Hard work and dedication has paid off for one officer at the Houlton Police Department!

HPD reports that Officer Stewart Kennedy has been promoted to detective.

Detective Kennedy is pictured on the right.

Detective Kennedy holds a Bachelor's Degree in Criminal Justice and is a 2009 graduate of the Maine Criminal Justice Academy. He has worked for the Houlton Police Department for the past five years.

Detective Kennedy replaces Kristin Calaman who resigned from the department in October.

Detective Kennedy will begin his duties effective Monday, November 18th.

Congratulations and best of luck to you!