Sergeant, Maine Warden Service
Bruce Loring began his fulltime law enforcement in 1993 when he was hired as a game warden for the Passamaquoddy tribe. In 1995 he was hired by the Maine Warden Service. Bruce served as a cadre for the Basic Law Enforcement Training Program at MCJA for 4 years where he helped train over 400 law enforcement officers. In 2014 he was promoted to Sgt. He served in the mid coast area, Washington County and currently serves in Penobscot and Piscataquis counties.
Bruce has been on the Warden Service Dive team since 2000 where he currently serves as the assistant commander and instructor. He trains wardens on the team in advanced, ice, drift, deep, navigation, search and recovery, rescue, full face mask and public safety dive certifications. Bruce is also in charge of the dive team electronics program where he teaches and utilizes side scan and multibeam sonar units along with and underwater ROV to locate drowning victims. He has taught sonar operations throughout New England as the team’s proficient reputation grows. The have located victims in New Hampshire and Quebec as well.
Bruce has also served as MCJAs co-lead instructor for the MARC (Mechanics of Arrest Restraint and Control) program where he taught defensive and control techniques to cadets for several years. He also taught many instructor courses for upcoming MARC instructors. Bruce also currently serves as an Officer Water Survival Instructor where he helps teach officers in water survival techniques. He ran that program for many years. Bruce also served as a firearms instructor for several years as well as an interactive use of force instructor. He also helped with the acquisition and instruction on MCJAs Firearms Training Simulator (FATS machine). Bruce also serves on the Warden Service Incident Management Team (IMT) as an incident commander where he helps organize large scale search efforts for major search incidents.
Throughout his career Bruce has earned 6 exemplary service awards and 4 meritorious with the Warden Service. He also received the Warden Service Supervisor of the Year award in 2021.
When Bruce in not working he enjoys spending time with his wife Wendy and kids Kaya, Holly, Kaden and Casey. He enjoys time in the outdoors hunting, fishing snowmobiling and ATVing as well as being up north at camp.