Guest panelists discuss 21st-century law enforcement in Maine

On Tuesday, October 29, the Department of Sociology & Criminal Justice at Saint Joseph’s College will host a panel discussion, “Challenges for 21st-Century Law Enforcement: Perspectives from Local Leaders,” at 7 p.m. in the Viola George Auditorium, Harold Alfond Hall.

Leaders from southern Maine’s most prominent law enforcement agencies will explore the issues facing the communities they serve and the organizations they oversee. They will share their experiences on topics such as budgets and spending allocation, leadership, community policing, diversity and advances in technology. The discussion will end with a Q & A session.

Panel participants include: Chief Edward Googins of the South Portland Police Department; Sheriff Kevin Joyce of the Cumberland County Sheriff’s Office; Chief Michael Pardue of the Westbrook Department of Public Safety; and Chief Michael Sauschuck of the Portland Police Department.

The event is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Dr. Dale Brooker, chair of the college’s Department of Sociology & Criminal Justice, at 207-893-7927 or

October 17, 2013
Contact: David Svenson at 207-893-7723 ·