Elliott L. Moya - Chief of Police


Elliott Moya

Chief of Police

MESSAGE FROM YOUR CHIEF

I would like to welcome you to the Eliot Police Department website. The Eliot Police Department was established in 1964 and in May of 2016, I was appointed as the town's sixth Chief of Police.

I am committed to lead a department that maintains public trust and is community-focused.  I have briefly outlined the department's overall philosophy in our mission statement and our core values were conceived with the residents of Eliot in the forefront of my mind. 

While we continue to have the usual community programs, such as National Night Out, Volunteers in Police Service, Coffee with a Cop, etc.  I strive to expand our community policing to what our community actually needs and wants.  I am always open to suggestions and encourage partnerships. 

As a department, we have recently extended our community reach with collaborations with both NAMI Maine and Sweetser to formalize a Crisis Intervention Team.  While CIT is not a new concept it is the first time this has been implemented in our department.  Together we work as partners to educate our officers, connect the community to proper resources and deliver an effective empathetic response to mental health calls.  To me, this is a true community policing approach.    

During the pandemic, we were reminded of the importance to be open to constructive feedback, adapt, educate where we can, while welcoming opportunities for us to learn and grow.  This is the way to improve professionally and personally.  As law enforcement, we must show and prove every day that we are worthy of role model status in our communities, and simply wearing a badge and a uniform doesn't me we've earned that. 

We must focus on a fair and just approach to policing.

We must focus on the physical and emotional wellness of our officers.   

I ask you to partner with us as we endeavor to keep Eliot one of the safest towns in Maine.  We are here day and night and look forward to bringing you the best service through collaboration with our community.