Bucksport police get high ratings from residents

Posted Feb. 01, 2009, at 2:33 p.m.
Last modified Feb. 13, 2011, at 10:47 a.m.

BUCKSPORT, Maine — The Bucksport Police Department is doing a pretty good job.

That’s the verdict from residents based on a recent survey designed to assess the department’s performance. The survey, which was conducted at the polls during the election in November, asked voters to rate the department’s performance in a number of different areas.

Of the 699 residents who responded to the survey, 94.7 percent said they were satisfied with the services they receive from the police department. That was the highest approval rating since the department began conducting the survey in 1996.

“It looks like people are very happy with the service they’re getting at this time,” said Sgt. Sean Geagan. “That’s important to us. We don’t get called out for a lot of good things. This tells us that people think that we’re not only doing our job, but that community relations are a strong point for us.”