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Sergeant Drew Castonguay grew up in Springfield, Massachusetts and after graduating high school, he joined the United States Navy. While in the Navy, Drew served as a Master at Arms, conducting law enforcement and harbor security operations for Portsmouth Naval Shipyard. After 4 years in the Navy, he left active duty to start a career with the Portland Police Department. He now works as a Field Training Officer on the overnight shift, is a member of the Honor Guard, and is a Defensive Tactics Instructor. Drew earned his associate’s degree in criminal justice in May of 2017 from Southern Maine Community College. Sergeant Castonguay recently served as a cadre at the Maine Criminal Justice Academy.
Officer Zach Grass grew up locally in Windham, Maine. He graduated from Southern Maine Community College with an associate’s degree in Criminal Justice. He joined the department in 2014 as an experienced correctional officer. Zach was temporarily assigned to the Old Port Summer Footbeat where he built relationships within the community, while walking the beat. He currently serves on C team, working overnights and enjoys spending his time off with his wife and sons.
Officer Jeremy Turner grew up in Portland and graduated from the University of Southern Maine with a degree in music. Prior to being hired as a police officer in 2016, Jeremy worked 3 years for the department as a 911 operator and dispatcher. Officer Turner is a Field Training Officer and currently works on the evening shift covering a Deering patrol beat. In his spare time Jeremy enjoys spending time with his family, coaching soccer, and singing in a jazz band.
Officer Sam Coyne grew up in Portland and graduated from the University of New Hampshire with a dual bachelors degree in political science and justice studies. Sam was hired by the Portland Police Department in January of 2019 and graduated from the 36th Basic Law Enforcement Training Program. He is also a member of the Field Force team and currently works on the evening shift covering the Bayside patrol beat. In his spare time Sam enjoys training his bulldog to skateboard and waiting for the winter months to go skiing.
Officer Justin Fritz grew up in New Jersey and graduated from Colorado State University with a degree in Recreation and Tourism and Spanish. After graduating, he moved to Breckenridge Colorado and began working in the hospitality industry. Officer Fritz decided to have a career change and worked for the Breckenridge Police Department as a Community Service Officer for 2 years. Wanting to get back to the east coast, he found himself in Maine and attended the 35th Basic Law Enforcement Training Program. Justin is currently working on B-Team in Deering. In his spare time he is usually surfing, fishing, skiing, or doing anything outdoors.
Officer Matt Burnell has served with the Portland Police Department since 2018. He grew up in Southern Maine, and after graduating high school, he joined the Marine Corps. While in the Marines, Officer Burnell served as an infantry assaultman, where he specialized in rockets and explosives. After 4 years of military service, he joined the Portland Police Department. Officer Burnell is a field training officer, a member of the special reaction team, a member of the recruitment team, and also works patrol on the overnight shift.
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