The mission of the Berlin Police Department is to provide community-oriented law enforcement designed to protect life and property and maintain order, while assuring fair and equal treatment for all.
BERLIN POLICE DEPARTMENT OVERVIEW
The Berlin Police Department is located in the heart of the “City That Trees Built.” Berlin is the only city in Coös County, and its first census in 1830 had a population of 73. Berlin now has the largest population in Coös County which is 10,484 compared to a county population of 33,511. The City of Berlin was incorporated in 1829 and currently has four wards. The Androscoggin River runs directly through the center of the city and splits the west from the east side.
The Berlin Police Department has 22 sworn full-time officers, 12 part-time auxiliary/special enforcement officers, and ten civilian personnel. Sworn full-time officers consist of the chief, deputy chief, lieutenants, prosecutor, lead investigator, detectives, corporals, and patrol officers. Civilian personnel consist of the communications supervisor and full- and part-time communications specialists, the administrative assistant, detectives’/prosecutor’s secretary, and maintenance coordinator. There is a communications specialist on duty at all times.
The members of the Berlin Police Department strive “to protect and serve” the City’s residents on a daily basis, in order to maintain a safe community.