Lt. Janine Roberts is a 28-year veteran of the Portland Police Department with 12 years experience as a lieutenant, graduating from the F.B.I. National Academy in March 2010. Janine is born and raised in Portland and has seen a lot of changes in the city throughout the years. As a Portland Police Officer, Janine has served her community in several roles throughout her career which uniquely qualifies her for the role as the Community Services Section's Commander.
In her off-duty time, Janine stays active in the community by volunteering
for charities and other worthy causes, many of which she is still active with.
Some of these include volunteering for veterans groups, leading the Department’s
Color Guard in the City’s parades each year, the Maine Police Emerald Society,
the Muscular Dystrophy Association, the Make-A-Wish Foundation, the Ronald
McDonald House, Camp P.O.S.T.C.A.R.D., Wreaths Across America, the Police Unity
Tour, and a member of the Advisory Board for Central Maine Community College’s
Law Enforcement program.
Lt. Roberts’ outgoing personality and interest in people, makes her a natural fit for the Community Services Section. She is often quoted to say, “I don’t know everyone…yet. But I’m working on it.” As you get to know her, you’ll find that she is realistic, straight forward, has a sense of humor, and makes a habit of following through with commitments.