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South Portland Police Lieutenant Will Become Portland's New Police Chief

City of South Portland

The city of Portland is getting a new police chief, and he comes from right next door. 

In a press release, the city announced that South Portland Police Lieutenant Frank Clark will take control of Maine’s largest municipal force in September, ending a search that began late last year after Chief Michael Sauschuck was chosen to serve as public safety commissioner.

Clark has been with the South Portland Police Department since 1988 and has served in a number of capacities. He was Acting Police Chief in 2014.

As Portland’s Police Chief, Clark will earn just under $130,000 a year.

Ed is a Maine native who spent his early childhood in Livermore Falls before moving to Farmington. He graduated from Mount Blue High School in 1970 before going to the University of Maine at Orono where he received his BA in speech in 1974 with a broadcast concentration. It was during that time that he first became involved with public broadcasting. He served as an intern for what was then called MPBN TV and also did volunteer work for MPBN Radio.