DEXTER - The Dexter Town Council & Town Manager, after receiving 18 resumes from all over the country, is pleased to announce Dexter resident Arthur R. Roy is Dexter's new Police Chief.
Roy brings with him over 30 years of law enforcement experience and will be only the 3rd Police Chief in Dexter's history. In a 50 +/- history, Chief Harold Knox was Dexter's first Chief for many years, followed by recently retired Chief David Clukey who was on the force for 40 years and Chief for 25.
Town Manager Bob Simpson said Monday morning, "We, the Town Council & myself, interviewed exceptional candidates and it was a difficult decision to choose among them." Five of those interviewed were current officers from the Dexter Police Department with the remainder coming from all over Maine. Other resumes sent were from California, Tennessee, Florida...
Mr. Roy will be starting full-time officially the middle of April. Being March/April, Mr. Roy is facing "Budget Time" for the upcoming year, so he will be getting his feet wet before his actual start date.
The new Chief's background and experience in Law Enforcement, Personnel Management, Training Management, Public Relations, and Budget Management was a deciding factor for the Town Council. Roy is currently Training Coordinator at Bangor International Airport for the Department of Homeland Security. Before that, Roy was Operations Manager for the Medical Examiners Office in Palm Beach Florida, Chief of Security for the Palm Beach Biltmore Condominium Association and Retired Lieutenant from the Maine State Police after 22 years.
Arthur Roy has a B.S. Degree in Public Administration, a A.S. Degree in Criminal Justice, Business Management and Legal Technology all with Highest Distinction Honors.
Mr. Roy states, "My philosophy of management is that of team building in order to create a positive work environment that will reflect on the work product of the employees toward the public, which we serve."
Mr. Roy and his wife Nancy, reside in a new home they recently built in Dexter.
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