Message from the Chief of Police about COVID-19

To help minimize the impact and possible spread of COVID-19, the University of Maine Police Department is taking extra precautions to ensure the safety of its officers and communications personnel. Please see the following message from UMPD Police Chief Roland LaCroix. Thank you in advance for your cooperation and understanding. UMaine COVID-19 updates are online.

Dear UMaine Community:

Day and night, the University of Maine Police Department is committed to the safety and welfare of all members of the UMaine community. We are closely monitoring the rapidly changing COVID-19 pandemic and assure you that our dedication to protecting our community is stronger than ever. You will continue to have the same level of service from our personnel. UMPD are always prepared to respond to emergencies and help ensure the safety of community members during this public health crisis.

UMPD follows the public health protocols of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Maine Center for Disease Control, the Maine Emergency Management Agency and Maine Public Safety guidance for law enforcement agencies.

If you call UMPD (581.4040) to request officer assistance, the dispatch personnel will ask if you may have been exposed to COVID-19. Officers responding to a nonemergency will ask individuals reporting the incident to meet in an open area and maintain proper social distancing (6 feet apart). Some nonemergency calls may be able to be resolved over the telephone.

U.S. CDC recommendations on the prevention and treatment of coronavirus are online. Thank you for your cooperation during this public health crisis. We are all in this together.

Roland LaCroix
Chief of Police
University of Maine