Dover-Foxcroft, Maine



Phone:  (207) 564-8021
Fax: (207) 564-7881

Lobby Office Hours: 

Monday:          8:30 am - 2:30 pm

Tuesday:          8:30 am - 2:30 pm

Wednesday:     8:30 am - 12:00 pm

Thursday:        8:30 am - 2:30 pm

Friday:             8:30 am - 2:30 pm

The Dover-Foxcroft Police Department lobby is open during the week to assist the public. 
If your ring the bell and no one answers the door please be patient as we might be on the phone. 
If no one is at the department and you need assistance there is a public access phone on the porch that you can use to dial 207-564-3304. This will reach our dispatch center 24/7 and will get you in touch with the officer on duty.  In the event of an emergency dial 911.

Our Mission...
The mission of the Dover-Foxcroft Police Department is to provide law and order in the community as established by the Constitution of the State of Maine and the Federal Government. This Department is committed to providing Public Safety by enforcing the law fairly and firmly, preventing crime and treating citizens fairly. In the line of Law Enforcement we must be compassionate, courteous, patient and acting without fear, when required, while dealing with everyday people's problems.

We must strive to reduce the fear that the public has of Law Enforcement Officers.


The Dover-Foxcroft Police Department was founded in the late 1800’s at which time we had only a constable.  His job was to check doors on Main Street and watch for fires at night time.

The first full time Police Chief was Lee Heath who served from 1957 to 1959.  In 1959 the Town of Dover-Foxcroft bought Chief Heath his first Police cruiser, a 1959 Ford.  After Chief Heath’s death, Chief Gerald H. Green became chief and served in that position until 1985.  Chief Green’s department grew from a one man department to what it is today, 5 full time officers. In 1972 the department hired its 3rd full time police officer which gave the town 24 hour protection for the first time.

In 1985 Dennis A. Dyer became the Town’s 3rd Police Chief.  The department has seen many changes since Dyer became Chief.  Today the police office is fully computerized and has grown in size to meet the growth of the town.  In 1994 the department received a grant from the Department of Justice to hire a 5th patrolman.  In the early 1990's the department added a detective position to handle criminal investigations. This position was filled by Lt. Scott Arno until April 2017 when he retired with 31 years of service. An office manager position was also added to keep the office open during normal business hours allowing the on-duty officers to perform their daily duties.  On May 1st, 2017 Chief Dennis Dyer officially stepped down and Chief Ryan Reardon became Dover-Foxcroft's 4th Police Chief.  In 2020 SGT Matthew Grant took the reigns and became the department's 5th Chief of Police.   


News And Announcements...          

On April 14th, 2017 Lt. Scott Arno retired after 31 years of dedicated service to the Town of Dover-Foxcroft.  He will continue his law enforcement career with the D.A.'s office - best of luck to you Scott!

On May 1st, 2017 we welcomed our 4th Chief of Police - Chief Ryan Reardon to the Dover-Foxcroft Police Department family.  Chief Dennis Dyer officially retired after an incredible 45 years of service to the town of Dover-Foxcroft. You will be sadly missed. Enjoy your retirement Chief!


The Dover-Foxcroft Police Department regularly participates in a High Visibility Impaired Driving Enforcement Program as well as a High Visibility Click It Or Ticket/Buckle Up-No Excuses Seatbelt Enforcement Program.  We partner with the Maine Bureau of Highway Safety (MeBHS) on these projects.

The Department frequently receives sub-grants from MeBHS to pay the salary and benefits of extra Officers to Patrol our roadways, checking for impaired drivers and unrestrained vehicle occupants. 

 Motorists can expect to see additional Officers patrolling Dover-Foxcroft roadways in both marked and unmarked vehicles during these times. 

 Remember, whether you’re traveling up the road or across the state, today may be your day.  Buckle Up - No Excuses.  Don’t drink and drive.   Buzzed Driving is Drunk Driving.  It is our goal to reduce injuries and deaths on our roadways due to traffic crashes. 

 If anyone has any information about motorists driving dangerously, please call 564-3304 or 9-1-1. 

 We appreciate your help in making our roadways safer.