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Cumberland County

Sheriff Kevin Joyce


Sheriff Joyce holds an associate degree in law enforcement through Southern Maine Technical College; a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and a 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.

In 2019, Sheriff Joyce was appointed to the Board of Commissioners for the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA), representing the National Sheriffs’ Association. Sheriff Joyce is a past President of the Maine Sheriffs’ Association. Sheriff Joyce is a past-President of the Maine Sheriffs’ Association and was recently elected to the Board of Directors for the National Sheriffs’ Association.

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 Kevin Joyce is a thirty-seven-year veteran of 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 and rose through the ranks at the Cumberland County Sheriff’s Office. Sheriff Joyce was elected as Sheriff of Cumberland County in November of 2010.

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.


One Team. One Mission.

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