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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ's)

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How do I get copies of a Police or Accident Report?

To get copies of an accident report, please go to one of the following websites to obtain a copy: https://www1.maine.gov/online/mcrs/ or http://www.buycrash.com.

To get copies of a Police report, please fill out a records request form.  They are available in the lobby of the Public Safety Building or by downloading it here - WPD Records Request Form.  The request forms can be dropped off at the Public Safety Building or mailed to the Westbrook Police Department, addressed to the Records Administrator.  There are fees associated with purchasing a report - please see the request form for the amount.  Payment is due before any reports can be released, and checks should be made out to the City of Westbrook.  If you are requesting a copy of report that is in the court system, we cannot provide that to you.  You will need to go through the discovery process with the District Attorney's Office.  

How do I request the return of property?

To request the return of property that was seized by a police officer, you need to fill out a property request form.  These are available in the lobby of the Public Safety Building or you can download it here - WPD Property Request Form.  The completed forms can be dropped off at the Public Safety Building or mailed to the Westbrook Police Department, addressed to the Evidence Technician.  Please make sure that your contact information is filled out completely so we can contact you if we have any questions.  You should be aware that if your property is part of a criminal case we may not be able to release it without approval from the District Attorney or until the court process has ended.

How do I apply for a Concealed Weapon Permit?

To apply for a Concealed Firearms permit, you need to turn in a completed application to the Westbrook Police Department.  The application is available in the lobby of the Public Safety Building or you can download it here - Concealed Firearms Application Packet.  Completed applications should be dropped off at the Public Safety Building or mailed to the Westbrook Police Department, addressed to the Records Administrator.  Along with the applications, you must include the appropriate fee ($35.00 for new applicants, $20.00 for renewals and $2.00 for change of address).  Checks should be made out to the City of Westbrook.  

How do I leave an anonymous tip or information?

You can leave an anonymous tip by calling 207-591-8117.  This number is NOT for reporting emergencies or other incidents requiring a timely police response.  For emergencies please dial 911, and for non-emergencies please dial 207-854-0644 x0

How do I make a complaint against a Westbrook Police employee?

To make a complaint against any employee of the Westbrook Police Department, or any aspect of police operations, you can fill out a citizens complaint form.  This form is available in the lobby of the Public Safety Building, or by clicking here and downloading it: Citizen Complaint Form.  You may mail your complaint to the Chief of Police (570 Main Street, Westbrook, ME 04092), or bring it to the Public Safety Building.  You are also welcome to speak with a Police Supervisor, either at the Public Safety Building or by phone.  If you have any questions about filling out the complaint forms any Police Supervisor or Administrator will be able to assist you.

How do I apply to be a Westbrook Police Officer? 

Please visit our page "Becoming a Westbrook Police Officer" to learn more about our application process.

What is the City's Winter Parking Ordinance?

Between November 15 and April 15, no parking is allowed on any street in Westbrook for more than 1 hour between 12:00 am and 6:00 pm.  Vehicles parked on any street during this time may be ticketed, and during times that Public Works is plowing they may be towed.  Parking is available at the following locations:

  • Municipal parking lot on Mechanic Street (behind CVS)
  • Church Street municipal parking lot (Warren Congregational Church)
  • American Legion parking lot on Dunn Street
  • Ash Street municipal parking lot
  • Warren Ball Field parking lot on Stevens Avenue
  • Bicentennial Park/Skate Park parking lot on William Clarke Drive (next to Hannaford)
  • Warren Pool parking lot on Main Street
  • Skating Rink parking lot on Lincoln Street
  • Walker Memorial Library parking lot on Main Street

Can I get fingerprinted?

Yes.  Fingerprinting is available on Mondays between 9 am and 11 am.  No appointment is necessary.  If you are a Westbrook resident or the company needing fingerprints is from Westbrook, we will fingerprint you for no cost.  For non-Westbrook residents and companies the cost is $10.  You must provide the fingerprint card.  Please be aware that due to priority calls you may have to wait a while to get fingerprinted, or you may be asked to come back the next week if officers are going to be unavailable.  

What is the City's Fireworks Ordinance?

Fireworks are prohibited in the City of Westbrook, except for on December 31, July 4 and July 5.  Fireworks are allowed on December 31 and July 4 from 9:00 am until 12:30 am the following day (January 1 and July 5).  Fireworks are allowed on July 5 from 9:00 am until 10:00 pm (If July 5 falls on a Saturday or Sunday, the end time is 12:30 am on July 6).  To use fireworks on those three days, you must obtain a fireworks permit from the City.  You can obtain these at the Public Safety Building for $10.

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