Jul 10 2014

Welcome Message

Welcome to the Veazie Police Department’s website!  Our staff provides full-time professional police services to a town of approximately 1900 residents, nestled between the City of Bangor to the south and the Town of Orono to the north.  Our website is designed to provide you with important information about the department, its services to the community and news events throughout the town.  We welcome and encourage feedback from the public with any suggestions, comments, questions or concerns you may have regarding the Veazie Police Department.  Contact information for each member of our department is located under the STAFF tab on the top menu bar of the website.  Thank you for visiting!

Nov 29 2017

Winter Driving Tips

Winter Driving – Stay Alert…Be Safe

Ice and Snow – Take it Slow!

 Winter Driving Car Safety Kit-click the magnifying glass in top corner of image to enlarge
Click above to view the full Emergency Kit.

You know what they say about New England weather…if you don’t like it just wait a minute!

Well, Maine’s winter driving conditions can change from sunny to blowing snow within an hour or two. Be prepared at all times, but especially in winter. Know road conditions, know your vehicle, use proper driving techniques for the conditions you find, and have the right emergency gear and equipment along. Most of all, in ice and snow – take it slow!

As Maine prepares to face an oncoming winter, one thing is certain: somewhere in the state, there will be snow. MaineDOT snow fighters are urging motorists to stay safe and help our employees stay safe while clearing roads during winter driving conditions.

 Winter Driving Tips

  • Avoid any sudden or excessive actions while steering, braking or accelerating so you don’t lose control.

  • Take it slow in ice and snow!

    • Stopping on snow or ice without skidding requires extra time and distance. Drive slowly – below posted speed limits – so you can adjust to the conditions. This is especially true at intersections, off ramps, bridges and shady areas where black ice can form without being noticed.
  • Don’t turn your four-wheel drive into an “off-road” vehicle!

    • Four-wheel drive may help you get going faster but it doesn’t help you stop sooner or maintain control better once you lose traction. Take it slow!
  • Allow extra room between vehicles. 

    • Longer stopping distances and extra time are required during winter conditions to avoid chain reaction crashes.
  • Don’t take chances when pulling out in front of approaching vehicles.

    • Remember, when the pavement is wet, you may not be able to slow down and they may not be able to accelerate as quickly as you would on dry pavement.
  • Avoid using cruise control.

    • You need to be in full control when road conditions are wet or icy. Don’t let your cruise control make a bad decision for you.
  • Brake early, brake slowly, brake correctly and never slam on the brakes.

    • If you have anti-lock brakes, press the pedal down firmly and hold it. If you don’t have anti-lock brakes, gently pump the pedal.
  • Stay alert!

    • Beware of what’s going on well ahead of you. Other vehicles can alert you to problem spots on the road which may give you the split second you need to avoid a crash. Needless to say, you can’t be alert if you’re on the phone so don’t let yourself get distracted.

Nov 29 2017

Welcome Our New Officers To The Community

The Veazie Police Department would like to welcome 2 new officers to the department.  Officer Nathaniel Jordan and Officer Aaron Nolan.

Officer Nathaniel Jordan has been hired as a full time officer with the Veazie Police Department.  Prior to joining Veazie PD,  Officer Jordan worked part time with the Penobscot County Sheriff’s Department as a Reserve Deputy, and plans to continue to work there on a part time basis.  Officer Jordan has just completed his field training program, so please join us in welcoming him to the community when you see him out on patrol.

Officer Aaron Nolan has been hired as a part time officer with the Veazie Police Department.  Officer Nolan worked over the summer as a part time seasonal officer with the Scarborough Police Department.  Officer Nolan came to the area to continue his education at Husson University where is is also employed.  Officer Nolan is currently in training with department Field Training Officers.  We would like to welcome him to the community.

Apr 08 2015

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