Farmington Police Department
Combat Cross- Awarded to an employee for an individual act of heroism with imminent personal hazard of life in combat with an armed adversary.
Gallantry Star- Awarded to an employee for an act of distinguished bravery in the arrest of a person who represented a major threat to the welfare of the community and/or employee.
Wounded in Combat- Awarded to an employee for a wound received in the line of duty, inflicted intentionally by an armed adversary and resulting in severe puncture wounds, lacerations, fractures or concussion being suffered by the employee.
Lifesaving- Awarded to an employee for an act in the line of duty which, through disregard of personal safety or prompt and alert action, results in the saving of a human life.
Employee of the Year- Awarded to a full-time employee who stands well above other employees in the performance of their job and who contributes immensely to the mission of the Farmington Police Department. The first year for this award began on January 1, 1996.
Officers receiving this award include: Officer Marc Cayer - 1996, Lt. Jack Peck - 1997 & 2007, Officer Joyce Richard - 1998, Officer Shane Cote - 1999, Officer Shane Campbell - 2000, Chief Richard Caton III - 2001, Officer Christopher Chase - 2002, Detective Marc Bowering - 2003, Secretary Rachel Heseltine - 2004, Officer Darin Gilbert - 2005, Officer Bridgette Gilbert - 2006, Lieutenant Jack Peck - 2007, Detective Marc Bowering - 2008, Officer Darin Gilbert - 2009, Secretary Bonnie Pomeroy - 2010.
Commendation- Awarded to an employee who performs an act or deed which is highly credible in the line of duty, showing initiative and accomplishment. The first year for this award began on January 1, 1994.
Officers receiving this award include: Lt. Jack Peck, Sgt. Peter Barton, Officer Randall Keaten, Officer Shane Campbell
Good Conduct- Awarded to a full-time employee for a continuous two (2) year tour of duty without an official reprimand or instance of report in any manner. The first two (2) year tour of duty began on January 1, 1995.
Officers receiving this award include: Chief Richard Caton, Sgt. Vernon Stevens, Officer Joyce Richard, Sgt. Shane Cote, Lt. Jack Peck, Sgt. Peter Barton, Officer Mike Wahl, Officer Darin Gilbert, Officer Shane Campbell, Officer Nathan Reid, Det. Marc Bowering, Officer Bridgette Gilbert, Officer Brian Ross.
Educational Achievement- Awarded to a full-time employee for attaining 65 credits towards a degree or possessing an Associates Degree at an acknowledged institution. A gold acorn will be added for a Bachelors Degree and an oak leaf for a Masters Degree. This award shall be given after an employee has successfully completed the required probationary period, regardless if the degree was earned prior to employment.
Officers receiving this award include: Chief John Rogers (MA), Chief Richard Caton (BA), Lt. Jack Peck (AA), Sgt. Peter Barton (AA), Officer Michael Wahl (BA), Sgt. Shane Cote (BA), Officer Shane Campbell (BA), Officer Randall Keaten (BA), Officer James Rice (BA), Officer Mary Pratt (BA), Officer Edward Hastings IV (AA), Officer Matthew Brann (AA).
Civilian Service- Awarded to a civilian for personal assistance by a civilian in apprehending a criminal or in extending oneself beyond one's own safety to provide prompt action to aid people in danger.
Conley Gould Jr. and Kathleen Haines were also recognized for their years of service as Reserve Patrolmen in 2001.
Employee of the Year!
January 27, 2011
It is with great pleasure to award you the distinction as the 2010 Employee
the Year for the Farmington Police Department. This annual award is given to
any full-time employee who stands well above other employees in the performance
of their job and who contributes immensely to the mission of the Farmington
During this last year, you took on several additional responsibilities in
addition to your regular duties. These included managing several grants and
documenting activities and training related to Highway Safety. This
documentation was in reference to the Maine Law Enforcement Challenge that the
Farmington Police Department has participated in for the last several years.
Due to your diligence and professionalism the Farmington Police Department was
awarded money and equipment from the Maine Bureau of Highway Safety. This money
and equipment was used to combat drunken driving and support our efforts to
enforcement traffic violations, and thereby reduce traffic crashes.
In addition you have been instrumental as the agency representative for the
"Relay for Life". Your caring and selfless attitude has inspired all of us to
compete and raise money to fight for a cure against cancer.
More importantly, your positive attitude when dealing with the public and
co-workers, sometimes in various stages of crisis is infectious and does not go
For the reasons mentioned above, you have stood out and are the Farmington
Police Department's "2010 Employee of the Year".
Once again, congratulations for a job well done.
Jack D. Peck, Jr.
Chief of Police
Employee of the Quarter
It is my pleasure to announce that you have been selected as the Farmington Police Department's Employee of the Quarter, for the Summer 2011. You have been selected for you professionalism, compassion and dedication to your newly chosen career.
Since graduating from the Maine Criminal Justice Academy on May 20, 2011 you have been the first responder to two very difficult events that have occurred in Farmington. The senseless violent act perpetrated on Grace Burton, and the tragic accident that took the life of 12 year old Tess Meisel.
While investigating these incidents you demonstrated an untiring work ethic, compassion and professionalism to the families involved, fellow officers and the general public.
Your contributions to the department do not go unnoticed by myself and your peers, any you are to be commended for your work.
You led by example and therefore, I wish to congratulate you as the Employee of the Quarter for the Summer of 2011.
Jack D. Peck, Jr.
Chief of Police