Welcome to the
CAMDEN Police Department
Randy M. Gagne, Chief of Police
On behalf of the men and women of the Camden Police Department I would like to welcome you to our website. This site is intended to provide information on our department, its operations and our role within the Town of Camden and surrounding mid-coast communities. The Town of Camden is a community located on the northern end of Knox County with its eastern boundary on beautiful Camden Harbor and Penobscot Bay. The year round population is slightly more than 5,000 with summer residents and guests increasing to an estimated 15,000. The vast majority of Camden Hills State Park is located within the Town boundaries.
Members of the department come from a variety of geographic areas, personal backgrounds and training. Educational levels vary from high school graduates to Master’s level degrees. All full-time officers are graduates of the 18-week residential Maine Criminal Justice Academy, Basic Law Enforcement Training Program. Further, all officers receive a minimum of 40 hours additional training on a variety of law enforcement related matters annually.
The men and women who serve the community are a very dedicated and professional staff that is sensitive to the needs of all. Camden is regarded as one of the safer communities in the State of Maine with reported crime rates that are consistently below State and national averages.
Aside from these daily routines, it is the goal of the Camden Police Department to provide high quality, professional and effective police service with courtesy, integrity and respect. The primary objective of the department is to provide resources to services that ultimately maintain a safe community, twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week.
I invite you to utilize our contact information contained in this website for any comments, questions and concerns regarding our Department or that of any safety issue. Email addresses for each officer are provided on this site.
We request that you report any suspicious activity immediately, practice crime prevention techniques and remain vigilant in your own personal safety and that of others. I strongly encourage you to lock your homes and vehicles when not attended. Consistently the vast majority of our thefts from motor vehicles are cases where keys have been left in the car and the vehicle left unlocked.
**Parking at the Public Landing returns to 2 hour parking, beginning, Monday, May 1, 2022
Parking Is Enforced 7 days a week, including holidays.
9:00 am to 6:00 pm
All Day Parking
Knox Mill Parking Lot
Located between Knowlton Street and Washington Street
Washington Street Parking Lot
Located on Washington Street next to the Public Safety Building
Please note: the two spaces next to the building are 1-hour spaces for people conducting business with the Police or Fire Department.
Library Meadow Parking Lot
Located next the Library Amphitheatre on Atlantic Avenue. This lot is primarily for Library visitors. Closed from 11:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m.
2-Hour Parking Areas
Public Landing Parking Lot
Located at the head of the harbor, at Harbormaster's Office, metered parking up to 3 hours at $2.00 per hour.
On street Parking– unless posted otherwise, parking throughout the downtown is 2-hour parking.
Exceeding the time limit: $20 Parking: in “No Parking” areas $30
In “Permit Only” spaces $30 Too close to a fire hydrant $30
On a sidewalk $30 Left wheel to the curb $30
Please do not park in Handicapped parking spaces unless you are allowed. There is a $200 fine for violators