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Posted on: April 4, 2016

Cumberland County Communications Supervisor selected as Communications Officer of the Year


Cumberland County 9-1-1 Supervisor Melinda Dyer has been selected as the 2015 Communications Officer of the Year by the Maine Sheriff’s Association. The award was presented at the Maine Sheriffs Association banquet on March 24, 2016.

Dyer was nominated by Cumberland County Sheriff Kevin Joyce.

"The nomination was the result of Melinda's assistance to the Criminal Investigations Division recently in diligently researching the NICS system, which resulted in getting an individual who had severe mental health issues listed into the NICS system during a long holiday weekend,” Sheriff Joyce said. “Supervisor Dyer always promotes positive interaction between dispatchers and deputies in an efficient, effective and professional manner.”

Dyer has served as an emergency 9-1-1 officer and supervisor for Cumberland County for 10 years. Prior to her service with Cumberland County, Dyer served in the U.S. Marine Corp.

Cumberland County 9-1-1 Director Bill Holmes praised Dyer’s commitment to doing all she can to assist the Cumberland County public safety agencies and noted Dyer’s outstanding job as a 9-1-1- trainer and supervisor.

“We are very pleased that public safety agencies throughout the entire state recognize the level of professionalism that Melinda demonstrates on a daily basis,” Holmes said. “Melinda is a true professional and is very deserving of this award. We are proud to have her as a member of our leadership team.”

For more information, please contact Cumberland County Regional Communications Director Bill Holmes at 207-893-2810 or

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