Kevin has been with the Old Orchard Beach Police Department since May of 1989, starting as a reserve officer. He has a college background in Criminology and is a graduate of the 79th MCBPS. Kevin is a Field Training Officer, member of the department's Honor Guard, Tactical Baton Instructor, MARC Instructor and EVOC Instructor.
He currently holds the rank of Sergeant and oversees the department's K-9 unit. He has served as the President of the Old Orchard Beach Police Patrolman's Association as well as being a founder and President of the Maine Police Emerald Society. Kevin has served as the MAP Southern Vice President since 2003 until his election as MAP President in April of this year.
Chris has been a member of the South Portland Police Department since 2000; after spending nearly 3 years as a Corrections Officer with CCSO. He is a 1997 graduate of the SMCC Criminal Justice Program, and a graduate of the 94th MCBPS.
During his time at SPPD, he spent 7 years as a member of the SWAT team, is an FTO, and MARC instructor.
Chris is currently the Sergeant overseeing the Detective Bureau, and has served as a representative from the South Portland Police Command Association.
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Shane came to Maine in 2004 and obtained his bachelor's degree from the University of Southern Maine. He started his career with the South Portland Police Department in August of 2009 and became a K-9 handler in 2014. He has been involved in union leadership for a large portion of his law enforcement career and he is currently the President of the South Portland Patrolman’s Association. In 2020 he assisted Executive Director Paul Gaspar with increasing the line of duty death benefit from $50,000 to $100,000 by testifying in front of the Maine Legislature.
MAP welcomes Gino Bianchini as our newest board member and 3rd Vice President. Elected by the membership to fill the vacancy left by former VP Larry Morrill, Gino is President of the Freeport local and a detective with the FPD.
Steve began his 25+ year law enforcement career in 1991, as a Summer Reserve Officer and since then, he has served in a variety of operational, investigative, and supervisory positions. In 2003, Stephen was promoted to a supervisory position within the Wells Police Department. He has twice served as Acting Sergeant as well as Supervisory Special Agent with the Maine Drug Enforcement Agency.
Since 2013, he has been with the Kennebunk Police Department and currently serves as a Detective. He holds an Intermediate Certificate with the Maine Criminal Justice Academy, is a graduate of the FBI Law Enforcement Executive Development Institute, and the University of Massachusetts, earning a Bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice and Psychology. Steve is the President of the York County Detective’s working group as well as the President of his local unit.
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Jason Burke began his law enforcement career in 1998 as a dispatcher for the Gorham Police Department then for the Windham Police Department from 2000 to 2002. His first patrol assignment was for the University of Southern Maine Police Department where he worked the Gorham and Portland campus' for two and a half years. In 2005 he was hired by the Windham Police Department as a patrol officer; recently being promoted to Sergeant and has worked there since. In addition to regular uniformed patrol responsibilities he also serves as one of the department's crash reconstructionists.
Paul Gaspar was selected by the Maine Association of Police (MAP) as its first executive director in September of 2005. Originally from Cape Cod, he is an alumnus of Southern Maine Technical College, graduating in 1991 with an AAS in Law Enforcement Technology, and is a graduate of both the National Park Service Law Enforcement and Maine Criminal Justice Academies.
He began his law enforcement career in 1991 as a Law Enforcement Patrol Ranger with the U.S. National Park Service serving at Gateway National Recreation Area in New Jersey, Roosevelt/Vanderbilt National Historic Site and Fire Island National Seashore in New York.
In 1995, he moved to South Portland and was hired as a patrol officer with the Cape Elizabeth Police Department. He served as a patrolman and was then selected to be the department’s first Community Liaison Officer. He has also served as a DARE officer, crisis negotiator and specialized in crimes against the elderly. From 2000 to 2006 he served part time with the US Customs service which, after the September 11th attacks, became US Customs and Border Protection.
During this time, he has received recognition for his efforts as Officer of the Year for both Cape Elizabeth Police as well as MAP, MAP Community Service Award, Maine State Troopers Association Recognition, the Maine Attorney General’s Elder Service Officer of the Year Award. US Customs Lifesaving Award, US National Park Service Merit Award and the Southern Maine Technical College Pierre Harnois Award for Professionalism
During his time at Cape PD, he served not only as his local’s president, but also as the unit’s representative to the MAP full board of directors, and was elected in 2002 as MAP’s secretary treasurer on their Executive Board. He served in this capacity until becoming executive director.
Since that time, he has continued to be a staunch advocate for all law enforcement officers, both at the state and national level. An ardent advocate for the fair treatment and working conditions of MAP’s membership, he oversees all aspects of MAP’s operations as well as the large span of legal services provided to its membership.
In late 2020, he created and implemented the Sentinel Program, which drastically expanded the legal services to officers and their families in the wake of a large effort in anti-law enforcement efforts by the US Congress and the Maine Legislature.
Paul has also been recognized and engaged as a staunch proponent of law enforcement at the state and national legislative levels. His work has included drafting legislation, as well as supporting legislative efforts on topics such as Qualified Immunity, retirement security, health insurance, Officer Wellness and Safety, criminal law, as well as relaxing law enforcement fundraising/public solicitation laws in Maine to allow MAINE LEO's to do better in their communities and for each other.