Christian J Behr has over 30 years of experience in Maine Law Enforcement. He has recently retired from the August Police Department after 25 years of Service. Christian currently works at the Kennebec County District Attorney’s Office as a Detective specializing in domestic violence and sex abuse cases.
Christian is a retired 1SG (first Sergeant) from the Maine Army National Guard having served 25 years in the Reserves, Active and Guard. During his time in the military Christian served as a Retention NCO, Administration Clerk, Small Group Leader, Branch Chief of the Basic Non-Commissioned Officers Course at the Regional Training Institute and NCOIC of the Maine State Select Honor Guard. Christian deployed to Iraq in 2005 serving as the Regimental Safety NCOIC and Force Protection Team member for the 278th Regimental Combat Team under the 42nd Infantry Division (Mechanized). While the Branch Chief at the 240th RTI in Bangor, Christian travelled to the country of Montenegro where he taught Army academy standards to their military along with several other instructors. Christian was awarded the Meritorious Service Medal, Army Commendation, Army Achievement medals and the Combat Action Badge along with many others.
In 1995 Christian Started his full-time law enforcement career with the Augusta Police Department and has served in several capacities. Christian has held the position of Field Training Officer and MCJA instructor while in the Patrol Division. In 2011 Christian was promoted to patrol sergeant and was responsible for the Police Officer Training program instituting the first program, writing policy and procedure for the department. Christian also served as the OIC of the department Honor Guard which was made into a permanent team at that time. In 2018 Christian was promoted to Staff Sergeant, Bureau Chief of Bureau of Information Services. In this position Christian was responsible for the daily operations of the communications section (dispatch), property and evidence and records and supervised 11 full time and 4 part time employees. Christian has been awarded the department Merit award and several commendations.
Upon retirement from APD in 2020, Christian was honored by the Department and the City by having the Augusta Police Department history museum dedicated in his name. This was due to his countless hours putting together and compiling the first ever account of the history of the Augusta Police.
Christian graduated Suma Cum Laude from the University of Maine at Augusta with an associate’s degree in Justice Studies, is an FBI LEEDA Trilogy recipient as well as a graduate of the FBI New England Command College. Christian serves on the advisory board of the Capitol Clubhouse in Augusta and is a founding member of the Museum of the United States Army.