Nathan Drost served approximately 19 years in combined military and civilian law enforcement. In the United States Air Force, he held a broad array of titles including patrol officer, major collision investigator, criminal investigator and patrol sergeant. Additionally, he completed a four-year special duty assignment as a Military Training Instructor or drill sergeant as most call it.
As a civilian police officer, he served as a patrol officer, evidence custodian, court officer, detective, and crisis negotiator. The majority of his career was spent as a criminal investigator and detective. During his time as a detective, he developed a passion for reading and decoding body language. Nathan holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Homeland Security and Emergency Management along with two Associate’s Degrees in Criminal Justice and Instructor of Technology and Military Science. Nathan instructed for the Law Enforcement Pre-Service Program for four years and also taught Criminal Investigations 205 at Eastern Maine Community College as adjunct faculty for two semesters. During his civilian police career, Nathan worked for the Maine State Police, the Orono Police Department, and the East Millinocket Police Department.
In 2013, while stationed in the Air Force, Nathan was awarded the 2013 Minot Optimist Club Law Enforcement Officer of the Year award.