Maine State Police

It goes without saying that Maine State Police, ideally like most police departments both at a local and state level across the country, aim to serve and protect. And not only do they accomplish that and live by that credo, but they do it well.

Even in situations where they have to "be the bad guy/gal" and pull us over because we're doing something wrong while driving -- speeding, running stop signs or red lights, swerving, etc. -- for the most part, they do it without belittling us.

(As evidenced back in Summer 2022 when I was pulled over by Maine State Trooper Ricci Cote, and, even though it's weird to say this about getting pulled over and issued a ticket -- it was a bit of an enjoyable experience? At least, compared to what it could've been.)

Maine State Police / Photo by Jordan on Unsplash
Maine State Police / Photo by Jordan on Unsplash
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Nextdoor App

Let's put a pin in the Maine State Police discussion for a second, and flip it over to the Nextdoor app, because if you're not familiar with it, it's almost like a Facebook for specific neighborhoods, without the drama and bullying (at least, from what I've experienced.)

In fact, the irony of my enjoyment with the app is that I was convinced for a while that when I was randomly getting emails from the app to download the app to connect to my neighborhood, I actually thought it was spam/a scam, until I spoke to a coworker who is also a neighbor and they confirmed it to be safe.

Best question I ever asked him, since using Nextdoor has been great for finding out about events going on locally, a heads up on any missing pets or anything suspicious being seen around the neighborhood, and mostly, it's used by neighbors offering and/or requesting help.

Maine State Police via Facebook / Canva
Maine State Police via Facebook / Canva
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Maine State Police Nextdoor App

If you live in Maine and scroll through your Nextdoor feed at all, you might have come across a post by the Maine State Police, via Public Relations Specialist Tyler Davis.

Starting today, the Maine State Police will begin to use Nextdoor's free government platform to partner with you and your neighbors to build community, improve quality of life, and keep you informed.

And while it seems like a case of it, the post went on to clarify that this isn't a "Big Brother is always watching" type scenario, but truly is all about safety in your neighborhood.

Maine State Police via Nextdoor App
Maine State Police via Nextdoor App
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Thanks in advance to Maine State Police for finding another way to keep us safe, sound, and informed. And same goes for local departments, too.

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