officers and students together to design crime prevention strategies
  3. Establish and maintain a close partnership with school administrators in order to provide for a safe school environment. Assist school officials with their efforts to enforce Board Of Education policies and procedures. Ensure school administrator safety by being present during school searches, which may involve weapons, controlled dangerous substances or in such cases that, the student’s emotional state may present a risk to the administrator. Assist school administrators in emergency crisis planning and building security matters. Provide a course of training for school personnel in handling crisis situations, which may arise at the school.
  4. Be visible within the school community. Attend and participate in school functions. Build working relationships with the school’s staff as well as with student and parent groups.
  5. Develop and implement classes in law related education to support the educational efforts of the faculty. Work closely with teachers in designing and presenting law-related topics and the role of police in our society.
  6. Work with guidance counselors and other student support staff to assist students and to provide services to students involved in situations where referrals to service agencies are necessary. Assist in conflict resolution efforts.
  7. Initiate interaction with students in the classroom and general areas of the school building. Promote the profession of police officer and be a positive role model. Increase the visibility and accessibility of police to the school community.
  8. Initiate and work with you and staff at the Oxford Hills Comprehensive High School and Oxford Hills Middle Schools, in establishing a bridge between the school and the OHCHS, with rapport building and prevention activities.
  9. All duties contained in the Patrol Officer job description.
  10. All other related details or duties assigned by a supervisor.
  11. Adhere to all Paris Police Department Standard Operating Procedures.

QUALIFICATIONS AND OTHER REQUIREMENTS: High School Diploma or equivalent required. Associate’s Degree or Bachelor’s Degree in a related area is preferred; however, an equivalent combination of education and experience that demonstrates ability and professional knowledge may be considered. A valid, insurable Driver’s License is required. Applicants must meet age requirements as established by the Maine Criminal Justice Academy and successfully pass a written test, physical agility test (MCJA standards), oral board, background investigation, psychological, polygraph and medical examinations. Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communications skills required. Must have the ability to successfully meet and maintain the hiring requirements of the Paris Police Department and the Town of Paris, Maine. Must successfully meet specific standards outlined in the conditional letter of employment within established timeframes.

CATEGORY: Full-Time-Regular

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E-MAILS CONTAINING THREATS AND EXTORTION

We have recently received information concerning spam e-mails threatening to assassinate the recipient unless the individual pays several thousand dollars to the sender of the e-mail.

The subject claims to have been following the victim for some time and was supposedly hired to kill the victim by a friend of the victim. The subject threatens to carry out the assassination if the victim goes to the police and requests the victim to respond quickly and respond by email.

Warning! Providing any personal information can compromise your identify and open you to identity theft.

This is the first time that physical violence has been threatened in an email scam here in Paris. However, FBI records show that these fraud emails have been circulating since 2006. It is important that Maine residents understand that this email is a scam. The purpose is to extort money from innocent people. Do not send your money to the sender. If you receive an email like this, please notify state or local law enforcement .

 

  

The Paris Police Department would like to congratulate The Oxford Hills Comprehensive High School Girls & Boys Basketball teams on very successful seasons.  Below is the Girls Team team bus as it makes its way from the school to the Civic Center escorted out by Norway, Oxford, Paris, Police & Fire, and the Oxford County Sheriffs Department.

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DATE:  03/11/14

By Chief Michael P. Madden

 Paris Police Increase Reserve Force

The Paris Police Department swore in three new reserve officers Monday and one more two weeks ago at Town Hall.   These additions increase the Reserve force to seven officers.  Two full time Rumford Officers Lawrence Winson and Brad Gallant will assume part time duties in Paris and Gino Valeriani, a longtime professor at Hebron Academy, were all sworn in Monday.  Todd Hussey, was sworn in two ago.  Hussey is employed full time at the Oxford County Jail.

 The Paris Police Department has begun advertising internally for the fulltime position vacated with last month’s resignation by the officer who was attending the MCJA.  Interviews will be held this week for that position.  If no one is hired from the Reserve ranks then the position will be advertised to the public.  The Police Department is also exploring replacing the School Resource Officer who is currently a Sergeant, so that he may return to the Department and supervise the officers on the road. This idea is being discussed with school officials but no decisions have been made as of now.

 “The restructuring and hiring’s, are necessary to reduce overtime, increase patrol visibility, and minimize the Towns liability by having supervisors more closely monitor patrol activities.” I feel we have made great strides in improving our investigative services, and becoming more active with community groups and local/ regional organizations such as the Sexual Assault Response Team, and the Domestic Violence Task Force.  We also have updated some of the more important department policies.  We now are beginning to focus on improving patrol to better service the Towns needs and address quality of life issues”.

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Dec 23, 2013

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 Paris Officer graduates from Police Academy

Paris Police Officer Nicholas Gilbert graduated this past Friday from the 25th Basic Law Enforcement Training Program at a ceremony held at the Maine Criminal Justice Academy in Vassalboro.  Officer Gilbert will start his patrol assignment immediately.  “The Paris Police Department is very proud of Officer Gilbert’s accomplishment and is very excited to have him as a full-time member of the force.  His return to Paris is perfect timing with our increased Holiday Patrols.”

The Paris PD has one more officer scheduled to attend the 18-week B.L.E.P.T. Academy in January

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DATE:  12/5/13

By Chief Michael P. Madden

 Police Department to launch Operation “PARIS”

The Paris Police will be launching a radar enforcement campaign to slow traffic down and reduce accidents during this holiday season.  Operation “PARIS” (Preventing Accidents …Reduction In Speed) will be a concentrated effort in the areas where accidents and safety concerns are more numerous.  The first three roads identified are Hebron Road, Oxford Street, and Main Street.  Although enforcement will not be limited to these areas, an increase in radar patrols will be noticeable through the holidays town-wide with a concentration on these particular roads first. 

 “We have received a lot of complaints lately and our traffic statistics prove that these areas have the highest number of traffic accidents.  The patrols will be carried out with our available resources right now and the Department is also applying for a state grant to continue this effort after the New Year.  Our goal is not to hand out tickets. Our goal is to educate the public that compliance with motor vehicle laws is an absolute must for roadway safety.  We want everyone to have a healthy and safe holiday season.”

 

 

Here are some photos from Chief Madden’s “Swearing in Ceremony” held on October 1, 2012…

Clerk swearing Chief Madden inChief Madden's SpeachChief's shaking handsMadden FamilyHonored GuestsChief Madden meeting Sheriff Gallant