Longtime Bangor police sergeant earns promotion to lieutenant

Posted Sept. 24, 2013, at 10:57 a.m.

BANGOR, Maine — A longtime Bangor police officer has been promoted from sergeant to lieutenant, Lt. Paul Edwards announced Tuesday.

Sgt. Bob Bishop, who has served in Bangor since September 1984, has been a sergeant since January 1992, according to Edwards.

Bishop’s promotion took effect on Sunday, Edwards said.

Bishop, an Orrington resident who has a criminal justice degree from the University of Maine, started his law enforcement career in Ellsworth in 1980.

He served in Ellsworth for four years before coming to Bangor in 1984.

Bishop was Bangor police’s training officer from 1988-92, and was also the primary firearm instructor for Bangor police and the Maine Criminal Justice Academy.

Bishop is also chairman of all firearm activity for Maine’s law enforcement community.