The Patrol Division of the Brunswick Police Department answers calls for service ranging from criminal matters, to traffic violations, to quality of life issues. Depending on the need and weather conditions, patrol may be done by motor vehicle, boat, foot or bicycle. When officers are not responding to calls for service (or writing the reports they generate), they patrol the community - alert for criminal, motor vehicle and town ordinance violations. Officers are also always looking for ways to interact positively with the community.
Our patrol division is divided into three squads, each of which is supervised by a lieutenant and sergeant. A unique aspect of our patrol territory is that it includes miles of coastline and hundreds of acres of productive clam flats. In order to service these areas, in addition to the three squads, we have a marine warden (and an assistant) to enforce the shellfish laws and ordinances and assist with water rescues.
The Brunswick Police Department established a collision reconstruction unit in 1999.
The Brunswick Police Honor Guard was formed in 1998 by now-retired Chief of Police Jerry Hinton, and former department member Lieutenant Mark LaFountain.
The Brunswick Police Department started a Mountain Bike Unit in 1993 with two officers assigned to bicycles as a means to supplement the downtown walking beat.
The specially-equipped and highly-trained personnel of the Brunswick Police Department Special Response Team (SRT) strives to bring a successful conclusion to high-risk situations while minimizing the risk of harm to the citizens of our community, law enforcement personnel, and suspects.