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