The Portland Police Department provides full-time law enforcement services to Peaks Island. Four Portland Police Officers work rotating 24 hour shifts on the island where they respond to approximately 300 police calls for service each year. Officers also provide backup support and assistance to assigned Portland Firefighters as necessary.
Assignment to Peaks Patrol provides a unique opportunity for officers to immerse themselves in the neighborhood in which they serve. They ride the ferry alongside residents and visitors, live side by side with islanders, and know many community members by name. Officers currently assigned to Peaks Island have close to 50 years of experience serving the island.
To request police assistance on Peaks Island, please call the Portland Regional Communications Center at (207) 874-8575 or, in the case of an emergency, DIAL 911.