BANGOR, Maine — A longtime Bangor police officer has been promoted to the rank of sergeant, Bangor police Lt. Paul Edwards announced Wednesday.
Sgt. Kevin MacLaren, whose promotion took place on Tuesday, began his career with the Bangor Police Department in 1996, Edwards said.
“Sgt. MacLaren is a highly respected patrol officer who has spent the majority of the past several years patrolling the west side of Bangor,” Edwards said Wednesday in a news release.
“He is a field training officer, member of the Crisis Intervention Team and was one of original members of the department’s Special Enforcement Team,” Edwards said. “Kevin also was a member of the department’s motorcycle officers.”
A Bangor resident, MacLaren is a 1986 graduate of Hampden Academy. Soon after he graduated, he enlisted in the U.S. Air Force and served in the first Gulf War, Operation Desert Shield and Operation Desert Storm, Edwards said.
MacLaren returned to Maine in 1994 and worked as a dispatcher for the Old Town Police Department and as a patrol officer for the University Of Maine Police Department before he was hired by the Bangor Police Department.