BANGOR, Maine — A longtime Bangor police officer has been promoted to the role of deputy chief, according to Sgt. Paul Edwards.
Brad Johnston, who joined the Bangor force in 1997, will begin his new role on July 29, Edwards announced Thursday.
After working for four years as a patrol officer, Johnston took an assignment with the Maine Drug Enforcement Agency in 2001, working as a special agent in the Bangor office. He was promoted to sergeant in 2007 and assigned to the evening patrol crew, according to Edwards.
Before joining Bangor police, Johnston worked for the Veazie Police Department and the Penobscot County Sheriff’s Office, Edwards said.
A Greenbush native, Johnston is also assigned to Bangor police’s bomb squad as a certified bomb technician.
Police Chief Mark Hathaway said Johnston will excel in his new role.
“Brad possesses the skills, knowledge and personality necessary to be very successful in this position,” Hathaway said. “Brad is community oriented, approachable and well respected by those he will manage.”