University of Maine at Augusta Director of the Maine Community Policing Institute and Lecturer of Justice Studies appointed through 2022
AUGUSTA – Noel C. March, Director of the Maine Community Policing Institute and Lecturer of Justice Studies at the University of Maine at Augusta (UMA), has been appointed to the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) Board of Directors. As part of his duties as Director of Maine Community Policing Institute, March is also duly sworn as a certified Chief of Police.
IACP is “committed to advancing safer communities through thoughtful, progressive police leadership.” The organization has over 30,000 members in more than 160 countries. As a member of the Board of Directors, March will play a significant role in the organization’s leadership.
In December 2010, Chief March was appointed as the 39th United States Marshal for the District of Maine by President Barack Obama and served in that capacity for eight years. He was a founding director of the UMA’s Regional Community Policing Institute when established in 1998, an institute that he is currently reinstating after a period of inactivity as the Maine Community Policing Institute, and has held the ranks of Patrol Officer, Drug Unit Supervisor, Chief Deputy Sheriff and Chief of Police.
Chief March has traveled internationally as a presenter and consultant, and his work has been featured in Police Chief magazine, FBI National Academy Associates magazine, University Business magazine, Campus Law Enforcement Journal magazine and Law Enforcement Trainer magazine.
“Noel March is an excellent choice for appointment to the International Association of Chiefs of Police,” said Rebecca Wyke, UMA President. “His stellar career within the State of Maine and nationally, and his extensive law enforcement knowledge, will be of value to the organization.”
“I am honored to receive this appointment to the Board of Directors and look forward to taking part in the important work of the IACP,” said Chief March.
UMA transforms the lives of students of every age and background across the State of Maine and beyond through access to high-quality distance and on-site education, excellence in student support, civic engagement, and professional and liberal arts programs. Learn more about UMA’s Justice Studies program.
“IACP, as the world’s largest and most influential professional association for police leaders, is committed to advancing the safety of communities worldwide.”