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Welcome from Colonel Robert A.Williams

Integrity, Fairness, Compassion, & Excellence

On behalf of the men and women of the Maine State Police, I would like to welcome you to our website. I want to thank you for taking the time to visit and hope you take the time to explore the site and learn more about who we are.

The Maine State Police was established in 1925 in order to enforce the laws of Maine in the rural areas. We have a proud tradition of providing police services to the citizens of the State of Maine. Using our core values of INTEGRITY, FAIRNESS, COMPASSION, and EXCELLENCE as our guide; we strive to set the example for all to follow. As Colonel, it is my honor to have the opportunity to lead this fine organization and continue to provide the exceptional service the people of Maine have come to expect.


Maine State Police Internship Program

The Maine State Police offers a unique internship opportunity to those interested in pursuing a career in Maine Law Enforcement. Selected applicants will take part in a "front line" internship with Troopers as they perform their day to day duties. Interns will experience many areas of the Maine State Police including, but not limited to, Rural Patrol, Major Crimes Unit, Training, Maine Information and Analysis Center (MIAC), Specialties and Commercial Vehicle Enforcement. The Maine State Police internship program provides an excellent opportunity for students to learn and serve through first-hand participation in law enforcement or related careers in criminal justice.

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2018 Maine Junior Trooper Academy Dates Announced

2017 Junior Trooper

The Maine State Police will be hosting a three-day Junior Trooper Academy. This is a Career Orientation Program to be held from June 27 through June 29, 2018. The program is open to any High School Junior or Senior who has a strong interest in learning about a career with the Maine State Police. Lodging and meals will be provided at the Maine Criminal Justice Academy in Vassalboro to those selected and invited from a pool of submitted applications. There is no fee associated with the program, and overnight stay will be a requirement. Space is limited!

The curriculum is designed to provide an orientation to law enforcement duties specific to the State Police, and the rank of Trooper. Some of the courses may include a K-9 demonstration, Overview of the Specialty Teams (e.g., Tactical Team, Underwater Recovery Team, Bomb Team, IMAT, etc.), Drill and Ceremony (marching), Introduction to Self Defense, Felony Motor Vehicle Stops and Cruiser/Equipment Orientation.

There will also be a familiarization with the role of a recruit in the academy environment as well as question and answer periods with Troopers temporarily assigned as support staff for the program. The participants will also be provided with the information needed to pursue a career with the Maine State Police.

Our goal is to provide a program guided by the Maine State Police Core Principles of Integrity, Fairness, Compassion and Excellence in an environment that accurately portrays the professionalism and pride of the Maine State Police, as well as our desire and willingness to reach out to Maine’s youth, who are the future of this department.

Please submit the completed application and release form along with a 100 word essay on why you would like to attend this program and/or why you would like to be a Maine State Trooper, no later than May 1, 2018 to Maine State Police Junior Troopers, 15 Oak Grove Road, Vassalboro, ME 04989. Questions regarding the program can be directed to Melissa Weiner at the Maine State Police Training Unit by calling 877-8025 or email to The Junior Troopers will be selected by June 1, and students will be notified by mail.

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Information on new law regarding concealed handgun carry

Please follow this link to learn more about the recently passed law allowing concealed weapons to be carried in Maine without a permit. Please note that this law does not go into effect until later this year.

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Maine State Police Social Media Sites


The Maine State Police is increasingly utilizing social media to provide information to the public and receive feedback from them as well. In addition to this website the State Police has Facebook and Twitter accounts. These sites are updated daily and are the best way at keeping up with things going on throughout Maine. Follow the links below to see a wide variety of information about the Maine State Police.

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Read Weekly Highlights from around Maine at the Field Troop Pages

Maine State Police Recruitment

Maine State Police - Semper Aequus

Due to the volume of applications we have decided to temporarily suspend the acceptance of NEW applications for candidates who are not currently MCJA certified (BLETP candidates). We WILL continue to accept applications from officers currently certified in Maine, as we anticipate hiring for the February 2019 Recruit Training Troop. An announcement will be made when we resume the acceptance of new applications for the BLETP.

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State Police Video

Maine State Police

This video was produced in conjunction with the New England School of Communications in Bangor. It will give you an idea of what the Maine State Police is about. You will learn some of the things that Troopers do and the capabilities of specialized units within the Maine State Police.

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Emergency Contacts

  • (800 numbers in state only)
  • Gray: 207-657-3030 or 1-800-228-0857
  • Augusta: 207-624-7076 or 1-800-452-4664
  • Bangor: 207-973-3700 or 1-800-432-7381
  • Houlton: 207-532-5400 or 1-800-924-2261
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