Sheriff Kevin J. Joyce is a 27-year veteran of the Cumberland County Sheriff 's Office. He has spent his entire law enforcement career, which began in September 1986, with the Cumberland County Sheriff 's Office. In September 1990, he was promoted to Corporal, and once that position was reclassified in 1998, he assumed the position of Sergeant. In February 2001, Sheriff Joyce was promoted to Captain of the Criminal Investigation Division. December of the same year he transferred to the Captain of the Patrol Division. In 2003, Sheriff Mark Dion appointed him his Chief Deputy, the position he held until being elected the 50th Sheriff of Cumberland County in November of 2010.
Sheriff Joyce's education includes graduation from the Maine Criminal Justice Academy in 1987; Associates Degree in Law Enforcement through Southern Maine Technical College; a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration; and a Master of Science in Business Administration through Husson College of Bangor/South Portland. As well, he was selected to attend the FBI National Academy in Quantico,Virginia during the summer of 2004 where he became a graduate of the 218th session.
Sheriff Joyce has received many commendations and leadership awards during his career. Including the distinguished Presidential Valor Award, presented by the Maine Sheriff 's Association in 1995.