The Ellsworth Police Department protects the rights of all guaranteed by the Constitution of the United States, the Laws of the State of Maine, and the Ordinances of the City of Ellsworth. We are dedicated to maintaining a safe community by reducing crime and fear of crime, protecting life and property.

Ellsworth Police Department
416 High Street
Ellsworth, ME  04605

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  • Troy Bires

    Deputy Chief

    tbires@ellsworthmaine.gov

    Dep. Chief Bires has been working for the Ellsworth Police Department since 1990. Bires worked his first 13 years in patrol specializing in OUI enforcement and becoming the departments first DRE. Bires was assigned to MDEA in 2004 and spent 14 years as an agent and assistant supervisory agent with the Maine Drug Enforcement Agency. In 2017 Bires was promoted to Captain and currently serves as the Departments second in command. 

     

      Shawn Willey

      Captain

      swilley@ellsworthmaine.gov

      Cpt. Willey has been working for the Ellsworth Police Department since 2003. Willey worked patrol where he became the departments K-9 officer in 2005. In 2011 Willey was promoted to Sergeant and still serves as the departments K-9 officer with, K-9 CHASE. Cpt. Willey currently supervises one of the two evening crews and is a member of the Underage Drinking Enforcement Team. Cpt. Willey also supervises the three dispatchers at the Ellsworth Police Department.

       

        Chad Wilmot

        Sergeant

        cwilmot@ellsworthmaine.gov

        Sgt. Wilmot has been working with the Ellsworth Police Department since 2001. Wilmot worked at the Hancock County Jail before joining the Ellsworth Police Department. Wilmot worked in patrol and became the departments accident reconstructionist in 2009. Wilmot was promoted to Sergeant in 2016, Sgt. Wilmot currently supervises the other evening shift along with being the department accident reconstructionist, Taser instructor, forensic mapper and a member of the Underage Drinking Enforcement Team.

         

          David Lord

          Sergeant

          dlord@ellsworthmaine.gov

          Sergeant Lord joined the Ellsworth Police Department in 2022. Sgt. Lord began his law enforcement career with the Brewer Police Dept. where he spent 14 years with 9 of those years in the role of Sergeant. Most recently Sgt. Lord spent just over 4 years with the Hancock County Sheriff’s Office where he was assigned as a Special Agent with the Maine Drug Enforcement Agency for the last 3 ½ years.

           

            Kelvin Mote

            Corporal

            kmote@ellsworthmaine.gov

            Cpl. Mote began working at the Ellsworth Police Department in 1999, Mote came to Ellsworth PD from the Hancock County jail. As a patrol officer, Mote became a certified MCJA instructor where he is a defense tactics instructor, firearms instructor and served as a Cadre for the 12th BLETP. Mote left the Ellsworth police for a brief period to pursue another career opportunity but returned to Ellsworth PD in 2017. Officer Mote was promoted to Corporal in 2018 and is currently active in department and MCJA firearms instruction. Corporal Mote is also an active member of the Army reserves.  He also holds a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice from Allied American University.

             

              Shawn Merchant

              Corporal

              smerchant@ellsworthmaine.gov

              Cpl. Merchant has been working for the Ellsworth Police Department since 2015. Merchant worked 3 years in Southwest Harbor as a patrol officer before joining the Ellsworth Police Department. Merchant was promoted to the rank of Corporal in February of 2018 and is currently the department DARE officer where he teaches the DARE program to the middle school 5th grade classes since 2017. Cpl. Merchant is the leg leader for Special Olympics and a Police Training Officer for the department.

               

                Robert Angelo

                Corporal

                rangelo@ellsworthmaine.gov

                Corporal Angelo has been with the Ellsworth Police Department since 2020. Prior to coming to Ellsworth Angelo retired from the Bangor Police Department at the rank of Sergeant. Angelo has served as a Self-defense instructor, worked a Patrol/Narcotics K-9 and was a member of Bangor’s Special Response Team during his career in Bangor. Angelo is a graduate of Cortland College in Cortland NY.

