Lt. Babb was promoted to the position of Assistant Jail Administrator in 2003; Lt Babb has primary oversight of the Inmate Programs Division. He is one of two Assistant Jail Administrators at the Penobscot County Jail. Prior to his employment with the Sheriff’s Office, he served in the United States Air Force from 1981-1985; holding the rank of Sergeant in the Security Police Division. In 1986 Ty began his career with the Penobscot County Jail as a Corrections Officer. He was promoted to Corporal in 1988 and then in 1992 he was promoted to the rank of Sergeant of Corrections. From 1995 until 2002 he supervised the inmate programs which included inmate programming such as work release, community work crews, inmate helpers, religious and educational programming and many other rehabilitative inmate programs. Under the oversight of then Sheriff Edward Reynolds, Ty Babb managed the inmate work program which received the Governor’s Service Award for over one quarter of a million dollars of inmate labor donated to non-profit agencies. Agencies such as libraries, fire departments, town governments, and historical societies benefited from the labor and skills of incarcerated minimum security inmates.
Lt. Babb has advanced his career by taking advantage of the following trainings:
- 1981 graduate of the USAF Basic Training School
- 1982 graduate USAF Security Police Technical School
- 1984 USAF Arctic Survival School
- 1987 graduate of the Maine Criminal Justice Academy Corrections School
- Participant in the National Institute of Corrections/MCJA development “First Line Supervisors Manual.”
- 2000 MCJA First Line Supervisors School
- 2001 NIC training “Integrated Cognitive Behavior Program
In addition to his correctional duties, Lt. Babb enjoys fishing, landscaping and animals and being with his family.