The Ellsworth Police Department announced a series of promotions and new hires on Thursday, April 22nd. Some of these are older such as Chief Mosier becoming City Manager, but some are new.

  • Chief Glenn Moshier has accepted the City of Ellsworth Managers position.  He will also remain the Police Chief overseeing the department’s budget, policies and acting as the public information officer.
  • Captain Troy Bires has been promoted to the rank of Deputy Chief and is overseeing the day-to-day operations of the department and other administrative duties.
  • Sargent Shawn Willey has been promoted to the rank of Captain and oversees the day-to-day operations of the patrol division and other administrative duties.
    Captain Willey’s partner since 2012, K9 Chase has official retired.  K9 Chase’s time with the department was very successful aiding in the seizure of narcotics, tracking down criminal suspects and locating missing and suicidal people.
  • Officer John Stanley has been selected as the next K9 Handler. Officer Stanley will be uniting with his new partner over the next few weeks.  Stay tuned for more details.
  • Corporal Shawn Merchant who has been a night shift supervisor has accepted the School Resource Officer assignment.  Corporal. Merchant has been working in the schools since joining the department with the DARE program and participates in Camp Postcard on a yearly basis.  He will begin his new assignment at the end of the month.
  • Officer Robert Angelo has been promoted to the rank of Corporal to replace Corporal Merchant as a night shift supervisor.  Corporal Angelo brings many years of supervisory experience with him from his former career at the Bangor Police Department.
  • Officer James Hassard has joined the department and works overnight patrol.  He is a seasoned officer that retired from Bangor Police Department, bringing a vast knowledge of law enforcement skills with him.
  • Officer McKay McLean has been hired by the department to fill a vacant patrol position and will be attending the police academy in August.
  • Zackery Kline thas been hired to fill a vacant patrol position.  Officer Kline is a certified Law Enforcement Officer from New York.  He is currently completing the departments Field Training Program and certification wavier process through the Maine Criminal Justice Academy.
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