Department of Public Safety

The Department of Public Safety oversees the State of Maine’s public safety bureaus to ensure efficient delivery of the services those agencies provide. These public safety bureaus include: Capitol Police, Consolidated Emergency Communications, Maine Criminal Justice Academy, Drug Enforcement, Emergency Medical Services, Fire Marshal's Office, Gambling Control, Highway Safety, and Maine State Police. The Department of Public Safety also consists of Management Office and Legal personnel. The advisory Maine Justice Assistance Council was established to provide comprehensive strategic planning and policy direction and to obtain regular guidance and advice from knowledgeable criminal justice practitioners, victim service providers, key stakeholders, and advocates to the Department. We welcome you to explore each of our Bureaus.

Michael Sauschuck, Commissioner

45 Commerce Drive, Suite 1
104 State House Station
Augusta, Maine 04333-0104

Phone: (207) 626-3805
Fax: (207) 287-3042
TTY: (888) 524-7900

Mission Statement

To serve the people of Maine by providing, coordinating, and leading a responsive and comprehensive Public Safety System to protect their lives, rights, and properties

Public Notice

The Department of Public Safety is processing an application for the FY 2020 Edward Byrne Justice Assistance Grant (JAG). The Project Narrative is available for comment. Public comments are invited and encouraged. Comments must be received no later than Midnight Friday, May 8, 2020. Comments received after that time will not be considered.

Directions to the Department

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