New Maine State Police Chief

John Cote of China was sworn on Monday, June 4, 2018 as Chief of the Maine State Police. Cote, a 29 year veteran, has served as deputy chief for the past two years and is the former commanding officer for Troop F in Houlton. He spent the majority of his career in Aroostook County. He also served several years as a Detective-Sergeant investigating homicides.

Father pinning badge

He was sworn into office by Governor LePage in the Governor’s cabinet room in front of a roomful of family and co-workers. His badge was pinned on by his 82 year old father – Morris Cote of Houlton.

Maine State Police Internship Program

Due to the volume of applications we have decided to temporarily suspend the acceptance of NEW applications for candidates who are not currently MCJA certified (BLETP candidates). We WILL continue to accept applications from officers currently certified in Maine, as we anticipate hiring for the February 2019 Recruit Training Troop. An announcement will be made when we resume the acceptance of new applications for the BLETP.

Helpful Links

Maine Drug Enforcement Agency Annual Report 2017

Crime Statistics