Executive Protection Unit Supervisor Scott Ireland Promoted to Lieutenant

August 10, 2012

For Immediate Release: Friday, August 10, 2012
Contact: Adrienne Bennett (207) 287-2531

AUGUSTA – Sergeant Scott Ireland, the Daily Supervisor of the Maine Stat Police Executive Protection Unit (EPU), which is charged with protecting the Governor and the First Family, has been promoted to the rank of Lieutenant. Lt. Ireland will be leaving his current position to oversee the Maine State Police Gaming and Weapon and Liquor Licensing Divisions. Although Lt. Ireland will not be directly involved in the day-to-day activities of the EPU, he will still oversee the unit’s administrative responsibilities.

“Like all the officers in the EPU, Lt. Ireland is both a great protector and friend. He will be sorely missed by all of us,” said Governor LePage.

Lt. Ireland began his career with Field Troop C, stationed in Skowhegan. He was with the unit for 7 years before being promoted to Detective and joining the EPU during the King Administration. Ireland has been assigned to the EPU for the last 11 years, during which time he earned the rank of Sergeant and the position of EPU Supervisor. Lt. Ireland has worked a total of 18 years for the Maine State Police.

“It has been an honor and a privilege to serve as a member of the Executive Protection Unit for Governor LePage and the First Family,” said Lt. Ireland. “I am excited about my new assignment, but will certainly miss my friends that I have made here. My sincerest thanks goes out to the entire LePage Administration.”

The Maine State Police expects to fill Lt. Ireland’s former position within a month. Until that time, Detective Angela Kooistra will be fulfilling Lt. Ireland’s duties as Acting Daily Supervisor.

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