Matt Sinclair Promoted to Sergeant in Maine Marine Patrol's Section One

Augusta - Matt Sinclair, a nine-year veteran with the Maine Marine Patrol, has been promoted to Sergeant of Section One, which runs from Kittery to Yarmouth.

Sinclair has served in acting capacity as Sergeant in the Section since earlier this summer. Prior to his promotion he served as the Boat Specialist in Section Two which extends from Freeport to Bremen.

As Sergeant, Sinclair will supervise a Boat Specialist and four officers in the southern Maine section.

Sinclair is a member and instructor of the Maine State Police/Marine Patrol's Underwater Recovery Team. He is certified as a Public Safety Dive Trainer and an Emergency Response Dive Instructor.

Sinclair holds a US Coast Guard 100-Ton Master License and is a Registered Maine Tidewater Guide.

As a certified Field Instructor for Marine Patrol, Sinclair provides training to new officers. He is also certified by the National Association of State Boating Law Administrators (NASBLA) Boating Under the Influence enforcement and GPS Forensics, which involves recovering evidence from GPS devices and preparing it for courtroom presentation.

Sinclair is also a New England State Police Administrators certified dive supervisor and a certified Cadre leadership trainer for the Maine Criminal Justice Academy (MCJA), where he graduated in 2010.

"Were extremely fortunate to have someone with Sergeant Sinclairs advanced skills as a vessel operator, a dive professional, and as proven leader to serve as Sergeant in Section One," said Marine Patrol Colonel Jay Carroll.