                 

                  Brian Smith

                  Officer

                  bsmith@ellsworthmaine.gov

                  Officer Smith has been with the Ellsworth Police Department since 2019. Prior to coming to Ellsworth Off. Smith spent 10 years with the Bangor Police Department where he held the positions of Detective with the Criminal Investigation Division, Resident Agent with Maine Drug Enforcement Agency and a Task Force Officer with the Federal Bureau of Investigations. Off. Smith was also a team leader on the Special Response Team and a lead instructor for Active Threat training. Off. Smith also served seven years in the United State Marine Corps and was Purple Heart recipient.

                   

                    Andrew Weatherbee

                    Detective

                    aweatherbee@ellsworthmaine.gov

                    Detective Weatherbee started with Ellsworth Police Department in 2008. He became one of the Departments primary firearms instructor in 2017. Detective Weatherbee holds certifications in; Defensive Tactics Instructor, Crisis Intervention Team, Department Armorer, Less Lethal Impact Instructor, Certified NTOA Basic SWAT, Pre-Employment Background Investigator, Detective Weatherbee also teaches firearms at the MCJA, and was promoted to the Rank of Detective in December 2018. Detective Weatherbee is also active in the community refereeing/coaching basketball, softball, and baseball for our youth.

                     

                      Christopher Smith - Police Officer

                      Christopher Smith

                      Detective

                      csmith@ellsworthmaine.gov

                      Detective Smith came to the Ellsworth Police Department in 2002 as a patrol officer. In 2005, Det. Smith graduated from the Basic Police Operator’s Course and patrolled the City on the department’s Harley Davidson for six years. In 2017, Det. Smith was assigned to the Maine Drug Enforcement Agency and enjoyed two years there as a Special Agent until being promoted to Detective at the Department. Det. Smith is currently enjoying his current position and looks forward to serving the community.

                       

                        Joshua Steward

                        Officer

                        jsteward@ellsworthmaine.gov

                        Officer Steward has worked with the Ellsworth Police Department since 2016. Officer Steward completed the 31st BLETP in 2017 and is currently assigned to patrol. Prior to working at the Ellsworth Police Department Officer Steward was a member of the US Army.

                         

                          James Hassard

                          Officer

                          jhassard@ellsworthmaine.gov

                          Officer Hassard has been with the Ellsworth Police Department since 2020. Prior to coming to Ellsworth Officer Hassard spent over 22 years with the Bangor Police Department where he spent time as an Evidence Tech, Training Officer and member of the Special Response Team. He was also in charge of the Police Explorer program. Officer Hassard is also a graduate of the University of Maine (Orono) and the University of Maine, Augusta (Bangor Campus).

                           

                            McKay McLean

                            Officer

                            mmclean@ellsworthmaine.gov

                            Officer McLean has been with Ellsworth Police Department since 2020. Officer McLean holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Conservation Law Enforcement from Unity College and is a graduate of the 40th Basic Law Enforcement Training Program. He is currently assigned to Patrol.

                             

                              Erick Skinner

                              Officer

                              eskinner@ellsworthmaine.gov

                              Officer Skinner has been with the Ellsworth Police Department since 2021. Officer Skinner has a Bachelor’s Degree in Conservation Law Enforcement from Unity College. He is currently assigned to Patrol.

                               

                                Zachary Chandler

                                Officer

                                zchandler@ellsworthmaine.gov

                                Officer Chandler has worked with the Ellsworth Police Department since 2021. Officer Chandler completed the 41st BLETP in 2022 and is currently assigned to patrol. Prior to working at the Ellsworth Police Department Officer Chandler served in the US Marine Corps.

                                 

                                  Zackery Kline

                                  Officer

                                  zkline@ellsworthmaine.gov

                                  Officer Kline has been with Ellsworth Police Department since 2021. Before that he was a Police Officer in Sag Harbor NY for 2 years. Officer Kline received a waiver from the Maine Criminal Justice Academy certifying him as a Maine Law Enforcement Officer. He is currently assigned to patrol.

                                   

                                    Toni Ryan

                                    Officer

                                    tryan@ellsworthmaine.gov

                                    Officer Ryan started her career as a dispatcher in 2014 for Southwest Harbor Police and Fire Department. She was hired as Police Officer for Ellsworth PD in 2015. Officer Ryan is a graduate of the 29th BLETP. Officer Ryan has was assigned to Maine Drug Enforcement Agency in 2019. In 2021 she returned to the police department and is assigned a patrol shift.

