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Governor LePage Swears in Public Safety Commissioner

January 27, 2011

Augusta, Maine – Governor Paul LePage today swore in John Morris as Commissioner of the Department of Public Safety.

Morris, who led Governor LePage’s election campaign as Chief of Staff, has a distinguished record of public safety service in the U.S. Navy and as a municipal Police Chief in Richmond and Waterville. Morris, of West Gardiner retired from the Navy in 1990 after 30 years of service. He served as police chief in Richmond from 1990-1994 before leading the Waterville police department until 2007.

“I have worked closely with John throughout my time as Mayor in Waterville and I know he will be an extremely effective Commissioner,” said Governor LePage. “I have a high regard of respect for John and I am confident he’ll bring the integrity and excellence to the department that has always been associated with it.”

Morris has a master’s degree in Management and a bachelor’s degree in National Security from the Naval Postgraduate School. Morris also holds a bachelor’s degree in Marine Transportation from Massachusetts Maritime Academy.

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