Police Department

Protecting a Great Community

The Wells Police Department is busy protecting and serving the people of the Town of Wells around the clock. The department consists of a Patrol Division (which also includes an animal control officer and a K-9 unit), a Criminal Investigation Division (CID) and a Communications Division (Dispatch).

Law Enforcement Response

The police department is the primary provider of law enforcement and related community service throughout the town's 62 square miles and hundreds of miles of roads. The department responds to over 30,000 calls for service yearly and makes thousands of traffic stops in an attempt to prevent tragedy and keep Wells' motoring public as safe as possible. The police department makes over 200 criminal arrests a year, ranging from simple assault to armed robbery.

Emergency Calls

The busy regional communications center dispatches for Police, Fire, EMS, Lifeguard and Highway for both Wells and Ogunquit. The center handles 75,000 incoming telephone calls yearly, which include both routine business calls and emergency (generally 9-1-1) calls.

Remember, in an emergency, you only have to dial 911 for Police, Fire, or Ambulance / Rescue response.

Contact The Police Department

We have provided a Contact Form for you to report crime information to the Wells Police Department. You may report information anonymously by leaving the name, email, and phone number fields blank. Information that you provide may be used in ongoing criminal investigations, may support covert operations or may be added to our criminal information database. If you wish to file an official police report or are experiencing matters that need immediate attention call our nonemergency telephone at 207-646-9354. Call 911 for emergencies.

Mission Statement

The men and women of the Wells Police Department, individually, and acting as a team, and with the best interests of our fellow man in mind, will endeavor to protect and to serve the people of the Town of Wells, Maine with impartiality, integrity, and courage.

We will enforce the law with diligence and without discrimination, keeping in mind the high calling of our profession and in an honest attempt to make the community and our world a better place to live.