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About the Author

Joseph Loughlin retired from the Portland, Maine Police Department in Jan 2010 as Assistant Chief of Police after 30 years of service. Loughlin has the historic distinction of serving in every single sworn rank within the police department. He served as police spokesperson for many years with extensive experience in media relations and was the Lieutenant in charge of the Criminal Investigation Division during the Amy St. Laurent homicide case.

Loughlin is a graduate of St.Joseph’s College, Standish, Maine with a B.A.in Liberal Arts and also holds a Masters 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.  and the Babson College Command Training Institute.

One of the founding members of the Peer Support Team and the Special Reaction Team Loughlin served as commander of that special unit. He has extensive experience in working with the community and also served as a Board member for the Center for Grieving Children in Portland Maine.  He is the recipient of numerous police awards and citations over the years to include the Distinguished Alumni Achievement award at USM 2007, Citizen of the year 2005 for the Portland Elks club and highlighted Alumni and commencement speaker for St. Josephs College 2007.

Loughlin is passionate about educating people about real police work and the emotional toll it takes on officers and victims. He has published several editorials and magazine articles on police work to include a stories in “True Blue” and American Police Beat Magazine. He currently assists other police and mystery writers in their work and has started a new Book titled “No Reason”.

Please contact us if you are interested in having Joseph Loughlin speak to your business or organization.


Diane Jenkins, founder and director of the Amy St. Laurent foundation is available to speak to your school or organization about her experience in the loss of her daughter Amy and how she and others made their way through the ordeal. How this has forever changed their lives and how Amy lives on through the work of the Foundation in her name.


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