Matt Wyman Promoted to Sergeant in Marine Patrol Section Three

Rockland - Matt Wyman has been promoted to Sergeant of the Maine Marine Patrol's Section 3, which includes the stretch of coast from Waldoboro to Belfast.

Wyman has served in acting capacity as sergeant in Section 3 for the past five months.

Sergeant Wyman graduated from the Maine Criminal Justice Academy in 2006 and began his career with Marine Patrol that year as an Officer in the Vinalhaven/North Haven patrol. He transferred to the St. George Patrol in 2009 and back to the Vinalhaven/North Haven patrol in 2010 where he served until his promotion. In 2019, Wyman began serving as back up Captain on the Patrol Vessel Guardian III.

Wyman was recognized by the US Coast Guard for his participation in the Marine Patrols search for the crew of the fishing vessel No Limits, which sank offshore during the winter of 2014 resulting in the death of two crew members.

Wyman was also honored with the 2017 Northeast Conservation Law Enforcement Chiefs Award (NECLECA), which recognizes a law enforcement official for professional excellence. Wyman earned the award for his tireless work investigating resource violations and for his consistently high level of professionalism.

Sergeant Wyman holds a US Coast Guard 50-ton Captains License. He is a member of the Maritime Security Team and Whale Disentanglement Team. He has completed numerous training programs during his career, including wilderness first aid, air boat operations, drug identification and street investigations, as well as grant writing and the Reid Technique of Interviewing and Interrogation.

"Sergeant Wyman has a strong record of outstanding work during his career," said Marine Patrol Major Rob Beal. "His commitment to exceptional work as an Officer and boat captain combined with his continual pursuit of professional development establish him as a strong leader for Marine Patrols busy Section 3."