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Sheriff



Sheriff Shawn D. Gillen began his career with the Sheriff’s Office in 1995. He started as an officer in the jail, worked as a transport deputy and later a patrol deputy before being assigned to the state drug enforcement unit in 2001, where he remained for more than twelve years. Shawn was promoted there and supervised field operations his final seven years, also serving on the state’s drug lab enforcement team. Shawn left the drug unit in January of 2015, when then Sheriff Darrell Crandall appointed him Chief Deputy Sheriff. Shawn was elected Sheriff in November 2018. Shawn lives with his wife Amy in Blaine. They have three children.

Chief Deputy

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Aroostook Sheriff's Office
25 School Street
Houlton, Maine 04730
(207) 532-3471