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Governor Janet Mills has announced that she will nominate Major William “Bill” Ross, a more than 24-year veteran of law enforcement, to serve as the next Colonel of the Maine State Police. Ross currently serves as Operations Major for the Maine State Police.

Major William Ross said:

I am humbled to be nominated as the next Colonel of the Maine State Police. To be given the opportunity to lead the largest police agency in Maine and work with so many great people is a true honor. There are many challenges that lay ahead for our agency and the law enforcement profession, and I look forward to working with our law enforcement partners, legislators, and the communities we serve to keep Maine a safe place to live, work and visit.

From Governor Janet Mills:

Major Ross is a dedicated law enforcement professional who exemplifies the Maine State Police’s values of integrity, fairness, compassion, and excellence. His decades of experience, from his years as a patrol officer to his years on command staff, position him well to become the next Colonel and to lead the Maine State Police into the future as they protect and serve the people of Maine.

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