I’m Jason Trundy and I was born right here in the great City of Belfast, Maine in the year of 1969.
I grew up on the east side of Belfast and enjoyed many of the same activities as other kids of the time. My childhood was spent fishing for mackerel from the old bridge, swimming at the City Park Pool, riding my bike all over the neighborhood and hanging out with friends. I attended Belfast Area High School where I graduated in 1987. While in high school I participated in several sports to include Track, Cross Country and I was a member of the Swim Team.
Once I graduated from high school I began work in the family-owned construction company and began a family. I married my high school sweetheart and together we raised our three children. Lorraine and I have been married for over 33 years and still reside here in Waldo County.
I had always envisioned myself working in the construction field but in 1993 I decided to pursue a career in law enforcement. I reached out to Robert Keating who was serving as the Chief of Police for the City of Belfast. Chief Keating helped me navigate the process to obtain the 100-hour course required to gain my certification as a part-time law enforcement officer.
After completing the 100-hour course I began the search for a law enforcement career. I met with Chief Deputy Robert Jones who told me that the Sheriff’s Office was hiring correctional officers. I applied for the position and in early 1994 was hired by Sheriff John Ford as a correctional officer. Little did I know that this would be the beginning of what would become a career that has spanned over 27 years.
During my career at the Sheriff’s Office, I have held numerous positions to include Correctional Officer, Patrol Deputy, Detective, Correctional Administrator, Patrol Lieutenant, and I have served for the past 7 years as the Chief Deputy. The Sheriff’s Office has offered me a tremendous opportunity to serve my community while learning so much about myself and my chosen profession.
I believe that law enforcement's ultimate goal should be to enhance public safety. This goal is best reached through law enforcement continued involvement, connection and collaboration with the community they serve.
I have created this website and blog to provide you with some insight into who I am as a community member and as a law enforcement officer.
Graduate of the 86th Maine Criminal Justice Academy Basic Police School
28 years of Law Enforcement experience
8 years as a criminal investigator
2 years as the Correctional Administrator
5 years as the Patrol Lieutenant
7 years as the Chief Deputy
Member of the Waldo County Recovery Committee
Graduate of the Law Enforcement Leadership Development
Graduate of the 273rd FBI National Academy
6 years as Selectman - Town of Lincolnville
Board Member - Mid-Coast Solid Waste
Board Member and Past President - Game Loft
Belfast Rotarian and current Board Member