Greenville selectmen move reserve officer into full-time police position

Greenville Police Chief Jeff Pomerleau (left) welcomed Matthew St. Laurent of Abbot Wednesday night as his department's second in command. Selectmen on Wednesday voted to hire St. Laurent as the department's second full-time officer. St. Laurent, who has served the town as a reserve officer, will start his new job on April 20.
Diana Bowley
Greenville Police Chief Jeff Pomerleau (left) welcomed Matthew St. Laurent of Abbot Wednesday night as his department's second in command. Selectmen on Wednesday voted to hire St. Laurent as the department's second full-time officer. St. Laurent, who has served the town as a reserve officer, will start his new job on April 20.
Posted April 07, 2011, at 2:53 p.m.

GREENVILLE, Maine — An Abbot man who has an extensive background as a firefighter was hired Wednesday as the Greenville Police Department’s second in command.

One of three applicants interviewed for the position, Matthew St. Laurent, 44, was confirmed Wednesday during a selectmen’s meeting.

‘’I enjoy public safety and serving the public,’’ St. Laurent, who attended the meeting, said of his new job.

A reserve officer in Greenville since July 2010, St. Laurent works for Moosehead Cedar Log Homes in Greenville. He will assume his full-time duties with the town on April 20 at a starting salary of $38,000. His salary will be reviewed after he graduates from the Maine Criminal Justice Academy in January 2012.

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