Troy Morton was elected Penobscot County Sheriff in November of 2014, and assumed his new position in January 2015. He is currently the 2nd vice-president of Maine Sheriffs’ Association and a member of the MSA Legislative Committee. In 2016 he was appointed to the Maine County Commissioner’s Committee representing the Maine Sheriff’s Association. Sheriff Morton was also appointed by Governor Paul R. LePage to the Maine Commission on Domestic Assault and Sexual Abuse.  Sheriff Morton’s career with the Penobscot County Sheriff’s Office expands more than 27 years. He started his career in the corrections division, before being promoted to rural patrol, investigations and supervision. During this time he completed specialized training from the National Institute of Correction, FBI, National Sheriffs’ Institute and International Chiefs of Police. Sheriff Morton’s continued education includes a degree in criminal justice. He currently serves on several committees focusing on crimes against seniors, mental health issues, substance abuse challenges and domestic violence.   

Activities and Organizations

  • Maine Sheriff's Association
  • National Sheriff's Association
  • Maine Chief's of Police
  • Penobscot County Triad (Chair)
  • Healthy Maine Partnerships (County Wide)
  • National Tactical Officer Association


Advanced Training

  • Maine Criminal Justice Academy
  • FBI Leadership
  • National Institute of Corrections
  • Northeast Counter Drug
  • National Tactical Officer ( SWAT)
  • International Chief's of Police


E-mail:  tmorton@penobscot-sheriff.net