BANGOR – For the first time in more than twenty years, Penobscot County hosted the Maine Sheriffs’ Association Conference.
The two day conference welcomes sheriffs, officers, and county officials from across Maine and across the country.
The conference featured vendors, who helped to finance the event, and guest speakers like Maine’s Attorney General Aaron Frey.
It’s also a chance for law enforcement to take classes on issues like mental illness in jails, and to connect with each other.
Penobscot County Sheriff Troy Morton said this leads to, “a lot of networking throughout our state to talk about challenges that we all face. How can we work closer together? What can we learn from each other?”
The conference was scheduled to wrap up Thursday night with an awards ceremony. Awards include “corrections officer of the year” and “deputy officer of the year”, among others.