Police Department

Peter Harris, Chief of Police

The Eastport Police Department provides service to all of the people within our jurisdiction with respect, fairness, and compassion. We are committed to the prevention of crime and the protection of life and property, the preservation of peace, order, and safety, the enforcement of laws, by-laws, rules and regulations, and the safeguarding of constitutional guarantees. The primary purpose of the Eastport Police Department is to ‘protect and serve.'

As a regulatory agency of local government, the police department has the direct responsibility for the preservation of the public peace; for the reduction of the opportunities to commit crime; and for the effective delivery of police services.

In our democratic society the legislature frames and constructs the law while the judiciary interprets the law and imposes the necessary penalties upon transgressors. It is the police, however, who have the sworn duty to directly apply and execute the law fairly and objectively for the benefit of the entire community. This task has become one of the most difficult and most demanding responsibilities in the public service. With community service as our foundation, we are driven by goals to enhance the quality of life, investigating problems as well as incidents, seeking solutions, and fostering a sense of security in communities and individuals. We nurture public trust by holding ourselves to the highest standards of performance and ethics.

To fulfill its mission, the Eastport Police Department is dedicated to providing a quality work environment and the development of its members through effective training and leadership.

The Eastport Police Department is committed to serving the residents and visitors of Eastport.  By working together with citizens, schools, businesses, and government agencies, the Police Department aims to promote safety and goodwill throughout our City.

Staff Contacts

Name Title
Peter Harris Chief of Police
Peter Harris