Portland Police Department

At A Glance

Image of the state of Maine with a star over Portland Total number of agency personnel: 218
Sworn: 163
Civilian: 55

Total population served: 64,000

Jurisdiction: Portland, Maine

Program Highlights

  • Features mental health professionals embedded in the law enforcement agency
  • Operates within a small city, in collaboration with nearby rural community
  • Facilitates internship program for Master’s level students
  • Uses a co-response model with a community-based support network
  • Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) training for all officers
  • Currently piloting a civilian-led response unit for mental health calls when the client is not a danger to themselves or others

Behavioral Health Response Program

Website: Portland Police Department


Andrea Taatjes
Behavioral Health Coordinator
Portland Police Department
109 Middle Street
Portland, ME 04101
(207) 874-8545

F. Heath Gorham
Asst. Chief of Police
Portland Police Department
109 Middle Street
Portland, ME 04101
(207) 874-8546