AUGUSTA — The Chief of the Maine State Police has announced his plans to retire.

Col. Patrick Fleming will retire on May 1, ending his 27-year career with the State Police, Maine State Police Spokesman Steve McCausland announced Monday.

Fleming has been the State Police chief for the past four years. 

Fleming joined the State Police in 1984 and patrolled in Troop C based in Skowhegan. 

Fleming was promoted to detective and assigned to the Executive Protection Unit (EPU) in 1993 protecting Governor McKernan. 

Fleming remained in that role during the King and Baldacci administrations, being promoted to sergeant in 2000. 

Fleming was later promoted to lieutenant in charge of the State Police licensing division and was elevated to Colonel in 2007.


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