Farmington board approves police cruiser bid, hiring new officer

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FARMINGTON — The Board of Selectmen approved a bid for a new police vehicle during their Tuesday meeting.

Police Chief Jack Peck received three bids for a 2014 sedan to replace a Ford Crown Victoria that has about 136,000 miles, he said.

The board went with the lowest bid for a 2014 Interceptor from Quirk Ford in Augusta for a total of $21,989, Peck said.

Other bids included Farmington Ford for a 2014 Interceptor for $25,292 and another Quirk Ford bid for a 2014 Dodge Charger for $25,498.

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The board also approved hiring a new police officer, Derrick Doucette, 22, of Lewiston.

Doucette will begin his duties with the Police Department on Monday, March 3, Peck said.

Doucette is a graduate of Lewiston High School and earned an associate degree in criminal justice from Central Maine Community College, Peck said.

Doucette is working as a loss-prevention specialist at Walmart in Auburn. He has also worked part time for about a year for Jay Police Department.

He has high recommendations and a good background check, Peck added.

abryant@sunjournal.com

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