Deputy John Knappe was promoted to detective and Deputy Roy Peary was promoted to sergeant.
|(Detective John Knappe)|
Knappe looks forward to conducting in-depth investigations for various scenes, including felony-level crimes.
|(Sgt. Roy Peary)|
As sergeant, he will support the other deputies on his crew, and arriving as backup to any major scenes.
“They’re outstanding employees. They’re dedicated to the agency and show a high level of professionalism and are responsive to the public,” said Chief Deputy Troy Morton.
Steven Saucier and Patty McLaughlin were hired as full-time patrol deputies.
Saucier worked for Searsport Police Department since 2002, and came on full time in 2004.
|(Deputy Steven Saucier)|
|(Deputy Patricia McLaughlin)|
“I’ve worked alongside [The Penobscot County Sheriff’s Office] for years. I was just looking to become part of the agency,” she said. She noted that the independence of the work and the opportunity for growth were part of the appeal.
“It’s a great group of people to work with,” she said. “I’ve always been a part of their extended family. Now I’ve been welcomed into the fold.”