The Town of Millinocket has a police force of eight full-time employees; seven Officers and the Chief of Police.
Chief Don Bolduc became a reserve Officer and dispatcher in 1989. He became a full-time officer in 1991 and has been the Chief of Police since 2004.
Currently, the department has two Sergeants, Aaron Brooker and Gary Lakeman, two Detectives, Jerry Cox and Steve Kenyon, and three patrol Officers, Jon Glidden, Marty LeGassey and David Sennett. The department has over 75 years of service and experience between them. Four Reserve Officers Janet Theriault, Steve Perreault, Kevin Giberson, and Jay Hallett are available when the need arises.
The department on-call Animal Control Officer Seth McInnis addresses domestic animal issues within the town limits. The Millinocket Police Department's part time secretary Sue Walsh is on duty from 9-am to noon, Monday through Friday to assist citizens and visitors to the region.
Pastor Ian Shearer of the Faith Baptist Church is a member of the Maine Law Enforcement Chaplain Corps and joined the department after completing the Law Enforcement Chaplain Certification Course at the Maine Criminal Justice Academy in 2008. The role of the Chaplain is to encourage and assist with the public in crisis situations and serve those who serve. Chaplain Shearer has served as pastor in Millinocket since 2004.
The Millinocket Police Department prides itself on being accessible to the citizens which it serves. We can be reached at 723-9731. This call will be answered locally or at the region dispatch center who will contact the officers on duty at the time of the call. Calls can be made directly to the Regional Communication Center by dialing *22 on your cell phone. You may also contact us by e-mail.
Kevin Giberson is our DARE Officer and teaches fifth graders in our local school system at Granite Street. DARE teaches kids the skills they need to avoid involvement with drugs, alcohol, tobacco, and violence. The DARE curriculum is designed specifically to be taught by local police officers. With this program the Police Department hopes to have more involvement in all school and be available to the students and faculty as well as reduce drug use, alcohol use, tobacco use and violence in Millinocket.
The Millinocket Police Department is also involved with the Katahdin Area Partnership, Maine Special Olympics, and Triad. Triad is a partnership between senior citizens, law enforcement and senior support services, such as councils on aging. TRIAD focuses on specific needs and works in conjunction with community policing initiatives.