Sheriff Kevin J. Joyce - Biography

Sheriff Kevin Joyce has worked over thirty-five years for the Cumberland County Sheriff’s Office and is currently the 50th Sheriff of Cumberland County.

Sheriff Joyce began his career in Law Enforcement in September 1986 with the Cumberland County Sheriff’s Office and graduated from the Municipal/Basic Police School at the Maine Criminal Justice Academy in June 1987. Additionally, Sheriff Joyce is a graduate of the 218th session of the FBI National Academy, the 72nd session of the FBI Law Enforcement Executive Development Seminar, and the 102nd session of the National Sheriffs' Institute.

In September 1990, Sheriff Joyce was promoted to Corporal.  In 1998, the position of Corporal was reclassified into the position of Sergeant. In February 2001, Sheriff Joyce was promoted to Captain of the Criminal Investigation Division and in December 2001 transferred to the Captain of the Patrol Division. Sheriff Joyce was appointed Chief Deputy in 2003, by Sheriff Mark N. Dion.

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Sheriff Joyce was selected to attend the FBI National Academy Executive Leadership training in Quantico, Virginia during the summer of 2004 and graduated from the 218th session. Sheriff Joyce is a Past President of the New England Chapter of FBI National Academy Associates, which is comprised of FBI National Academy Alumni from the states of Maine, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Vermont and Rhode Island.

Sheriff Joyce was elected as Sheriff of Cumberland County in November of 2010.

Sheriff Joyce holds an Associate’s Degree in Law Enforcement through Southern Maine Technical College; a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and  Master of Science in Business Administration through Husson College of Bangor/South Portland. Sheriff Joyce is also a graduate of the National Sheriff’s Institute and the FBI Law Enforcement Executive Leadership Program.

Sheriff Joyce was the recipient of the Presidential Valor Award, presented by the Maine Sheriff’s Association in 1995 and has received many commendations and leadership awards during his career.

Sheriff Joyce is a member of the Maine Sheriff’s’ Association, a member of the Executive Board of the FBI National Academy Associates – New England Chapter and a member of the Constitution and Bylaws Committee of the National Sheriffs’ Association.