Sheriff Joyce

Sheriff Kevin J. Joyce
36 County Way
Portland, ME 04102

Emergency - 911


Sheriff's Administrative Office
(207)774-1444 x2115

Cumberland County Jail 

Anonymous Tip Line
(207)774-1444 x2208

Anonymous Tip Link
Click to report online


Frequently Asked Questions

Where do I get an application for employment?

To apply for a job with the Cumberland County Sheriff 's Office, visit our Employment page. If we are hiring, you can follow the links there to obtain an application.

Where are you located?

The Sheriff 's Office is located on County Way in Portland, Maine. Right off of Congress Street, and just before St. John Street, the campus is comprised of three main structures:

Community Corrections Center
20 County Way
Portland, Maine
(207) 774-5939
Cumberland County Sheriff 's Office
Law Enforcement Center
36 County Way
Portland, Maine
(207) 774-1444
Cumberland County Jail
50 County Way
Portland, Maine

Patrol sub-stations are located in Standish, Naples, North Yarmouth, and Harpswell.

Civil Processing is located in the Law Enforcement Center.

Where do I call to report a crime?

Please call 911 to report any emergencies to ensure the quickest service possible.
For non-emergency crime reporting, please call (207) 893-2810.
To report a crime anonymously call (207) 774-1444 ext. 2208.

How do I receive a copy of a police or accident report?

To receive a police or accident report, you may mail the request with a check and a return postage paid, self-addressed envelope, or come into the office at:
The Cumberland County Sheriff 's Office
Attention: Records Department
36 County Way
Portland, Maine 04102-2755


Now you can request a report by Email. Just Email us a request and please include as much information as you can about the report you are requesting.

Report pricing is as follows, and must be received before the report will be released:

$12.00 1-7 pages
$1.00 each additional page
$2.00 additional for each photo
$25.00 for non-paper requests


How do I bail someone out of jail?

To bail someone out of jail, go to the jail lobby and see the Information Officer. Cash is required to bail someone out of jail. Credit cards, debit cards, personal checks, cashier's checks, and money orders are NOT accepted. An ATM is located in the lobby of the jail.

How can I find out if someone is in jail?

To determine if someone you know has been booked into the Cumberland County Jail you may do one of the following:

  1. Download the Weekly Media Arrest Log and see if the person has been arrested. While this report will not tell you if they are still in Jail, it will help determine if they were incarcerated or arrested in the past week.
  2. Contact the Jail at (207) 774-2180 between the hours of 7:00AM and 11:00PM. Due to the high volume of calls received, any calls requesting information on a possible bookings not received within the prescribed time will be returned, as staff is available to do so.

How do I send money to an inmate?

There are four ways to deposit money into an inmates account.
Internet -
Lobby Kiosk - Jail Lobby
By Phone - 1-866-345-1884
Money Order - Any denomination accepted - make payable to the inmate - include sender name and address - mail to Cumberland County Jail, 50 County Way, Portland, Maine.

If an inmate is no longer at the Cumberland County Jail, how do they get any money which might be on their account?

Should a released inmate believe that there are funds remaining on their inmate account, the released inmate may call (207) 774-5939 ext. 2172.

What should I bring to jail when I am being booked in?

When reporting to jail to be booked be sure to bring a valid photo identification.

Do not bring jewelry, or other valuables. If you are prescribed medications by a doctor, do not bring your medications unless they are specialty ordered.

Do bring the name and number of your pharmacy so the Medical Unit can contact them to get you the medications you need. If you have a medical question contact the Medical Unit at (207) 774 5939 ext. 2137.

How do I get to the jail to visit someone?

The Cumberland County jail is located at:
50 County Way
Portland, Maine 04102

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Someone told me they were sending me money (from jail), but I haven't gotten it. Can I call the business office to request a check?

No. Only the court and the inmate can request money be taken from the inmate's account.

Where do I pick up someone being released from jail?

Inmate's are released through the lobby of the Cumberland County jail at 50 County Way, Portland, Maine 04102.
Upon your arrival at the jail, do not park in the fire zone directly in front of the jail. Instead, find a parking space to leave your vehicle in.
Enter the jail lobby, and if needed, the information officer can assist you.