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Aroostook County

Sheriff Peter Johnson


Aroostook County Sheriff’s Office. He remained in that position until September of 2023 when he became the Sheriff of Aroostook County. Peter is a life-long resident of Aroostook County.

Peter is a life-long resident of Aroostook County. He grew up in Crouseville and graduated from the Washburn District High School in 1992. Peter continued his education at the University of Maine at Presque Isle, earning an Associate Degree in Criminal Justice and a Bachelor of Science in Behavioral Science. Some of Sheriff Johnson's priorities are to maintain, and continuously improve the high level of modern community policing services being carried out in all rural and unorganized areas of Aroostook County. Maintaining a close working relationship with those organizations providing advocacy and treatment options for mental health and substance use disorders.

Sheriff Peter Johnson is a 15-year veteran of law enforcement, beginning his career in 2008. Peter came to the law enforcement profession with ten years of experience in the social services field. In 2008 Peter started work with the Presque Isle Police Department as a Patrol Officer. He went on to join the Maine Drug Enforcement Agency in 2012 as a Special Agent. In January 2014, Peter starting patrolling Northern Aroostook County for the Aroostook County Sheriff’s Office. He was promoted to the position of Domestic Violence Detective for the Aroostook County Sheriff’s Office in 2015. During this same time Peter was appointed by the Maine Attorney General as a Detective for Domestic Violence Investigations. In 2018 he was tapped to be the Supervisory Special Agent at the Maine Drug Enforcement Agency, overseeing all day-to-day operations of the Aroostook County Task Force. During the latter part of 2022, Peter was asked to assume the role of Patrol Commander for the

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