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FRYEBURG, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- The Fryeburg Police Department appointed a new acting police chief on April 17.

Detective Sgt. Joshua Potvin is an 18-year veteran of law enforcement. He has served as a patrol sergeant for the Cumberland County Sheriff's Office, a team leader on the emergency scuba diving team, and has managed police personnel and specialized units for several years, among many other managerial positions.

He also worked for the U.S. Dept. of State, conducting diplomatic security and explosive K-9 training at the U.S. Embassy in Kabul, Afghanistan.

After his overseas deployment, Potvin returned to the U.S. and began serving as a reserve officer for the Fryeburg Police Department in January 2013. Potvin was promoted to Detective Sergeant in Oct. 2013.

Potvin is working toward finishing his Bachelors of Applied Science Degree in Criminal Justice. He obtained his emergency medical technician license in 1994 from the State of Maine Fire Academy.

Potvin has three children and lives with his wife in Harrison, Maine.

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