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Law Enforcement Services
The Bureau of Capitol Police is a law enforcement agency responsible for the safety of the people and the security of the buildings that make up Maine's seat of government. The Bureau's primary area of responsibility includes all State owned or controlled property in the City of Augusta, including the State House, the other State buildings within the Capitol Area campus, and the properties on the eastside of the Kennebec River including Riverview Psychiatric Center and the former Augusta Mental Health Institute buildings. Bureau police officers patrol these properties, investigate crimes, and enforce laws, including parking and traffic regulations, and respond to alarms and other calls for help or assistance.