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!
Jul 10 2014
Nov 29 2017
Winter Driving – Stay Alert…Be Safe
Ice and Snow – Take it Slow!
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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.
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.
- 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
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
Criminals Host Fake Government Services Web Sites to Acquire Personally Identifiable Information and to Collect Fraudulent Fees
From May 2012 to March 2015, the FBI’s Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3) has received complaints regarding criminals hosting fraudulent government services websites in order to acquire Personally Identifiable Information (PII) and to collect fraudulent fees from consumers.
Although the volume and loss amounts associated with these websites are minimal to date, the victims are having their PII data compromised which may be used by criminals for any number of other illicit activities, ranging from the creation of fraudulent IDs and passports to fraudulent loans and tax refunds. The PII can include the victim’s name, address, phone number, e-mail address, social security number, date of birth, and mother’s maiden name.
This is how the scheme usually happens: victims use a search engine to search for government services such as obtaining an Employer Identification Number (EIN) or replacement social security card. The fraudulent criminal websites are the first to appear in search results, prompting the victims to click on the fraudulent government services website. The victim completes the required fraudulently posted forms for the government service they need. The victim submits the form online, believing they are providing their PII to government agencies such as the Internal Revenue Service, Social Security Administration, or similar agency based on the service they need. Once the forms are completed and submitted, the fraudulent website usually requires a fee to complete the service requested. The fees typically range from $29 to $199 based on the government service requested. Once the fees are paid the victim is notified they need to send their birth certificate, driver’s license, employee badge, or other personal items to a specified address. The victim is then told to wait a few days to several weeks for processing. By the time the victim realizes it is a scam, they may have had extra charges billed to their credit/debit card, had a third-party designee added to their EIN card, and never received the service(s) or documents requested. Additionally, all of their PII data has been compromised by the criminals running the websites and can be used for any number of illicit purposes. The potential harm gets worse for those who send their birth certificate or other government-issued identification to the perpetrator.
Follow-up calls or e-mails to the perpetrator(s) are normally ignored and many victims report the customer service telephone numbers provided are out of service. The FBI recommends that consumers ensure they are communicating or requesting services/merchandise from a legitimate source by verifying the entity. When dealing with government websites, look for the .gov domain instead of a .com domain (e.g. www.ssa.gov and not www.ssa.com).
Below are some consumer tips when using government services or contacting agencies online:
- Use search engines or other websites to research the advertised services or person/company you plan to deal with.
- Search the Internet for any negative feedback or reviews on the government services company, their Web site, their e-mail addresses, telephone numbers, or other searchable identifiers.
- Research the company policies before completing a transaction.
- Be cautious when surfing the Internet or responding to advertisements and special offers.
- Be cautious when dealing with persons/companies from outside the country.
- Maintain records for all online transactions.
As a consumer, if you suspect you are a victim of an Internet-related crime, you may file a complaint with the FBI’s Internet Crime Complaint Center at www.IC3.gov.