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  • New Portland police chief ready to continue department's evolution

    PORTLAND — City councilors unanimously confirmed the new police chief Monday evening. “This is truly an honor and a privilege to be standing here as the 19th police chief of Portland,” Michael Sauschuck said as he addressed the councilors just before they voted. Sa...

  • Acting chief gets top Portland police post

    PORTLAND — The five-month search for a new police chief ended Tuesday when City Manager Mark Rees announced acting Chief Michael Sauschuck will head the department in a permanent capacity. The appointment must be confirmed by the City Council at its Feb. 6 meeting. Sauschuck w...

  • Craig takes reins at Portland Police Department

    PORTLAND — New Police Chief James Craig said he wants to do a lot quickly, both within the Police Department and in the community. On his first day as the city's top cop, though, Craig's goal Monday was to meet as many of his officers and staff as possible, aware it may take a whi...

  • There's a new chief in town

    Portland's new chief of police, James Craig, is joined in the State of Maine Room at City Hall by his wife Mary, left, daughter Erica and mother Eleanor, Friday morning after being sworn in. Craig, a 28-year veteran of the Los Angeles Police Department, who most recently was commanding officer of LA...

  • Craig to be sworn in as Portland top cop

    PORTLAND — James Craig will be sworn in as the city's 18th police chief Friday, during a ceremony at City Hall. Craig was selected to become police chief in February by City Manager Joe Gray, and the City Council approved Gray's pick unanimously March 2. Craig is a 28-...

  • Los Angeles officer picked for police chief

    PORTLAND — City Manager Joe Gray announced Tuesday that a Los Angeles police captain is his choice to be Portland's next police chief.