Presque Isle Police Division is bucking the statewide staffing development

PRESQUE ISLE, Maine — The Presque Isle Police Division is absolutely staffed for the primary time in about 5 years, in line with town’s police chief.

The town enrolled its police division within the Maine Public Staff Retirement System in 2021, and since then has been efficiently retaining present employees and attracting certified candidates to vacancies.

There are 19 sworn law enforcement officials within the division on the brand new plan. Police Chief Laurie Kelly, the deputy chief and 4 dispatchers have entry to the identical retirement program because the officers, which is the one police division within the state that’s structured this manner, in line with Kelly.