Police chief who united Bar Harbor and Mount Desert departments to retire this week

The Bar Harbor and Mount Desert police, who unified the departments after some turmoil, is retiring on the finish of this week.

After a 36-year profession in legislation enforcement that for the previous decade has included him serving within the unprecedented twin position for the 2 cities, James Willis is taking a non-public sector job as a public security advisor.

“I’m blissful. I’m unhappy. I’m afraid and I’m excited,” Willis, 57, stated Monday about his choice. “Friday is formally my final day in each cities.”