Officer John Stanley and his new partner, Agent, a Labrador retriever. ELLSWORTH POLICE DEPARTMENT PHOTO

Capt. Troy Bires named deputy police chief



Other personnel changes announced

ELLSWORTH — City Manager Glenn Moshier, who also acts as police chief, announced the promotion of Capt. Troy Bires to deputy police chief on the Ellsworth Police Department Facebook page April 22, along with several other promotions, reassignments and hires. The restructuring follows Moshier accepting the city manager position in January.

“We have had some movement in the ranks,” Moshier said, naming Sgt. Shawn Willey’s promotion to captain, Officer John Stanley as the department’s K-9 handler and Officer Robert Angelo’s promotion to corporal and night-shift supervisor. In addition, Cpl. Shawn Merchant is the new school resource officer. Recent hires include Angelo and officers James Hassard, McKay McLean and Zackery Kline. In addition, “Agent,” an 11-month-old Labrador retriever, has joined the department as its new canine officer.

“We are excited about the advancements, changes, new officers and the experience and skills each and every one of them bring to the department,” Moshier said, thanking the community for its support.

Anne Berleant

Anne Berleant

Reporter at The Ellsworth American
News Reporter Anne Berleant covers news and features in Ellsworth, Mariaville, Otis, Amherst, Aurora, Great Pond and Osborn. When not reporting, find her hiking local trails, reading or watching professional tennis. Email her at [email protected]

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