                                     

                                      Nick Bagley

                                      Officer

                                      nbagley@ellsworthmaine.gov

                                      Officer Bagley has been with the Ellsworth Police Department since 2021. Prior to coming to Ellsworth Officer Bagley worked part time with the Bar Harbor Police Department. Officer Bagley is a graduate of Thomas College and is a active member of the Maine Army National Guard.

                                       

                                      • What should I do if my keys are lost or stolen?

                                        Change or re-key whichever locks need to be changed for your protection. Notify the post office if your post office box key was taken.

                                        What should I do if my checks or credit cards are taken?

                                        Notify your bank or credit card company if you have not already done so, and have them changes the account number. Then call the three credit reporting bureaus to report the loss, and ask them to put a FRAUD ALERT on your account so NO NEW CREDIT will be issued without contacting you. This is especially important if any form of identification was also stolen at the same time.

                                        • Experian: 1-888-397-3742 or www.experian.com
                                          Trans Union: 1-800-680-7289 or www.tuc.com
                                          Equifax: 1-800-525-6285 or www.equifax.com

                                        What should I do if my checks or credit cards are used?

                                        The merchant or bank where it was presented for payment must report the subsequent use of any of the stolen checks or credit cards to the police. Contact the banks and/or businesses that accepted your checks or cards to notify them of the fraudulent use. Encourage the banks and businesses to pursue charges against any suspect identified. Your bank or credit card company should have you sign an affidavit of check forgery or credit card fraud, and they should reverse all of the checks/charges relating to the fraudulent transactions.

                                        What should I do if my social security card is taken?

                                        Call the Social Security Administration FRAUD HOTLINE to notify them of the loss and get information on how to get a duplicate card. Also, notify the credit reporting bureaus listed above. Request a copy of a credit report a month or two after the theft to make sure no fraudulent accounts are being opened.

                                        S.S.A. Fraud Hotline: 1-800-269-0271 or www.ssa.gov

                                        What should I do if my drivers license is taken?

                                        Apply for a new Driver’s License as soon as possible and ask them if anyone has applied for a license since yours was stolen. They can refer you to an investigator. Also notify the credit reporting bureaus and request a credit report after one month.

                                        What should I do if my checks or drivers license is mailed to an address which isn’t mine?

                                        Call the U.S. Postal Inspectors about mail being falsely forwarded, and notify the credit reporting bureaus.

                                        U.S.P.S. Inspection Service: 1-800-372-8347 or www.framed.usps.com/postalinspectors

                                        What should I do if someone has stolen my identity to get credit?

                                        Call the police department and make an Identity Theft complaint. Also, call the Federal Trade Commission Identity Theft Hotline to notify them and get advise on how to proceed. Notify all three credit-reporting bureaus to put a Fraud Alert on your data and immediately request a credit report. You must then advise the credit bureau and the institution making the entry of any specific fraudulent accounts appearing on that report. That institution should send you an affidavit of account/transaction fraud to sign and return to them.

                                        • FTC ID Theft Hotline: 1-877-438-4338 or www.consumer.gov/idtheft
                                        • To report Fraud to the FTC other than ID Theft call 1-877-382-4357

                                        What can I do to protect myself from being victimized?

                                        Don’t put your D.L. # or SS# on your checks. This makes it easy to get a false ID made.

                                        Don’t carry your social security card or birth certificate copy in your wallet or purse

                                        Keep all credit card receipts safe. Many criminals use numbers off receipts to defraud.

                                        Safeguard your PIN#s for all cards/accounts. Do NOT write them on or keep them with the cards.

                                        Shred credit card offers you get in the mail. Thieves steal mail and trash to get these

                                        NEVER give your credit card number out to someone calling you. Make charges only when YOU call, and remember, Card Fraud Investigators will NEVER call and ask you for your credit card number and expiration date.

                                      • Please use this form for only non-emergency questions. For emergencies, please dial 911. For non-emergency phone calls, call 207-667-2168.  (This form is not for Freedom of Information Access Requests, see the FOIA tab for help.)

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                                          1. Complete the Freedom of Access Records Request Form (PDF)
                                          2. Email the completed form to policewebcontact@ellsworthmaine.gov.