About Joe

Joseph Loughlin retired from the Portland Police Department, Maine in January of 2010 as the Assistant Chief of Police after  years of service. He has a total of 30 years of public service. Joe has the historic distinction of serving in every single sworn rank within the police department. He served as police spokesperson for many years and has extensive experience in media relations. He was the Lieutenant in charge of the Criminal Investigation Division for a number of years and often describes that as a career highlight.

He is a graduate of St. Joseph’s College, Standish, Maine with a B.A. in Liberal Arts. He also holds a Master’s degree in Adult Education/Human Resources development from the University of Southern Maine. He is a graduate of the FBI National Academy command training program in Quantico, Va. Joe is passionate about educating people about real police work and the emotional toll it takes on police officers, crime victims and families.

He has published several editorials and magazine articles on police work and is the author of Finding Amy, with Kate Clark Flora. It is a true story of a homicide in Portland, Maine. His next book “Shots Fired” will be out in the fall of 2017. Joe thoroughly enjoys his new life in semi-retirement and especially has fun making and producing Loughlin’s Irish Steak Sauces. He consults for 3SI Security Systems and  continues to write, enjoys travel and work on other innovative projects.