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Maine Department of Public Safety
October 11, 2013
State Police on the State House steps this week. Troopers from central Maine gathered for a joint inspection
with Colonel Williams and his command staff. Inspections were also held in Bangor and Portland
In 1921 or ‘22 members of the State Highway Police
(which eventually became the State Police) stood on the same steps with Governor Baxter, in the dark suit in front.
Colonel Williams talks with Trooper Rob Flynn from Troop F, as Trooper Jared Sylvia waits his turn during the Bangor inspection.
Troopers from the northern third of the state at their inspection in Bangor.
Rain forced the event inside a gymnasium as the color guard presented the colors to Major Gary Wright, with the Colonel standing behind him.
Troopers Tyler Stevenson and Joe Bureau from Troop B in front of their cruisers
at the Portland inspection for Troopers from southern Maine.
Troop A salute in Portland
State Police will be moving to new offices and barracks in Bangor within the month. The former FAA building on Maine Ave. is now owned by the city, and State Police have obtained a 20 year lease which will relocate Troop E, Major Crimes, and the Regional Communications Center (RCC) to the site from Orono. Troop E and the Major Crimes Division will begin moving during November, followed by the RCC next spring. The new building is twice as large as the Orono barracks, which has served State Police for 63 years.
Since 1950, State Police have been located in a wooden Cape Cod style building along Main Street in Orono.
Once the Orono building becomes vacate next year, the state will likely sell it.