The College of Maine’s police chief and prime safety official is leaving the position after greater than a decade within the place.
Roland LaCroix has been the chief of the College of Maine Police Division since 2010, when the longtime chief and public security director, Noel March, left the place to change into Maine’s U.S. marshal. LaCroix has been a member of the UMaine police drive for 14 years, beginning as a captain earlier than he was named interim chief in April 2010.
Whereas LaCroix is leaving the position, he’s switching to a different place on the College of Maine, college spokesperson Margaret Nagle stated. As soon as a brand new chief is chosen, LaCroix will tackle a brand new position because the on-campus coordinator of veterans’ affairs within the college’s Veterans Schooling and Transition Companies workplace, she stated.
The workplace connects pupil veterans with assets to assist their transition from fight to classroom.
LaCroix moved to Maine to take a job as a captain within the UMaine police division in 2008 and is a profession regulation enforcement officer.
Earlier than transferring in 2008, he labored for the Orange County Sheriff’s Workplace in Florida for 26 years. When he left, he was a commander for the sheriff’s workplace. Earlier than then, he was a Florida state trooper.
The college is looking for LaCroix’s substitute and can carry three finalists to the Orono campus within the coming weeks, Nagle stated.
The UMaine police division has 9 absolutely sworn cops, together with the police chief. Because the division is within the midst of a management change it’s also working to rent three full-time cops and one part-time officer, in addition to one full-time sergeant, Nagle stated.
As soon as these positions are stuffed, the campus police drive may have 13 sworn officers.