Responsibilities of the Criminal Investigations Unit
The Kennebunk Police Department Criminal Investigations Division (CID) is responsible for all investigations that require additional time or specialized training than is available to members of the Patrol Division. Detectives in CID investigate a number of crimes to include:
- Aggravated Assault
- Child and Elder Abuse
- Sexual Crimes
- Sale of Illicit Drugs
Additionally, investigations are conducted for drug overdoses, fatal accidents, and unattended deaths. CID also oversees the handling and storage of agency evidence, Safe Medicine Disposal for ME Program, Anonymous Tip Line and Sex Offender Registry. Detectives are responsible for conducting background investigations on police department applicants, as well as residents applying for concealed weapons permits. The unit is lead by Lt. Eric O'Brien with Det. Stephen Borst.
Safe Medicine Disposal Program
The Safe Medicine Disposal for ME Program, provides Maine's residents with a safe disposal option for unused and unwanted medicine. Free medicine mail-back envelopes and literature are available in the police department's lobby on a first-come first-served basis. This program is funded through the northern York County Drug Coalition.
Anonymous Tip Line
The KPD Anonymous Tip Line allows individuals to contact the police department, via phone or email, without revealing their identity. Information provided is forwarded directly to detectives in CID who then follow-up with investigations. Information sent by email has no identifiable data attached. If you would like to send detectives an email, please do so by following the “KPD Tip Line” link under the “Contact Us” heading. If you would like to leave detectives an anonymous voicemail, you many do so by calling 207-985-2102, ext. 1622.
Reporting Illegal Activities
The following are examples regarding the types of activities that can be reported:
- Illicit narcotic sales
- The location of stolen property
- Speeding traffic complaints
- Safety concerns
- Underage drinking
- Location of fugitives hiding from law enforcement
When providing information, citizens are reminded to try and be as detailed as possible by noting full names (if known), possible nick-names, complete addresses, phone numbers and vehicle descriptions, as well as dates, times and any other specific information that can be furnished and useful to police.
Sex Offender Registration
Those individuals that are required under law to register as a sexual offender, or update their current registration, may do so on Thursdays, or by appointment through Det. Stephen Borst, 207-604-1319.