The National Troopers Coalition Picnic will be held on September 13, 2012 at Fort Williams, Cape Elizabeth, Maine.  There will also be a 4 hour sunset cruise the evening before the picnic for those arriving early.  More information on the flyers below.

2012 Picnic Information Flyer 

Casco Bay Sunset Cruise

Fellow Troopers,

This info will also be on our NEW website, www.mspphq.comclick on the MSTA patch to enter the site.

Here is a list of some of the best hotels we have in Portland and South Portland. Please don’t wait to the last minute to make reservations as you can see there are cutoff dates for these rooms.

The Portland hotels are in what we call the “Old Port” or downtown, while the South Portland hotel  is a 5-7 minute drive to the Old Port. The Old Port section of Portland will also be the center or starting point for most of the events .     The Maine Mall is directly across from the Wyndham hotel for families that may be accompanying Troopers to Maine but not attending the picnic.

The rates are set for September 12th and 13th, but can be extended for more dates if necessary. If you have any questions feel free to call or e-mail me. 207-671-5767 or /

VENDORS- The MSTA will NOT be charging a booth fee for vendors at this picnic. However, if you are a vendor from far away and you choose not to bring tables to display your merchandise,  we will be renting tables. Purchase of picnic tickets to enter the event will be mandatory. Please register your booth and table rentals with Rob Nichols at  by August 1st .

State vs. State Tug-o-War will be back this year after a very successful and fun time was had in Boston in 2010

Old Port Hotels- Downtown

Hampton Inn Portland Downtown-Waterfront 1-800-HAMPTON****mention the  Maine State Troopers Assoc when making reservations****

                $259 per night

                Cutoff date- 07/30/12

Holiday Inn By The Bay 207-775-2311****mention the  Maine State Troopers Assoc when making reservations****

                Block of 100 rooms         

                2 dbl beds $182 per night

                King bed $192 per night

                Executive room $202 per night

                Cutoff date 08/12/12


Portland Regency Hotel 207-774-4200***mention NTC Picnic*****

                $219 per night

                Cutoff date 07/28/12

Hilton Garden Inn 207-780-0780 ****mention NTC picnic****

                $199.00 for standard kings or double queen rooms and $229.00 for harbor view rooms per night

Clarion Hotel 207-553-9544****mention NTC*****

                $119 per night

                Cutoff date 07/28/12

Other Portland Hotels

Residence Inn Marriot 207-761-1660

Embassy Suites Portland   1-866-599-6674

La Quinta Inn & Suites Portland  1-866-599-6674

Inn At St John 1-866-599-6674

South Portland Hotel

Double Tree by Hilton (formerly the Wyndham) 207-756-6505

                $117 per night

                Cutoff date 08/15/12

Homewood Suites by Hilton 207-775-2700****mention NTC Picnic****

                $117 per night

                Cutoff 08/25/12

Holiday Inn Express 207-775-3900****mention Maine State Troopers***

                $117 per night

                Cutoff 07/12/12

Other South Portland Hotels

Hampton Inn Portland Airport  1-866-599-6674

Hilton Garden Inn Portland Airport 1-866-599-6674

Best Western Merry Manor Inn  1-866-599-6674

Courtyard by Marriott Portland Airport  1-866-599-6674

Super 8 South Portland 1-866-599-6674

Tpr. Douglas Cropper

Maine State Police- Troop A

502 Waterboro Rd.

Alfred, ME 04002

207-324-1150 (work)