Following an “extensive search and review process,” Portland City Manager Danielle West has selected Mark Dubois to be the city’s next permanent Police Chief, the city announced in a press release Friday.
The City Council will vote on the appointment of Dubois during its Monday, June 26 meeting.
If appointed, Dubois will start his service on July 31, 2023, and earn an annual salary of $165,000.
This news comes just a day after the city announced the appointment of a new Interim Chief to replace the retiring Portland Police Department Interim Chief F. Heath Gorham, who will leave the position at the end of June.
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Dubois currently serves as the chief of police in Braintree, Massachusetts, a position he has held since 2019, after previously serving as chief in Maynard, Massachusetts for seven years.
“I’m excited to have Mark join the Portland Police Department and our City leadership team,” said City Manager Danielle West. “Mark has demonstrated a commitment to instilling trust, spurring collaboration, and communicating and working with diverse communities.”
“He has a deep understanding of the law and a passion for contributing to the advancement of his profession. I’d like to thank the City staff and community leaders who provided me with invaluable feedback during my decision making process,” West said.
Dubois holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice from Westfield State College and a Juris Doctor degree from the New England Law School.
He is a reservist in the military and serves as a Judge Advocate with the rank of Lieutenant Colonel.