The citizens of Pittsfield are requesting that Chief Pete Bickmore resign or be removed.

The citizens of Pittsfield are requesting that Chief Pete Bickmore resign or be removed.

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LInda Dunphy started this petition to Pittsfield Maine Town Manager Kathryn Ruth and

      We the citizens of Pittsfield are requesting that Chief Pete Bickmore resign or be removed from his position as police Chief in the town of Pittsfield, ME.
      On April 4th, 2020 Bangor Daily News published an article making it public knowledge that the Pittsfield police department officers took a vote of no confidence against Police Chief Pete Bickmore. The article also states that the union cited 16 examples of inappropriate conduct and performance since he was hired as chief in 2017. Since the release of the article in April, the town of Pittsfield has taken no action in regards to this vote. Neither the Pittsfield officers nor the union have had their concerns recognized or addressed by the town council of Pittsfield. Following this vote of no confidence, Chief Bickmore has since begun acts of retaliation towards the officers.
      Chief Bickmore has a history of abusing his position and violating rules set forth by the department he serves. On December 6, 2016 an article was released that states while still in his probationary period as chief for Ellsworth he was reprimanded for violating city policy and ethics. Following this release Chief Bickmore resigned from his position. This establishes a clear history of abusing power and abuse of the officers whom serve under his command.
      Given these facts the people of Pittsfield have no other option than to demand that Police Chief Bickmore resign or be removed from his position.

  • Why is he Using his influence at town meetings to get budget increases, including his own pay.
  • Why is it that he can harass a young women at the station cleaning, following her around?
  • Why was he having the secretary driving police cruisers?  Why is she still even after he has been spoken to about it?
  • Why is he pulling his weapon out in a public setting?
  • Most importantly why is this getting swept under the rug?

https://bangordailynews.com/2020/04/04/news/waterville/pittsfield-police-take-vote-of-no-confidence-in-their-chief/?utm_medium=Social&utm_source=Facebook#Echobox=1586003103

https://www.documentcloud.org/documents/6823577-Pittsfield-PD-Complaint.html#document/p6

https://bangordailynews.com/2016/12/06/news/hancock/ellsworth-reprimands-new-police-chief/?amp=1

https://bangordailynews.com/2016/12/30/news/hancock/ellsworth-police-chief-abruptly-resigns/

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