New Portland Officer to be sworn in

1/13/2011 - Cape Elizabeth Local Joins Portland Police Department Tomorrow

Christopher Kelley takes oath to protect and serve the city

PORTLAND, Maine – Tomorrow, Christopher Kelley will be sworn-in becoming the 123rd police officer on the roster with the Portland Police Department. A Cape Elizabeth native, Kelley graduated from Salve Regina University with a Bachelor’s degree in Administration of Justice. Upon returning to Maine, Kelley worked as a security officer at the Portland Museum of Art and a corrections officer with the Cumberland County Sheriff’s Department. Next week, Kelley will head to Vassalboro to attend the Maine Criminal Justice Academy.

“The decision to become a police officer is one of the best decisions I have made in my life and I am congratulate and welcome Chris to the Portland Police Department,” stated Chief Craig. “You are set to travel along a path that will not only change your life but the lives of those you have sworn to protect.”

When: Friday, January 14, 2011

9:00 AM

Where: Police Auditorium, Portland Police Station

109 Middle Street, Portland