25 McDonald Drive
Machias, ME 04654
P.O. Box 418
Machias, ME 04654
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The Machias Police Department is committed to providing a safe community for residents and visitors alike. The department is led by Chief Grady Dwelley who is a veteran law enforcement officer.
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Chief – Grady Dwelley
- Sergeant Wade Walker
- Wayne Robbins
- William Sternbergh
- Richard Moore Jr.
- Robert “Wayde” Carter
- Darrel Hinerman
- Alan Curtis
- Christy Verburgt
MACHIAS POLICE DEPARTMENT YEARLY REPORT
Once again it is Town Meeting season and this year’s meeting will decide whether or not the voters decide to reduce the size of the Police Department by one position and the Fire Department by two positions.
I am the Chief of Police, but, I am also a taxpayer and voter and as such I find that this elimination in the public safety sector is very short sighted and I would underline that by stating that in 2015 and 2016 your police officers responded within seven (7) minutes to your calls 88.1% of the time in 2016 and 87% of the time in 2015. I would ask that you consider the following:
2013 UCR: Machias had the third highest crime rate (24.39) per 1000 citizens. The clearance rate was the fifth highest at 43.4 with 53 index crimes. The department made 125 arrests highlighted by 19 driving under the influence cases, 14 theft arrests, 6 drug violation arrests, 17 assault arrests 3 of which were aggravated.
Calls for service were 1129 after deducting fire and ambulance calls (125).
2014 UCR: Macias had the second highest crime rate (25.16) per 1000 citizens. The clearance rate was the third highest at 38.9 with 54 index crimes. The department made 99 arrests highlighted by 18 driving under the influence cases, 8 theft arrests, 10 drug violation arrests, 29 assault arrests 4 of which were aggravated.
Calls for service were 2219 after deducting fire and ambulance calls (246).
2015 UCR: Machias had the second highest crime rate (26.04) per 1000 citizens. The clearance rate was the fifth highest at 38.2 with 55 index crimes. The department made 105 arrests highlighted by 18 driving under influence cases, 8 theft arrests, 4 drug violation arrests, 28 assault arrests 5 of which were aggravated.
Calls for service were 2114 after deducting fire and ambulance calls (233).
2016 UCR: Statistics for 2016 are not yet available.
Calls for service 2016 after the fire and ambulance calls were deducted (234).
The decision to eliminate public safety services is in our, the voter’s, hands and I as the Chief of Police and a voter would encourage you to attend the town meeting and vote your conscience but do so with an open mind and the facts.
Chief of Police