The United States Attorney is the chief federal law enforcement officer within the federal judicial district of Maine which comprises the entire state. The office represents the United States and has responsibility for:
- The prosecution of criminal cases brought by the federal government.
- The prosecution and defense of civil cases in which the United States is a party.
- The collection of debts owed the federal government which are administratively uncollectible.
The U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Maine is located in Portland with a second office in Bangor.
To enforce the federal criminal laws of the United States, to represent the interests of the United States in civil litigation, and to ensure the public safety needs of the community through cooperative working relationships between state, local and federal law enforcement agencies and community partners in the District of Maine.
- Protect and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic.
- Ensure fair and impartial administration of justice for all, adhering to the highest ethical and professional standards.
- Enhance community safety by reducing crime and the fear of crime.
- Establish, maintain, and promote effective partnerships with local, state and federal law enforcement agencies and community partners.
- Protect the civil rights of all, and the rights of victims of crime and witnesses.