Troy Dow, right, has been promoted to Lieutenant of Division II of the Maine Marine Patrol, which runs from Stockton Springs to the Canadian border. He succeeds Jay Carroll, left, who was recently promoted to Colonel. PHOTO COURTESY OF DMR

Dow promoted to Lieutenant

LAMOINE — Troy Dow, who has served as a Marine Patrol Sergeant in Downeast Maine for nine years, has been promoted to Lieutenant of Division II, which runs from Stockton Springs to the Canadian border.

Lt. Dow takes over for Jay Carroll who was recently promoted to colonel.

Dow began serving as a Marine Patrol Officer in Machiasport in 1996 after graduating from Unity College with a degree in Environmental Studies, and the Maine Criminal Justice Academy’s Basic Law Enforcement Training Program. He remained there for four and a half years until being promoted to Boat Specialist in 2001, when he relocated to the Mount Desert Island patrol.

As specialist, Dow operated the Patrol Vessels Guardian and Dirigo II for nine years.

In 2010, he was promoted to sergeant in Section 4, which stretches from Stockton Springs to Lamoine, where he has remained since.

Lt. Dow has received the Governor’s Teamwork Award in 2000, the Maine Lobstermen’s Association Officer of the Year in 2006, and DMR Manager of the Year Award in 2016.

In 2015, Lieutenant Dow completed the National Conservation Law Enforcement Leadership Academy, a national training program designed to prepare conservation law enforcement professionals for the challenges of leadership.

“Lieutenant Dow has shown tremendous initiative and leadership throughout his career,” said Colonel Carroll. “He is well respected within our coastal and fishing communities and among the Marine Patrol personnel. I am confident that he will maintain the high professional standards and commitment to positive relations our Downeast communities have come to expect from Marine Patrol.”

“I look forward to serving as Lieutenant and building on the strong relationships Marine Patrol has with fishermen and community members,” said Lt. Dow.

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