members of the Houlton Police Department (HPD) are honored
to serve the citizens of Houlton. The HPD take this responsibility
very serious and have internal controls to ensure
that the citizens of Houlton are served with the respect and dignity
that they deserve. Community Policing is just one way to
preserve this quality of service from HPD. The HPD
Motto reflects this commitment to Community
-----To serve the public better and
keeping with the Community Policing philosophy, HPD has a vigorous
Canon of Ethics for our Officers. We reinforce
this with continuous training programs to ensure that Houlton is
receiving the best professional service possible from its officers.
-----The community is an important
part of Community Policing. Programs such as the Neighborhood
Watch Program are an excellent example of the community watching
out for one another and reporting suspicious activity or something
that just does not look natural to your neighborhood. Get to know
your neighbors and be a friend to them. You may be able to do something
from having the HPD come over to catch a thief, a stalker,
or even someone who intends to cause deadly harm to your neighbor.
This last reason is why it is very important to call 911 and let
the HPD approach the perpetrator. Do not ever try to approach someone
who is acting suspicious since you never know what they may be capable
-----Another benefit of Community
Policing is that it may be you or your home that is in danger.
If you have a good relationship with your neighbors it may be one
of them that will call to help you when you are the one in need
of assistance. You do not need to be part of a neighborhood watch
program to watch over our neighbors. However if you are interested
in having a neighborhood watch in your neighborhood, please call
the HPD at the non-emergency number listed above.
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Department receives criminal justice grant funding from
the Maine |
Department of Public Safety, we are providing
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