Cumberland County Frequently Asked Questions
Where are you located?
The Law Enforcement Center, Community Corrections Center (formerly Pre-Release Center) and County Jail are located on County Way in Portland. County Way is directly behind the old Union Station on St. John Street. The Civil Division and Criminal Investigation Division are located in the Law Enforcement Center building. Our patrol sub-stations are located in the towns of Standish, Naples, Gray, No. Yarmouth and Harpswell.
Is this where I call to report a crime?
Only if the crime has been committed in one of the 14 communities we serve. (Baldwin, Casco, Frye Island, Gray, Harpswell, Harrison, Long Island, Naples, New Gloucester, North Yarmouth, Pownal, Raymond, Sebago or Standish.) After determining where the crime occurred, you will then be referred to either our communications center or the appropriate municipal agency.
How do I get a copy of a police or accident report?
You may either mail your request, along with payment and a self addressed stamped envelope, or come in to our office at:
The Law Enforcement Center
36 County Way,
Portland, Maine. 04102-2755.
Where do I pick up an application?
Applications for Corrections Officer, Deputy Sheriff and civilian positions with the CCSO are available at the Law Enforcement Center, 36 County Way, Portland, Maine 04102-2755 or available by mail through Human Resources at 142 Federal Street, Suite 100, Portland, ME 04101.
What should I bring to jail when I am being booked in?
You should bring an ID with you as well as the order from the court if you have one. Everything else will be provided for you in the jail.
How do I bail someone out of jail?
You need to go to the jail lobby and see the information officer. Unless it's a property bail, you must bring cash to the jail when you bail someone. We do not accept credit cards, personal or cashiers checks, or money orders. Cash only (no matter what the amount).
How do I know if this person is in your jail?
When calling the jail (774-5939), just give the desk officer the name of the individual and they will run the name through the computer.
How do I send money to someone in jail or how do I send money to an Inmates Commissary Account?
We accept only money orders or bank/cashiers checks (no personal checks). The money order or cashiers check should be made payable to the inmate (individual’s actual, full name, not a nickname) AND do not forget to clearly print your name and return address, so we can return the funds to you if the individual is no longer at our facility. Please note that money cannot be sent electronically to inmate accounts.
Mail the check first class mail (no overnight or Federal Express) to:
Cumberland County Jail
50 County Way
Portland, ME 04102
Telephone Information: To set up a telephone account for an inmate contact:
Company Name, DSI ITI Inmate Telephone, Inc.
PO Box 1827
Altoona, PA 16603
Phone: 1-888-949-3303 Facility #92